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  1. California county proceeding with purchase of hospitals despite state's opposition

    Santa Clara County will move forward with the purchase of O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, Calif., and Gilroy-based St. Louise Regional Hospital despite California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's efforts to block the sale, according to The Mercury News.
  2. Molina posts $201M profit: 4 things to know

    Molina Healthcare saw improved net income in the fourth quarter of 2018, turning around a net loss in the same quarter a year prior.
  3. Audit finds no criminal wrongdoing at troubled Vermont hospital

    An independent auditing firm has found there was no illegal activity at Springfield (Vt.) Hospital, though there were issues related to financial transparency, according to VTDigger.com.

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  1. Hospitals send many patients home with 'risky' antibiotics, study finds

    Even as hospitals attempt to reduce prescriptions of fluoroquinolones — a powerful but risky antibiotic group — many patients are still discharged with prescriptions for those drugs, upping their risk of superbug infections, a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found.
  2. Consumers more willing to share health data with drug makers than big tech

    Tech giants continue to become larger than life. However, as companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook gain momentum, consumers remain hesitant to share their health data with them.
  3. US kids often don't get mental healthcare they need, study finds

    Many U.S. children who have mental health conditions are not receiving care they may need, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics found.
  4. Optum's trade secrets appeal to be fast-tracked

    The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit agreed to fast-track its deliberation over whether Optum can block its former executive David Smith from using confidential information he allegedly obtained before being hired by the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture, according to Law 360.

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  1. Geisinger physicians develop patient safety program to end preventable deaths

    Physicians with the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pa., co-chaired a task force that has created a patient safety curriculum, according to PAHomePage.com.
  2. Younger patients more prone to dislike traditional healthcare, survey finds

    Younger consumers, including the Gen Z and millennial generations, are more dissatisfied with the quality of traditional healthcare services than older generations, a survey published by Accenture found.
  3. 5 common reasons patients use wearables, ranked

    Roughly 33 percent of Americans have used a wearable device, according to a Rock Health report.
  4. How patients' digital health adoption rose: 2015 to 2018

    In 2018, consumers adopted digital health tools at the highest rate yet, according to a Rock Health report.

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  1. Hackensack Meridian Health enters cloud partnership with Microsoft

    Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health has partnered with Microsoft to use the company's cloud computing platform Azure, NJBIZ reports.
  2. 11 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.
  3. Oklahoma hospital's Medicare funding at risk after state rejects correction plan

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health has rejected Guymon, Okla.-based Memorial Hospital of Texas County's plan to correct deficiencies identified during on-site surveys last year. The hospital's Medicare and Medicaid provider agreements are slated to be terminated April 18 unless the issues are corrected, according to ABC 7.
  4. HFMA, Strata launch cost-accounting adoption model

    Software company Strata Decision Technology and the Healthcare Financial Management Association revealed Feb. 11 that they are collaborating to launch a cost-accounting model.
  5. Viewpoint: Arbitration for surprise medical bills just 'kicks the can down the road'

    While arbitration has gained attention among policymakers recently as a potential solution to surprise medical bills, it is not the right fix, according to a piece published by RealClearPolicy authored by scholars from the American Enterprise Institute and Georgetown Law Center.
  6. Providers can now request Uber rides for patients: 6 notes

    Uber Health and ambulance services provider Ambulnz teamed up to enable healthcare providers to order non-emergency medical transportation for their patients.
  7. Tower Health points to Epic install costs for operating loss

    Tower Health reported higher operating revenues in the first half of fiscal year 2019 than in the same period of the year prior, but the West Reading, Pa.-based health system ended the first six months of the current fiscal year with an operating loss, according to unaudited financial documents released Feb. 12.
  8. CVS unveils HealthHub store design

    CVS Health has unveiled three redesigned health-focused concept stores in the Houston market, according to CNBC.
  9. Blockchain-based app allows patients to submit, access health information

    Kalibrate Blockchain is rolling out a new program for hospitals in various markets that allows them to license its mobile app, FormDrop.

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