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  1. U of Louisville won't buy Jewish Hospital from CHI

    The University of Louisville announced June 12 that it ended talks with Catholic Health Initiatives about acquiring Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health's local assets, including Jewish Hospital, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
  2. The changing role of the CMIO and 4 trends to watch in the future: Geisinger Associate CMIO Dr. Richard Schreiber

    Associate CMIO of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and CMIO of Geisinger Holy Spirit Richard Schreiber, MD, has participated in multiple EHR adoptions during his tenure.
  3. VA, DOD establish office to lead EHR implementations

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense will form a joint office to lead implementation of the agencies' Cerner-based EHRs as well as interoperability between the systems, Federal Times reports.

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  1. Florida insurer hit with lawsuit over skimpy plans

    Tampa, Fla.-based Health Insurance Innovations faces a class-action lawsuit accusing the health plan provider of misleading customers into thinking they purchased ACA-compliant coverage, according to The New York Times.
  2. Sutter Health sued for allegedly sharing patients' health data with Facebook, Google

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health patients filed a lawsuit against the health system for allegedly sharing patients' private information, attained through the health system's website, with technology giants such as Facebook and Google, Courthouse News Service reports.
  3. Saudi prince denies he owes Boston Children's Hospital $3.5M

    A Saudi Arabian prince accused of failing to honor an agreement to pay Boston Children's $3.5 million for care provided to a Saudi Arabian child denies owing the hospital, according to The Boston Globe.
  4. 10 most expensive drugs in US

    Zolgensma, recently approved by the FDA, tops GoodRx's list of the 10 most expensive drugs in the U.S., with a $2.1 million price tag.

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  1. Quest Diagnostics hit with class-action lawsuit following 11.9 million-patient data breach

    Florida law firm Morgan & Morgan filed a class-action lawsuit on June 12 in New Jersey against Quest Diagnostics after the laboratory testing company disclosed that it had experienced a data breach that exposed 11.9 million patients, according to the Connecticut Law Tribune.
  2. 100 hospital and health system CMOs to know | 2019

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to name the "100 hospital and health system chief medical officers to know" in 2019.
  3. Inova Health System selects new CFO, 3 other leaders

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System has appointed four new leaders.
  4. NIH director will not speak on all-male panels  

      NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, declared June 12 he will no longer speak on "manels," or all-male panels, to signal a commitment to the advancement of women in science.

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  1. AMA to create 'career pipelines' for more diverse physician workforce 

    The American Medical Association voted to create "career pipeline" programs to attract more students from diverse backgrounds to the field of medicine.
  2. 9 pharma bankruptcies this year

    Nine pharmaceutical companies or suppliers that filed for bankruptcy since Jan. 1, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review:
  3. Catalyst sues FDA over approval of rival drug

    Catalyst Pharmaceuticals has sued the FDA, accusing the agency of violating provisions of the law and its rights to exclusivity for its rare disease drug Firdapse when it approved a lower-cost rival drug, according to healthcare news website STAT.
  4. Harvard Business Review: 2 tips to help CIOs prevent unauthorized IT usage

    All too often, while a chief information officer is wholly focused on a massive, CEO-approved digital transformation project, other leaders will spearhead their own smaller "shadow" IT projects that the CIO cannot or will not approve.
  5. How to manage the next generation of employees: Offer praise, set goals and limit in-office phone use

    As many employers still struggle to crack the code on managing their millennial employees, another generation has started aging into the workforce, one that will require even more hands-on treatment and near-constant feedback than their older siblings.
  6. Hawaii HIE seeks to increase EHR interoperability

    Hawaii Health Information Exchange is developing a community master patient index to increase providers' and patients' access to patients' most up-to-date health information, Pacific Business News reports.
  7. 76% of LGBTQ youth prefer digital access to healthcare

    Most LGBTQ youth (76 percent) turn to the internet and social media when seeking mental healthcare information and services, according to a recent Trevor Project report.
  8. Lawrence General Hospital now live on Meditech EHR: 3 notes

    Westwood, Mass.-based Lawrence General Hospital recently deployed a Meditech Expanse EHR.
  9. Trump's 'conscience protection' rule faces yet another lawsuit  

    The Trump administration faces another major lawsuit over its "conscience protection" rule, which will allow healthcare workers to deny care based on religious beliefs beginning on July 22, according to a report from The Hill.

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