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  1. Flu takes 6 more lives, still at elevated levels

    Even though flu activity in the U.S. continued to decline last week, activity is still at elevated levels, and six flu-related pediatric deaths were reported during the week ending Feb. 21. By Heather Punke -
  2. Week in review: 13 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 -
  3. 15 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or took place in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. A cheatsheet for 25 health IT terms

    A straightforward guide to some of the hottest terms in health IT.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. Despite more health data breaches, fines remain rare

    Although health data breaches are becoming more common, only 22 healthcare organizations or systems have been fined since 2009 by the Office of Civil Rights.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. Lurie Children's CEO Patrick Magoon: We need to protect managed care for kids

    Patrick Magoon, president and CEO of Chicago-based Lurie Children's Hospital, is urging Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner not to cut funding for coordinated care programs in his 2016 budget, which was announced last week, according to the Chicago Tribune.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. South Nassau to convert urgent care center to ED on Long Island

    Oceanside, N.Y.-based South Nassau Communities Hospital has announced plans to convert its Urgent Care Center at Long Beach to an off-campus, hospital-based emergency department by July 1.  By Emily Rappleye -

Hospital's most expensive and most critical cases

With an earlier warning of developing pathology and deteriorating patient conditions—in advance of other systemic measures—clinicians can intervene sooner and avoid a wide range of adverse patient outcomes.
  1. 2 ways CEOs can increase cybersecurity

    On top of the numerous challenges CEOs face — such as financial pressures, customer and employee satisfaction and talent retention — CEOs are increasingly faced with a new challenge: cyberattacks. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Feb. 23-27

    News of Cleveland Clinic carefully considering a move into the insurer market and the Health Care Cost Institute launching the website,, for the purpose of helping consumers become more informed about the price and quality of healthcare services captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Patients at Wisconsin hospital are game show contestants

    Patients at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saintshospital in Racine, Wis., have the opportunity to be game show contestants, right in the privacy of their own room, according to The Journal Times. By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Medina Memorial Hospital names Wendy Jacobson interim CEO

    Medina (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital has named Wendy Jacobson, the hospital's COO and CNO, interim president and CEO following the resignation of Dolores Horvath, according to Buffalo Business First. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. Universal Health Services Q4 net income soars 38.8% on higher volume

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services reported net income of $172.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, up 38.8 percent from $124.5 million for the same period of the prior year.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Medical practice billing: 6 key points

    Here are six key points on medical practice billing office management and processes, according to "What's Happening Behind the Billing Office Door," a NextGen survey.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 15 hospital transactions and partnerships in February

    The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in February, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 7 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    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 -
  5. [Cartoon] The plight of the fax machine

    It's 2015. In the midst of technological advancements such as EHRs, HIEs, cloud computing and telemedicine, another unlikely player stands strong in the health IT world: the fax machine.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. 9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were announced in the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. February's 10 most popular health IT stories

    The following are the 10 most-read health IT stories on Becker's Hospital Review in February. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. HCA faces false claims lawsuit over unnecessary heart procedures

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings is facing a lawsuit alleging the for-profit hospital operator subjected patients to medically unnecessary interventional cardiology services and then submitted false claims to government payers for reimbursement, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing by HCA.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Why the world's most successful investor drinks 5 Cokes a day

    Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and arguably the world's top investor, says his trick to staying young is eating like a six-year-old, according to Fortune. By Tamara Rosin -

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