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  1. 3 challenges & solutions to managing medical images in the cloud

    The shift to the cloud is a growing trend across industries. The cloud, touted as a measure to reduce costs and improve scalability, describes a network of servers that house data remotely, which gives a user the ability to access data over the internet as opposed to only on a local network. IT spending related to the cloud shift is expected to account for $1 trillion across the globe by 2020, according to a Gartner report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Gov. John Kasich says Ohio might include drug distributors in opioid lawsuit after '60 Minutes' report

    Republican Gov. John Kasich said his office is looking into whether drug distributors should be added as defendants in Ohio's opioid epidemic lawsuit, according to a report from the Statehouse News Bureau.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Millennials most likely to practice 'sloppy' cybersecurity, survey finds

    About 50 percent of millennials consider themselves "very knowledgeable" about cybersecurity, according to a T-Systems survey.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

Small hospital realizes big savings: Community Hospital, McCook, NE

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  1. 29 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. UChicago, U of Illinois partner on statewide innovation program

    The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign launched a partnership to support statewide technology research and development, UChicago announced Oct. 19.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Former executive of Cleveland Clinic spinoff charged in $2.8M fraud scheme

    The former chief technology officer of a Cleveland Clinic spinoff company was arrested Thursday and charged for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the hospital system out of at least $2.8 million, according to the Department of Justice.   By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Elias Neujahr is Children's Hospital of Richmond's inaugural CEO: 4 notes

    Richmond-based Virginia Commonwealth University selected Elias Neujahr to serve as the first CEO of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, effective Dec. 3.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Overcoming MACRA obstacles with positive patient identification

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  1. 26 Detroit Medical Center surgeons pen letter to Tenet seeking reinstatement of orthopedic chief

    Twenty-six orthopedic surgeons at Detroit Medical Center sent a letter Oct. 10 to DMC and Tenet Healthcare, the hospital's Dallas-based parent, questioning the recent departure of DMC's orthopedic department chief, according to Crain's Detroit Business.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. athenahealth Q3 revenue up 10% from last year: 4 things to know

    Athenahealth released its third quarter earnings results Oct. 19.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. 6 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported during the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. 11 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alia Paavola -

Evidence-based success for HAI reduction using UV disinfection

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  1. UnitedHealth to add 500 jobs in Kansas, with 150 heading to OptumRx

    Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group will hire 500 employees in Kansas, according to a KCUR 89.3 report.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Florida nursing home bills patient who died in post-Hurrican Irma power outage

    A deceased resident of a Florida nursing home that ceased operations following Hurricane Irma was billed on her 100th birthday, according to a Sun-Sentinel report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 29% of providers think federal guidelines are sufficient enough to attain interoperability: 9 survey insights

    Just 29 percent of providers believe federal policies, committees and regulations are sufficient to help the nation achieve interoperability by 2020, according to a recent eHealth Initiative survey supported by GE Healthcare.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. New Jersey hospital taps CareCloud; mCare Solutions, VHC merger creates revenue integrity firm & more — 8 RCM key notes

    Here are eight recent updates on revenue cycle management companies.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. CMS approves Oregon's 1332 waiver to bypass ACA's single risk pool rule

    CMS greenlighted Oregon's section 1332 innovation waiver Oct. 19 aimed at shoring up its individual insurance market.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. FDA: 50 medical devices at risk of shortages after Hurricane Maria

    The Food and Drug Administration is monitoring dozens of medical devices produced in Puerto Rico for potential shortage risks, according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. 11 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a nurse suing a Michigan health system for discrimination to a Florida medical group settling false claims allegations, these are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Wythe County Community Hospital taps Joe Wilkins to serve as CEO

    Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville, Va., named Joe Wilkins CEO, effective Nov. 13.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Tufts nurses to picket Nov. 2 after unsuccessful post-strike negotiations

    The union representing 1,200 nurses at Boston-based Tufts Medical Center notified the hospital it will hold a informational picket from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.  By Kelly Gooch -

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