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  1. Meditech to deploy CommonWell interoperability services in 2018

    Meditech plans to deploy CommonWell Health Alliance's interoperability services in early 2018.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. IBM's total revenue drops 5% in Q2, cloud revenue grows 15%: 4 things to know

    IBM released its second quarter earnings results for 2017 on July 18.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Intel eliminates wearables group: 4 things to know

    Intel reportedly cut a smartwatch and fitness-tracker group earlier this month, CNBC reports.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. Cerner hires former VA executive; Google Glass is back & more — 9 health IT key notes

    Here are nine recent news updates on health IT companies.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 11 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    As hospitals and health systems juggle compliance issues under the ACA and implement new payment models to transition away from fee-for-service medicine, many institutions are looking to strengthen their financial management arms.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Phoenix Children's Hospital names CFO: 4 things to know

    Phoenix Children's Hospital named Douglas Myers executive vice president and CFO.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Marin General Hospital receives 2 record-setting gifts in 2 weeks

    After disclosing a record-setting gift of $10 million last week, Kentfield, Calif.-based Marin General Hospital received a bequest twice the amount, according to the Marin Independent Journal.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn receives $25M gift from Bezos Family Foundation

    NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn received a $25 million pledge from the Bezos Family Foundation to advance health initiatives, establish partnerships and create new staff positions to improve health outcomes for children.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. House conservatives unveil effort to compel full ACA repeal vote

    The House Freedom Caucus, a group of more than 30 conservative lawmakers, is working to ensure a vote on a straight repeal of the ACA, reports The Hill.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. McGuire VA Medical Center evacuates staff, cancels appointments due to sewage leak

    Richmond Va.-based Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center evacuated staff and informed patients of cancellations after a serious sewage leak seeped into the basement where medical equipment is sterilized, according to NBC 12.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Analysis: 6 medical specialties with at least $1.5M more ROI than investment bankers

    Orthopedics, plastic surgery and dermatology are among the medical specialties that may yield a higher return on investment than a career in investment banking, according to an independent analysis submitted to STAT.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. 'Tough diagnosis, but even tougher man': Capitol Hill responds to Sen. McCain's cancer news

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has received widespread support from friends, family and colleagues after revealing his brain cancer diagnosis, reports The Washington Post.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. MGMA: Increased non-physician staffing results in more profitable medical groups

    Medical groups could see revenues increase if they up their number of non-physician providers and key support staff, suggests a new Medical Group Management Association survey.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Kaufman Hall: Hospital M&A rose 15% in Q2 2017

    Hospital and health system partnership transactions rose 15 percent during the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016, according to a recent analysis by Kaufman, Hall & Associates.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Atlanta clinic discovers 15-month breach while investigating separate ransomware attack

    Atlanta-based Peachtree Neurological Clinic uncovered a 15-month breach to its computer system while investigating a separate ransomware attack, the clinic's lawyer confirmed to Becker's.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. 26 latest hospital, health system CNO and CMO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system chief nursing officer and CMO moves in the last four weeks. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. 10 states with top rural critical access hospitals

    The Health Resources and Services Administration named 10 states with the highest-performing critical access hospitals Wednesday.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  7. The CFO perspective: What trends do you see on the horizon and what market disrupters are here to stay?

    Change in the healthcare industry is rapid and continuous. Although it's impossible to predict what healthcare will look like five or 10 years down the road, experts have identified the disrupters and trends causing the industry to change form.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. US Digital Service prioritizes CMS, VA IT in report to Congress

    The U.S. Digital Service released its second report to Congress, detailing progress on 10 projects related to modernizing federal IT.  By Julie Spitzer -
  9. Sanford Health to close ED, transition emergency care to new facility

    Fargo, N.D.-based Sanford Health will shutter its downtown emergency department July 25 and immediately transition to a new ED at Sanford Medical Center Fargo, according to WDAY-TV.  By Alia Paavola -

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