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  1. 7 stories on healthcare organizations hiring

    The following healthcare organizations shared hiring plans since July 13:  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Security holes in Maryland's Medicaid system put patient data at risk, OIG finds

    Maryland did not adequately follow federal requirements to secure its Medicaid data and information systems, according to an HHS Office of Inspector General report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. American Well snags former E&Y accountant Keith Anderson for CFO: 4 things to know

    American Well appointed Keith Anderson as its CFO, the telehealth vendor confirmed Aug. 20.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

Patients engage with health systems virtually before they ever step foot in a care setting

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  1. Which IT trend is most promising? 29% of provider execs say telemedicine

    Twenty-nine percent of executives from healthcare providers agree telemedicine is the most promising emerging technology trend in the healthcare industry, according to a Reaction Data report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Most hospital, clinic execs agree Amazon will 'disrupt' healthcare more than Apple, Google

    Fifty-nine percent of executives from healthcare providers agree Amazon will be the most "disruptive" tech giant to enter the industry, according to a Reaction Data report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Health insurers big winners in long-running bull market

    The largest health insurers make up the S&P Managed Care sector and have led more than 1,100 percent in gains during the market's bull run — twice as much as biotech firms, according to CNBC.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Medicare to cover some home visits for Next Gen ACOs

    CMS told Medicare contractors Aug. 10 that certain care management home visits under the Next Generation ACO model will be reimbursed by Medicare beginning in January.  By Morgan Haefner -

Actionable, reliable data: A key to success in a value-based era

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  1. Rhode Island Hospital, union reach tentative labor deal

    Rhode Island Hospital in Providence and the union representing its 2,400 nurses and allied health professionals reached a tentative contract agreement.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Hospitals are investing in housing — Here's why

    Several factors, including changes in reimbursement, have motivated some hospitals to invest in community housing projects, according to NPR.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Illinois law requires hospital to train nurses on sexual assault care

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Aug. 17 to improve care for patients who have been sexually assaulted, according to the Chicago Tribune.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. 6 latest hospital bankruptcies

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling inpatient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to file for bankruptcy.  By Ayla Ellison -

Poor communication contributes to 80 percent of medical errors

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  1. These 6 drugmakers froze price hikes in response to Trump's criticism

    The pharmaceutical industry is facing increased pressure from President Donald Trump, lawmakers and the public to lower drug prices.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Medicare overpaid millions for radiation therapy planning services, OIG says

    Hospitals received up to $25.8 million in inappropriate Medicare reimbursement for outpatient intensity-modulated radiation therapy planning services, according to a report from HHS' Office of Inspector General.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Shelby Baptist Medical Center's new CEO is Daniel Listi: 5 things to know

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Brookwood Baptist Health named Daniel Listi CEO of Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala., effective Aug. 20, according to the Shelby County Reporter.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Grant Memorial Hospital appoints Robert Milvet CEO: 4 takeaways

    Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W.Va., selected Robert W. Milvet to serve as CEO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Cincinnati Children's CEO to return to role after cancer treatment

    Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children's, is returning to the role next month, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Pancreatic cancer: 5 things to know about the disease that killed Aretha Franklin

    The type of cancer that killed music icon Aretha Franklin is one of the most deadly forms of the disease, reports USA Today.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. How OSU Wexner physicians 'test drive' damaged organs before transplants

    With the ever-growing need for organ transplant innovations, new technologies like ex vivo perfusions allow physicians to better gauge the viability of damaged lungs for transplants, according to The Columbus Dispatch.  By Harrison Cook -
  8. 450 hospitals at risk of potential closure, Morgan Stanley analysis finds

    More than 15 percent of U.S. hospitals have weak finances or are at risk of potential closure, according to Business Insider, which cited a recent report from Morgan Stanley.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Court dismisses Chicago hospital's defamation lawsuit against Leapfrog

    A Cook County Circuit Court judge has dismissed Chicago-based Saint Anthony Hospital's defamation lawsuit against Leapfrog.  By Ayla Ellison -

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