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  1. LifePoint sells 3 Louisiana hospitals

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health is selling three Louisiana hospitals to Allegiance Health Management in Shreveport, La.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 8 health systems with strong finances

    Here are eight health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to recent reports from Moody's Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Banner Health sees annual net income more than double

    Banner Health, a 28-hospital, nonprofit system based in Phoenix, saw its financial picture significantly improve in 2017, according to recently released bondholder documents.  By Ayla Ellison -

How one home hospital program reduced costs by 52% and readmission rates by 70%

Dr. David Levine shares the pilot study results and how it can benefit both the patient and facility.
  1. Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance awarded $100k Hearst Health Prize

    New York City-based Hearst Health and Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University's College of Population Health awarded the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance in Boston the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for its program that provides permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless people.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. Geisinger takes aim at rural patient transportation issues with pilot program

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger plans to launch a transportation pilot program with rabbittransit, a public transportation provider for patients in York, Pa., who are unable to travel to medical appointments, according to The Daily Item.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Dr. Rasu Shrestha, UPMC chief innovation officer, to lead VA's open API pledge

    Rasu Shrestha, MD, chief innovation officer for Pittsburgh-based UPMC, will helm the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' open application programming interface pledge, the agency announced March 19.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Amazon expresses interest in health tech for the elderly: 7 things to know

    Amazon's secretive healthcare team, which has been referred to internally as 1492, is reportedly interested in developing healthcare technologies for aging populations, according to CNBC.  By Alia Paavola -

A path forward: Adapting to new technologies and strategy within digital healthcare marketing

As players like Amazon consider the market, what are the mindsets executives must consider?
  1. Sutter Health-Aetna JV gets CEO: 3 things to know

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health and Aetna named Steve Wigginton CEO of their Sutter Health | Aetna joint venture health plan, effective immediately.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Piedmont Athens Regional seeks approval for its $171M expansion project

    Piedmont Athens (Ga.) Regional is seeking approval from the Georgia Department of Community Health to embark on a $171 million expansion project, according to recently filed documents.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. U of Mississippi Medical Center, Memorial Hospital to collaborate

    Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Miss.) and Jackson-based Children's of Mississippi, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, also in Jackson, formed a pediatric collaboration March 19 to enhance care services for area residents.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. US News ranks 'Best Nursing Schools 2019'

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore was ranked the No. 1 nursing school at which to earn a master's degree in nursing, according to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Nursing Schools" for 2019.  By Alyssa Rege -

How to make sure your clinical mobile solution measures up

Learn key strategies and practices to optimize your mobility solution outcomes.
  1. Adapt Pharma expands free Narcan program for schools: 3 things to know

    Dublin, Ireland-based drugmaker Adapt Pharma on March 19 expanded its program to deliver free supplies of the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan to high schools and universities nationwide. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Florida law puts 3-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain

    Republican Gov. Rick Scott on March 19 signed legislation to limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain in Florida to three days with some exceptions for seven-day prescriptions. By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. 73% of executives plan to accelerate deal-making strategies due to tax overhaul

    Nearly three-fourths of executives — 73 percent — are set to embark on a spending spree because of recently passed U.S. tax legislation, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing an Ernst & Young survey.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. New York hospital seeks critical access status to jump-start finances

    Cobleskill (N.Y.) Regional Hospital is applying for critical access hospital classification to turn around its widening deficit, The Daily Gazette reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Pickens County Medical Center names new CEO: 3 takeaways

    Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, Ala., selected John O'Neil to serve as president and CEO, effective March 19, according to a WCBI report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Bassett Healthcare Network CEO Dr. Vance Brown to resign; former CEO to return

    Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Vance M. Brown, MD, is resigning April 20, and the health system named William F. Streck, MD, his successor.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Report: 210 US hospitals withheld device warranty credits from Medicare

    Over 200 U.S. hospitals failed to pass along $4.4 million in warranty credits from device manufacturers to Medicare between calendar years 2008 and 2013, according to a recent audit of federal financial statements cited by the Star Tribune.  By Alia Paavola -
  8. What hospitals serve around the world

    An important, but often overlooked, part of the patient experience is the food. At a vulnerable time, a good meal can make a huge difference in a patient's comfort.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. Some nurses push for vote to unionize at Johns Hopkins: 5 things to know

    A potential unionization vote among nurses is in the making at Baltimore-based The Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to The Baltimore Sun.  By Kelly Gooch -

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