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  1. McLaren Oakland appoints Margaret Dimond CEO: 4 points

    McLaren Oakland in Pontiac, Mich., selected Margaret Dimond, PhD, to serve as president and CEO, effective Nov. 20.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 5 latest hospital, health system CFO moves

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Sept. 27.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. EHR-related malpractice suits on the rise: 4 things to know

    The number of closed medical malpractice claims in which EHRs were a contributing factor has increased significantly over the past 10 years, according to a new study by The Doctors Company, the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.  By Ayla Ellison -

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

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  1. Senators reach bipartisan deal on healthcare

    Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., agreed Tuesday on a two-year plan to stabilize the ACA exchanges and provide states more flexibility.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Sutter Santa Rosa reopens after wildfires forced 1-week closure

    Sutter Santa Rosa (Calif.) Regional Hospital reopened Tuesday, just eight days after the facility was shut down due to encroaching wildfires.   By Ayla Ellison -
  3. This biohacker is creating a recipe book of medicines patients can make at home

    Michael Laufer, PhD, a college professor and leader in the growing biohacker movement, wants to teach patients how to make their own medications to subvert the drug industry's high prices, according to STAT.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. VA head Shulkin goes to White House to interview for HHS Secretary

    Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, has been interviewed by the White House for the HHS secretary post, according to a Wall Street Journal report from Oct. 13.  By Julie Spitzer -

Overcoming MACRA obstacles with positive patient identification

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  1. Stoughton Hospital CEO Terry Brenny to retire: 3 takeaways

    Stoughton (Wis.) Hospital President and CEO Terry Brenny is retiring, effective June 2018, according to a WiscNews report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Spectrum Health CEO Richard Breon to retire in 2019

    Richard C. Breon, president and CEO of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health, plans to retire, effective Jan. 1, 2019.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Chicago pitches shuttered Michael Reese Hospital as Amazon HQ2 site

    Chicago pitched the former site of Michael Reese Hospital in its Bronzville neighborhood as a potential location for Amazon's second North American headquarters, according to The Chicago Tribune.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Supreme Court to hear Microsoft data privacy case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving the protection of data stored overseas, reports The Hill.  By Julie Spitzer -

Evidence-based success for HAI reduction using UV disinfection

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  1. Patients could end up paying more than $1M for new gene therapy

    Total costs of Kymriah, Novartis' breakthrough cancer drug, are expected to be significantly higher than the initial price tag, according to a Kaiser Health News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. VA proposes changes to Choice Program criteria: 4 things to know

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed the Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences Act.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Critical access hospital in Iowa to eliminate 16 full-time positions

    Emmetsburg, Iowa-based Palo Alto County Hospital will cut the equivalent of 16-full time positions, impacting 19 employees, to help offset recent financial losses, according to Emmetsburg News.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. How to develop an effective patient throughput initiative: 2 healthcare leaders weigh in

    Inefficient discharge planning and patient flow is a widespread issue for many hospitals.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  5. Kaufman Hall: 2017 Hospital M&A activity to potentially outpace 2016

    Eighty-seven hospital and health system transactions have occurred as of the end of the third quarter of 2017, leading some experts to suggest the total number of deals in 2017 may exceed the 102 deals completed in 2016, according to a recent analysis from Kaufman, Hall & Associates.  By Alyssa Rege -
  6. Kaiser reopens medical office buildings following wildfires; hospital still closed

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente reopened two medical office buildings in Santa Rosa, Calif., and Rohnert Park, Calif., following wildfires that broke out across Northern California last week. However, the area hospital — Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center — remains closed, The Press Democrat reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. Ransomware market on the dark web hits $6.2M: 4 report insights

    The sale of ransomware on the dark web grew more than 2,500 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to a Carbon Black report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. Former Louisiana hospital employee may have improperly accessed patient records since 2003

    A former employee of a Louisiana hospital may have accessed thousands of patient records without authorization for nearly 15 years, a spokesperson from Bogalusa, La.-based Our Lady of the Angels Hospital told Becker's Hospital Review.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. How cost-sharing reduction cuts will affect insurer finances in all 50 states: Avalere

    Health plans are projected to lose more than $1 billion through the end of this year if Congress does not reverse President Donald Trump's decision to end federal funding for cost-sharing reductions, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.  By Morgan Haefner -

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