Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Healthcare stocks heading toward best quarter in 5 years despite elections

    A rally keeping U.S. healthcare stocks on track to have their best quarter in more than five years doesn't look like it's yielding ahead of this year's midterm elections, according to Bloomberg.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. 3 facts on how race affects health

    Clear associations exist between community health and race, according to an analysis from U.S. News & World Report.    By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Healthcare spending up 44% among employer health plans, study reveals

    Americans with health insurance coverage through their employer — the largest insured population in the U.S. — saw healthcare spending increase 44 percent from 2007 through 2016, according to a recent study in Health Affairs.  By Morgan Haefner -

Solving social determinants of health (SDoH) requires going beyond the closed-loop referral.

Community and health partners must continually collaborate to solve the needs of vulnerable people.
  1. Alabama hospital pays $4.25M to settle false billing case

    Opelika-based East Alabama Medical Center and its subsidiary Aperian Laboratory Solutions have agreed to pay $4.25 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute, according to Law360.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Is patient billing a pain point for your hospital? Here's how to improve the process

    With the rise in high-deductible health plans, patients are shouldering a greater portion of the cost of their medical care. As payment responsibility falls increasingly to the patient, it's vital for hospitals and other provider organizations to make it simple for patients to understand and pay their medical bills.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Mercy Health seeks to fill more than 350 positions in Cincinnati

    Mercy Health-Cincinnati is hiring for more than 350 positions at hospitals, medical centers, physician practices and other locations, according to a Journal-News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. TPG in talks to take over $1B healthcare fund

    TPG, a San Francisco and Fort Worth, Texas-based private equity investment firm, is discussing taking over management of Abraaj Group's $1 billion healthcare fund, according to a Bloomberg report.  By Kelly Gooch -

How technology and alignment improve value for the total joint replacement episode of care

Hear 3 ortho experts' strategies to successfully implementing bundled payments.
  1. FDA: Researchers who submit false clinical trials data might be fined

    The FDA is considering imposing financial penalties on researchers who submit false data to the government's clinical trials database, according to a draft guidance posted to the Federal Register Sept. 21.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. What's the most disruptive tech in healthcare? 4 hospital, IT execs weigh in

    Change runs rampant in healthcare, but the industry is often slow to respond and adapt to it.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. 250+ telehealth companies to know | 2018

    The telehealth companies featured on this list range from video conferencing and connection to wearable data gathering and reporting technologies and platforms.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 14-hospital Greenville-Palmetto Health entity reveals new brand

    The merged Greenville (S.C.) Health System and Columbia, S.C.-based Palmetto Health entity revealed their new brand name and logo Sept. 25.  By Alyssa Rege -

How to bridge the gap between medical device security and usability

Learn how from clinical and IT teams at Summa Health.
  1. NIH adds 5 clinical sites to Undiagnosed Diseases Network

    The National Institutes of Health awarded grants to academic medical centers to improve the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions and added five clinical sites to its Undiagnosed Diseases Network.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. 3 patient deaths flagged in review of fired VA pathologist

    Three veterans may have died due to misdiagnosis by an allegedly impaired pathologist at Fayetteville, Ark.-based Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, The Joplin Globe reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Salaries on upswing for physician executives

    As an emphasis on value-based care increases, healthcare leaders with strong clinical backgrounds are in high demand, increasing opportunities for physicians in high-paying executive roles, according to SullivanCotter's 2018 Physician Executive Compensation Survey Report and 2018 Medical Group Executive Compensation Survey Report.   By Megan Knowles -
  4. House, Senate work to craft final opioids bill: 6 things to know

    Lawmakers are working to combine two separate opioids bills passed by the House and Senate into a final opioids package to send to President Donald Trump's desk, according to STAT.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  5. 4 tips to improve revenue cycle now

    At Becker's Hospital Review's 4th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle conference in Chicago, three healthcare industry experts offered tips for hospital and health systems seeking to reduce claim denials, improve the patient financial experience and overcome other revenue cycle challenges.  By Alia Paavola -
  6. 73% of Americans plan to get flu shot earlier this year, survey finds

    Nearly three-fourths of Americans plan to get a flu shot earlier this year to be better protected against the illness, according to a recent survey from Walgreens.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. OhioHealth to invest $275M in campus upgrades

    Columbus-based OhioHealth plans to invest up to $275 million to improve several of its facilities in the state, according to the Mansfield News Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  8. Colorado hospital ousts CFO after 2 months

    Cortez, Colo.-based Southwest Health System fired interim CFO Sam Radke after two months on the job, according to The Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. Akron Children's names CMIO

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital named Sarah Rush, MD, a pediatric oncologist who's been with the system since 2013, as its new chief medical information officer, according to the Akron Beach Journal.  By Julie Spitzer -

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