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  1. 22 in healthcare honored for revenue cycle efforts, keeping patients happy

    Winners of the Healthcare Financial Management Association's 2018 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle included three integrated delivery systems, two health systems, nine individual hospitals, two critical access hospitals, and six physician practices.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Prime Healthcare Services unlawfully stopped nurses' anniversary raises, court rules

    A federal appeals court ruled that Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services violated the National Labor Relations Act when it canceled anniversary raises for unionized nurses, according to a Reuters report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are five hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the past week.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Texas hospital fields more than 200 tip line calls after nurse charged with murder

    Since a former nurse at Tyler, Texas-based Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital and Christus Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler was arrested April 10 and charged with murder in a patient's death, a hospital tip line created during the investigation has received over 200 calls, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. An Epic day in court: Supreme Court rules in favor of Epic, upholds workplace arbitration contracts

    In a 5-4 decision led by the conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, Epic came out victorious in a case involving individual employee arbitration decided May 21.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Nurse bullying: How hospital leaders can curb conflicts among staff

    In addition to physicians and nurses feeling burned out from long hours and tedious administrative duties, a far more subtle but pervasive issue is plaguing hospital staffs — nurse bullying.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. Ballad Health names Andrew Wampler systemwide VP, CFO of 2 hospitals: 4 notes

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health appointed Andrew Wampler vice president of operational excellence and lean management of the health system as well as CFO of Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Woodridge Hospital, both based in Johnson City, according to a Johnson City Press report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Quorum Health CEO Thomas Miller retires; Robert Fish to assume top post

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health, a 28-hospital system, selected Robert H. Fish to serve as interim CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Thomas D. Miller, who retired.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. EHR vendors stock report: Week of May 14-18

    All three of the major publicly-traded EHR vendors saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. MUSC rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary doctorate

    Joining several other universities, Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina revoked Bill Cosby's honorary doctorate degree in light of the comedian's sexual assault conviction, reports WCBD news.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Emory lands $400M grant to enhance healthcare offerings

    Atlanta-based Emory University received a $400 million grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation to support the construction of a cancer institute and health science building, according to the Saporta Report.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Sanford Health to offer genetic tests in primary care clinics

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health will soon offer a new type of laboratory test at its primary care clinics, according to The Bismarck Tribune.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Fire forces evacuation of Kettering Health Network building

    A Kettering Health Network building in Miamisburg, Ohio, was evacuated early May 21 due to an electrical fire, according to WDTN.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Flu season lingers in US: 6 things to know

    All 10 regions in the U.S. reported outpatient flu activity below region-specific baselines for the week ending May 12. However, two states still experienced widespread flu activity, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. 5 questions with on antibiotic susceptibility testing with Accelerate Diagnostics

    Preliminary data indicate the rate of sepsis mortality related to overall patient deaths is dropping at University Health Care System in Augusta, Ga. So what are they doing differently?  By Leo Vartorella -
  5. How AI can improve accurate coding — 2 experts weigh in

    Lucian Newman III, MD, cofounder and CMO of Vincari, and Mercedes Dullum, MD, a regional medical director at Nuance, shared insights into how an artificial intelligence solution may improve clinical documentation during a May 10 presentation.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. 5 tips on reducing claim denials

    Claim denials remain a key issue for hospitals and health systems as they aim to maximize revenue.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. London hospitals to replace physicians, nurses with AI for certain tasks

    University College London Hospitals entered into a three-year partnership with the Alan Turing Institute, also in London, to bring artificial intelligence capabilities to the U.K. National Health Service, The Guardian reports.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. Why Intermountain looked 1,400 miles away for its home health partner

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare recently formed a joint venture, known as Homespire, with Minneapolis-based home health provider Lifesprk.  By Morgan Haefner -
  9. District to seek bids to reopen shuttered Tulare Regional weeks after FBI raids ex-CEO's home

    The Tulare Local Healthcare District plans to obtain a request to seek proposals from various healthcare organizations interested in partnering with the district to reopen Tulare (Calif.) Regional Medical Center, which closed last October, according to The Porterville Recorder.  By Alyssa Rege -

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