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  1. Scientists create cooling system for outbreak responders' protective suits

    Researchers at Stanford (Calif.) University are developing a cooling system to better regulate body temperature for healthcare teams working long hours in protective suits during infectious disease outbreaks, according to AfricaNews.com.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. Scientists create cooling system for outbreak responders' protective suits

    Researchers at Stanford (Calif.) University are developing a cooling system to better regulate body temperature for healthcare teams working long hours in protective suits during infectious disease outbreaks, according to AfricaNews.com.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. 71% of VA hospitals improved overall quality, agency finds

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued a Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning report Sept. 18 showcasing significant improvement at a majority of VA healthcare facilities.  By Harrison Cook -

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  1. South Carolina hospitals see spike in snake bites after Florence

    Hospitals and veterinary offices in southeast South Carolina are treating an increased number of patients with snake bites, according to WJBF.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. 1 in 3 foster kids receive psych drugs with no clinical surveillance, HHS finds

    Thousands of children in foster care are taking powerful psychiatric drugs without sufficient clinical oversight, according to a recent report from HHS' Office of Inspector General.    By Harrison Cook -
  3. Medicare auditors saved program $214M in FY 2016 and 7 other things to know

    The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program corrected $404.46 million in overpayments and $69.46 million in underpayments in fiscal year 2016, according to CMS' report to Congress.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Novo Nordisk to lay off 400 employees in China, Denmark

    Novo Nordisk, a Denmark-based multinational pharmaceutical company, will slash 400 jobs in its research and development unit, Reuters reported.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 10 latest hospital credit upgrades

    The following 10 hospital credit rating upgrades occurred in the last two months. They are listed below in alphabetical order.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Better health outcomes linked to lower Medicare spending

    Medicare spending per fee-for-service beneficiary is likely to be lower in counties where people have the highest well-being — defined as physical, mental and social health — as well as access to basic needs, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Who is Dr. Christine Blasey? 8 things to know about Kavanaugh's accuser

    The 51-year-old woman who accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee of Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault revealed her identity in an interview with The Washington Post Sept. 16.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Why Walmart is a fierce competitor in healthcare: 4 reasons

    Walmart, which advertises itself as the leader in "everyday low prices," is bringing that mentality to the healthcare market, partnering with insurers and tapping industry executives to grow its efforts, CNN Money reports.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. 32 hospital and health system CISOs to know | 2018

    Hospitals and health systems across the country are appointing chief information security officers to oversee cybersecurity efforts, assist with data management and drive new technology implementation. While the role can vary from one organization to another, many CISOs featured on this list are experts in healthcare cybersecurity and manage teams who specialize in keeping patient and provider data safe.  By Staff -
  2. Summa Health denied bid to restart ER residency program

    Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health revealed its request to restart its emergency medicine residency program was denied by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Booz Allen Hamilton hiring for help with VA's Cerner rollout

    Booz Allen Hamilton, an IT consulting firm the Veterans Affairs Department signed a $750 million management contract with to support its EHR overhaul, posted a job listing Sept. 13 for an EHR fielding team project coordinator to assist with the VA's EHR modernization program management office.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. ONC seeks a nurse informaticist

    HHS' ONC is looking to add a nurse informaticist to its team.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to June 2018 ONC data.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. HHS to create data-sharing strategy for its 11 agencies

    The HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer published a report on the state of data sharing across the department Sept. 17, as part of its ongoing effort to build an enterprisewide data strategy.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. 13 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.  By Leo Vartorella -
  8. Chris Self to serve as CEO of Manchester Memorial Hospital

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System has named Chris Self president and CEO of Manchester (Ky.) Memorial Hospital, according to The Sentinel Echo.  By Leo Vartorella -
  9. Aging population, rising healthcare costs a dangerous mix for economy, Moody's says

    U.S. healthcare spending will continue to rise as the population ages and as the costs of medical services grow, which will pose severe negative implications for both public and private sectors, according to a recent report by Moody's Investors Service.  By Alia Paavola -

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