Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Cerner shakes up C-suite & 14 other health IT notes

    Here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Allscripts, Cerner and Microsoft. 
  2. Accelerating prevention in healthcare with co-opetition

    "Co-opetition is the perfect approach for the health-care industry to avoid the destruction of much that is essential to the continuing health of the American people. It should be required reading by managers of health-care providers and health insurance or HMO managers." In this introductory quote in Co-opetition by Adam Brandenburger and Barry Nalebuff, former COO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center John Gunn suggests that healthcare providers and organizations will thrive by capturing an overlooked opportunity to serve patients and communities.
  3. Uber Health leader on why providers can say goodbye to swivel chairs

    There seems to always be a discussion on what constitutes as a social determinant of health, such as nutrition or housing. However, transportation needs to be equally considered, according to Uber Health chief Dan Trigub.

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  1. Texas A&M plans to build $550M complex in Texas Medical Center

    College Station-based Texas A&M University plans to build a $550 million complex in the Texas Medical Center, a sprawling Houston hub of healthcare institutions, according to The Houston Chronicle.
  2. Medical City Frisco names new CEO

    Medical City Frisco (Texas) has named Patrick Rohan CEO, effective March 1.
  3. Crozer-Keystone Health System taps Peter Adamo as CEO

    Springfield, Pa.-based Crozer-Keystone Health System has named Peter Adamo CEO. 
  4. Seattle Children's sues to block release of health records; top official resigns

    Seattle Children's Hospital has filed a lawsuit to block the release of health department records regarding mold at its facility, according to court documents cited by King 5. 

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  1. Vanderbilt develops EHR data-mining tool to identify disease associations

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University engineers created a new tool that can identify disease co-morbidities by analyzing de-identified EHR data and medical diagnosis codes, according to a Feb. 18 news release.
  2. Coronavirus deaths outside of China rise; studies shed light on transmission routes

    As of 10 a.m., Feb. 20, the disease COVID-19 has sickened 75,752 and resulted in 2,130 deaths. Globally, 16,882 people have recovered from the illness. 
  3. New York hospital offers alternative explanation for losses after auditors blame Cerner billing issues

    Auditors determined Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital's significant losses in 2017 were largely attributable to the rollout of a new billing system. However, the hospital offered a different explanation to state health regulators, according to The Post Star.
  4. Duke cardiologist joins Alphabet-backed healthcare database startup

    After a more than 20-year stint as a cardiologist and professor of medicine in Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System and a clinical investigator at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Matthew Roe, MD, has joined Verana Health as CMO.

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  1. Indian Health Service to modernize 50-year-old clinical information system

    The Indian Health Service, part of HHS, has begun a multiyear modernization project to overhaul its clinical and patient administrative information system, which has been in place since 1969, according to a Feb. 18 Nextgov report.
  2. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: Healthcare will change, but the human connection you find in hospitals cannot

    I've written in previous columns that I believe we need to find ways to reconcile the concepts of "patient" and "consumer" in healthcare. We live in an age of ubiquitous handheld devices and social media. Convenience is prized more than ever.
  3. Age bias influences 80-year-olds' heart attack care, study suggests

    Age may subconsciously play a role in cardiologists' treatment decisions for heart attack patients, according to a new study cited by STAT.
  4. New York health system alerts patients of ransomware attack at third-party vendor

    Latham, N.Y.-based Community Care Physician began notifying an undisclosed number of patients Feb. 14 that their information may have been affected in a ransomware attack at third-party accounting vendor BST & Co.
  5. 364-bed Washington community hospital notifies 109,000 patients of phishing attack

    Bellevue, Wash.-based Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, a 364-bed nonprofit community hospital, began alerting 109,000 patients Feb. 7 that their information may have been exposed in a phishing attack.
  6. 6 strikes involving 1,000 or more healthcare workers

    Of the 25 major work stoppages last year involving at least 1,000 workers, six involved healthcare workers, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  7. Oscar Health caps price of 100 drugs at $3 per month

    Health insurer startup Oscar Health said it will reduce the out-of-pocket price for a month's supply of 100 commonly used drugs to just $3 for its individual insurance plan members. 
  8. Kaiser, Scripps Health to build San Marcos facilities

    Two major California health systems, Kaiser Permanente and Scripps Health, are eyeing expansions in San Marcos, Calif., according to The San Diego Union Tribune.
  9. New HIPAA rule for pharmacies aims to stop improper refills of opioid prescriptions

    HHS has updated its HIPAA retail pharmacy transaction requirements for opioids and other Schedule II drugs to prevent improper refills, according to the Reed Smith law firm. 

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