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  1. Physician burnout is a 'public health crisis': 3 strategies to address it

    Physician burnout is a public health issue that "urgently demands action" from the rest of the healthcare industry, according to a report from Harvard University and Massachusetts trade groups.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. AMA CIO urges Apple to tread carefully with Medicare plans

    Physicians are skeptical of whether Apple's reputed move into the private Medicare market will truly improve medical care for seniors, according to the Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. 5 recent RCM tips

    Here are five expert revenue cycle management tips, published by Becker's Hospital Review since Jan. 1.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Here are seven recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives:  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. CMS chief Seema Verma tweets '#WheresThePrice' challenge in price transparency push

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma addressed what she called the "Twitterverse" in a tweet Jan. 18, asking individuals to participate in the agency's "#WheresThePrice" price transparency challenge.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Ohio health system offers financial help to government workers amid shutdown

    Cincinnati-based TriHealth is pausing its billing for patients affected by the partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a Cincinnati Business Courier report.    By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Rhode Island governor seeks to tax 'non-mission essential' hospital properties

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to give cities and towns the ability to tax "non-mission essential" properties owned by nonprofit colleges and hospitals, according to a WPRI-TV report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. All hospitals that earned HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 in 2018

    Each year, HIMSS Analytics assesses hospitals across the globe to determine the extent to which they've implemented various health IT functions.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Arizona Medicaid work requirements approved

    Arizona became the eighth state Jan. 18 to gain federal approval to require adults to work, volunteer or participate in job training to qualify for Medicaid.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Ohio hospital faces closure after losing Medicare certification

    Dayton, Ohio-based Medical Center at Elizabeth Place will no longer be a certified hospital by Medicare or Medicaid effective Jan. 18, resulting in a funding lapse that could cause the medical center to close its doors.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. NYC Health + Hospitals launches 'meatless Mondays'

    NYC Health + Hospitals, New York City's 11-hospital public health system, debuted "meatless Mondays" Jan. 7 to provide more plant-based meals to inpatients.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Orlando Health: Clinically integrated network saved $89.9M

    Orlando (Fla.) Health Network, part of the Orlando Health hospital system, saved $89.9 million in the past five years, according to the Network's 2018 Value Report.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. 9 states report high flu activity: 5 things to know

    U.S. flu activity remains elevated, and nine states experienced high influenza-like illness activity for the week ending Jan. 12, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. El Camino Hospital took big hit on $1B investment

    While El Camino Hospital is still profitable, the Mountain View, Calif.-based hospital lost money on its nearly $1 billion portfolio, according to the Mountain View Voice.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Ambulance diversion still occurs in large US cities despite 'horrifying' results

    Massachusetts became the first and only state to ban ambulance diversions in 2009, and other locations have moved to stop the potentially harmful practice of temporarily closing a facility to incoming ambulances, but it still occurs in most of the nation's largest cities, a review by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found.  By Megan Knowles -
  5. 5 developments in AI last week

    Here are five recent studies that investigate applications for AI in healthcare, as covered by Becker's Hospital Review:  By Julie Spitzer -
  6. IU Health Bloomington Hospital taps new COO: 3 notes

    IU Health Bloomington (Ind.) Hospital appointed Alan Biggs COO, according to an Inside Indiana Business report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Baylor St. Luke's continues leadership restructuring — 3 executive appointments

    Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston added three executives to its leadership team.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. 43 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 Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Nationwide Children's CMIO Jeffrey Hoffman on how he reduced EHR burdens for clinicians

    Jeffrey Hoffman, MD, is the chief medical information officer of Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital, which has more than 1,300 medical personnel and saw 1.4 million patient visits in 2017.  By Alia Paavola -

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