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  1. Beth Llewellyn takes over as leader of Health Care Access: 3 things to know

    Beth Llewellyn has taken over as the first CEO of Lawrence, Kan.-based Health Care Access, a clinic that provides access and healthcare services for Douglas County residents with limited financial means who are not covered by private or governmental insurance programs, according to a Lawrence Journal-World report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of July 27-31

    Three of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices increase last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Chuck Lauer: Management by wandering around

    There is a crisis in morale within healthcare today. How can managers turn the situation around? I'd like you to try "management by wandering around."  By Chuck Lauer, Former Publisher of Modern Healthcare and Author, Public Speaker and Career Coach -

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  1. Readers' choice: 21 health IT leaders to know

    Health IT is a burgeoning industry, with thought leaders emerging in all aspects of digital health. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. CHIME, stakeholders press for quick MU modification final rule

    In a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, CHIME and 17 other stakeholders urged the agency to "expeditiously publish" the final rule for the proposed modifications to the meaningful use program for the next two years. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. How does Epic feel about Cerner winning the DOD contract?

    After the Department of Defense announced last week the team with Cerner, Leidos and Accenture won the federal contract to overhaul the military health system's health records, many in the healthcare IT world were surprised. The team comprised of Epic, IBM and Impact Advisors were favored to walk away with the $4.3 billion, 10-year initial contract. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. July's 10 most-read health IT stories

    Here are the top 10 most-read Becker's Hospital Review articles on health IT in July. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. Security threats keeping you up at night? 4 considerations for hospital leaders

    Data breaches can be small, isolated incidents, affecting just a few hundred patients, or they can be sweeping events that affect millions — patients and employees alike. Regardless of the scale, data breaches have far-reaching consequences from loss of customer loyalty to legal ramifications. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. CMS' final IPPS rule for 2016: 10 things to know

    CMS has issued its inpatient prospective payments systems final rule for fiscal year 2016, which calls for an increase in Medicare reimbursements to some hospitals in the next fiscal year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. How payers and providers communicate: Q&A with NaviNet CEO Frank Ingari

    Providers and payers interact constantly — online, by phone, and face to face. Huge volumes of information go back and forth between them, such as claims, eligibility and benefits inquiries, referral authorizations and lab data.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 117 Medicare statistics to know

    Medicare, now 50 years old, provides health insurance for Americans over the age of 65. Soon after the program's inception in 1966, there were approximately 19 million older citizens enrolled, in 50 years that number has grown to nearly 56 million.  By Max Green -
  1. 8 top earning physician specialties in 2014

    Here are the top eight specialties that earned the most in 2014, according to results of a 2015 survey — based on 2014 income information — from The Medicus Firm.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 26 hospital transactions and partnerships in July

    The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in July, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 2 CEOs who are shaking up healthcare: 10 things to know

    Few stories in the healthcare industry have gotten as much national attention recently as news that four of the biggest health insurers in the U.S. are merging into two. If the two proposed transactions receive regulatory approval, Aetna and Anthem will become even more dominant forces than they already are.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 10 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations have taken place since July 17, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. LifePoint benefits from acquisitions, gets 21.3% boost in revenue

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health reported consolidated revenues of $1.27 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, up 21.3 percent from $1.05 billion for the same period a year ago.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From the former CEO and CFO of a Chicago hospital being sentenced to prison to an oncologist agreeing to pay $736,000 to settle false claims allegations, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. UHS net income grows on higher admissions: 5 key points

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services raised its earnings guidance for 2015 after reporting strong financial and operating results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 432 support services jobs to be cut at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: 3 things to know

    All 432 Aramark Healthcare support services employees at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will be let go when a contract between the hospital and the Philadelphia-based company expires this fall, according to a Cincinnati Business Courier report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. LifePoint Health to buy 80% of Watertown Regional Medical Center: 4 things to know

    Watertown (Wis.) Regional Medical Center has received state approval to sell a majority of the health system to Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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