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  1. Dr. Atul Gawande's 3 takeaways on reducing healthcare costs, improving care

    Atul Gawande, MD, the surgeon chosen as CEO of the healthcare venture for Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway, on June 21 identified various methods for reducing healthcare costs during the annual meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans in San Diego, reports Reuters.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Cleveland Clinic brand making waves in UAE, CEO says

    After Cleveland Clinic opened a hospital in Abu Dhabi in 2015, brand recognition for the renowned health system in the United Arab Emirates has surpassed recognition levels in Ohio, Tom Mihaljevic, MD, president and CEO of the clinic, told a June 21 City Club forum, Cleveland.com reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Advocate Aurora Health co-CEOs on the next steps for the newly combined system

    In April, Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health merged to become the nation's 10th largest nonprofit health system.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Florida patient is first known human to be infected with Keystone virus

    Researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville confirmed the first known case of a human infected with Keystone virus — a mosquito-borne infection that may be common in North Florida, NPR reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. 28 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Tampa General Hospital to pair AI, human intelligence in NASA-inspired command center — CEO John Couris explains

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital will soon have new, high-tech means of coordinating patient care.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. 14 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Study: Children's immune system could help prevent sepsis

    The international research team at the University of Sheffield in England and Boston-based Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health identified the prime response systems children use in controlling infections, according to Science Daily.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. Texas Natural Meats recalling 500 pounds of beef due to E. coli

    Texas Natural Meats is recalling nearly 500 pounds of frozen ground beef that tested positive for E. coli O103 on June 19, according to Food Safety News.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. 'The answers to problems in business come through trial and error,' says OhioHealth System Director Maresa Campbell

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Maresa Campbell, systems director of utilization review and language services at OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio.  By Staff -
  4. First West Nile cases confirmed in 2018

    On June 21, the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed the state's first case of West Nile virus in 2018, while the California Department of Public Health confirmed four cases of the virus last week. Both reports are roughly one month earlier than the first case of West Nile in 2017, according to ABC News.  By Harrison Cook -

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  1. How does Change Healthcare encourage innovation? With a 'Shark Tank'-style tournament, says AVP of Product Management Carmen Sessoms

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Carmen Sessoms, assistant vice president of product management at Change Healthcare.  By Staff -
  2. Los Angeles man who impersonated nurse to get year in jail

    A Los Angeles man arrested in Gilroy, Calif., last year for impersonating a nurse is scheduled to be sentenced to a year in county jail, according to The Mercury News.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. 23andMe to donate DNA kits to help reunite separated families at the border

    Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has asked direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe to help reunite  families separated at the U.S.' southern border, and CEO Anne Wojcicki agreed to provide hundreds of DNA kits, The Mercury News reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Sutter Health hospital staff saves 5 people from carbon monoxide poisoning

    Quick-acting staff at Sutter Health's Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, Calif., helped save five people when they warned firefighters that occupants of a patient's home may have been exposed to carbon monoxide, KOVR reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  5. Northside Hospital opens 84-bed patient tower

    Atlanta-based Northside Hospital opened its eight-story, 84-bed inpatient tower June 21.  By Alia Paavola -
  6. Allscripts offers some employees buyouts

    Allscripts is reportedly offering buyouts to some employees in the form of an early retirement program, the Chicago-based EHR vendor confirmed to Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.  By Julie Spitzer -
  7. Why former factory and retail workers may help with healthcare staffing in Ohio

    Mercy College of Ohio in Toledo is recruiting students from the manufacturing and retail sectors amid a growing need for skilled healthcare workers, reports CNN Money.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. White House releases extensive plan to reorganize HHS: 9 things to know

    The White House has released its 132-page plan to restructure several federal agencies and impose work requirements on government assistance programs.  By Julie Spitzer -
  9. 11 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Here are 11 recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives:  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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