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  1. 17 of the highest-paid CEOs in healthcare

    The CEOs of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens Boots Alliance received some of the highest compensation rates among chief executives of larger U.S. companies, according to a recent survey by Equilar.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. 27 women at South Carolina hospital develop bacterial infection after surgery: 8 things to know

    After undergoing surgery at Charleston, S.C.-based Roper Hospital in 2016 and 2017, 27 women developed a waterborne bacterial infection that required a string of antibiotic treatments and additional surgeries, reports The Post and Courier.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Indiana University Health prepares for $1B transformation

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health is preparing for a major consolidation project, which is expected to cost $1 billion, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. 7 recent healthcare layoffs

    The following healthcare layoffs or layoff plans were reported by Becker's Hospital Review so far in April.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of April 9-13

    Four of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Henry Ford's operating gains partially offset by Epic implementation costs, wage rate increases

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System saw revenues increase in 2017, but the health system ended the period with lower net income than in the year prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. St. Jude launches public pediatric cancer genomics platform on the cloud

    Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital launched St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing platform for pediatric cancer researchers, April 12.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. Kaiser hospital sends 90-year-old patient home in cab, fails to notify family

    Kaiser Permanente San Jose (Calif.) Medical Center discharged a 90-year-old patient with failing kidneys and sent him home in a taxicab without notifying his family, according to NBC Bay Area.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. How one Arizona pediatrics practice is revamping patient scheduling for millennial parents

    North Scottsdale (Ariz.) Pediatrics redesigned its operations to include more technology-friendly scheduling tools and improve experience for the incoming generation of millennial parents, according to athenaInsight.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Viewpoint: Why limiting patient choice is the wrong approach to lowering drug prices

    After the Trump administration outlined a number of actions the federal government should take to address rising drug prices, two prescribing physicians argue these proposals may not only fail to lower drug prices, but also significantly limit Medicare patients' access to critical therapies, according to an op-ed in The Hill.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. Michigan hospital to shutter clinic, cut jobs amid financial hardship

    Sturgis (Mich.) Hospital will cut jobs and close one of its three urgent care centers serving the Constantine and White Pigeon communities due to financial struggles, according to a Sturgis Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 7 ways patients use online medical records, according to ONC research

    The majority of patients who access their medical record online use it to view test results, according to an ONC data brief released this month.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Here are seven recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Indiana-based St. Vincent appoints 2 regional executives

    Indianapolis-based St. Vincent, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, named Gwynn Perlich, BSN, MSN, permanent COO of its southwest region and Craig Polkow vice president of finance for the south region, according to an Inside Indiana Business report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. CMS extends MRI coverage for cardiac device patients: 3 notes

    CMS will now cover MRIs for Medicare beneficiaries with an implanted cardiac device without requiring them to participate in a clinical trial.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Only 62% of reported facility-onset C. diff are accurately diagnosed

    A study published in the American Journal of Infection Control investigated potential over-reporting of healthcare facility-onset Clostridium difficile infection.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Georgia governor to Piedmont, BCBS CEOs: We're meeting, and 'I expect an update' on negotiations

    Republican Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal called a meeting with Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia to assess how negotiations are progressing.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. New Jersey joins Democratic states in legal fight against anti-ACA lawsuit

    New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has joined leaders in other Democratic states in fighting a lawsuit filed by Texas and other Republican states that looks to overturn the ACA, according to NJ.com.  By Leo Vartorella -
  8. Infectious disease physicians earn less than most other specialties: 5 survey findings

    Physicians specializing in infectious diseases earn less than most other physicians, which causes a number of medical students to opt out of pursuing the specialty, according to a survey conducted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  By Megan Knowles -
  9. Dialysis patients travel 12 hours for life-saving care 7 months after Hurricane Maria: 6 things to know

    Nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a number of Puerto Rican dialysis patients who are left without a hospital must travel by plane for lifesaving treatment, The Atlantic reports.  By Megan Knowles -

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