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  1. HIMSS unveils resource to help hospitals navigate interoperability tools

    The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society released an educational resource to keep hospital executives up-to-date on national health information exchange developments and interoperability initiatives.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. House passes bill requiring VA to check in with Congress throughout EHR project

    Included in a batch of veterans-related bills the House passed May 22 is the Veterans' Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act (H.R.4245), which would require the agency to regularly update Congress on the progress of its massive EHR modernization project, according to Nextgov.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. More executives may face timed, standardized tests in job interviews

    Gauging an applicant's preparedness for the rigors of an executive-level position can be difficult, and many firms are turning to standardized competency exams for help, according to The Atlantic.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. NYC Health + Hospitals: UnitedHealthcare owes $11.5M in wrongful denials

    New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals claims UnitedHealthcare wrongfully denied $11.5 million in bills.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Cerner fraudster dies in custody hours after conviction

    Hours after a federal jury convicted Suresh Mitta for his role in an elaborate fraud scheme that involved selling fake MRI equipment to Dallas Medical Center, he died in U.S. Marshals custody, Dallas News reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Epic managers, consultants and trainers share 10 tips for a successful go-live

    Epic installations require months of prep work before a go-live, and even with plenty of training hours, organizations can still face unforeseen challenges during and after the implementation, according to a blog post by Arron Fu on uniprint.net.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Supreme Court says employers can force workers to use arbitration: 7 things to know

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of employers May 21 in a case involving workplace arbitration contracts.  By Kelly Gooch and Julie Spitzer -

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  1. Physician indicted in illegal opioid distribution case, faces up to 390 years in prison

    A 20-count indictment returned May 21 charges Manuel Barit, MD, a Mullens (W. Va.) family clinic physician, with unlawful distribution of prescription opioids and healthcare fraud.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Physicians at CHI St. Alexius Williston join Bismarck colleagues in call for Fargo leadership change

    Physicians at CHI St. Alexius Williston (N.D.) Medical Center have joined colleagues at CHI St. Alexius Bismarck (N.D.) Medical Center in calls for a leadership shakeup in CHI's Fargo Division, according to The Bismarck Tribune.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. Broward Health North selects new COO: 5 takeaways

    Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, Fla., tapped Susan M. Newton to serve as COO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. ProMedica's operating loss narrows to $2.7M in Q1

    ProMedica, a 13-hospital, nonprofit system based in Toledo, Ohio, saw its financial picture improve in the first quarter of 2018.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. False stories about his past were 'unintentional errors,' former Upstate Medical University official says

    Sergio Garcia, who stepped down May 21 as chief of staff at Syracuse, N.Y.-based Upstate Medical University after discrepancies were uncovered about key details of his past, is claiming those discrepancies are "unintentional errors," Syracuse.com reports.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. Patients discharged from crowded hospital wards face higher readmission risk

    After examining hospital discharge rates, researchers found patients discharged from crowded hospital wards were more likely to be readmitted in the next 30 days, according to data reported at the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. 5 best practices for hospital EDs addressing addiction

    The Addiction Policy Forum released a hospital toolkit May 16 to educate emergency medicine providers, patients, families and policymakers on how to respond to the opioid crisis.  By Megan Knowles -
  5. Ebola workshop for health leaders set for August in Atlanta

    The National Ebola Training and Education Center will hold a workshop Aug. 7 and 8 at the Emory University Conference Center in Atlanta to prepare healthcare leaders for Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases.  By Megan Knowles -
  6. Cleveland Clinic to open 21k-square-foot biobank

    Cleveland Clinic plans to open a two-story, 21,000-square-foot biobank facility on its campus during summer 2019.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. Edward Chabalowski is Phoenixville Hospital's new CFO: 4 things to know

    Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health selected Edward A. Chabalowski to serve as CFO of Phoenixville (Pa.) Hospital, effective May 21.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. UK hospital fires employee for viewing Ed Sheeran's patient information

    Ipswich Hospital in England reportedly disciplined two staff members who accessed Ed Sheeran's patient information without a legitimate reason, according to the BBC.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. St. Mary's Medical Center selects Michelle Cartwright as CFO: 3 notes

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based St. Mary's Medical Center appointed Michelle Cartwright CFO, according to a Sun-Sentinel report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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