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  1. 10 thoughts on the state of healthcare from Scott Becker

    1. Healthcare, given that we have 325 million-plus people in the U.S. with an aging and growing population that is living longer, is a very complex problem. By Scott Becker -
  2. Chicago health system to add 240+ jobs

    Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago will reportedly add at least 240 jobs in 2019 to keep up with the system's growth, according to Crain's Chicago Business.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. CHS shares sink to all-time low

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems closed Oct. 12 at $2.62, their lowest closing price ever and down 1.5 percent from the day prior.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. US flu activity low as 2018-19 season kicks off

    Influenza activity in the U.S. remained low throughout the summer months and early October, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. Hospital-acquired conditions dropped 21% from 2010-15

    Hospitals and health systems have significantly reduced hospital-acquired conditions, unplanned readmissions and healthcare-associated infections over the last 10 years, according to a report from the American Hospital Association.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Only predictable thing about flu season is its unpredictability, says United Hospital Center's chief quality officer

    Physicians and healthcare teams should prepare for an unpredictable flu season, according to WBOY 12News.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. Physician charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water crisis wins public health award

    A physician facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges linked to the Flint, Mich., water crisis has received the highest individual award from two Michigan public health groups, according to MLive.com.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. Premature babies face higher risk of maltreatment, study finds

    Infants born before 37 weeks of gestation face a higher rate of maltreatment, according to a study published in Annals of Epidemiology.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. Akron Children's to take over Ohio hospital's NICU, maternal services

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital will take over operations of Canton, Ohio-based Aultman Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit and maternal fetal medicine practice under a new agreement, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 10 highest-paying nursing jobs

    Nurse anesthetists had the highest average salary in 2018 out of 27 nursing job titles, earning about $150,900 on average, according to a survey conducted by Advance Healthcare Network.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. More young kids not getting vaccines, CDC finds 

    A small but growing proportion of young children are not receiving recommended vaccinations in the U.S., according to the CDC's most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published Oct. 12.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. Premier Health COO to drop Miami Valley Hospital president title: 3 notes

    Michael Maiberger, president of Dayton, Ohio-based Miami Valley Hospital and executive vice president and COO of its parent Dayton-based Premier Health, will drop his dual role, according to a Dayton Daily News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Walmart wants to cut healthcare costs for customers

    Walmart is exploring ways to reduce healthcare costs for its employees and customers, according to CNBC.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 16 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From the co-founder of a Texas hospital pleading guilty for his role in a $200 million billing scheme to a federal court ordering CMS to make cost-sharing payments to a Montana insurer, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Boston Children's Hospital CMIO Dr. Marvin Harper's vision for 2019 and how he'll get there

    Marvin Harper, MD, chief medical information officer at Boston Children's Hospital, discusses why technology is only part of the solution to issues in healthcare and how collaboration between clinicians, patients and innovators can help improve workflows.  By Jackie Drees -
  6. 7 Pennsylvania insurers waive rule to speed treatment for opioid abuse

    Pennsylvania and seven major health insurance companies reached an agreement Oct. 12 to remove prior authorization requirements for opioid treatment.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. 75% of patients research their condition before hospital visit + 5 other findings on tech use for health

    A recent survey from the University of Phoenix shows patients are using technology to take control of their health.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Colorado hospitals to Kaiser Permanente: Don't blame us for $65M loss

    Hospitals are pushing back against Kaiser Permanente Colorado's claim that it lost $65 million in the last three years primarily due to rising hospital prices.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Pennsylvania bill aims to reduce wasted organ donations: 4 things to know

    Pennsylvania lawmakers on Oct. 10 approved legislation intended to decrease organ donation barriers, according to PennLive.  By Harrison Cook -

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