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  1. Will Elliott Management gain control of athenahealth? A timeline of events

    Earlier this month, Elliot Management — an investment management firm with a history of restructuring management teams at various organizations — made an unsolicited bid for athenahealth that may be worth almost $7 billion. Athenahealth has yet to respond to Elliot Management, leaving many experts in the health IT sector curious about the company's future.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Allscripts completes acquisition of patient engagement firm HealthGrid

    Allscripts closed its acquisition of mobile patient engagement company HealthGrid Holding Co., the EHR vendor confirmed May 21.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Nurses from Northwell Health hospital give union OK to call strike

    Nurses from Staten Island (N.Y.) University Hospital's Ocean Breeze campus voted May 18 to authorize the option to strike, according to a Staten Island Advance report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Report: For-profit model one way New York hospitals can improve financially

    New York State laws restricting hospital ownership have not improved cost or quality of care for state residents, according to a new report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Questions about data ownership mount as physicians increasingly record patient visits

    Recording medical conversations between physicians and patients can alleviate problematic record-keeping and improve patient treatment adherence. However, the growing practice is being both eased and complicated by smartphone technology and artificial intelligence, prompting questions about safe data usage, according to STAT.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Aetna whistle-blower put on leave after accusing CVS Caremark of $1B billing scheme

    Aenta's former chief Medicare actuary was placed on administrative leave after filing a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging pharmacy benefits manager CVS Caremark overbilled Medicaid and Medicare for prescription drugs, according to The Columbus Dispatch.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Providence Medical Group CEO: We're 5-10 years out on single payer system

    Payer mix changes, like a shift toward more patients in government programs, coupled with rising healthcare costs, mean change is likely coming for America's healthcare payment system, according to the Beaverton Valley Times.  By Morgan Haefner -
  1. Parkview Health to build 72-bed tower

    Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Parkview Health plans to construct a six-story, 72-bed medical tower at its Parkview Regional Medical Center campus in Fort Wayne, according to WANE.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Former HHS chief Dr. Tom Price on the differences between practicing medicine and legislating

    Tom Price, MD, led a successful orthopedic surgery practice in Atlanta before deciding to run for  Georgia's state Senate in 1996. After winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, he served in Congress until he was selected by President Donald Trump to be the 23rd secretary of the Health and Human Service Department in 2017.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. How IT experience design can help address clinician burnout

    Clinician burnout is one of the greatest challenges facing the healthcare industry today, but applying human-centered design to clinical IT experiences may be able to reduce that burnout.  By Leo Vartorella -
  4. 22 in healthcare honored for revenue cycle efforts, keeping patients happy

    Winners of the Healthcare Financial Management Association's 2018 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle included three integrated delivery systems, two health systems, nine individual hospitals, two critical access hospitals, and six physician practices.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Prime Healthcare Services unlawfully stopped nurses' anniversary raises, court rules

    A federal appeals court ruled that Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services violated the National Labor Relations Act when it canceled anniversary raises for unionized nurses, according to a Reuters report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are five hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the past week.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Texas hospital fields more than 200 tip line calls after nurse charged with murder

    Since a former nurse at Tyler, Texas-based Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital and Christus Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler was arrested April 10 and charged with murder in a patient's death, a hospital tip line created during the investigation has received over 200 calls, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. An Epic day in court: Supreme Court rules in favor of Epic, upholds workplace arbitration contracts

    In a 5-4 decision led by the conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, Epic came out victorious in a case involving individual employee arbitration decided May 21.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. Nurse bullying: How hospital leaders can curb conflicts among staff

    In addition to physicians and nurses feeling burned out from long hours and tedious administrative duties, a far more subtle but pervasive issue is plaguing hospital staffs — nurse bullying.  By Megan Knowles -
  6. Ballad Health names Andrew Wampler systemwide VP, CFO of 2 hospitals: 4 notes

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health appointed Andrew Wampler vice president of operational excellence and lean management of the health system as well as CFO of Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Woodridge Hospital, both based in Johnson City, according to a Johnson City Press report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Quorum Health CEO Thomas Miller retires; Robert Fish to assume top post

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health, a 28-hospital system, selected Robert H. Fish to serve as interim CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Thomas D. Miller, who retired.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. EHR vendors stock report: Week of May 14-18

    All three of the major publicly-traded EHR vendors saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Julie Spitzer -
  9. MUSC rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary doctorate

    Joining several other universities, Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina revoked Bill Cosby's honorary doctorate degree in light of the comedian's sexual assault conviction, reports WCBD news.  By Alia Paavola -

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