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  1. Tenet hospital no longer employs CNO accused of killing wife

    On the heels of a lawsuit accusing him of killing his wife, nursing executive William Gamba, DNP, RN, is no longer employed by Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, Calif., according to multiple news reports.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. AHA opposes Chinese tariffs

    The American Hospital Association urged the Trump administration to find alternatives to tariffs that will affect healthcare, particularly tariffs on medical equipment and products imported from China.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. How EHRs contributed to a 36% medication error rate

    Researchers conducted a study analyzing how the usability of EHRs contributed to medication errors in pediatric patients and found 36 percent of patients had an EHR usability issue that led to a medication error, according to a study published in Health Affairs.  By Harrison Cook -

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  1. 2 more pediatric adenovirus cases confirmed in New Jersey facilities

    Two more pediatric adenovirus cases were diagnosed Nov. 5 in the Wanaque (N.J.) Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and the Voorhees (N.J.) Pediatric Facility, according to northjersey.com.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. Congo's Ebola outbreak may not be containable, CDC director says

    Robert Redfield, MD, director for the CDC, said Nov. 5 that if the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak becomes more serious, international public health experts should consider the possibility it can't be brought under control, according to The Washington Post.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. UNC Center for Transplant Care celebrates 50 years, 5,000 organ transplants

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based University of North Carolina Center for Transplant Care celebrated its 50th anniversary and 5,000 successful operations Nov. 5, WRAL.com reports.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. Why 450+ medical, science professionals are running for Congress

    While medical and science professionals have typically avoided throwing their hats in the ring by running for political office, more than 450 candidates with backgrounds in technology, science, engineering and math are running for federal and state office during the midterm elections Nov. 6, according to CBS News.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. IBM Watson Health names top 50 cardiovascular hospitals

    IBM Watson Health released the top 50 hospitals for cardiovascular care Nov. 5.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Atul Gawande: Why physicians hate EHR software

    In his first article for The New Yorker since being named the CEO of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase's joint health venture in June, Atul Gawande, MD, discusses the issues he faced during his own hospital's transition to Epic.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Holy Family Hospital selects new CFO: 4 takeaways

    Holy Family Hospital, with locations in Methuen, Mass., and Haverhill, Mass., tapped Jeff Dion to serve as vice president and CFO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 8 notes on PA annual salary

    On average, physician assistants in the U.S. earn $92,626 per year, according to Payscale data.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. American Cancer Society CMO resigns over society's 'questionable' fundraising ties

    The American Cancer Society CMO Otis Brawley, MD, resigned from his post after spending 11 years with the organization, in part because he was concerned with the society's reliance on "questionable" fundraising partnerships, according to The New York Times.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Dialysis provider DaVita may lose $400M a year in California: 5 things to know

    If a ballot measure in California passes in the Nov. 6 election, Dialysis provider DaVita may lose up to $400 million and be forced to close down clinics, according to CNBC.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Florida hospital to reopen after hurricane damage

    After suffering significant damage from Hurricane Michael, Panama City, Fla.-based Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center will reopen inpatient services Nov. 8, according to a WJHG news report.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. California cardiologist lashes out at patient for not speaking English

    San Bernardino, Calif.-based Pulse Cardiology is investigating an incident in which a cardiologist at the practice allegedly criticized a patient for not speaking English, reports KTLA.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  5. Woman's Hospital publishes children's book

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Woman's Hospital released a children's book in honor of the hospital's 50th anniversary.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. North Carolina hospitals, physicians challenge changes to payments for state workers' healthcare

    Healthcare advocacy groups in North Carolina are expressing concern about a provider reimbursement strategy for the health plan for state workers.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. 5 recent RCM tips

    Here are five expert revenue cycle management tips, published by Becker's Hospital Review since Sept. 27.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. RCM tip of the day: Keep an eye on operating room efficiency

    As hospitals seek to improve financially, they should not forget the importance of reducing operating room delays and last-minute cancellations, said Mark Mele, vice president of sales at Casetabs, a cloud-based surgery coordination technology provider.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Rural California hospital claims Anthem hasn't raised rates in 9 of past 12 years

    Enloe Medical Center, a 298-bed rural hospital in Chico, Calif., went out of network with Anthem Blue Cross Nov. 1 after the organizations could not negotiate a new contract, according to the Enterprise-Record.  By Morgan Haefner -

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