Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Judge halts CHS' Lutheran Health Network's lawsuit against ex-CEO: 7 takeaways

    Allen County (Ind.) Superior Court Judge Nancy Boyer halted the deposition of several witnesses asked to testify in Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network's lawsuit against the health system's former CEO Brian Bauer Friday, according to The Journal Gazette.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. 10 most Googled health topics of 2017

    Lupus, the flu and the cause for hiccups were among some of the most Googled health questions of 2017, CNN reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. This week's 3 most-read transactions and valuations stories

    The following were among the three most-read transactions and valuations stories published by Becker's Hospital Review during the past week.  By Alyssa Rege -

Creating a model online presence

How health systems can translate their physical access approach into digital catchment strategies.
  1. 12% of healthcare practices lack a sexual harassment policy

    A new Medical Group Management Association Stat poll shows some healthcare practices still lack a sexual harassment policy.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Microsoft previews AI-powered chatbot to select healthcare orgs

    Microsoft released a private preview of its artificial intelligence project to select healthcare organizations Dec. 13.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. FCC votes to waive $400k funding cap on rural telehealth program for FY17

    The Federal Communications Commission launched a review of its telehealth-focused Rural Health Care Program Dec. 14.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Aligning strategic and clinical initiatives: 23 hospital leaders weigh in

    The healthcare industry is undergoing unprecedented change, and leaders at all levels are looking for new strategies to improve outcomes, enhance the patient experience and lower costs.  By Mackenzie Bean -

Reducing Friction with CRM while improving patient engagement

As healthcare continues to become more consumer-driven, it's crucial for hospitals and health systems to expand patient engagement capacities in order to ensure an optimized patient experience.
  1. 6 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 -
  2. Nurse dies during shift at Self Regional Medical Center

    A nurse died during a shift Friday morning at Greenwood, S.C.-based Self Regional Medical Center, according to the Index Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Clinical labs tied up in court battles following Medicare's allegations of overcharges: 5 things to know

    Numerous clinical labs are tied up in bankruptcy court as Medicare seeks repayment for various tests, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Avera Health CEO John Porter to retire in 2018

    John Porter, president and CEO of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health, is retiring, ending a 44-year career with the organization. He will stay with Avera until December 2018, or until a successor is identified.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Seize the opportunities of financial reporting amidst consolidation

Were should CFOs and other business leaders focus?
  1. House and Senate agree on reconciled tax bill: 4 things to know

    Leaders from the House and Senate have reconciled their two versions of the tax bill and are now prepared to move forward with a vote next week, according to CNN.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. 8 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. 5 recent grants, 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. 25 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. 7 most interesting health IT partnerships this week

    Hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers teamed up with health IT companies, startups and advocacy groups this week to develop new initiatives, technologies and innovative projects.  By Julie Spitzer -
  6. CHS subsidiary, Geisinger medical school to end teaching relationship Jan. 1

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will no longer use Commonwealth Health's clinical sites and physicians, according to The Times-Tribune.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. 22% of finance executives see healthcare market as 'bubble likely to burst': 4 findings

    Some financial executives are concerned several sectors within the healthcare and life sciences industry are overvalued, according to a survey by KPMG and Leavitt Partners.  By Morgan Haefner -
  8. Becker's recap: Top 17 stories in 2017

    CMS' move to cancel major bundled payment initiatives, the unexpected closure of a Dallas hospital and President Donald Trump's ACA executive order were among the news stories that most captured Becker's Hospital Review readers this year.  By Morgan Haefner -
  9. CareerCast: 7 of 10 highest paying jobs in 2017 go to healthcare

    Surgeons rank No. 1 on the list of 2017's highest paying jobs, with six other healthcare professions making the top 10, according to a CareerCast report.  By Megan Knowles -

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