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  1. Phoebe Putney revenue cycle VP's advice: Review metrics with your team weekly

    Jane Gray brings nearly 30 years of hospital financial experience to her role as vice president of revenue cycle at Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Health System.
  2. St. Mary's Medical Center taps Bryan Johnson as president

    St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo., has appointed Bryan Johnson president, according to the Business Times.
  3. Joint Commission now accepting submissions for Eisenberg awards

    The Joint Commission will accept nominations for the 2019 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award through Oct. 1.

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  1. Mountain Vista Medical Center names William Comer president

    Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., has selected William Comer to serve as president.
  2. Eduardo Conrado is Ascension's chief strategy and innovations officer, a role that 'starts and ends with people'

    Last September, Ascension named Eduardo Conrado to the system's newly created position of executive vice president and chief digital officer. In July 2019, he was promoted to executive vice president and chief strategy and innovations officer. 
  3. AMA spinout Health2047 launches health plan to address social determinants of health

    American Medical Association innovation arm Health2047 unveiled its new community-focused and analytics-driven Medicare Advantage plan, which aims to addresses social determinants of health.
  4. AMA: How EHRs can help patients with prediabetes

    EHRs can be used to develop registries to identify and refer patients with prediabetes to prevention programs that can help manage the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the American Medical Association.

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  1. Veradigm, Komodo Health to link EHR, claims datasets for life science research

    Veradigm, Allscripts' payer and life sciences division, formed an agreement to link its ambulatory EHR data with Komodo Health's clinical encounters datasets platform to help researchers develop new ways to reduce disease burden.  
  2. VA, AdventHealth spearhead federal eHealth Exchange's new national gateway service

    EHealth Exchange, a nationwide health information network that connects both public and private sectors, deployed its new single-connection gateway service that streamlines health data sharing between members.
  3. Adventist Health Rideout implements Cerner EHR

    Marysville, Calif.-based Adventist Health + Rideout deployed a Cerner EHR system Aug. 18.
  4. Viewpoint: Surprise-billing solution shouldn't put rural patients in a fix

    As lawmakers work on a legislative fix for surprise medical bills, they should ensure that the solution does not put rural healthcare at risk, argued Judy Baker, a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives and former regional director for HHS.

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  1. UTHealth, Cerner launch data science competition to tackle sepsis

    Cerner is teaming up with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics on a competition that aims to develop ways to use de-identified data to improve patient safety and care.
  2. Viewpoint: Medical data interoperability is especially crucial in 4 areas

    Though the analysis and exchange of digitized medical data have the power to drive major progress in healthcare, actual transformation will not happen until data silos have been thoroughly broken down.
  3. 4 healthcare startups among 1st cohort of UNF Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    The University of North Florida in Jacksonville has selected 14 early-stage startups, several of which are in the healthcare sector, to join UNF's new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Jacksonville Daily Record reports.
  4. HHS injects $107M into community health centers nationwide

    HHS is doling out $107 million to 1,273 community health centers to improve quality, efficiency and value.
  5. MBA applications decline for 2nd consecutive year

    Even the nation's top business schools are losing MBA applicants, Forbes contributor John Byrne writes.
  6. HHS put hold on social media posts about mass shootings after El Paso, Dayton

    Following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, HHS employees were instructed not to post about mental health, violence or mass shootings on social media accounts without approval from senior officials, The Washington Post reports.
  7. 3 more states sue Trump administration over public charge rule

    New York, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont have filed a joint lawsuit against the Trump administration over its public charge rule, which seeks to keep immigrants from obtaining permanent residency if they have used public benefits like food stamps or Medicaid, CNBC reports.
  8. Demand soars for these medical professionals in 13 states

    Physician assistants and nurse practitioners represent the top fastest-growing jobs in 13 states, according to a CareerBuilder analysis cited by MarketWatch.
  9. Helping patients feel whole: Q&A with AdventHealth CXO Pam Guler

    Pam Guler, vice president and chief experience officer for Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth, discusses how her role has expanded beyond overseeing federally mandated patient surveys, aligning thousands of team members around the same vision and mission and the core tenets of service at AdventHealth.

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