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  1. Arkansas academic health center to cut 130 additional jobs through attrition

    Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will cut an additional 130 jobs through attrition, bringing its total projected job cuts to 730, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. U.S. Office of Personnel Management accuses Health Net of obstructing federal IT audit: 6 things to know

    The Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management alleged in a Feb. 12 report Health Net of California obstructed a federal IT audit, thereby violating its contract with the OPM.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. 5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported by Becker's Hospital Review during the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. IU Health's net income more than triples: 7 things to know

    Indiana University Health, a 15-hospital system based in Indianapolis, saw its financial picture improve in 2017.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 11 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From a former health clinic CFO sentenced to prison to a nurse charged with murder, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. UnitedHealth's Optum paid at least $80M for 230-physician Reliant Medical Group

    UnitedHealth Group's Optum arm struck a deal with Reliant Medical Group, a physician group in Worcester, Mass., for at least $80 million, according to Federal Trade Commission filings.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. HHS scrubs risk corridors funding from budget proposal: 3 things to know

    The Justice Department said due to an accounting error, a proposal to fully fund the ACA's risk corridors program made its way into HHS' budget. The proposed funding has since been removed, according to Inside Health Policy.  By Morgan Haefner -
  1. 5 ways to better understand patient-provider communication

    Several recent studies, surveys and hospital initiatives highlight issues in patient-provider communications, ranging from how physicians can talk to patients about death to how physicians and patients view surgical scars differently.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. Physicians tend to dismiss heart attack symptoms in young women: 7 things to know

    When young women seek care for heart attack symptoms, physicians are more likely to dismiss these symptoms as unrelated to heart issues, according to a study published in Circulation.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Search for missing CDC population health leader continues: 5 things to know

    Atlanta police are still looking for Dr. Timothy Cunningham, team lead for the CDC's division of population health, who was last seen Feb. 12, according to a report from ABC News.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. CDC finds 43.2% of Americans have high-deductible health plans: 4 additional stats

    The uninsured rate hovered at 9 percent, or 28.9 million Americans, in the first nine months of 2017, according to recent CDC data.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Researchers assess most cost-effective C. diff treatments — see how they stack up

    As Clostridium difficile creates a significant economic and morbidity burden for hospitals, researchers with Cleveland Clinic and the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston sought to determine the most cost-effective treatment for the illness in a study published Feb. 21 in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. 3 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 -
  3. 4 recent donations to healthcare organizations

    Numerous healthcare organizations recently received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care and start renovations.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to break ground on $567M medical pavilion

    Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will soon break ground on its 477,000-square-foot, $567 million medical and surgical pavilion, reports the Washington Business Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  5. 24 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.  By Leo Vartorella -
  6. Florida regulators reject Munroe Regional's proposal to construct $102M hospital

    The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration denied Ocala, Fla.-based Munroe Regional Medical Center's request to build a $102 million hospital at its existing TimberRidge campus in Ocala, according to the Ocala Star Banner.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. 3 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the three latest drugs or medical devices approved by the FDA this week.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  8. This Seattle hospital aims to get sepsis patients on antibiotics within 3 hours — here's how

    Seattle-based Harborview Medical Center relies on an automated sepsis-detection system — supported by the cohesive integration of nurses and technology — that seeks to treat potential sepsis patients within three hours of detection, reports NPR.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  9. ECPR protocol increases cardiac arrest survival rate from 0 to 40%

    Columbus-based The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center partnered with the Columbus Division of Fire to develop a new CPR protocol — an effort that has increased cardiac arrest patients' survival rates from zero to nearly 40 percent.  By Megan Knowles -

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