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  1. Emory lands $400M grant to enhance healthcare offerings

    Atlanta-based Emory University received a $400 million grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation to support the construction of a cancer institute and health science building, according to the Saporta Report.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Sanford Health to offer genetic tests in primary care clinics

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health will soon offer a new type of laboratory test at its primary care clinics, according to The Bismarck Tribune.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Fire forces evacuation of Kettering Health Network building

    A Kettering Health Network building in Miamisburg, Ohio, was evacuated early May 21 due to an electrical fire, according to WDTN.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Flu season lingers in US: 6 things to know

    All 10 regions in the U.S. reported outpatient flu activity below region-specific baselines for the week ending May 12. However, two states still experienced widespread flu activity, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. 5 questions on antibiotic susceptibility testing with Accelerate Diagnostics

    Preliminary data indicate the rate of sepsis mortality related to overall patient deaths is dropping at University Health Care System in Augusta, Ga. So what are they doing differently?  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. How AI can improve accurate coding — 2 experts weigh in

    Lucian Newman III, MD, cofounder and CMO of Vincari, and Mercedes Dullum, MD, a regional medical director at Nuance, shared insights into how an artificial intelligence solution may improve clinical documentation during a May 10 presentation.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. 5 tips on reducing claim denials

    Claim denials remain a key issue for hospitals and health systems as they aim to maximize revenue.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. London hospitals to replace physicians, nurses with AI for certain tasks

    University College London Hospitals entered into a three-year partnership with the Alan Turing Institute, also in London, to bring artificial intelligence capabilities to the U.K. National Health Service, The Guardian reports.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Why Intermountain looked 1,400 miles away for its home health partner

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare recently formed a joint venture, known as Homespire, with Minneapolis-based home health provider Lifesprk.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. District to seek bids to reopen shuttered Tulare Regional weeks after FBI raids ex-CEO's home

    The Tulare Local Healthcare District plans to obtain a request to seek proposals from various healthcare organizations interested in partnering with the district to reopen Tulare (Calif.) Regional Medical Center, which closed last October, according to The Porterville Recorder.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Highmark BCBS mailed incorrect explanation of benefits to 507 members

    Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware sent out the wrong explanation of benefits forms to 507 members in March, according to the Delaware Department of Insurance.   By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Upstate Medical University chief of staff resigns after allegedly lying about his past

    SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., has placed Sergio Garcia, its chief of staff, on leave after a report from the Albany Times-Union revealed he had fabricated multiple stories about his past, including a tale of an escaped car bombing in Afghanistan, according to Syracuse.com.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. Cerner president blames unnamed competitor for 'fake news' about DOD's EHR rollout

    In a shareholders meeting one day after Cerner signed a $10 billion, 10-year deal to be the Veterans Affairs Department's new EHR vendor, Cerner President Zane Burke suggested reports that disparaged its work for the U.S. Defense Department were "fake news" that may have involved "one of our competitors," The Kansas City Star reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Wisconsin hospital's Medicare contract at risk after CMS discovers new deficiencies

    UnityPoint Health-Meriter in Madison, Wis., has until June 24 to comply with Medicare rules after additional violations were revealed in a follow-up inspection, according to WMTV.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Ascension's operating income drops 62% in first 9 months of fiscal year

    St. Louis-based Ascension saw revenues and operating income decline in the first nine months of fiscal year 2018.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. HCA, private equity firm join forces to make bid for Envision

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and KKR & Co., a New York City-based private equity firm, have teamed up to make an offer for Nashville-based physician services provider Envision Healthcare, sources told Reuters.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. 40 healthcare companies in the 2018 Fortune 500

    Fortune released its 64th annual list of the 500 most profitable American companies May 21, with 40 healthcare companies making the cut.  By Leo Vartorella -
  7. 4 key recommendations for increasing physician engagement with the EHR

    The economic realities in the current healthcare environment often push leaders to focus on productivity and cost-cutting measures that all too often add to a physician's growing list of responsibilities despite their well-thought intentions.  By Julie Spitzer -
  8. California's children's hospitals want taxpayer help for infrastructure, equipment upgrades: 5 things to know

    California's children's hospitals are seeking financial help from taxpayers via a proposed $1.5 billion bond measure, according to a California Healthline report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Sutter nurses claim hospital did not cancel elective surgeries during systemwide computer outage

    After a systemwide computer network outage hit Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health May 14, two nurses at Sacramento-based Sutter Medical Center claim some patients were admitted May 15, after the outage, despite the hospital not having critical patient information, according to The Sacramento Bee.  By Megan Knowles -

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