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  1. Former Vanderbilt nurse pleads not guilty to reckless homicide in fatal medication error

    A former nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., charged with reckless homicide after a medication error led to a patient's death in 2017, pleaded not guilty Feb. 20, according to The Tennessean.
  2. Rush University Medical Center Associate CMO Dr. Brian Stein's top piece of advice? Avoid flawed data

    After attending medical school at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center, Brian Stein, MD, came back to the organization in 2009 to work as an intensive care provider and assistant professor specializing in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. He now also serves as the associate CMO at the medical center.
  3. Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with David Zechman, President of The Zechman Group

    David Zechman, FACHE, serves as President for The Zechman Group. 

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  1. Patient medical records sell for $1K on dark web

    Healthcare data protection company Protenus revealed there were 222 hacking incidents in 2018, up nearly 25 percent from 2017. Of these data breaches, more than 11 million patient records were affected, CBS News reports.
  2. Yale School of Public Health to open health informatics division

    New Haven, Conn.-based Yale School of Public Health will launch a health informatics division focused on enhancing EHR accuracy through artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, Yale Daily News reports.
  3. Health-related Google searches spike weeks before visiting ER

    In the weeks before visiting an emergency room, patients were often found Google searching health-related terms, symptoms and hospital logistics, according to a Penn Medicine study.
  4. 'Big tech' takes on anti-vaccination online posts

    Google, Facebook and Youtube are among the tech companies becoming more active in stopping the spread of anti-vaccination content online, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Mercy Hospital Ada's new president is Terence Farrell: 4 things to know

    O'Fallon, Mo.-based Mercy hired Terence Farrell to serve as president of Mercy Hospital Ada (Okla.), effective Feb. 25, according to The Ada News.
  2. Cook Children's Health Care System selects chief investment officer: 3 takeaways

    Cook Children's Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas, appointed Tony Bagwell senior vice president and chief investment officer, according to a Chief Investment Officer report.
  3. New York pharmaceutical firm files for bankruptcy protection

    Aceto Corp., a New York-based firm developing and selling human health products, pharmaceutical ingredients and performance chemicals, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  4. Pernix Therapeutics files for bankruptcy, blames generic competition

    Pharmaceutical company Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, based in New Jersey, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Feb. 18 amid lagging drug sales.

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  1. Alexion Pharmaceuticals to pay $13M to settle kickback allegations

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay $13 million to settle allegations that it used charities to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients, according to a STAT news report.
  2. Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with Matthew Painter, Director of Leadership Development for UAB Health System

    Matthew Painter, MD, serves as Director of Leadership Development for UAB Health System. 
  3. Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with David Lehr, Chief Information Officer, Anne Arundel Medical Center

    David Lehr serves as Chief Information Officer for Anne Arundel Medical Center. 
  4. North Carolina hospital launches program to help malnourished patients after discharge

    Wilmington, N.C.-based New Hanover Regional Medical Center has implemented a program to help malnourished patients after they leave the hospital.
  5. Maternity hospital readmissions on the decline, study finds

    Hospitals are doing a better job of reducing hospital readmissions for maternity patients, according to an analysis by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  6. Start with yourself: A 6-item personal inventory for leaders

    "What my work building and leading teams has taught me above all else is that the first step in defining a culture is to start with yourself." 
  7. Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with Jean Ann Larson, Chief Leadership Development Officer for UAB Health System

    Jean Ann Larson, FACHE, LFHIMSS, FIISE, serves as Chief Leadership Development Officer for UAB Health System. 
  8. Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with Les Jebson, Executive Director for Texas A&M Health Science Center

    Les Jebson, MHA, serves as Executive Director for Texas A&M Health Science Center.
  9. Staffing remains major concern for critical care nurses, survey finds

    Appropriate staffing continues to be a major concern for critical care nurses, with only 39 percent of nurses saying they have the right number of nurses with the right knowledge and skills over 75 percent of the time, a study published in Critical Care Nurse found.

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