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  1. Cleveland Clinic to borrow $530M to fund London hospital

    Cleveland Clinic expects to open a new hospital in London in 2021, and the health system plans to privately place bonds denominated in pound sterling for the equivalent of approximately $530 million to finance the new hospital, according to The Bond Buyer.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Where youth are most, least at risk in the US

    Washington, D.C., has the most at-risk youth in the nation, followed by Louisiana, according to an analysis by WalletHub.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. CMS awards $313.5M Medicare auditor contract

    CMS has awarded Fargo, N.D.-based Noridian Healthcare Solutions a contract worth $313.5 million to provide health insurance benefit administration services, including Medicare claims processing.  By Ayla Ellison -

Population health issues and opportunities: Spotlighting high blood pressure

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  1. London drugmaker boosts injectable opioid supply for US hospitals amid shortage

    The London-based generic drugmaker Hikma is allocating large supplies of hydromorphone to its U.S. hospital customers to help relieve the current injectable opioid shortage, the company announced July 18.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. NYU Langone Health names new CFO, hospital operations chief

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health selected Daniel J. Widawsky to serve as senior vice president, vice dean and CFO, and Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, as senior vice president, vice dean and chief of hospital operations. The appointments are effective this month.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Patient surveys found lacking in measuring range of their experiences

    The surveys patients take after medical appointments may not give useful information to providers, signaling a need for revised tools to measure patient experience, research published in Psychological Assessment found.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. Transferred patients fare better when hospitals communicate more, study finds

    As hospital staffs work to improve the process of transferring patients between facilities, more communication between hospitals could improve patient care and reduce mortality, a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found.  By Megan Knowles -

Embracing risk in value-based care

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  1. Conemaugh Health System taps William Caldwell as CEO: 5 things to know

    Johnstown, Pa.-based Conemaugh Health System appointed William E. Caldwell market president as well as CEO of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Mayo Clinic, Kaiser among top employers for disability inclusion

    Three U.S. health systems received perfect scores on an index rating companies on creating inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. 10 of the biggest developments in health IT so far in 2018

    The first half of 2018 has been ripe with massive health IT mergers and acquisitions, digital health deals, tech giants surging into healthcare and major controversies between EHR vendors.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Patient billed for CT scan needed after hospital-acquired injury

    MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash., charged a patient thousands of dollars for a CT scan physicians ordered after an oxygen regulator valve fell off the wall of her room and struck her in the head, according to KOMO News.  By Harrison Cook -

How UW Health System drove millions in savings

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  1. 19 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 -
  2. Dr. Milton Edgerton, one of America’s most daring and influential plastic surgeons, dies at 96

    Milton Thomas Edgerton Jr., MD, a renowned plastic surgeon who pioneered multiple breakthrough procedures in plastic surgery, died at age 96, according to The Washington Post.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. SSM Health names Steve Smoot COO: 5 notes

    St. Louis-based SSM Health hired Steve Smoot to serve as COO, effective July 16.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Granville Health System appoints new CEO: 4 things to know

    Oxford, N.C.-based Granville Health System named John F. Snow CEO, effective Aug. 13.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Joining Pfizer, Novartis freezes price hikes in US

    After its rival Pfizer was slammed on Twitter by President Donald Trump for raising the price of several drugs, Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis announced it will halt drug price increases in the U.S. for the remainder of the year, according to Bloomberg.  By Alia Paavola -
  6. Novartis' net income surges to $7.7B in Q2

    Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis saw its second-quarter net income surge to $7.77 billion, up from $1.98 billion in the second quarter of 2017.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. Cancer drugs help boost J&J to $20.8B in Q2 revenue

    Johnson & Johnson beat revenue and earnings estimates for the second quarter of 2018 as sales of pharmaceuticals surged 20 percent year-over-year, CNBC reports.  By Alia Paavola -
  8. 5 new developments on ACA's risk-adjustment payments

    Since the Trump administration suspended the ACA's risk-adjustment payments, there's been pushback and talk of restoring the payments meant to provide equal opportunity among insurers participating in the health law's exchanges.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Ex-Kansas hospital director claims she was fired after questioning birth unit safety

    A former administrator for Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Medical Center filed a lawsuit in federal court July 13, claiming she was fired after alleging the hospital's birth unit was understaffed, according to The Kansas City Star.  By Morgan Haefner -

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