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  1. UnitedHealth will gain $1.7B in 2018 under new tax law

    UnitedHealth Group anticipates a $1.7 billion earnings boost this year due to Republicans' tax bill, according to The Hill.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. House GOP stopgap bill includes 6 years of funding for CHIP, delay for taxes: 4 things to know

    House Republicans proposed a new stopgap funding bill Tuesday that would delay a government shutdown but also included key healthcare measures, including long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. GE CEO says company looking to restructure portfolio, potentially break up major divisions

    General Electric is considering a wealth of options, including breaking up the company into separate divisions, following a significant charge the company received related to its legacy insurance business, CEO and Chairman John Flannery said during a conference call with analysts Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Aetna investor sues over $77B merger with CVS Health: 7 things to know

    Aetna shareholders will be shortchanged if the company moves forward with a proposed $77 billion merger with CVS Health, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by an Aetna investor.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Bon Secours Health System more than doubles Q1 operating income

    Marriottsville, Md.-based Bon Secours Health System saw its operating income more than double in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 as the 19-hospital system kept costs down.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 5 nursing homes sue Illinois over low Medicaid rates

    Five Illinois nursing home operators filed a lawsuit against the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services claiming Illinois' Medicaid rates are inadequate, Reuters reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Tennessee VA hospital cuts opioid prescriptions by 49% since 2012

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center reduced opioid prescriptions by 49 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to federal data updated Monday.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  1. Man allegedly posed as anesthesiologist at Sharp hospital

    A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly impersonating a physician at a California hospital, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Erlanger looks to acquire first hospital outside of Tennessee

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System will take over Murphy (N.C.) Medical Center, pending approval by both organizations' boards, according to the Times Free Press.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Three Rivers Health CEO resigns: 5 things to know

    William Russell, CEO of Three Rivers (Mich.) Health, has resigned.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 8 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and general transactions took place or were announced during the past week.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Working with millennials — 7 thoughts

    When I hear the discussion regarding special rules for working with millennials, I often think it's a silly and contrived discussion. That stated, I think there are several observations worth noting.  By Scott Becker -
  2. Trios to lay off 9 employees in latest cost-cutting move

    Kennewick, Wash.-based Trios Health said it will lay off nine employees, effective Jan. 19.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Amazon is hiring a HIPAA expert

    Amazon is fielding applications for a HIPAA Compliance Lead, according to a job listing on its website and reported by CNBC.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Former CHI hospital administrator sentenced in bribery scheme

    Lexington, Ky.-based Saint Joseph Hospital's former executive director of facilities, James Newton, was sentenced Friday to 27 months in prison for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Dennis Kucinich: Eminent domain should be used to prevent Ohio hospital closure

    Dennis Kucinich, a Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio, is speaking out against Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health's plan to close Affinity Medical Center, a 156-bed hospital in Massillon, Ohio, on Feb. 4.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. DOD to pause Cerner EHR rollout for 8 weeks: 5 things to know

    The U.S. Department of Defense and Cerner will halt the agency's EHR rollout for roughly eight weeks beginning Jan. 16, according to the Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. Analyst: New Cerner CEO must focus on 'retaining key personnel'

    Two analysts have released reports emphasizing the need for Cerner's new CEO to retain the company's veteran leadership, according to Kansas City Business Journal.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. Report: Vancouver Island's Cerner rollout was mismanaged, should not expand without solutions

    A third-party investigation commissioned by British Columbia, Canada, Minister of Health for Vancouver-Kingsway Adrian Dix concluded the Cerner EHR rollout at British Columbia-based Vancouver Island Health Authority should be temporarily halted, according to the Times Colonist.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. Allegheny Health Network taps Cleveland Clinic physician for exec role: 5 takeaways

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network appointed Sricharan Chalikonda, MD, chief of clinical operations and strategic initiatives, effective Feb. 5.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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