Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Prime Healthcare Foundation to acquire Mission Regional Medical Center

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Foundation signed a definitive agreement to acquire 297-bed Mission (Texas) Regional Medical Center.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. AMIA to FCC: Broadband will be a social determinant of health

    Broadband access will soon become a 'social determinant of health,' the American Medical Informatics Association wrote in a May 24 letter to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Viewpoint: This important group of caregivers often overlooked

    Daughters are providing a disproportionate amount of care for elderly patients in the U.S., according to a column in The New York Times.   By Emily Rappleye -

How Scripps Health transformed their call center to deliver customer-centric experiences

Guide to changing your call center and focusing on the patient.
  1. Stanford pediatricians call on peers: Help curb gun injuries in children

    Pediatricians are in the unique position to provide trusted advice to families on gun safety, and they have the responsibility to do so, according to two pediatricians affiliated with Stanford (Calif.) Medicine.   By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Physician who raised concerns about concurrent surgeries at NY hospital wins retaliation lawsuit

    A New York Supreme Court judge ruled this week that a neurosurgeon was retaliated against by his former employer for objecting to a policy that allowed another surgeon to oversee two spine surgeries at the same time, according to The Boston Globe.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 7 healthcare groups react to CBO score

    The Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimates for the House-approved American Health Care Act on Wednesday.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. CBO scores House-approved AHCA: 5 things to know

    The Congressional Budget Office released its score on the American Health Care Act Wednesday, finding it would reduce the federal deficit significantly but increase the projected number of uninsured Americans by about 82 percent over the next 10 years.  By Emily Rappleye -

Why is health IT turning to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to help application deployment?

Guide to the basics of HCI and how it can save you time and money.
  1. Former CDC director: Trump's budget 'risks Americans' health and safety'

    The Trump administration's proposed cuts to CDC funding, laid out in the budget proposal released Tuesday, is "unsafe at any level of enactment," according to Tom Frieden, MD, the former director of the CDC.  By Heather Punke -
  2. Study suggests targeted marketing, other strategies may increase use of price transparency tools

    Healthcare organizations are increasingly introducing price transparency tools to help consumers determine the cost of their care. However, these tools are not highly utilized, suggests a study published in INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Becker's Speaker Series: 4 questions with Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix CEO Dr. Steve Narang

    Steve Narang, MD, has served as CEO of Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix since 2013.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. How Trump plans to fix the Medicare appeals process

    President Donald Trump included proposals to fix the Medicare appeals process in his fiscal year 2018 budget released Tuesday.  By Ayla Ellison -

How to choose your surgical gown?

Step-by-step guide to AAMI barrier protection standards.
  1. Saint Vincent Hospital's new president is Dr. Christopher Clark

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network selected Christopher Clark, DO, to serve as president of Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa., effective June.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Banner Health's operating income drops 36% in Q1

    Banner Health saw revenues increase in the first quarter of 2017, but the Phoenix-based system ended the period with lower operating income than in the same quarter of the year prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Feds investigate UHS psychiatric hospitals' billing practices

    An investigation into whether King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services' psychiatric hospitals hold patients longer than necessary to maximize reimbursement from insurers has broadened to include the FBI and Department of Defense, according to Buzzfeed News.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. BCBS of Kansas City exits ACA exchanges, may leave 25 counties without marketplace insurer

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Mo.) will not sell individual ACA health plans in the payer's 32-county service area in Missouri and Kansas for 2018.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Dignity Health goes out of network with Health Net in Arizona

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health's Arizona hospitals are no longer in Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Health Net's network following unresolved disputes about reimbursement rates, according to The Arizona Republic.   By Morgan Haefner -
  6. Trump 2018 budget proposal would cut ONC funding by 37%: 5 things to know

    President Donald Trump proposed an HHS budget of $1.11 trillion for fiscal year 2018, representing a $13.9 billion funding decrease from 2017.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. Cleveland Clinic to acquire Union Hospital

    Union Hospital, a more than 100-bed nonprofit facility in Dover, Ohio, signed a letter of intent to join the Cleveland Clinic health system.  By Alyssa Rege -
  8. UK man discharges himself from hospital to make room for Manchester terror victims

    Despite the kidney pain that sent David Priestman to a Manchester, England, hospital Monday night, he voluntarily discharged himself to allow victims of the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert that evening to use his bed, reports the Daily Mail.  By Tamara Rosin -
  9. Biden calls for greater urgency in Moonshot efforts to cure cancer

    During the dedication ceremony for the new $323 million Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb., Former Vice President Joe Biden urged attendees to drive forward the efforts underway nationally to research cancers and their genes, and to make sure data on those diseases and their treatments are shared, according to Live Well Nebraska.  By Tamara Rosin -

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