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  1. California medical group prepares for Epic EHR install

    Redlands, Calif.-based Beaver Medical Group is implementing an Epic EHR across its network, with the go live anticipated for the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, Record Gazette reports.
  2. Aetna exec joins board of risk management firm

    Aetna's vice president of consumer experience, Stan Nowak, joined the board of directors for third-party risk management company Censinet.
  3. Athenahealth, QuickCred partner on credentialing services

    Athenahealth announced Oct. 15 that it will add QuickCred's compliance and credentialing system to its revenue cycle management portfolio.

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  1. Oscar appeals decision in Florida Blue lawsuit

    Insurer Oscar filed a notice of appeal Oct. 16 after a judge dismissed the startup's lawsuit against Florida Blue, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
  2. KLAS: Customer satisfaction drops 42% after EHR vendor merger, acquisition

    Customer satisfaction can suffer up to 42 percent of the time after an EHR company undergoes a merger or acquisition, according to a KLAS Research report.
  3. Georgia health system to stop treating Anthem members as in-network

    Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System will stop considering Anthem members in-network Dec. 31, three months after its contract with Anthem expired, according to The Gainesville Times. 
  4. Humana director steps down to avoid possible conflict of interest

    A member of Humana's board of directors resigned to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest, according to an Oct. 15 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  1. Tower Health cuts jobs at 2 hospitals

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health is eliminating jobs at Pottstown (Pa.) Hospital and Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, according to WHYY.
  2. California hospital closed for more than a year could reopen in November

    A California hospital that closed in 2018 is moving forward in the reopening process, according to the Press-Telegram.
  3. CMS updates tool to check eligibility for alternative payment model program

    CMS has updated its tool that identifies eligible clinicians who qualify for alternative payment model participation for Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act's Quality Payment Program, according to the American Hospital Association.
  4. Sony debuts mSafety mobile health platform

    Sony unveiled on Oct. 16 its customizable mSafety platform, which can be adapted to fit the remote monitoring needs of any healthcare organization.

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  1. Viewpoint: Walmart's healthcare strategy is 'a little offense and a little defense'

    Though healthcare is not known for being particularly open to lasting change, Walmart's ongoing attempt to revolutionize care delivery with its consumer-first approach could be the one that sticks, according to Knowledge@Wharton.
  2. Seattle Children's opens pediatric immunotherapy research facility

    Seattle Children's announced on Oct. 15 the opening of its Building Cure biomedical research center in the "biotech corridor" of downtown Seattle.
  3. 10 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.
  4. Newton-Wellesley Hospital President Dr. Michael Jaff to depart for role at Boston Scientific

    Michael R. Jaff, DO, president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., is resigning for a leadership role at medical devicemaker Boston Scientific, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.
  5. What health systems can learn from airplane flight crews

    Crew resource management, an aviation strategy that can be adapted to healthcare settings, helps reduce adverse events and results in cost savings, according to a study published in American Journal of Medical Quality.
  6. Most phishing emails have 'payment', 'request' or 'urgent' in subject line: report

    Healthcare organizations are becoming larger targets for cybercriminals because they don't always have the resources to protect themselves from various cyberattacks.
  7. AdventHealth begins 2 population health studies

    Orlando-based AdventHealth has launched two population health initiatives that explore how various factors influence patients' health as well as patients' DNA.
  8. Ernst & Young releases blockchain to improve transparency in financial management

    Ernst & Young has launched a new blockchain platform, known as the EY OpsChain Public Finance Manager, to help governments improve financial management.
  9. Medical devicemakers urge Congress to pass federal data privacy law

    Medical devicemakers are asking Congress to pass a federal data privacy law instead of allowing states to create their own out of fear that a patchwork of state-specific laws will put them at a global disadvantage, according to Bloomberg Law.

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