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  1. Driscoll Health System appoints Justin Box CIO: 3 things to know

    Corpus Christi, Texas-based Driscoll Health System named Justin Box vice president and CIO, according to KRIS-TV, an NBC affiliate.
  2. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System selects Dr. Richard Vath as CEO: 5 notes

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System appointed Richard R. Vath, MD, president and CEO.
  3. New AI-based supply chain solution predicts, manages drug shortages

    CognitiveRx, a supply chain solution co-developed with Pittsburgh-based UPMC has launched. It helps predict, manage and solve challenges related to drug shortages, inflation and declining reimbursements.

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  1. Hospitals ready for risk-based contracts, 72% of finance execs say

    More providers are capable of taking on increased payment risk, according to a survey of 170 hospital and health system senior finance executives completed by Navigant/HFMA.   
  2. Chicago biotech sues venture capital firm, Bluebird Bio CEO over attempt to 'kill' rival medical treatment

    Errant Gene Therapeutics, a biotech company based in Chicago, is suing a venture capital firm and BlueBird Bio's CEO, claiming the two parties worked to 'kill' a competing medical treatment, according to The Boston Business Journal.
  3. 10 late-stage drug candidates with blockbuster potential

    Vertex's triple combination therapy for cystic fibrosis tops Evaluate Pharma's list of most valuable late-stage projects in the pharmaceutical industry pipeline.
  4. UnitedHealth fights retroactive claim review in mental health coverage case

    UnitedHealth Group is fighting a request to retroactively review claim denials for mental health treatment in an ongoing legal case, according to MPR News.

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  1. Coalition wants Johns Hopkins to drop medical debt lawsuits against low-income patients

    A coalition of Baltimore citizens, backed by two unions, presented a letter and petition June 17 to Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital President Redonda Miller, MD, calling on the hospital to drop medical debt lawsuits against patients.
  2. Poll: Republican voters understand 'Medicare for All' better than Democrats

    Republican voters appear to have a better understanding of how single-payer health plans like "Medicare for All" would affect the healthcare system, according to the June Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll.
  3. How HHS digital service director plans to change healthcare

    Digital Service Executive Director at HHS Shannon Sartin is among those in healthcare who believe the amount of technology is burdening patient care, according to Nextgov.
  4. Discharge algorithm could save hospitals $860 per care episode

    A new clinical decision support algorithm developed by Remedy, a company that connects employers, insurers and health systems, for patients being discharged could save hospital $860 per episode of care.

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  1. How hospitals are responding to thousands of disruptive robocalls

    Hospitals across the country have seen on overwhelming influx of robocalls, including Tufts Medical Center, which registered more than 4,500 robocalls in two hours in April 2018, reports The Washington Post.
  2. Corner Office: Sanford Health's CMO Dr. Allison Suttle on the importance of storytelling

    Allison Suttle, MD, knew at a young age that medicine was her calling.
  3. 'Legitimate' concerns raised about quality, research support at Detroit Medical Center

    A report from the oversight board of Detroit Medical Center raises concerns about quality and capital spending at the private for-profit system, as well as whether it is meeting its research obligations, according to the Detroit Free Press.
  4. St. Luke's installs Meditech EHR: 3 notes

    Duluth, Minn.-based St. Luke's Health Care System recently deployed a Meditech Expanse EHR.
  5. Mount Sinai launches AI-enabled center for pathology

    Mount Sinai Health System has tapped Burlington, N.C.-based LabCorp to lead the integration of Philips' IntelliSite Pathology Solution into the New York City-based health system's hospitals.
  6. HHS appoints new deputy chief of staff

    HHS Secretary Alex Azar is dividing the agency's deputy chief of staff position into two roles and promoting Judy Stecker to fill one of them — deputy chief of staff for operations and strategy.
  7. Houston hospital builds Muslim prayer room

    Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened a Muslim prayer room June 11, designed by two of its own physicians, the Houston Chronicle reports.
  8. Georgia health system was blindsided by 12-cardiologist exodus

    A new report from The Gainesville Times reveals Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System is still not sure what caused the sudden departure of 12 cardiologists earlier this month.
  9. Physician-led urgent care center supports violence prevention in Chicago

    A trio of physicians opened the first black-owned urgent care and occupational therapy center on Chicago's South Side, and they are reinvesting some of the profits into a program that addresses non-medical determinants of health, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times.

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