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  1. 5 most common sentinel events so far in 2019

    Incidents involving retained foreign objects were the most common sentinel event in the first half of 2019, according to data The Joint Commission released Aug. 14.
  2. Mercy's IT arm launches network for clinical data, analytics

    Mercy Technology Services, St. Louis-based Mercy's IT consulting subsidiary, unveiled on Aug. 14 a real-world evidence network that will pool clinical data from health systems across the country.
  3. Tennessee hospital barred from billing Medicare

    Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center, which abruptly shut down in June, is currently barred from billing Medicare and Medicaid. If the hospital reopens, its billing privileges may not be reinstated, according to WBIR-TV.

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  1. 3 lessons NewYork-Presbyterian learned from using AI to reduce length of stay

    Reductions in patient length of stay have been shown to reduce costs and improve outcomes. There are a number of ways for hospitals and health systems to reduce length of stay, the majority of which are time-intensive and center on restructuring existing operations.
  2. 5 latest hospital bankruptcies

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to file for bankruptcy.
  3. Penn State Health's Dan Angel: 2 tips for making prices transparent

    Efforts to make healthcare prices more transparent are gaining steam at the federal level.
  4. How voice assistants will enhance the future of patient care: Baptist Health CMIO Dr. Brett Oliver

    As chief medical information officer at Baptist Health, Brett Oliver, MD, strives to develop and implement technology that his colleagues consider "indispensable."

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  1. Surgical volume standards not linked to better outcomes for some procedures, study finds

    Hospitals' adherence to surgical volume standards does not always correlate with better patient outcomes, suggest the findings of a study published in JAMA Surgery.
  2. Cerner campus put on lockdown amid threat of nearby armed shooter

    Cerner's Continuous campus was on lockdown Tuesday morning after a man armed with an assault rifle went to a nearby hotel and told employees he was heavily armed and heading toward a shopping center in the same area, NBC affiliate KSHB reports.
  3. 10 hospitals hiring COOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking COOs during the past month.
  4. 3 email cybersecurity vulnerabilities specific to healthcare

    Email phishing campaigns are rising across every industry, and healthcare fosters a few vulnerabilities that make organizations particularly susceptible, according to Ranjeet Vidwans, who shared his viewpoint in CPO Magazine. 

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  1. 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the past month.
  2. St. Peter's Healthcare CXO on aiming higher as bar gets raised on patient satisfaction

    Lisa Drumbore, vice president of marketing and communication and chief patient experience officer at Saint Peter's Healthcare System in New Brunswick, N.J., discusses the increasing emphasis on patient experience within the industry, the importance of an engaged workforce and the value of keeping promises.
  3. Venice Regional Bayfront Health names Danny Warren Jr. CFO

    Venice (Fla.) Regional Bayfront Health has tapped Danny Warren Jr. to serve as CFO.
  4. Mercy Health-Anderson Hospital taps Timothy Prestridge as CFO

    Mercy Health-Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati appointed Timothy L. Prestridge CFO, effective Aug. 12.
  5. WSJ: CIOs must now balance tech expertise with business innovation

    While the chief information officer was initially tasked with the deployment of internal IT initiatives, the role has since expanded at some organizations to include the management of outward-facing innovation efforts.
  6. 4 key thoughts on healthcare from an IBM blockchain expert

    Though blockchain is certainly growing in popularity — with annual spending on the technology expected to nearly double in 2019 — it still has yet to gain traction among the majority of healthcare processes.
  7. Hospital opens breast milk 'bank' for New Jersey mothers unable to breastfeed

    Livingston, N.J.-based Saint Barnabas Medical Center opened a breast milk "bank" where nursing mothers can donate excess breast milk to those who need it, according to The Record.
  8. Physician trauma: How med schools and hospitals are addressing the problem

    A growing number of medical schools and hospitals are taking measures to help physicians experiencing job-related trauma, according to AAMCNews.
  9. VA hospital halts surgeries amid staff training

    Little Rock, Ark.-based John L. McClellan Memorial Veteran Hospital is closing down its surgery unit from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16 to conduct staff training, according to The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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