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  1. Woman's parents fund $95K cancer treatment after UnitedHealthcare denies coverage: 6 things to know

    UnitedHealthcare denied a cervical cancer patient coverage for life-saving proton beam therapy, reports CNN.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Tufts Medical Center sees operating income climb 3.8%

    Boston-based Tufts Medical Center, an affiliate of Burlington, Mass.-based Wellforce, saw operating revenue and operating income rise in the third quarter of 2018.   By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Steward Health Care to host job fairs to fill over 200 openings

    Steward Health Care System, a Dallas-based for-profit hospital chain, will host job fairs at Youngstown, Ohio-based Northside Regional Medical Center to fill more than 200 positions at its facilities, according to The Vindicator.  By Kelly Gooch -

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

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  1. Cedars-Sinai CISO Chris Joerg on the inevitability of cyberattacks & what to do in the aftermath

    Chris Joerg, chief information security officer at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, discusses the importance of hospital data protection and what to do when there’s a breach in security.  By Jackie Drees -
  2.  New York union president wants to arm officers at NYC Health + Hospitals' 11 locations

    The president of a police union in New York City said the 650 officers who guard NYC Health + Hospital's 11 locations should carry a firearm, according to the New York Post.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. Trump calls for federal suit against opioid makers, supplies

    In a cabinet meeting held Aug. 16, President Donald Trump urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against select opioids manufacturers and suppliers, according to STAT.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. Trump administration seeks 10% production cut for 6 opioids

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Justice Department on Aug. 16 for U.S. drugmakers to cut production of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent.  By Harrison Cook -

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

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  1. 4 notable donations to healthcare organizations this week

    Numerous healthcare organizations recently received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care and start renovations.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. 9 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes and affirmations occurred in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. What's both the most overrated and the most exciting this in healthcare? AI, says Protenus' Robert Lord: 4 questions

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Robert Lord, co-founder and president of Protenus.  By Staff -
  4. Healthcare finance leaders share 7 cost-cutting strategies

    Hospitals and health systems increasingly face financial pressures from dwindling reimbursement, increasing competition, deteriorating payer mix and other factors.  By Kelly Gooch -

Poor communication contributes to 80 percent of medical errors

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  1. Ann Madden Rice is Abbott Northwestern Hospital's new president

    Allina Health named Ann Madden Rice president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Both entities are based in Minneapolis.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From a Michigan hospital sued for racial discrimination to a former health clinic CEO pleading guilty in a federal healthcare fraud and kickback case, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Imprivata CEO Gus Malezis reflects on 30 years in IT: 4 questions

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Gus Malezis, president and CEO of Imprivata.  By Staff -
  4. Georgia university risks health, personal information of 417K in breach from 1 year ago

    Augusta (Ga.) University is notifying 417,000 patients about a potential compromise of their protected health information after hackers stole 24 employees' email account login credentials through a series of phishing emails in September 2017.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. Cerner to take over IT department at Texas hospital

    Cerner will take over the IT department at Medical Center Health System in Odessa, Texas, under an agreement the Ector County Hospital District board of directors approved Aug. 16, according to OA online.  By Julie Spitzer -
  6. Hospitals and unions: 12 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital-union events — including protests and legal issues — since July 19.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. 560 Providence Tarzana workers strike

    Approximately 560 workers at Providence Tarzana (Calif.) Medical Center went on strike Aug. 16 over wages and staffing, reports CBS Los Angeles.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Allegheny Valley Hospital workers vote for option to strike

    Workers at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, Pa., voted Aug. 16 to authorize a possible strike, according to a TribLIVE report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. 18 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 -

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