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  1. Tenet shares hit 1-year high

    Shares of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare closed Dec. 4 at $33.74, their highest closing price in the past year, according to Yahoo Finance. 
  2. Optum's 'city by city' healthcare strategy: 4 things to know

    Optum is taking a "city by city" approach when rolling out its healthcare initiatives, according to new UnitedHealth Group president Sir Andrew Witty.
  3. Cerner ramps up cybersecurity efforts with new partnership: 3 things to know 

    Cerner is teaming up with Cybereason, a cyber defense platform developer, to help healthcare providers address cybersecurity vulnerabilities and digital threats to their organizations, according to a Dec. 4 news release.

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  1. Kansas hospital purchased out of bankruptcy names interim CEO, CNO

    Hillsboro (Kan.) Community Hospital has made two leadership changes after a company bought the 15-bed rural facility out of bankruptcy, according to the Hillsboro Star-Journal.
  2. Healthcare Administrative Partners warns 18,000 patients of data breach

    Medical billing and coding provider Healthcare Administrative Partners is notifying 17,693 patients of a data breach that may have exposed their protected health information.
  3. Hackensack Meridian Health reschedules nonemergency surgeries after 'external technical issues'

    Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health was forced to turn to paper records Dec. 4 due to technical issues, according to the Asbury Park Press.
  4. NYC Health + Hospitals clinical pharmacists to help patients manage high blood pressure

    NYC Health + Hospitals said Dec. 4 it has expanded the role of its clinical pharmacists to include helping patients manage hypertension. 

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  1. Texas sues HHS to reverse $25M in Medicaid repayments

    The state agency that administers Medicaid to Texans filed a lawsuit to keep tens of millions of dollars in payments the federal government argues it is owed.
  2. FDA now testing diabetes drugs for carcinogen

    The FDA is testing diabetes drugs for the same carcinogen found in heartburn drugs that spurred numerous recalls in recent months, according to Bloomberg. 
  3. Vaping illnesses now reported in all 50 states

    Health officials in Alaska reported the state's first case of e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury Dec. 3, according to The Hill.
  4. NorthShore University HealthSystem posts annual operating loss after $116M write-down

    Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem saw revenue increase in fiscal year 2019 but ended the year with an operating loss, according to unaudited financial documents.

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  1. 4 trends in physician pay  

    New models of care, competitive labor markets and policies like the Merit-based Incentive Payment System are changing physician compensation programs, according to a survey conducted by consulting firm SullivanCotter.
  2. The biggest IT threat to health systems goes beyond cyberattacks

    A few years ago, many healthcare IT executives would have considered cyberattacks to be among the top threats for their organizations.
  3. Community Healthcare System pharmacy manager: Pharmacy leaders must be 'flexible and agile'

    Sean Chantarapanont, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacy manager for Munster, Ind.-based Community Healthcare System.
  4. How 5 health systems are using their 340B savings

    A report released Dec. 4 by 340B Health shows how hospitals that receive 340B program funding are using their savings to improve patient outcomes. 
  5. Another generic drugmaker settles price-fixing probe

    Rising Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle claims it conspired to fix prices for a hypertension drug. 
  6. AHA report: 4 keys to successful implementation of clinical AI

    An effective suite of artificial intelligence-powered clinical support tools requires far more than just the newest, most advanced technology, according to a new American Hospital Association report.
  7. What makes the most innovative companies stand out? Collaboration, strategic hiring, long-term focus

    Plenty of organizations have launched innovation initiatives in recent years, but not all have succeeded. Those that have, however, share several key qualities, according to the Harvard Business Review.
  8. Google poaches Facebook health tech leader

    Hema Budaraju, formerly a product management director for Facebook's health-related initiatives, has joined Google, where she will lead projects using Google Maps to fuel social and environmental impact, Business Insider reports.
  9. States continue to adopt telehealth commercial payer coverage, survey finds

    Limited or unclear reimbursement for telehealth and digital services is considered one of the largest barriers of virtual care adoption among hospitals and health systems, according to a recent Foley & Lardner survey.

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