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  1. Stony Brook Medicine's 4-story expansion opens to patients Nov. 17

    Stony Brook (N.Y.) Medicine will open its four-story expansion of its children's hospital to patients Nov. 17, according to Newsday. 
  2. 'VA's got to do better': Congress examines 11 suspicious patient deaths

    Congress members met Oct. 16 to discuss safety concerns at Veterans Health Administration hospitals across the U.S., including the 11 suspicious deaths at Clarksburg, W.Va.-based Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, according to WVMetroNews. 
  3. Youth suicides jumped 56% in 10 years: CDC

    U.S. suicide rates among children and young adults jumped 56 percent from 2007-17, according to a new CDC report. 

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  1. MinuteClinic expands telehealth services to Washington, Oregon

    MinuteClinic, CVS Health's retail medical clinic, launched telehealth programs in two more states.
  2. Tech companies dominate list of best global brands: What healthcare can learn about consumer engagement

    Four of the top five and about one-third of all 100 companies on marketing consultancy Interbrand's annual list of the "Best Global Brands" are technology or software firms.
  3. Intermountain scoops up land in Las Vegas

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare paid nearly $19 million for a plot of land in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  4. Dignity Health issues layoffs at 3 California hospitals

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health will lay off roughly 1 percent of the staff at three California hospitals, according to TV station KRCR, which cited an email sent to Dignity employees.

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  1. 4 ways CEOs can step back and let innovation happen

    Not only can organic, internal innovation drive greater growth than external value grabs such as acquisitions, but it will also establish for an organization and its leaders a reputation as forward-thinking and entrepreneurially minded.
  2. 10 'best hospital cities' in the US

    Boston has the best overall hospital ecosystem of any city in the U.S., according to an analysis by Medbelle, a digital healthcare company based in London.
  3. Viewpoint: Using 'mean survival gain' is a better pricing method for cancer drugs

    Using "mean survival gain" instead of "median survival gain" is a more accurate way to calculate the value of cancer drugs, two professors of health policy and economics at Los Angeles-based University of Southern California wrote in an opinion article published by STAT.
  4. 62% of physicians fear new prescription drug crisis, study finds

    The majority of U.S. primary care physicians may not be able to recognize prescription drug misuse, a recent study by Quest Diagnostics found.

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  1. Arkansas innovation institute receives $4M for digital health pilot to improve sexual assault response

    The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a $4 million grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Institute for Digital Health and Innovation for an initiative to improve sexual assault treatment in rural hospitals.
  2. IBM revenue drops for 5th consecutive quarter, down to $18B in Q3

    IBM reported its fifth consecutive quarter of declining revenues in a third quarter earnings report released Oct. 17.
  3. Physician-led ACOs performed better than hospital-led ACOs in 2018, analysis finds

    Low-revenue, physician-led accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program reduced Medicare spending by $739 million in 2018, significantly outperforming high-revenue, hospital-led ACOs, according to a new analysis from consulting firm Avalere.
  4. 'Back to the drawing board': Federal surprise-billing debate gets more complicated

    The federal surprise-billing debate in Congress has gotten more complicated, after U.S. House Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, rejected a committee leader's proposed path forward on legislation to address the issue, according to The Hill.
  5. 10 most common antibiotics administered in the ER

    Ceftriaxone and azithromycin are the top two most commonly administered antibiotics in U.S. emergency rooms for patients who are not admitted to the hospital, according to a study published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
  6. OSF St. Mary Medical Center appoints Lisa DeKezel president

    OSF St. Mary Medical Center in in Galesburg, Ill., has selected Lisa DeKezel, RN, to serve as president, effective Nov. 18.
  7. Lawrence General Hospital CEO Dianne Anderson to step down

    Dianne Anderson, president and CEO of Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital, is resigning Nov. 6, according to The Eagle-Tribune.
  8. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise in the last week:
  9. Fitbit, Pfizer alliance team up to detect AFib faster

    Fitbit is partnering with the Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance to help support earlier diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and detection of individuals who are at risk of stroke.

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