Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Mohawk tribe, SRC Labs sue Microsoft, Amazon for patent infringement

    The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and SRC Labs joined together to file lawsuits against Microsoft and Amazon, alleging the two tech companies infringed on their patents, reports CNBC.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. 160+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2017

    Hospitals, health systems, physician practices and healthcare organizations are experiencing increasingly complex revenue cycles, working with government and private payers as well as patients to collect. Here are more than 160 companies with revenue cycle management solutions in the healthcare space.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Study: Cancer drug costs increase 25% in 8 years

    The price of injectable brand-name cancer drugs are rising at a pace faster than inflation, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  By Mackenzie Bean -

Small hospital realizes big savings: Community Hospital, McCook, NE

Even with a GPO, Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska was paying too much for its supplies. They needed a community-hospital focused Supply Chain Solution.
  1. Stanford Medical School Dean: Physician burnout is 'not just individuals acting out' it is a systemic issue

    Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, emphasized that physician burnout is a systemic issue the industry must address, according to a Stanford Medicine blog post.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Regional Health in Washington rebrands as Astria Health

    Sunnyside, Wash.-based Regional Health rebranded as Astria Health, according to the Yakima Herald.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. U of Wisconsin medical school administrators: Proposed bill limiting abortion training 'would cost the school its OB/GYN accreditation'

    Madison-based University of Wisconsin Medical School and Public Health leaders are warning that the state's proposed bill limiting abortion training "would cost the school its OB/GYN accreditation," according to the Wisconsin Public Radio.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than in the Vietnam War

    Provisional data the CDC released in September suggested more than 64,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, which surpasses the 58,200 Americans who died in the Vietnam War and the 50,682 people who died from HIV/AIDS in 1995, according to a report from the Police Executive Research Forum.  By Brian Zimmerman -

Overcoming MACRA obstacles with positive patient identification

Learn how to prepare for changes associated with the new Medicare card initiative.
  1. Trump's tax reform plan: 7 things to know

    President Donald Trump unveiled his administration's tax reform proposal in late September, and as Congress transitions its attention from healthcare legislation to tax reform, Becker's Hospital Review takes a look at the details of President Trump's plan.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. The problem with eye drops — and why drug companies won't fix it

    Drug companies produce eye drops at a size much larger than the human eye can hold, reports ProPublica.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. 911 calls highlight chaos at overheated Florida nursing home

    Newly released 911 calls demonstrate the chaos and confusion that occurred when a Florida nursing home overheated amid power outages caused by Hurricane Irma, according to CNN.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. Study: Utilizing EHRs, educating staff can eliminate wasteful medical tests

    Researchers from five universities are urging physicians to reconsider their automated habits of ordering costly, often unnecessary lab tests and instead, opt for improved education and EHR use to inform these clinical decisions, based on findings from a recent study.  By Julie Spitzer -

Evidence-based success for HAI reduction using UV disinfection

How C. diff and other HAIs greatly affect patient outcomes and benefits of UV disinfection to combat HAIs.
  1. University of Rochester Medical Center names Adam Anolik permanent CFO

    University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center made CFO Adam P. Anolik's appointment permanent, effective immediately.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. NYT: ACA repeal threatens jobs and healthcare in rural America

    The debate over the ACA has many rural Americans concerned they could not only lose healthcare access, but also lose their jobs, according to a report from The New York Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Senators introduce public option bill, Medicare-X: 5 things to know

    Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced a bill Wednesday that would add a public option to the ACA exchanges, providing a lifeline to rural areas where all or nearly all commercial payers have dropped out.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Trump's EO on healthcare could limit provider consolidation

    President Donald Trump's executive order issued last Thursday included language suggesting the administration will limit consolidation among providers.  By Emily Rappleye -
  5. 60 of the greenest hospitals in America | 2017

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to name 60 of the most environmentally friendly hospitals in the country.  By Staff -
  6. Former pharma executive emerges as top candidate for HHS secretary

    Alex Azar, a former executive at pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, is allegedly the top candidate to serve as the next HHS secretary, reports The Hill.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. 16 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena president to retire next year: 5 things to know

    MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena President Karmon Bjella is retiring, effective July 1, 2018.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Barbara Duncan is Habersham Medical Center's acting CEO: 5 notes

    Habersham Medical Center in Demorest, Ga., selected Barbara Duncan as acting CEO, according to a report by The Northeast Georgian.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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