Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. What does Dr. Cynthia Hines wish she knew before taking a leadership role? How decisions are made + 2 more thoughts

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Cynthia Hines, DHA, owner and principal of ExecHelp & Consulting.  By Staff -
  2. Johns Hopkins creates opioid guidelines for 20 common surgeries  

    A panel of healthcare providers and patients from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine developed the country's first set of opioid prescription guidelines for 20 common surgeries.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. Seema Verma cites longitudinal patient records as the future of healthcare

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma hinted at one of her goals for the future of healthcare during the agency's Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference Aug. 13  in Washington, D.C., according to FedScoop.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. IBM Watson Health refutes media reports that its product is failing: 8 things to know

    IBM said it is "setting the record straight" on its work with Watson Health after several recent media reports claimed the division's products recommend flawed advice and aren't based on real patient data.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Catholic Health Services to move 200 administrative, technology jobs in New York

    Catholic Health Services of Long Island, based in Rockville Centre, N.Y., said it intends to move nearly 200 jobs to Melville, N.Y., in a cost-cutting move that will also provide patients more space, reports Newsday.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Allegheny Health Network to break ground on 160-bed hospital: 4 things to know

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network will start construction Aug. 15 on its 160-bed hospital in Pine Township, Pa.,  part of its $1 billion systemwide expansion, according to The Tribune Live.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Tennova Healthcare lays off staff at 3 Tennessee hospitals

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based Tennova Healthcare laid off less than 1 percent of staff at its three Knoxville area hospitals, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. ProMedica gets multi-notch downgrade from S&P

    S&P Global Ratings downgraded Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica Health System's long-term rating several notches to "BBB" from "A+."  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Central Maine Healthcare CEO says EHR woes contributed to high physician turnover

    Eighty of Central Maine Healthcare's 300 physicians have left the Lewistown-based organization this past fiscal year, which ended in June, one month after its three hospitals issued votes of no confidence in system CEO Jeff Brickman. But, Mr. Brickman thinks the staffing issues stem from something other than leadership: the health system's new EHR, the Portland Press Herald reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Missouri turnover rate for hospital jobs climbs nearly 2%

    Missouri's combined employee turnover for 25 hospital positions reached 17.7 percent in 2018, up from 16 percent the year prior, according to a workforce report from the Missouri Hospital Association.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Oscar Health to get $375M infusion from Alphabet

    Google parent company Alphabet is planning to invest $375 million in Oscar Health, according to Wired.  By Morgan Haefner -

Poor communication contributes to 80 percent of medical errors

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  1. New York hospital to require all visitors present IDs

    Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital is implementing new safety guidelines to manage visitors, although the hospital said there is no security threat to the hospital, according to The Post Star.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. 5 most-talked about emerging health IT segments, according to KLAS

    There are a range of emerging market segments in the health IT space. However, not all are catching the attention of healthcare providers.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Human trafficking crisis drives Delaware hospitals to create victim care guidelines

    No universal policy or safety program exists for Delaware hospitals encountering human trafficking victims, prompting hospital leaders from across the state to develop screening guidelines to identify and treat these victims, according to the Delaware News Journal.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. Allscripts reports 4B API exchanges since 2013

    Allscripts has reached a new milestone, reporting more than 4 billion data shares through its application programming interfaces since the company began counting these exchanges in 2013.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  5. 47-hospital Adventist Health System changes name

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System revealed plans Aug. 14 to rebrand its nearly 50 hospitals to become a single consumer-centric, identifiable organization.  By Alyssa Rege -
  6. Palms West Hospital names Josh DeTillio CEO: 5 things to know

    Ft. Lauderdale-based HCA East Florida tapped Josh DeTillio to serve as CEO of Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Fla., effective July 16.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Vermont hospital board told to get active in labor talks

    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is urging the University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees to be more involved in contract negotiations between management and the union representing about 1,800 registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed practical nurses.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. 6 latest drug, medical device recalls

    Medical device and drug recalls, whether voluntary or forced by the FDA, ensure patient safety.  By Alia Paavola -
  9. Nonprofit hospital CEO pay increased 93% since 2015, study says

    Salaries for hospital and health system CEOs have increased much faster during the past decade than salaries for surgeons, physicians and nurses, according to recent research published in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  By Alyssa Rege -

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