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  1. UVM Medical Center nurses return after 48-hour strike

    Unionized nurses at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington have ended their strike.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 10 latest hospital, health system CFO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system CFO moves in past month.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Lafayette General Health appoints 2 executives: 4 things to know

    Lafayette (La.) General Health selected Amanda Logue, MD, to serve as senior vice president and chief medical information officer and Marisa Mouret Alack as senior vice president and chief engagement officer, according to a report by The Advocate.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Texas physician group notifies 18K of data breach after email hack

    The physician group at Lubbock, Texas-based University Medical Center Health System, UMC Physicians, began notifying more than 18,000 patients of a recent data breach that may have compromised their protected health information.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Amazon's health efforts could involve food

    In the roughly one year since Amazon purchased Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant has begun offering Prime members discounts on fresh produce, suggesting its venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase may involve subsidizing healthy foods for its employees, according to CNBC.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. EHR vendors stock report: Week of July 9-13

    Two of the three major publicly-traded EHR vendors saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Cerner expands Dublin operation, adds 50 R&D jobs

    Cerner created 50 new jobs at its operation in Dublin, most of which are focused on research and development as well as the management of its European clients' data, according to Silicon Republic.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. US healthcare prices reflect huge administrative costs: 6 statistics

    The complexity and high costs of treating U.S. patients is well known, but administrative costs also play a large role in healthcare financing. While these costs may be less obvious than patient care-related expenses, they are high, reports The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Senator launches fake health news site as campaign tool

    Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., launched a health news website — HealthNewsNJ.com — that's fake news, according to a report from STAT.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Wisconsin hospital identifies caller ID billing scam

    Individuals reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be an official from Eau Claire, Wis.-based HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital requesting payment for a service their relative needed, according to The Dunn County News.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Midlife crisis coping is getting more creative

    A midlife crisis used to bring to mind impulse purchases meant to mask the despair of existential questioning, but more people are turning toward creative endeavors to help overcome these issues, according to The New York Times.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. 5 reasons companies are bringing back retired workers

    As the pool of  workers has shrunk with declining unemployment rates, companies are turning to retired employees to help with staffing, according to The New York Times.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. J&J hit with $4.7B verdict in St. Louis talcum powder-cancer case

    A jury in St. Louis awarded $550 million in actual damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, claiming its talcum powder caused ovarian cancer, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Report: Pregnant women in ICE detention centers denied medical care after miscarriages

    Several accounts have surfaced of pregnant women in Immigration and Customs Enforcement  detention centers being denied access to medical care after having miscarriages, reported Buzzfeed News.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. How closing a 491-bed Ohio hospital will affect its 1,600 employees

    Dayton, Ohio-based Good Samaritan Hospital has provided care to local residents for the past 90 years. However, the facility is set to close July 23, myDayton Daily News reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. Medscape: 27% of physicians experience sexual harassment from patients

    Over the past three years, 27 percent of physicians report facing sexual harassment from patients, according to a survey conducted by Medscape.  By Harrison Cook -
  6. Shares of CHS hit new low

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems closed July 13 at $2.86, their lowest closing price ever and down 2 percent from the day prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Blount Memorial Hospital gets OK for $30K EHR backup system after computer problems

    Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn., will spend about $30,000 on a medical records backup system for its physicians group after a three-day computer outage affected 90 of its physicians in early May, according to The Daily Times.  By Julie Spitzer -
  8. Kentucky hospital's former chief of staff sues to stop $361M sale to Baptist Health

    A retired physician and former chief of staff of Elizabethtown, Ky.-based Hardin Memorial Hospital filed a lawsuit to halt or postpone Hardin Memorial's sale to Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health, according to WDRB.  By Morgan Haefner -
  9. Most patient family members hesitant to express safety concerns, study finds

    The majority — 50 percent to 70 percent — of family members with a loved one in an intensive care unit said they were hesitant to voice their concerns about common care situations with safety implications, a study published in BMJ Quality and Safety found.  By Megan Knowles -

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