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  1. Obama seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for Precision Medicine Initiative

    President Barack Obama will request hundreds of millions of dollars for his Precision Medicine Initiative, administration officials said in a report from The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Key thoughts from Cain Brothers report: Industry challenges and sector-by-sector outlook for 2015

    Industry-wide changes and a growing emphasis on strategic activity makes this year an exciting time for healthcare, though such changes introduce risks in addition to new opportunities.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Returning an organization to profitability: Q&A with NYU Langone Medical Center CFO Michael Burke

    Two years after superstorm Sandy inflicted unprecedented damage on NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, Michael Burke, the system's senior vice president, vice dean and corporate CFO, had already guided the organization through a financial turnaround and returned the system to profitability.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Hospital CEOs: 7 most pressing concerns

    Here are the top seven most pressing issues that hospital CEOs say are facing their organizations, according to a survey by the American College of Healthcare Executives.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic weigh in on Medicare cutting payments

    The news of Medicare cutting payments to 721 hospitals for hospital-acquired conditions continues to be a topic of discussion among healthcare leaders.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. HIMSS awards four Novant Health hospitals with Stage 6

    HIMSS Analytics recognized four Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health facilities for achieving Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption Model, the second-to-last stage.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Why Trinity Health's CEO wants an ACO in every market

    Richard Gilfillan, MD, president and CEO of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, says he wants a Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organization in every Trinity market, according to an interview with The Advisory Board Company.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. 350 Kaiser Permanente Clinics reach HIMSS Stage 7

    HIMSS Analytics has recognized 350 Kaiser Permanente ambulatory clinics with the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, which represents the highest level of EHR adoption.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 30 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last two weeks. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. UPMC-Highmark cancer care dispute lands in court

    A dispute between Pittsburgh-based UPMC and health insurer Highmark over how much UPMC should be paid for cancer care has made its way to the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court where arguments will be heard March 2, according to a Pittsburgh Business Times report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    The following is a roundup of recently reported healthcare industry legal settlements, lawsuits and lawsuit updates, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Flu season rages on, 11 new deaths reported

    The U.S. continues to see elevated levels of the flu, and 11 new pediatric flu deaths were reported during the week ending Jan. 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By Heather Punke -
  2. HCA hospital hit with whistle-blower lawsuit alleging fraud

    Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., part of Tampa, Fla.-based HCA West Florida, is facing a lawsuit alleging the hospital submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid, according to a Legal Newsline report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 5 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Week in review: 11 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Healthcare executives define 3 principal challenges in 2015

    More than 30 senior executives from healthcare organizations across the U.S. discussed different perspectives on a variety of topics at the annual Huron Healthcare CEO Forum.  By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Surgical checklists may not be effective at improving safety, study finds

    Checklists are often used in healthcare settings, like operating rooms, to try to prevent adverse patient events like surgical site infections or wrong-site surgery. But checklist-based quality improvement initiatives may not be effective at achieving that goal, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. By Heather Punke -
  7. 7 latest hospital, health system layoffs

    The following hospitals and health systems shared plans for or implemented layoffs in the past month. They are listed by the number of positions or employees affected.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Prime Healthcare Services completes acquisition of North Vista Hospital

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services has completed its acquisition of 177-bed North Vista Hospital in North Las Vegas, Nev.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. UnitedHealthcare, Catalyst Health Network form ACO

    UnitedHealthcare and Plano, Texas-based Catalyst Health Network plan to create an accountable care organization for UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored health plan beneficiaries in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to a release in the Fort Mill Times.  By Emily Rappleye -

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