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  1. Rising stars in health IT: 3 leaders to know — Ravikanth Koganti, Sara Vaezy and Dr. Jonah Feldman

    Becker's Hospital Review is excited to highlight the following three rising health IT and innovation leaders.
  2. Delay in lowering drug costs is frustrating Trump, sources say

    Many elements of President Donald Trump's plan to lower drug costs have been blocked by courts, dropped by the administration or delayed, which is causing frustration for the president, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Medical records from shuttered Chicago clinic found in alley dumpster

    Hundreds of medical records from former patients of Chicago-based Community Mental Health Council, a group of clinics, were found in an alley dumpster, according to CBS Chicago.

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  1. Rady Children's notifies 2,360 patients of internet port that exposed their information

    San Diego-based Rady Children's Hospital began alerting 2,360 radiology patients Feb. 21 that their information may have been accessed by unauthorized personnel.
  2. Kentucky health system opens specialty pharmacy

    St. Elizabeth Healthcare, based in Covington, Ky., opened a specialty pharmacy that will allow the health system to fill prescriptions for chronic conditions such as cancer and HIV, the Northern Kentucky Tribune reported. 
  3. Mayo Clinic's annual operating income tops $1B for first time

    Mayo Clinic reported higher revenue in 2019, and the Rochester, Minn.-based health system's operating income surged past $1 billion, according to financial documents released Feb. 25.
  4. WellStar seeks partner to help renovate Atlanta safety-net hospital

    Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System is considering a variety of options to help revive Atlanta Medical Center, including finding a partner or selling the safety-net facility, according to Georgia Health News.

More than a buzzword: How AI can deliver real-world value and put the human touch back in healthcare

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  1. MedStar launches EHR-based heart risk prediction tool

    Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health on Feb. 26 launched an interactive tool within its EHR system that can automatically calculate a patient's risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
  2. Beaumont Health bumps pay of nearly 1,000 employees

    Nearly a thousand union service and technical employees at Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health will receive raises under a new contract, according to the union that represents them. 
  3. How Warren Buffett would improve boards 

    Warren Buffett released his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Feb. 22. 
  4. Sanders releases 'Medicare for All' funding details 

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., revealed a long-awaited funding plan on Feb. 24, though an analysis from The New York Times says it doesn't fully add up. 

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  1. Coronavirus fears present threat to Trump campaign

    The negative effect of the coronavirus threat on the stock market could also be a threat to President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, according to media reports. 
  2. 5 recent FDA drug, device approvals

    Five drugs and medical devices approved by the FDA since Jan. 21:
  3. Wearable AI could prevent 30% of heart failure readmissions: U of Utah Health study

    An artificial intelligence-enabled wearable sensor has the potential to avert up to one-third of readmissions for heart failure patients in the weeks after their initial discharge from the hospital, suggests a new study in Circulation: Heart Failure.
  4. Independent monitor responds to concerns about HCA's takeover of Mission Health

    An independent monitor hired to oversee Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's compliance with obligations stemming from its acquisition of Mission Health has responded after patients, staff and elected officials raised concerns about the takeover during a series of meetings across Western North Carolina, according to TV station WLOS.
  5. AHA launches $100K innovation challenge to improve behavioral health

    The American Hospital Association has begun accepting proposals for its 2020 innovation challenge, which calls for ideas and strategies to increase access, reduce costs and improve outcomes in the realm of behavioral health.
  6. 2 reasons diverse companies are more profitable

    Several studies have shown that diverse and inclusive companies outperform their less-diverse peers, according to Business Insider. 
  7. AMA, Google & 50 more health IT leaders unveil standard for AI in healthcare

    A working group of 52 healthcare and tech organizations convened by the Consumer Technology Association released on Feb. 25 a common framework for the development and use of artificial intelligence technology in healthcare.
  8. 12 EHR implementations that cost over $100M

    Implementing a new EHR can generate big time costs for hospitals and health systems, with some spending hundreds of millions to even more than a billion dollars on rollouts.
  9. University at Buffalo's pharmacy school placed on probation

    The pharmacy school at the University at Buffalo was placed on probationary status after the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education found that the program didn't provide students enough hours to practice in hospitals, Buffalo Business First reported. 

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