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  1. 7 recent hospital, health system executive retirements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive retirements in the last three weeks: 
  2. Tip of the Day: Include all transportation costs in your freight management program

    Traditional freight management programs include only inbound and outbound shipping expenses.
  3. Pharmacies need to put value over volume, Cleveland Clinic's chief pharmacy officer says

    The payment model in large pharmacies sacrifices patient safety and puts unreasonable demands on pharmacists, Scott Knoer, PharmD, chief pharmacy officer of the Cleveland Clinic wrote in an op-ed published Feb. 24 in STAT. 

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  1. 4 hospitals adding workers

    The following hospitals and health systems have shared hiring plans since Jan. 24: 
  2. 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts joins Mayo board

    The Mayo Clinic board of trustees has elected TV anchor Robin Roberts as a public trustee.
  3. Michigan ACO executive sentenced to prison for stealing Medicare bonus

    The former CEO of Southeast Michigan Accountable Care in Dearborn was sentenced Feb. 19 to three years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud in connection with his theft of more than $3.4 million from the ACO, according to the Department of Justice.
  4. Adapting to Gen Z workers' skills might require a new position: Generational consultant

    Though practically every industry has adapted to the increasingly tech-driven society by hiring more IT workers than ever before — most millennials or members of Generation Z — few have adapted their organizations to best serve those new employees.

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

Technology solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) have become more prevalent in the healthcare sector in recent years.
  1. Health Catalyst acquires quality-tracking software company

    Analytics technology company Health Catalyst announced on Feb. 18 that it will acquire Able Health, which develops quality and regulatory measurement tracking software for healthcare providers.
  2. Study: 'Medicare for All' would save 68,000 lives, $458B annually

    "Medicare for All" would save the U.S. more than $450 billion annually, and the increased access to healthcare would save more than 68,000 lives, compared to the current system, according to an analysis published by The Lancet.
  3. ACA approval hits all-time high

    A "clear majority" of Americans are now in favor of the ACA, with 55 percent of the public holding positive opinions of the law, according to the February 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll.
  4. 6 latest healthcare bankruptcies

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals and other healthcare organizations to file for bankruptcy.

Three is a magic number — Get patients healthier with an optimized appointment reminder strategy

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  1. Taro Pharmaceuticals recalls seizure drug

    Taro Pharmaceuticals is recalling two lots of its Phenytoin seizure drug due to an issue with the packaging that may cause under or overdosing, the drugmaker said Feb. 21. 
  2. FDA classifies insulin as a biologic in hopes of making it cheaper, more accessible

    The FDA classified insulin as a biologic product Feb. 20, a move that opens the drug up to more competition, potentially lowering costs for patients who rely on it. 
  3. The gift of time — How to optimize utilization and add days to the OR calendar

    In a year, 166.67 days is a substantial amount of time to waste, but hospitals everywhere leave that time on the operating table by inefficiently managing their surgical blocks and letting poor surgical utilization rates go unaddressed.
  4. Sanofi faces new charges in dengue vaccine case

    The Philippines Department of Justice said Feb. 21 it has found sufficient evidence to charge the president of Sanofi over the drugmakers' alleged role in a scandal involving its dengue vaccine, CNN reported. 
  5. Gilead loses another Truvada patent challenge

    Gilead Sciences lost another attempt to invalidate patents owned by HHS for using its Truvada pill to prevent HIV, STAT reported. 
  6. New Mexico hospital CEO resigns

    Taffy Arias, CEO of Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M., has stepped down, Silver City Daily Press and Independent reports.  
  7. Colorado med school's 'parenting elective' cuts new mom, dad stress for pediatric residents

    A med school class elective that turns pediatric residents' parenting of their own infants into a structured training program has succeeded in giving residents more time with their newborns while alleviating the stress of lost income.
  8. States ranked by life expectancy

    Hawaiians has the highest life expectancy of all U.S. states, according to a new ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
  9. Financial updates from Ascension, CommonSpirit, Kaiser + 8 other systems

    The following 11 health systems recently released their financial statements for the three, six or 12-month periods ended Dec. 31:

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