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  1. Experts share 3 priorities for CISOs

    Despite an uptick in cyberattacks, about two in five cybersecurity and IT executives believe that their organization wouldn't be able to handle a data breach.
  2. Michael Dowling: Staying focused is the best thing leaders can do for their teams

    I'm often asked about the best thing leaders can do to keep their teams engaged. My answer is simple: Stay relentlessly and unapologetically focused.
  3. Proposed overhaul of anti-kickback rules part of 'sprint to coordinated care,' HHS official says

    Citing efforts to improve coordinated care for patients, the HHS Office of Inspector General and CMS recently proposed an overhaul to the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.

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  1. Montana children's hospital had several escape attempts before teen's death

    Multiple escape attempts occurred at Helena, Mont.-based Shodair Children's Hospital this summer before a patient was fatally hit by a vehicle while running from the psychiatric facility July 15, according to a state report obtained by NBC affiliate KTVH.
  2. Vaping damages lungs after 3 days, study finds

    Just three days of vaping can cause lung damage, even if e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine, according to a study published in FASEB BioAdvances.
  3. 39 vaping deaths reported as outbreak slows: 5 updates

    The CDC reported 163 new cases of vaping-related illnesses this week, bringing the national case count to 2,051 as of Nov. 5. 
  4. 5 updates on payer-provider relationships

    Five recent articles posted by Becker's Hospital Review that concern payer-provider relationships:

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  1. U of Iowa Health joins HealthPartners' provider network

    The University of Iowa Health Care in Iowa City will be considered an in-network provider for Medicare patients with health insurance through HealthPartners UnityPoint Health's health plan, according to The Gazette.
  2. Medicaid work requirements on chopping block after Kentucky election

    Medicaid work requirements will be among the first to go after apparent Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear, a Democrat, takes office, according to CNBC.
  3. Indiana hospitals should create nonprofit fund to reinvest profits, former state economic leader says

    The Indiana Hospital Association should establish a nonprofit fund to invest net income from the state's nonprofit hospitals back into the community, the former president of the state's economic development corporation told Inside INdiana Business.
  4. Excela sees financial progress, but faces competition for patient dollars

    Greensburg, Pa.-based Excela Health is seeing signs of a financial turnaround, but will face new competition for patients from Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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  1. Porter Adventist Hospital confirms staff cuts

    Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review that it has made operational and administrative cuts to its staff.
  2. House vote on Pelosi drug pricing bill delayed again

    The House will not vote on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's drug pricing bill until at least December, a senior Democratic aide told Politico.
  3. Endo CEO to retire

    Endo International is searching for a new CEO after Paul Campanelli said this week that he intends to retire, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
  4. US lags behind other countries in care quality: 8 report findings

    Though the U.S. spends the most on healthcare globally, its quality performance doesn't necessarily reflect this when compared to other countries, according to a report published Nov. 7 from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. 
  5. To get executives on board with new tech, put ROI before AI

    When seeking to deploy a new artificial intelligence solution, IT teams can secure leaders' support by playing down the "scarier" technical aspects and focusing instead on AI's potential to augment human abilities and drive major returns on investment.
  6. CRISPR cancer treatment clears 1st safety tests

    Several months after the first U.S. cancer patients were treated with CRISPR gene-editing technology, scientists shared Nov. 6 that initial results demonstrate the safety and feasibility of the treatment, NPR reports.
  7. Alan Papa named president of UH Ahuja Medical Center

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals appointed Alan J. Papa president of UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio, effective Nov. 18.
  8. Baystate Health pilots real-time patient data sharing app with EMS

    Baystate Health partnered with General Devices to pilot a mobile application, which streamlines the exchange of heart attack patients' information between EMS and emergency department clinicians at the Springfield, Mass.-based health system, according to MassLive. 
  9. Only 10% of patients view their medical records online, study finds

    About 10 percent of discharged hospital patients who have online access to their health records actually view, download and transmit their health information, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.

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