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  1. Most new nurses work 12-hour shifts, some have second jobs

    Newly licensed nurses are predominantly working 12-hour shifts, nearly half work overtime and more than 1 in 10 have a second job, a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing found.
  2. Mortality rates lower in US counties with more primary care physicians

    Mortality rates are lower in U.S. counties with more primary care physicians than in areas with fewer physicians, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found.
  3. Top execs of America's 5 largest commercial health plans

    Here are the leaders of the five insurers with the most members and revenue in 2018, listed alphabetically:

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  1. Epic, athenahealth lead in patient-portal satisfaction, KLAS finds

    Epic was the No. 1 EMR vendor when ranked by providers' satisfaction with patient portals, according to a KLAS Research report.
  2. Montana health system meets requirements in whistle-blower settlement

    Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare System has met deadlines for compliance program mandates as part of a $24 million whistle-blower lawsuit settlement, according to a Daily Inter Lake report.
  3. ANA on nurse's reckless homicide charge: Criminalizing medical errors may deter future reporting

    The American Nurses Association released a statement regarding a former nurse at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center who is facing a reckless homicide charge over a medication error.
  4. National healthcare groups urge Congress to delay Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts

    The American Hospital Association, along with seven other national healthcare organizations, are calling on federal lawmakers to delay the start of the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts scheduled to begin Oct. 1. 

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  1. 3 hospital revenue cycle leaders predict how price transparency will affect healthcare

    Price transparency has come to the forefront recently amid CMS' new requirement that hospitals publish their standard charges on the internet.
  2. Kansas hospital reaches out to shuttered hospital's displaced employees

    Labette Health in Parsons, Kan., held an employee fair Feb. 18 to reach staff affected by the closure of Oswego (Kan.) Community Hospital, according to
  3. Ochsner, Pfizer to test digital tools to ease patient participation in clinical trials

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System entered into a multiyear agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to improve patient access to clinical trials.
  4. Baptist Health Lexington develops EHR tool to avoid patient delays

    Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.) designed a tool for its Epic EHR that helps clinicians and case managers identify common delays that providers encounter when discharging patients.

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  1. Cambridge Health Alliance names CIO: 4 things to know

    Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance selected Brian Herrick, MD, to serve as CIO.
  2. Piedmont Columbus Regional appoints CMO, COOs for 2 campuses

    Piedmont Columbus (Ga.) Regional selected Bill Tustin to serve as COO of its Midtown campus and Laura Drew as COO of its Northside campus, both based in Columbus. It also named Chris Edwards, MD, CMO for both campuses.
  3. 250+ telehealth companies to know | 2018

    The telehealth companies featured on this list range from video conferencing and connection to wearable data gathering and reporting technologies and platforms.
  4. What's your 3.0? Next-gen integrated health network will embrace the consumer

    Whether healthcare is your mission or your business, the game is changing. No longer will you compete for "heads in beds," "medical loss" or "medication possession ratio." Increasingly, health organizations are entering competition for the consumers' bodies, hearts and minds.
  5. Allergan adds former Celgene exec Bob Hugin to its board

    The Allergan board selected former Celgene CEO and Chairman Bob Hugin to serve on its board of directors, effective Feb. 19.
  6. More details emerge in generic drug price-fixing lawsuit

    More details have emerged from a lawsuit filed by 47 states that accuses 17 generic drugmakers of engaging in a scheme to fix prices, according to STAT, who obtained an unredacted version of the complaint.
  7. New Jersey drugmaker files for bankruptcy

    Immune Pharmaceuticals, a New Jersey-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of treatments for immunologic and inflammatory diseases, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Feb. 19.
  8. Washington faces critically low blood supply

    Blood supply in the state of Washington has reached a critically low level after a string of recent snowstorms, according to a KING-TV news report.
  9. Supreme Court denies Maryland's bid to revive law on price gouging

    In a setback to states working to rein in prescription drug costs, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Maryland's bid to revive a law aimed at preventing price gouging by drugmakers, Reuters reports.

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