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  1. Ascension hospital claims exemption from anti-discrimination law

    Milwaukee-based Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital is contending that its Catholic affiliation exempts it from a former patient's lawsuit filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to the Journal Sentinel.
  2. Mimbres Memorial Hospital taps new CEO: 4 points

    Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming, N.M., hired Gary Poquette to serve as CEO, effective Feb. 1, according to a Deming Headlight report.
  3. Texas' surprise-bill mediation program has massive backlog: 3 things to know

    Insurance regulators in Texas are facing a backlog of mediation requests from residents concerned with surprise medical bills, according to The Texas Tribune.

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  1. Tri Valley Health System selects interim CEO: 4 things to know

    Tri Valley Health System in Cambridge, Neb., named Keith Luedders interim CEO, according to a McCook Gazette report.
  2. Medicare Physician Fee Schedule should be part of value-based payment, analysis argues

    CMS should no longer separate management of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Alternative Payment Models, according to a policy brief published in Health Affairs.
  3. What Utah's Medicaid decision means for other states

    Other states are watching how Medicaid expansion will play out in Utah after state lawmakers approved a Republican bill that would unwind parts of a voter-approved expansion, according to Health Affairs.
  4. IBM Watson Health snags PokiDot co-founder as chief architect, tech officer

    The former chief technology officer of startup PokitDok, Ted Tanner Jr., is now the chief technology officer and chief architect of IBM Watson Health, he confirmed on Twitter Feb. 12.

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  1. University of Toledo seeks new EMR

    The University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio has issued a request for proposal to the institution's purchasing services for a new EMR system.
  2. Greenville Health System Ambulatory CMO Dr. Saria Saccocio on the connection between access and quality

    Saria Saccocio, MD, knows that care quality begins with access, and as ambulatory CMO and department chair of family medicine for Greenville (S.C.) Health System, improving access has been a top priority.
  3. AbbVie must hand over Humira documents, judge rules

    A federal judge has ruled that AbbVie must turn over documents in a lawsuit that accuses the drugmaker of using "unclean hands" to create a thicket of patents to protect its best-selling drug Humira from competition, according to STAT.
  4. 2020 presidential hopeful Cory Booker tries to shed pro-Big Pharma reputation

    Ahead of the 2020 presidential race, New Jersey Democrat Sen. Cory Booker is working to shed his reputation of being a friend of the pharmaceutical industry, STAT reports.

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  1. J&J to buy robotic surgery startup Auris Health for $3.4B

    Johnson & Johnson will shell out $3.4 billion in cash to buy robotic surgery company Auris Health, CNBC reports. 
  2. CEO, CFO of CHS hospital in Florida unexpectedly resign

    The CEO and CFO of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in Florida resigned Feb. 13, a spokesperson with the system confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times.
  3. 36 late-, growth-, early-stage telehealth companies, according to Forrester

    The healthcare industry is expected to see virtual care demand outpace ambulatory care volumes by 2020, according to a Forrester report.
  4. St. Luke's Hospital now live on Epic

    Columbus, N.C.-based St. Luke's Hospital implemented an Epic EHR system Feb. 2, according to
  5. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to 2018 ONC data.
  6. Viewpoint: Why patient advocacy groups should consider CRISPR's potential

    Patient advocacy organizations should consider the potential CRISPR gene-editing technology has to help fix the most dangerous genetic mutations that have no cure, Debra Miller, CEO and founder of CureDuchenne, an advocacy organization dedicated to research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, wrote in STAT.
  7. Loretto Hospital Chief Treasury Officer Kenneth McGhee on creating new revenue streams

    Kenneth McGhee uses an array of financial and behavioral knowledge as chief treasury officer of Chicago-based Loretto Hospital.
  8. Former CDC leader on bird flu threat: 'We don't know how the story's going to end'

    Researchers are unsure why human cases of the bird flu virus H5N1 gradually subsided amid fears of a human pandemic in 2007, reports STAT.
  9. Health experts urge Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine groups

    Health experts are calling on Facebook to prevent the spread of misinformation in closed anti-vaccine groups on the site, reports The Guardian.

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