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  1. Children's Hospital Los Angeles CEO to retire

    Richard Cordova, president and CEO of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has announced his plans to retire.  By Molly Gamble -
  2. University Hospitals, BCBS launch ACO

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in the health system's fourth accountable care organization agreement with a commercial insurer, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 40 states get "F" grades for meager info on physician quality

    The Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute flunked 40 states and Washington, D.C., and gave four states a "D" in providing objective, publically accessible information on physician quality, based on a recent study.  By Emily Rappleye -

How mobile apps can reduce preventable readmissions 

This new whitepaper presents: efficient mobile strategies for readmission reduction; three apps to target readmissions your organization can launch in weeks; and six best practices for building cost-effective hospital mobile apps.  
  1. SUNY foundation to pay $4M in False Claims settlement

    Albany-based Research Foundation of the State University of New York agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations employees falsified Medicaid audits in a violation of the False Claims Act, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard.    By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Saint Louis University Hospital changes vendors; 100 jobs affected

    Plans are in place for Aramark to lay off 100 employees who work at Saint Louis University Hospital, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Flu outbreaks cause US hospitals to restrict visiting hours

    Hospitals across the nation are seeking to contain the spread of the flu within their walls by restricting who can visit patients in the hospital and when. By Heather Punke -
  4. CDC: 2014's top 10 challenging public health threats

    Despite being a major concern, the Ebola epidemic is hardly the only public health issue the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation and the world have faced in 2014.  By Shannon Barnet -

How Americans view healthcare 

A recent study released by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs reveals how Americans view healthcare by exploring the perceptions of consumers and providers among three main trends. 
  1. Dr. Vivek Murthy confirmed as surgeon general

    For the first time since July 2013, the United States has a surgeon general again.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. 5 things to know about Tennessee's proposed alternative Medicaid expansion plan

    Gov. Bill Haslam's (R) proposed alternative Medicaid expansion plan is different than the "traditional" Medicaid expansion, according to The Tennessean.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Lucinda Bradley named interim CEO at Taos Health Systems

    Lucinda Bradley, MHA, has been named interim CEO at Taos (N.M.) Health Systems. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. SoutheastHEALTH appoints Kenneth Bateman CEO

    Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based SoutheastHEALTH system has named Kenneth W. Bateman as president and CEO, according to the Southeast Missourian.  By Tamara Rosin -

Secure Mobile Communications in the Healthcare Industry

Using inefficient communication systems in care delivery can negatively impact patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.
  1. Minnesotans get additional time to sign up for health insurance coverage

    The enrollment deadline for Minnesotans seeking coverage through Minnesota's health insurance marketplace, MNsure, has been extended, officials with MNsure announced earlier this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Evaluating potential partners: Q&A with Sherman Oaks Hospital CFO Kanner Tillman

    There is no "one-size-fits-all approach" for hospital CFOs evaluating organizations interested in partnering, affiliating or merging.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Scripps Health's surplus dips to $291.57M

    San Diego-based Scripps Health, a four-hospital system, posted a net surplus of $291.57 million for fiscal year 2014, down from a $370.76 million surplus the previous fiscal year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Illinois hospital blackmailed with release of patient data

    Clay County Hospital in Flora, Ill., has received an anonymous email blackmail threat threatening to release some patient data unless the email sender receives a "substantial payment from the hospital," according to a news release. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Tennessee eyes Medicaid expansion

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) has proposed an alternate Medicaid expansion plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report from The Hill.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. What money can't buy in healthcare: Q&A with "Doctor Deals" author Nicholas A. Newsad

    "A billion dollars won’t make you competitive with the most prestigious healthcare organizations. They have intangible assets you can’t buy."  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Baptist Health to form joint venture with Tenet subsidiary

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Baptist Health System has signed an exclusive, non-binding letter of intent to form a jointly owned company with 645-bed Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Dr. Tim Stover to remain CEO of Akron General Health System through 2017

    Tim Stover, MD, president and CEO of Akron (Ohio) General Health System, will remain at the helm of the organization through 2017, according to a Plain Dealer report. By Molly Gamble -
  9. Deadline for insurance enrollment looms

    For customers picking health plans that will take effect Jan. 1, and for current enrollees making changes that could reduce premium increases ahead of the new year, the deadline is Monday.  By Shannon Barnet -

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