Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Cerner to extend free CommonWell interoperability services through 2020

    Cerner President Zane Burke discussed the health IT company's data sharing efforts at the Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Mo., according to an Oct. 11 Cerner blog post.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Viewpoint: EMRs are a 'platform for innovation and creativity'

    Rather than waiting for vendors to make EMR add-ons commercially available, leading hospitals have increasingly begun to integrate their own improvements into the products, two officials from Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center wrote in an op-ed published in Harvard Business Review Oct. 10.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. This week's 3 most-read transactions and valuations stories

    The following were among the most-viewed transactions and valuations stories published by Becker's Hospital Review the week of Oct. 13.  By Alyssa Rege -

Small hospital realizes big savings: Community Hospital, McCook, NE

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  1. 4 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported during the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Why a retired South Dakota surgeon is surrendering his medical license

    A retired 78-year-old South Dakota surgeon said he plans to surrender his medical license rather than attend a revocation hearing to strip him of his license following an incident with another physician nearly 20 years ago, according to the Argus Leader.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. 6 healthcare organizations react to the end of cost-sharing subsidies

    President Donald Trump announced late Thursday that his administration would immediately end cost-sharing reduction subsidies to payers.  By Morgan Haefner and Leo Vartorella -
  4. Florida physician caught on video cursing, yelling at patient issues apology

      The Florida physician who was filmed yelling at a patient at Gainesville (Fla.) After-Hours Clinic issued a written apology, claiming he "overreacted" and was acting in defense of clinic staff, WCJB-20 News.  By Alyssa Rege -

Overcoming MACRA obstacles with positive patient identification

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  1. 25 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. University of Vermont Health Network names Stephens Mundy CEO of 2 hospitals: 3 points

    Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network appointed Stephens Mundy permanent president and CEO of Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Anthem lowers premium hikes in California after state inquiry

    Anthem Blue Cross in California lowered premium increases for 2018 following state regulator scrutiny, CaliforniaHealthline reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. David Claeys becomes Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn's permanent president: 4 takeaways

    Royal Oak, Mich.-based Beaumont Health selected David Claeys to serve as president of Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn (Mich.) on a permanent basis.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Evidence-based success for HAI reduction using UV disinfection

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  1. 26 states with pending 1115 Medicaid waivers

    There are 26 states waiting for their section 1115 Medicaid waivers to gain approval, according to Medicaid.gov.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. 58 hospitals with innovation programs | 2017

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to recognize the following 58 hospitals with innovation programs.  By Staff -
  3. 50 hospital and health system CMIOs to know | 2017

    Health IT is becoming increasingly important for hospitals and health systems to manage data gathering, reporting, patient security and clinical improvement. Here are 50 physicians who lead clinical IT and analytics efforts at hospitals and health systems across the country.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Hospital operators, insurer stocks slide after Trump ends ACA subsidies

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare saw stocks drop nearly 5 percent after President Donald Trump's administration announced Thursday it will no longer reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions, CNBC reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. House committee asks Michigan governor to address discrepancy in Flint Legionnaires' outbreak testimony

    The leaders of the congressional House Oversight Committee sent Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, R, a letter Thursday, inviting him to revise his sworn 2016 testimony regarding the Flint water crisis and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that contributed to at least 12 people's deaths, according to the Detroit Free Press.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  6. 2 Michigan counties file joint opioid lawsuit against drugmakers, distributors

    Oakland County and Wayne County in Michigan filed a joint lawsuit Thursday against 12 drugmakers and drug distributors for allegedly engaging in deceptive marketing practices to promote the widespread use of opioids.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  7. FDA approves record number of generics in FY 17

    The FDA approved a record-breaking number of generic drugs in fiscal year 2017.  By Alia Paavola -
  8. 'Capable' physicians 61% less likely to report significant symptoms of burnout

    A single measurement of employees' perceptions of their jobs can predict their performance, according to an athenahealth report. This measure — thought up by Harvard Business School professor Len Schlesinger — is called "employee capability" and it assesses whether the employee feels they have the latitude, resources and support they need to effectively cater to consumers.  By Julie Spitzer -
  9. 4 latest hospital, health system CIO, CTO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CIO and chief technology officer moves in the last month.  By Julie Spitzer -

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