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  1. Mayo Clinic Health System opens jobs ahead of Albert Lea, Austin transition

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System seeks to fill more than 100 nursing positions as part of its plans to move certain services at its campus in Albert Lea, Minn., to its campus in Austin, Minn.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 2 Wisconsin hospitals to lay off employees as part of efficiency efforts

    Eau Claire, Wis.-based Sacred Heart Hospital and Chippewa Falls, Wis.-based St. Joseph's Hospital will lay off an unspecified number of employees, according to a Leader-Telegram report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. House bill aims to add 'layer of transparency' to 340B program: 5 things to know

    U.S. Rep. Earl "Buddy" Carter, R-Ga., introduced legislation April 24 that would require hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program to report their low-income utilization rates for outpatient and inpatient services.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Charges loom against generic drug companies in price-fixing probe: 5 things to know

    After an almost four-year criminal investigation into generic drugmakers for alleged price-fixing, U.S. antitrust prosecutors are expected to file charges against two companies and several executives in the coming months, reports Bloomberg.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Catholic Austin hospital requires patients who miscarry to have fetal burials

    Seton Medical Center Austin (Texas), the city's largest medical and surgical acute care center and part of Catholic health system giant Seton Healthcare, requires patients who miscarry to consent to holding fetal burials, The Texas Observer reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician aids fellow passenger during in-flight medical emergency

    With the help of a nurse and EMT on board, Aditya Shah, MD, a fellow in infectious diseases at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, was flying to Minneapolis when he aided a fellow passenger who started feeling intense pain in his eye during the flight.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. AHA opposes 'unexpected,' 'significant' funding cuts in FCC's rural telehealth program

    The American Hospital Association penned a letter to the Federal Communications Commission April 24 opposing "unexpected and significant" funding cuts to providers participating in its telehealth-focused Rural Health Care program.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. Low physician engagement scores at your hospital? 3 tips to improve them

    Strong physician engagement benefits a hospital or health system's quality of care and financial performance. However, few healthcare executives fully understand how to obtain and sustain physician engagement.   By Ayla Ellison -
  2. e-Prescribing legislation could save taxpayers $13B: 5 things to know

    Health IT Now's Opioid Safety Alliance estimates the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (H.R. 3528) could save taxpayers $13 billion over the next 10 years, according to its independent cost analysis.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. High Point Regional Health taps Wake Forest Baptist exec as president

    High Point (N.C.) Regional Health selected James Hoekstra, MD, to serve as president, effective in September.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Senate panel unanimously approves opioids bill

    The Senate Health Committee unanimously voted April 24 to send the panel's bipartisan opioid bill, which includes over 40 proposals from 38 different senators, to the chamber's floor, The Hill reports.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. On-the-fly personalized experiences: How Penn Medicine transformed the call center experience

    A customer's experience with their provider's call center is one of the most undervalued steps in the patient journey. While many organizations may overlook this vital aspect of patient interaction, there are concrete steps they can take to improve the call center experience to help boost overall patient satisfaction.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. 10 best cities for women according to median earnings

    Three cities within the Washington, D.C., metro area ranked among the top 10 cities where a large percentage of women earn high salaries and own companies, with Arlington, Va., snagging the No. 1 spot, according to an analysis by SmartAsset.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Report: Low surgery volumes at military hospitals may harm patients

    Surgeons in military hospitals across the U.S. perform complex procedures on active-duty personnel, their family and retirees — but the small volume of operations they perform may be putting patients at risk, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. Geisinger integrates machine learning to detect certain types of hemorrhages

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger reduced the time it diagnoses intracranial hemorrhages by 96 percent through the use of a computer tool that can read CT scans to detect the rare form of internal head bleeding.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. How Missouri officials are responding to patients' excessive air ambulance bills: 6 things to know

    State officials are looking for ways to protect Missouri families from excessive air ambulance bills, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. 11 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Baystate Franklin Medical Center taps permanent president, chief nursing officer: 7 notes

    Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass., permanently appointed Ron Bryant president and Deb Provost chief nursing officer, according to the Greenfield Recorder.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Brown County Hospital selects new CEO: 3 things to know

    Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, Neb., named John W. Werner CEO, according to an Ainsworth News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Trump wavers, but White House signals support for Jackson VA nomination

    Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, MD, the White House physician nominated for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has come under fire recently after allegations of misconduct, and though President Donald Trump has seemed to falter in his support, White House officials have not, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -

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