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  1. 5 most-read workforce stories in 2019

    Here are the five most-read workforce stories reported by Becker's Hospital Review this year:
  2. Washington legislature passes surprise-billing law

    Washington state lawmakers passed legislation April 18 to end surprise medical bills, according to ABC affiliate television station KXLY.
  3. 210+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2019

    Hospitals, health systems, physician practices and healthcare organizations are experiencing increasingly complex revenue cycles, working with government and private payers as well as patients to collect. Here are more than 210 companies with revenue cycle management solutions in the healthcare space.

Diversity in Healthcare Leadership - 5 types of diversity that demand attention from leaders

Learn what forces are intersecting to make diversity and inclusion an even greater necessity. B.E. Smith’s white paper helps us understand the barriers within diversity and explains why recruiting, leadership development, and organizational commitment are foundational strategies to producing positive diversity outcomes. To read Diversity in Healthcare Leadership white paper, click here.
  1. San Luis Valley Health selects COO: 4 things to know

    Alamosa, Colo.-based San Luis Valley Health named Christine Hettinger-Hunt COO.
  2. Flu activity still high for this time of year, CDC says

    Flu activity is decreasing nationwide, but remains "relatively high for this time of year," the CDC said in a summary of its most recent FluView report.
  3. Pothole jolts Nebraska man's heart back into normal rhythm, paramedics say

    For most drivers, potholes are an unsightly nuisance. But for a paramedic team in Nebraska, the road hazard helped treat a patient with a rapid heartbeat, reports NBC affiliate WOWT.
  4. 9 things to know about chief nursing informatics officer salary

    In the U.S., chief nursing informatics officers earn on average $108,220 per year, according to job search website ZipRecruiter.

What’s the antidote to razor thin margins? Understanding your hospital’s physician spend

Learn how to use data to optimize physician payments and improve your bottom line.
  1. How St. Luke's University Health Network sees pricing as a competitive differentiator

    Consumerism is the new reality in healthcare. Healthcare providers no longer compete simply with the hospital down the road; they now compete with online retailers who offer customers convenience, personalization and self-service.
  2. 7 things to do to prepare for retirement

    Retirement signals the beginning of a new life phase, but the transition can be challenging, including making your announcement. An April 19 Wall Street Journal article laid out seven strategies to ensure a smooth transition.
  3. Maine hospital breaches HIPAA by emailing the names of 300 patients taking Suboxone to newspaper

    Bangor, Maine-based Northern Light Acadia Hospital mistakenly emailed the names of 300 patients who had prescriptions for Suboxone, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder, to an editor at the Bangor Daily News.
  4. Ancestry apologizes for slave-era themed ad

    Genealogy company Ancestry is in the process of removing a commercial that depicted a slave-era theme, according to CNBC.

How CHRISTUS Health identified the value proposition of workstation single sign-on

The clinical, operational and financial value proposition of workstation single sign-on.
  1. Former nurses accuse Alaska hospital of age discrimination

    Five former nurses are suing South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, alleging that they were forced out of their positions based on age, according to radio station KBBI.
  2. 1 dead, 8 sickened in multistate Listeria outbreak

    A Listeria outbreak, linked to deli meats and cheeses, has resulted in one death and eight hospitalizations across four states, the CDC reports.
  3. 29 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in last week.
  4. Centra taps Novant Health exec as CEO: 4 things to know

    Lynchburg, Va.-based Centra health system has selected Andrew T. Mueller, MD, as president and CEO, effective May 15.
  5. Florida Supreme Court rejects Halifax’s plan for new hospital

    The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that Halifax Hospital Medical Center may not use revenue bonds to establish, construct, operate and maintain hospitals beyond its taxing district, including a hospital planned in Deltona, Fla., according to the News Service of Florida.
  6. HHS' next steps for advancing interoperability: 4 notes

    HHS made several announcements April 19 outlining the path ahead for better health record exchange.
  7. NIH unveils $350M study on addiction treatment

    The National Institutes of Health will roll out a $350 million study on addiction treatment in four states hit hard by the opioid epidemic, the group announced April 18.
  8. Judge supports NYC's mandatory measles vaccination

    A judge in New York City denied parents' request to lift the city's mandatory vaccination order amid a measles outbreak, reports Reuters.
  9. Healthcare stocks take $150B beating over 4 days

    Companies in the S&P 500 Health Care Index lost about $150 billion in market value from April 15 to when markets closed for the holiday weekend April 18, according to Bloomberg.

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