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  1. 10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking pharmacy leaders in the last week.
  2. 88-bed Idaho hospital to open in November

    The Idaho Falls Community Hospital, a new 88-bed facility will open Nov. 4, according to EastIdahoNews.com.
  3. 7 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are seven hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers.

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  1. Michigan specialty pharmacy settles class-action suit for $14.1M

    Flint, Mich.-based Diplomat Pharmacy will pay $14.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of misleading thousands of investors, according to MLive.com.
  2. Hospitals and unions: 5 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital-union events in August.
  3. Georgia health system to launch website price estimator

    Augusta, Ga.-based University Health Care System will launch a website price estimator starting Sept. 9, according to The Augusta Chronicle.
  4. Cost-cutting pressures are jeopardizing credit ratings of US healthcare companies, analysts say

    As drug pricing and national health insurance remain part of the political conversation, agencies are warning that the increased public pressure to cut medical costs has threatened the credit ratings of U.S. healthcare companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. 6 considerations before signing a value-based payment contract

    As hospitals and health systems consider value-based payment contracts, they must weigh the effects such models will have on the revenue cycle, as well as how the models will help them take care of the health needs of people in the communities they serve.
  2. Optometry telehealth platform no longer offering online vision tests following FDA recall

    Visibly, a Chicago-based startup offering virtual eye exams, has halted its online testing after the FDA issued a class 2 device recall Aug. 8.
  3. Ex-employee accused of stealing $1M from Idaho health system

    A woman who worked in accounts receivable during most of her 22-year career with Boise, Idaho-based Saint Alphonsus Health System is accused of using her position to defraud the health system of $1 million, according to the Idaho Statesman.
  4. After 112 years, Maryland hospital moves to new campus

    Washington Adventist Hospital has been in Takoma Park, Md., since it opened in 1907. On Aug. 25, the hospital will move to its new $400 million campus in White Oak, Md., according to The Washington Post.

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  1. Viewpoint: AI won't transform healthcare without data interoperability

    Despite the regular publication of scientific studies demonstrating the myriad life-saving abilities of artificial intelligence, the technology will not translate to the actual practice of healthcare without a stronger data infrastructure.
  2. Southern Nevada declares West Nile virus outbreak

    The Southern Nevada Health District declared an outbreak of West Nile virus Aug. 22 after the virus sickened 28 people, the highest total since the state first detected the disease in 2004, according to ABC affiliate KTNV.
  3. Transparency tops list of qualities IT experts look for in an employer

    The vast majority (89 percent) of tech workers deem transparent leadership — rather than catered lunches, nap rooms and other surface-level perks — a must-have quality in a potential employer, a new Indeed survey found.
  4. Health Catalyst reports 60% revenue growth in Q2: 3 notes

    Less than a month after its initial public offering resulted in total proceeds of more than $200 million, Salt Lake City-based data analytics company Health Catalyst reported high double-digit growth for the second quarter of 2019.
  5. Nearby maternity ward closures put pressure on short-staffed Pennsylvania hospital

    Nurse recruitment and retention and closing maternity departments at nearby hospitals contributed to the strain of an understaffed obstetrics department at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pa., according to a report in The Tribune-Democrat.
  6. Concordia University opening Nursing Innovation Center

    Concordia University—Portland (Ore.) will open a new Nursing Innovation Center, located on the university's Columbia River Campus, beginning with the fall 2019 semester.
  7. Sanders' labor plan would limit federal contractors' CEO pay

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., issued a labor plan that could affect healthcare organizations with federal contracts, such as UnitedHealth, Humana, Cerner, McKesson, Johns Hopkins University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  8. Student volunteer sues West Virginia hospital for sexual harassment

    A teen volunteer filed a lawsuit against Beckley (W.Va.) Appalachian Regional Hospital and one of its former employed physicians for alleged sexual harassment, according to The Register-Herald.
  9. 26 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week:

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