Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. South Dakota sues drugmakers over opioid marketing practices

    South Dakota filed a lawsuit against three prescription drug manufactures, alleging the companies spread false information about the safety of opioids, according to a March 14 news release.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Florida physician accused of masturbating during patient exam resigns: 3 things to know

    A Florida physician accused of masturbating while examining a patient resigned from Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, according to a report from First Coast News.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Hospital treats trauma victims of Florida bridge collapse: 5 things to know

    At least six people were killed and 10 trauma victims transported to Miami's Kendall Regional Medical Center for treatment after a pedestrian bridge collapsed near Florida International University, according to The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -

Hospital C-suite: How do you feel about value-based payments?

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  1. Regulators shut down Detroit pharmacy for suspicious opioid dispensing

    The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on March 15 Detroit-based Super Mart Pharmacy's controlled substance license, along with the license of the facility's lead pharmacist, for allegedly overdispensing opioids. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Naked man arrested after entering Phoenix pediatric ER

    Hospital security staff at Phoenix-based Maricopa Medical Center struggled to remove a naked man who walked into the hospital's pediatric emergency room March 8, according to a KNXV report.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Arkansas congressman calls on Sessions to probe CVS Health-Aetna deal

    Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., penned a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Federal Trade Commission head urging a thorough review of CVS Health's proposed $69 billion takeover of Aetna, WPRI reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. NantHealth reports 300% increase in genetic analysis revenue since 2016: 4 things to know

    NantHealth released its full-year earnings results for 2017 on March 14.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

Straight from the source: Incorporating patient-generated health data into clinical workflows

Learn how the CMIO of Beth Israel Deaconess uses data from patients' wearables.
  1. 7 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. 32 healthcare leaders describe their last trip to the hospital

    Healthcare leaders spend their careers trying to optimize the patient experience, but executives can never truly understand what patients go through until they are on other side of the stethoscope themselves. By Leo Vartorella -
  3. MedPAC urges Congress to eliminate MIPS

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has released its semiannual report on Medicare payment policy to Congress, which includes a recommendation to axe the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 6 state bills targeting balance billing in Q1

    Here are six bills addressing surprise billing that were proposed, approved or moved through state legislatures during the first quarter of this year.  By Morgan Haefner -

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. Leapfrog: Chicago hospital's defamation lawsuit fails because safety grade was never published

    Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago sued Leapfrog for defamation in October 2017, alleging the hospital ratings agency knowingly used incorrect information to lower the hospital's letter grade for patient safety. In a motion filed March 14, Leapfrog argues there are several reasons the lawsuit should be dismissed.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Hospital bond issuance nearly nonexistent in past 30 days

    Only three hospitals issued fixed-rate, tax-exempt bonds in the past 30 days, according to a report from HFA Partners.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From a former vice president of a Minneapolis-based health system pleading guilty to theft to a Massachusetts hospital suing its former CEO, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Arkansas first state to pass bill regulating PBMs: 4 things to know

    Arkansas lawmakers on March 14 approved what is likely the first bill in the U.S. to permit state-level regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, according to Arkansas Times.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  5. Report deems abortion care safe, effective in US

    Abortion care is both safe and effective in the U.S., according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. Surgeons uncover hidden cancer cells with glowing dyes

    Surgeons are revealing hidden cancers using fluorescent, glowing dyes that make cancer cells light up, an innovation that could transform how hundreds of thousands of cancer operations are conducted every year, according to a CBS News report.  By Megan Knowles -
  7. 9 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 -
  8. Increased hospital payments linked to better heart attack outcomes: 4 things to know

    Higher 30-day spending to care for Medicare beneficiaries who recently experienced a heart attack is linked to a slight reduction in patient mortality, according to a study and published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  By Megan Knowles -
  9. Patient charged with assaulting 3 Geisinger hospital employees

    Coal Township, Pa., police charged a patient at Coal Township-based Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for assaulting hospital employees during his hospital stay March 1, according to The News-Item.  By Megan Knowles -

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