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  1. Northern Maine Medical to add meds-to-beds program

    Northern Maine (Fort Kent) Medical Center is adding a program to give patients their prescriptions before being discharged, WAGM, a local CBS affiliate, reported. 
  2. 16 medical groups that support 'Medicare for All,' single payer

    The American College of Physicians became the latest medical group to throw its support behind "Medicare for All" and other healthcare reforms, including a public option health plan.
  3. $13.3B in savings lies in automating administrative tasks, study finds

    The healthcare industry could save 33 percent, or $13.3 billion, on current spending each year if administrative tasks were automated, according to an analysis from the nonprofit CAQH.

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  1. Mayo Clinic compensation: 5 statistics

    In 2018, 21 employees at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic had salaries that surpassed $1 million, compared to 20 million-dollar employees a year before, according to the Post Bulletin.
  2. LA hospital with no running water temporarily closed

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente temporarily will close its Woodland Hills Medical Center in Los Angeles after being told the facility won't have running water for several more days.
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are 10 hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CMOs.
  4. Healthcare reform should start with our youth, Cottage Hospital CEO says

    National healthcare spending increased 4.6 percent to a record $3.6 trillion in 2018, a growth rate that has shown no signs of slowing as drugs become more expensive and the incidence of chronic conditions continues to increase in the U.S.

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  1. Deficiencies found at 2 VA facilities in Massachusetts

    Health inspectors found numerous deficiencies at two Veterans Affairs facilities in Massachusetts, according to a pair of federal reports cited by The Boston Globe.
  2. Texas Health Resources rolls out digital rounding tool for nurses

    Nurse managers at Arlington-based Texas Health Resources will start using a new digital rounding tool this month to help improve patients' hospital experience, reports the Cleburne Times-Review.
  3. Rush unveils center for LGBTQ+ healthcare

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center has launched a center that aims to offer safe, accessible and comprehensive care to people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and other sexual identities, or LGBTQ+.
  4. Pediatrician receives death threat for pro-vaccine TikTok video

    Nicole Baldwin, MD, a pediatrician in Cincinnati, is facing a death threat and other online harassment after posting a video on social media platform TikTok that was pro-vaccination, according to MedPage Today.

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  1. 70% of Americans don't want Roe v. Wade overturned, survey finds

    Roe v. Wade, the landmark court case that legalized abortion across the country, still has the support of a majority of Americans, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows.
  2. ANA, AONL: Cutting nurses will decrease care quality — instead, allocate resources wisely

    Nursing and finance leaders must improve mutual understanding to agree on methods for allocating nursing resources, according to a new report published Jan. 21 by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. 
  3. 'World's smallest pacemaker' gets FDA approval

    The FDA approved Jan. 21 Medtronic's Micra AV, the world's smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular synchrony, according to the company. 
  4. Reva Medical files for bankruptcy

    Reva Medical, a San Diego-based devicemaker that specializes in vascular devices, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Mass Device reported. 
  5. Devicemaker broke $2.1B contract to provide VA hospitals with critical medical supplies, lawsuit alleges

    Spartan Medical, a medical device supplier, filed a lawsuit accusing Globus Medical, a devicemaker, of breaking its $2.1 billion contract to supply Veterans Affairs hospitals with medical supplies.
  6. Medline halts sterilization at Illinois facility over ethylene oxide concerns

    Medline hasn't been sterilizing medical equipment at its Waukegan, Ill., facility since mid-December because it didn't meet new state standards for ethylene oxide emission, according to the Lake County Health Department.
  7. Want to tackle health disparities? Start by taking people out to breakfast, says UTMC's CMO Dr. Keith Gray

    Five years ago, Keith Gray, MD, wasn't overly familiar with the term "social determinants of health." He was also surprised to learn that 173,000 people were living in at-risk zip codes around Knoxville-based University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was practicing as a surgical oncologist.
  8. Forbes names 'Best Employers for Diversity': 14 hospitals, health systems in top 100

    Forbes released its third annual ranking of the top 500 U.S. employers for diversity on Jan. 21, with several healthcare organizations included on the list.
  9. Lafayette General joins ProMedica, OSF HealthCare to invest in analytics startup

    Socially Determined, which uses data analytics to identify patients in need of social services interventions, closed an $11.1 million funding round with participation from Lafayette (La.) General Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's venture arm.

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