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  1. Heart drugs recalled since last summer: A timeline

    Since July 2018, there have been a string of recalls related to three common generic heart drugs — losartan, irbesartan and valsartan — due to the detection of probable human carcinogens.
  2. Body found in car in Miami hospital parking garage

    A man was found dead in a car at Miami-based Baptist Hospital's parking garage May 20, The Miami Herald reported.
  3. Baltimore sues J&J subsidiary, says it schemed to monopolize cancer drug

    Baltimore officials sued a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, accusing the drugmaker of using "sham" patent litigation to delay the launch of lower-cost generics and forcing the city to needlessly spend millions of dollars on the medication, according to a STAT news report.   

Geisinger and Penn Medicine are unlocking the power of customer lifetime value

How Geisinger and Penn Medicine are unlocking the power of customer lifetime value.
  1. Kansas hospital plans to reopen after abruptly closing in March

    Horton (Kan.) Community Hospital is taking steps to reopen after financial troubles forced it to shut down in March.
  2. Net promoter scores may be misleading

    The net promoter score, an increasingly popular measure of customer satisfaction, may not be an effective metric the way most organizations use it, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Racism a public health crisis, Milwaukee County executive says

    Milwaukee County leadership declared racism a public health crisis and has pledged to examine and change institutions that may perpetuate negative health outcomes, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
  4. SSM Health's operating income jumps 72% in Q1

    SSM Health saw revenues rise in the first quarter of 2019, and the St. Louis-based health system ended the three-month period with higher operating income than in the same quarter of 2018, according to unaudited financial documents released May 20.

YES, patients will pay. Here's how Kettering Health did it.

How to build personalization into the patient financial experience.
  1. Average physician assistant salary for 50 states

    The average annual salary for physician assistants in the U.S. is $108,430, according to  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data collected in May 2018.
  2. Hospitals and unions: 5 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital-union events after May 10.
  3. Risked-based revenue rising among healthcare organizations, survey finds

    Multispecialty medical group and integrated delivery system revenue is increasingly risk-based, but these organizations continue to experience barriers that slow their progress toward total value-based healthcare, according to a new survey.
  4. MD Anderson names Dr. David Jaffray 1st chief technology and digital officer

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has selected David Jaffray, PhD, to serve as its inaugural chief technology and digital officer.

The paradox of virtual care – How monitoring from afar can improve care at the bedside.

How Mercy Health reduce variation in the ICU with a virtual care program.
  1. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.
  2. Massachusetts General Hospital appoints its first chief equity and inclusion officer

    Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston named Joseph Betancourt, MD, its first vice president and chief equity and inclusion officer, effective May 15.
  3. Helen Strike to serve as Regina Hospital president: 3 things to know

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health tapped Helen Strike to serve as president of Regina Hospital in Hastings, Minn., and River Falls (Wis.) Area Hospital, effective June 1.
  4. 7 findings on MRSA

    The findings on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are presented in order of publication in Becker's Hospital Review, from January through May 21.
  5. Better patient experience, employee engagement can boost hospital finances

    Hospitals that improve patient experience and employee engagement may also see financial benefits, two Press Ganey leaders wrote in an article for Harvard Business Review.
  6. How this Georgia hospital is addressing high maternal mortality rates

    Georgia has the highest maternal mortality rate of all states at 46.2 deaths per 1,000 births, but Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Gwinnett Medical Center is working to change that, reports the Gwinnett Daily Post.
  7. Challenges, trends of data analytics in pharmacy: 3 insights

    Data analytics can be leveraged to address various challenges in the pharmacy industry, from drug shortages to identifying high-risk readmissions.
  8. How NYC Health + Hospitals uses data to provide care to the city's homeless population

    New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals is using data science to implement several initiatives to help better identify and serve its homeless population, according to a Harvard Business Review article co-authored by four of the health system's executives.
  9. Intermountain Healthcare develops EHR-based tool to assess patients' COPD risk

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare researchers designed a computer algorithm that integrates with patients' EHRs to help determine an individual's risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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