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  1. UnitedHealth posts $3.5B profit in Q1

    UnitedHealth Group recorded strong financial results in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, ending the period with a $3.5 billion profit.
  2. 25 most environmentally sustainable hospitals

    Practice Greenhealth awarded 25 hospitals its highest honor for their environmental sustainability practices.
  3. Harvard Medical School's AI screening system could produce more accurate cancer treatment programs

    An artificial intelligence screening system developed by scientists at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Mass., can identify homologous recombination deficiency, a cancer-causing genetic defect that often goes undetected, according to a press release. If integrated into widespread use, the AI system could expand treatment options for cancer patients with HR deficiency.

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  1. Kaiser mental health patients to rally outside Oakland HQ, demand meeting with CEO

    Mental health patients — who include the families of suicide victims — plan to come together April 17 outside Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland, Calif., to voice care concerns and demand a face-to-face meeting with chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson, according to the National Union of Healthcare Workers.
  2. Microsoft emails users about data breach within customer support platform

    Microsoft emailed an unknown number of users April 12 across its Outlook, MSN and Hotmail platforms alerting them of a data breach that occurred between Jan. 1 and March 28, according to Wired.
  3. 2019 on track to be worst year for measles in 2 decades

    The CDC confirmed 90 new measles cases in the past week, bringing the annual total to 555 infections as of April 11, reports CNBC.
  4. New CMS policy cuts readmission fines for safety-net, teaching, rural hospitals

    A 2019 fiscal year change in CMS policy resulted in a drop in readmission fines for academic, safety-net and rural hospitals, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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  1. 48 states use value-based care and payment models, study shows

    Value-based care and payment programs are picking up speed across the U.S., with nearly all states now implementing them, according to a study published by Change Healthcare.
  2. Maryland medical group settles false billing allegations

    Cardiac Associates, a medical group with four offices in Maryland, has agreed to pay $399,230 to settle false billing allegations, according to the Department of Justice.
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.
  4. San Francisco drugmaker files for bankruptcy, eyes sale

    Achaogen, a biopharmaceutical company based in South San Francisco, Calif., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy April 15.

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  1. Create, build, communicate — How a regional communication network improves outcomes

    When hospitals transfer patients between facilities, departments and EMS environments, fragmented or imperfect communication can drag down efficiency and endanger patient outcomes. However, hospitals can leverage regional communication platforms to streamline collaboration and reduce the risk of errors during care transition.
  2. 8 hospitals closed so far this year — here's why

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to close.
  3. How Nationwide Children's quietly became a leader in gene therapy

    Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has quietly become a go-to hub for gene therapy research and production, according to Xconomy National.
  4. 5 recent transactions, partnerships in the pharma industry

    As disruptors continue to push into the healthcare arena and pressure builds to cut drug prices, pharmaceutical companies are taking steps to remain competitive and enhance their drug pipelines.
  5. 7 hospital construction projects costing $300M or more

    Below are seven hospitals or health systems that recently announced, started or completed construction projects worth more than $300 million in the last two months, reported by Becker's Hospital Review.
  6. Nebraska children's hospital CEO named in more than a dozen lawsuits

    The CEO of Omaha, Neb.-based Children's Hospital & Medical Center was named in more than a dozen lawsuits related to his time at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, according to an article from the The World-Herald posted on Live Well Nebraska.
  7. Banner Desert Medical Center CEO to oversee new Arizona hospital

    Phoenix-based Banner Health has named Laura Robertson CEO of Banner Ocotillo Medical Center in Chandler, Ariz., according to an AZ Big Media report.
  8. Atrium Health selects new chief learning officer: 4 things to know

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health appointed Christina Coidakis Barss, PhD, vice president and chief learning officer, effective May 6.
  9. 10 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the past month.

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