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  1. Oscar Health posts $5M profit: 4 things to know

    Health insurance startup Oscar Health reported net income of about $5 million in the first half of fiscal year 2018, a significant improvement from its $57.6 million loss in the first half of 2017, the insurer said in an email to Becker's Hospital Review.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Ex-Lutheran Health CEO seeking investors for private venture

    The former CEO of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network is searching for investors for his private venture, which could become the city's third full-service health system, according to The Journal Gazette.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. US News: The No.1 hospitals by state for 2018-19

    Since 2011, U.S. News & World Report has also compiled a list of the Best Regional Hospitals to help patients find quality care close to home.  By Alyssa Rege -

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

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  1. 10 MDs to follow on Twitter

    With 335 million users, Twitter can feel overwhelming.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 5 highest-paying healthcare jobs with $100k+ salaries

    Physicians hold the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor's list of the 25 highest paying jobs in America, with a median base salary of $195,842.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Intel finds another major security flaw in its microchips

    Intel Corp. has identified three more possible flaws to some of its microprocessors that could enable hackers to gain access to certain data from computer memory, Reuters reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Apple is building a team to make custom chips for health data

    Apple wants to build its own custom processor chips that could better understand health information collected from sensors — ultimately prolonging battery life and enhancing performance of its products — according to job listings reviewed by CNBC.  By Julie Spitzer -

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

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  1. Colorado hospital lays off 40 to improve financial health

    Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, Colo., laid off 40 employees amid financial struggles partially attributed to overstaffing, according to The Journal.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. These 11 hospitals closed in 2018: Here's why

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to close.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Investors cash out of HCA as stock hits record high

    Long-term shareholders cut their stakes in Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare in the second quarter of this year, just before the for-profit hospital operator's stock climbed to a new record high, according to Bloomberg.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Police: Ohio physician was killed by his 2 sons

    Authorities believe an Ohio physician was fatally shot by his two sons last week, according to Fox 8.  By Ayla Ellison -

Poor communication contributes to 80 percent of medical errors

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  1. As Ohio goes, so goes the nation in the battle against opioids

    Every 12.4 minutes, someone dies from an opioid overdose. It's a problem that doesn't discriminate. Men and women, young and old, black and white — we're all in its crosshairs. By Randy Jernejcic, MD, Vice President of Clinical Integration for University Hospitals and Physician Chair of Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium -
  2. Allina's operating income sinks 45% in Q2

    Allina Health's revenues increased in the second quarter of 2018, but the Minneapolis-based system's operating income plummeted due to growth in expenses.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. What does Dr. Cynthia Hines wish she knew before taking a leadership role? How decisions are made + 2 more thoughts

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Cynthia Hines, DHA, owner and principal of ExecHelp & Consulting.  By Staff -
  5. Johns Hopkins creates opioid guidelines for 20 common surgeries  

    A panel of healthcare providers and patients from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine developed the country's first set of opioid prescription guidelines for 20 common surgeries.  By Harrison Cook -
  6. Seema Verma cites longitudinal patient records as the future of healthcare

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma hinted at one of her goals for the future of healthcare during the agency's Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference Aug. 13  in Washington, D.C., according to FedScoop.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. IBM Watson Health refutes media reports that its product is failing: 8 things to know

    IBM said it is "setting the record straight" on its work with Watson Health after several recent media reports claimed the division's products recommend flawed advice and aren't based on real patient data.  By Julie Spitzer -
  8. Catholic Health Services to move 200 administrative, technology jobs in New York

    Catholic Health Services of Long Island, based in Rockville Centre, N.Y., said it intends to move nearly 200 jobs to Melville, N.Y., in a cost-cutting move that will also provide patients more space, reports Newsday.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Allegheny Health Network to break ground on 160-bed hospital: 4 things to know

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network will start construction Aug. 15 on its 160-bed hospital in Pine Township, Pa.,  part of its $1 billion systemwide expansion, according to The Tribune Live.  By Alia Paavola -

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