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  1. Study: AI voice analysis can diagnose PTSD in veterans

    A new study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety found that an artificial intelligence-powered voice analysis program can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.
  2. Rehab center data breach exposes millions of patient records

    Personally identifiable data for approximately 145,000 patients at the Levittown, Pa.-based Steps to Recovery addiction treatment facility and the Ohio Addiction Recovery Center in Columbus was exposed in a searchable online database, CNET reports.
  3. Chicago safety-net system, Israeli innovation group partner for health tech

    Sinai Health System, the Chicago-based nonprofit hospital group, has joined with the Center for Digital Innovation in Beer-Sheba, Israel, to develop digital solutions for challenges in healthcare.

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  1. Researchers to create 'safe harbor' care protocols to combat defensive medicine

    A team led by researchers from Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University will develop and test "safe harbor" standards of care with the aim of reducing the number of tests and procedures performed only to reduce legal liability.
  2. 9 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following recent hospital and health system CFO moves.
  3. South Carolina hospitals access legal loophole to use tax refunds for medical debt: 6 things to know

    South Carolina hospitals are using a state law loophole to take millions from residents’ tax refunds for unpaid medical bills, according to The Post and Courier.
  4. 5 areas blockchain can alter healthcare

    While its presence may be small, blockchain is making a name for itself in healthcare.

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  1. Washington lawmaker faces backlash after saying some rural hospital nurses may spend time playing cards

    Nurses are pushing back after a Washington state lawmaker said some nurses in small, rural hospitals “probably play cards” much of the time, according to USA Today.
  2. Central Maine Healthcare leader suddenly resigns, cites worries over system's direction

    Lewiston-based Central Maine Healthcare is looking for its fifth new board member in recent months after a longtime leader of the system's Bridgton (Maine) Hospital resigned abruptly, according to the Sun Journal.
  3. 'Medicare for All' proposals would drain billions from hospital revenues, policy experts say

    One of the largest roadblocks to "Medicare for All" proposals is the widening gap between government-funded hospital reimbursement and payment from private health insurers, according to The New York Times.
  4. MD Anderson ousts 3 researchers over Chinese data theft concerns

    MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has moved to fire three scientists accused of sharing important research findings and data with China, according to The Houston Chronicle.

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  1. The reason health tech startups are snagging talent from Facebook, Google with greater ease

    Executives at health technology startups credit their social missions as a large contributor to their increase in recruiting talent from tech giants like Facebook and Google, CNBC reports.
  2. Saint Thomas Health to pay $75K to settle lawsuit over mandatory flu shot

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health agreed to pay $75,000 to settle allegations Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital violated federal law by ordering a vendor's employee to get a flu shot despite his religious beliefs.
  3. EmCare says February email breach exposed some patient, contractor and employee data

    Physician staffing company EmCare is alerting patients, employees and contractors about a Feb. 19 data breach that exposed their personal data, according to the Dallas Morning News.
  4. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of April 15-18

    Four major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.
  5. 100 great hospitals in America | 2019

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the 2019 edition of its list of "100 great hospitals in America."
  6. BayCare’s 2018 annual revenue climbed to $4.16B

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System saw operating revenue and operating income increase in 2018, but the nonprofit healthcare provider’s net income decreased year over year, according to recently released financial documents.
  7. Stanford Health Care CMIO Dr. Christopher Sharp on how iterative innovation can improve healthcare

    Christopher Sharp, MD, chief medical information officer of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care, knows how technology has changed and the health IT challenges organizations face today.
  8. California hospital hit with lawsuit after secretly recording 1,800 surgeries

    A former patient filed a proposed class-action lawsuit April 17 against San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare and one of its hospitals after motion-activated cameras placed in operating rooms filmed more than 1,800 patients during surgeries without their consent.
  9. 5 most-read workforce stories in 2019

    Here are the five most-read workforce stories reported by Becker's Hospital Review this year:

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