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  1. Amazon moves into healthcare: A 2018 timeline

    Amazon made headlines this year — especially as it leaped further into the healthcare arena. While there has been speculation about Amazon's entry into the industry for years, announcements by the e-commerce giant in 2018 make it clear that it's planning to make a big splash in healthcare.  
  2. Atrium CEO gets biggest pay boost since taking role

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health paid its CEO, Gene Woods, about $6.1 million in 2018, up 12 percent from the year prior, according to disclosures obtained by The Charlotte Observer.
  3. BCBS Association CEO to testify in court over Anthem-Cigna breakup

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Association CEO Scott Serota must testify in a legal battle over the failed $54 billion Anthem-Cigna merger, according to Law 360.

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  1. Cone Health's Q1 operating income falls 68%

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health saw its revenue increase during the first quarter of fiscal year 2019; however, the health system experienced a decrease in operating and net income.
  2. New York hospital ICU chief: Complaints about problem physician 'fell on deaf ears'

    Auburn (N.Y.) Community Hospital's chief of intensive care, Hal Feinberg, MD, says the hospital CEO ignored complaints of an abusive physician for months before taking action, according to a Syracuse.com report.
  3. Hospital Alliance of New Jersey CEO: State needs to reduce federal charity care cuts

    New Jersey should work to reduce the effect of an impending decrease in charity care assistance, the president and CEO of the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey wrote in an op-ed for NJ Spotlight.
  4. The state of Medicaid expansion

    Thirty-seven states, including the District of Columbia, have expanded their Medicaid programs, with 14 states opting out of the expansion.

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  1. Jefferson Health reports success 2 years into GE partnership: 6 questions with Chief Integration Officer Kathleen Kinslow

    Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health embarked on an eight-year shared-risk partnership with GE Healthcare in July 2017 to optimize its patient care strategy.
  2. 3 recent RCM tips

    Here are three expert revenue cycle management tips, published by Becker's Hospital Review on or after Feb. 7.
  3. Customized drug alerts protect patients from medication errors, study finds

    Researchers from Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital used a comprehensive method to reduce drug interaction alerts clinicians receive, improving EHRs to lower alert fatigue and boost patient safety, according to a study published in Pediatrics.
  4. Researchers create blood test to determine patients' pain severity

    Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis developed a blood test that can determine a patient's severity of pain and help change how physicians prescribe addictive drugs, Fox59 reported.

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  1. Vaccine hesitancy linked to community norms, researcher says

    As several states grapple with measles outbreaks, a medical anthropologist says some families may be reluctant to vaccinate their children due to community norms, NPR reported.
  2. California hospital surprised by sudden utility payments: 5 things to know

    San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in Banning, Calif., is trying to sort out details behind water used tied to meters on vacant land after surprisingly receiving utility bills totaling about $20,000, according to a Record Gazette report.
  3. Virginia hospital sees profits climb after LifePoint deal

    Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va., saw a significant financial boost after joining for-profit Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health, according to FauquierNow.com.
  4. Russell Regional Hospital ousts CEO: 5 notes

    Russell (Kan.) Regional Hospital CEO Rob Nahmensen is no longer employed at the hospital, according to a Salina Post report.
  5. Care New England turns around Q1 operating loss

    Providence, R.I.-based Care New England Health System is continuing its financial turnaround after closing Pawtucket, R.I.-based Memorial Hospital.
  6. 26 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.
  7. The future of care is virtual, Mount Sinai Health System CMIO says

    Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD, chief medical information officer at New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System, discusses the biggest technological challenges CMIOs face and why telehealth will continue to gain traction.
  8. After reviewing 173 comments, DOJ stands by CVS-Aetna settlement

    The U.S. Department of Justice said its settlement with CVS Health and Aetna that allowed the two to move forward with their $69 billion deal remedied any antitrust concerns, according to Law 360.
  9. CHIME to Senate: There's 'no question' 5G will improve healthcare access, efficiency

    The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives submitted a statement to a Senate subcommittee urging investment in 5G, the newest generation of cellular internet connectivity.

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