Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Mayo's approach to patient data management, security and digital health: Key thoughts from CIO Cris Ross

    During his time as CIO of Mayo Clinic, Cris Ross has transformed the Rochester, Minn.-based health system's IT strategy and led a systemwide medical record conversion program.
  2. What success in 2020 means for 5 CIOs

    As 2019 comes to a close, hospital and health system CIOs are evaluating what they've accomplished in the past year and what comes next in supporting their organizations' overall missions of delivering quality care.
  3. UAB Health CINO Dr. Rubin Pillay on why innovation begins with rigorous training sessions: 'Innovation does not happen spontaneously'

    Even after securing millions to build an innovation hub, partnering with high-profile industry players to launch cutting-edge initiatives and gathering a dedicated team of innovators, a healthcare innovation program can still be easily sidelined if that team has not been properly trained in the art and science of innovation.

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  1. Hackensack Meridian paid ransom for cyberattack that shut down computer network

    Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health on Dec. 13 said it paid an undisclosed amount in ransom to stop a cyberattack that had caused a two-day shutdown of its computer network last week, according to Asbury Park Press.
  2. Optum's strategy in Las Vegas reveals how it plans to rapidly expand

    Optum, the health services arm of UnitedHealth, has a network of 46,000 physicians and is slated for significant growth. UnitedHealth wants Optum's annual revenue to hit $100 billion by 2028, and the company has a plan to make that happen, according to Business Insider.
  3. How 2 former debt collectors helped erase $1B in medical bills

    Craig Antico and Jerry Ashton had decades of experience as medical debt collectors when they founded RIP Medical Debt in 2014. Since then, the nonprofit organization has helped eliminate medical debt for more than 500,000 people across the U.S.
  4. 9 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a nurse suing a Pennsylvania hospital over its flu shot policy to a health system paying $6 million to settle a data breach lawsuit, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

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  1. UPMC to host hiring event after Ellwood City hospital closes

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC will host a special hiring event in New Castle, Pa., next week in support of employees affected by the closure of Ellwood City (Pa.) Medical Center.
  2. RNs at Dignity Health reach preliminary agreement, postpone picket

    Registered nurses at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, Calif., said they will put a planned informational picket on hold after progress in negotiations with hospital management over staffing, according to The Sacramento Bee.
  3. FDA approves Boston Scientific's fully disposable duodenoscope to eliminate infection risk

    The FDA Dec. 13 approved Boston Scientific's device, the first fully disposable duodenoscope, designed to reduce the risk of infections in patients treated with the device.
  4. Job cuts in the pharma industry: A 2019 timeline

    By December, the total number of layoffs in the pharmaceutical industry was up 5.7 percent from 2018. 

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  1. 101 EHR contracts, go-lives in 2019

    One hundred and one hospitals and health systems took steps to implement a new EHR or fully deployed a new system in 2019.
  2. 10 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Here are 10 recent health information technology vendor contracts and go-lives affecting healthcare organizations.
  3. Ohio psychiatric hospital CEO departs as state threatens to revoke hospital's license

    The CEO of Sequel Pomegranate in Columbus, Ohio, is no longer in her role amid a state probe into restraint incidents at the acute care hospital and psychiatric facility, according to local TV station WBNS. 
  4. Elevated levels of carcinogen found in neighbors of Medline sterilization plant

    Residents who live close to a Medline Industries sterilization plant in Waukegan, Ill., have higher levels of a cancer-causing chemical in their blood, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago report cited by the Daily Herald. 
  5. Assertio to sell shingles drug to Alvogen for $127.5M

    Assertio said Dec. 12 it will sell its shingles pain drug, Gralise, to Alvogen for $127.5 million. 
  6. Bristol-Myers strategy chief makes exit ahead of Celgene acquisition

    Paul Biondi, head of strategy and business development at Bristol-Myers Squibb since 2015, left the company last month for an undisclosed opportunity at a different company, according to Endpoints News. 
  7. South Carolina medical center cuts 12 positions

    Aiken (S.C.) Regional Medical Centers cut 12 positions this month, the Aiken Standard reported. 
  8. Movers and shakers: 17 latest leadership changes affecting health IT

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following health IT executive moves recently affecting hospitals, companies and federal agencies.
  9. Cerner authorizes repurchase of up to $1.7B of common stock

    Cerner's board of directors approved an amendment to its stock repurchase program on Dec. 13 that authorized the repurchase of up to $1.7 billion of the Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR vendor's common stock.

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