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  1. 8 ways hospitals and health systems combat clinician burnout

    Clinician burnout is a significant challenge for healthcare organizations, with the potential to negatively affect care quality and patient satisfaction.1,2 At the Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting in Chicago, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies sponsored an executive roundtable discussion including leaders from across the U.S. who came together to share strategies to reduce clinician burnout.
  2. CDC's gun injury data is skewed, investigators find

    The CDC has acknowledged its yearly estimates of nonfatal gunshot injuries are unreliable, due in part to the low number of hospitals in its data set, according to FiveThirtyEight, which publishes data-driven news and analysis.
  3. Pennsylvania revokes nursing facility's license after child's death

    The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services revoked the license of Allentown-based Firely Pediatric Services Home for Kids in July after a report found two staff members ignored an alarm for nearly 20 minutes, leading to the death of a 14-year-old boy, according to The Morning Call.

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  1. $13M awarded to 3 women sexually assaulted at California psych hospital

    A jury awarded three women over $13 million in compensatory damages Aug. 12 for sexual assaults they endured while patients at a psychiatric hospital, according to The Los Angeles Times.
  2. Centene to expand business in 10 states: 3 things to know

    Centene Corp. will extend its offerings on the ACA's health insurance marketplace in 10 states for 2020, the health insurer said Aug. 13.
  3. Anthem mistakenly tells patients Virginia provider is out of network: 'It can create a panic,' physician says

    A coding issue led Anthem to mistakenly notify patients in Virginia that their physician was out of network, according to ABC affiliate WHSV.
  4. Aetna in hot water after Kansas officials dismiss response to Medicaid troubles

    Aetna's plan to correct Medicaid payment and network deficiencies falls short, Kansas health officials said Aug. 13, according to local radio station KCUR.

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  1. Novartis names new scientific officer in wake of AveXis data scandal

    Page Bouchard was named senior vice president and chief scientific officer of AveXis, the gene therapy unit of Novartis wrapped in a scandal over manipulated data, according to Endpoints News. Mr. Bouchard is replacing two top scientists at the company, who were quietly let go in May. 
  2. VA, Defense Department to partner on supply-ordering to cut waste, fraud

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defence will collaborate to create a centralized healthcare supply chain management system.
  3. Illinois is 1st state to require insurers to cover EpiPens for kids

    Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law that will require insurers to cover the costs of EpiPen injectors for children, according to CNN. 
  4. Ancestry plans move into healthcare

    Genealogy company Ancestry is planning a push into healthcare, according to Business Insider.

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  1. Geisinger makes cut for vetted network of imaging providers: 'Savvy employers like Walmart know the real thing when they see it'

    Geisinger has earned designation as a Radiology Center of Excellence by Covera Health, a New York City-based company that uses advanced clinical analytics to objectively measure quality in radiology.
  2. Living Like a Leader: A day with RWJBarnabas Health's Hospital Division President Thomas Biga

    "I think it's critical to our well-being to decompress and let things go ... As I'm always telling my kids, you can't obsess over what you can't control. If something doesn't work and you can't control that outcome, you must move on. Otherwise, you get engrossed in what didn't happen and have trouble moving forward."
  3. Uncle Sam wants feedback on proposed fed rules for collecting debt

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has extended the comment period for its proposal that would change rules for collecting debt, including medical debt.
  4. HHS helps providers respond to mass violence

    HHS has resources to help healthcare providers prepare for, respond to and assist communities in recovering from mass violence events. 
  5. Mayo Clinic's deal to send 100K DNA samples to drugmaker is a 'win-win'

    Mayo Clinic is currently preparing to send 100,000 blood samples to Tarrytown, N.Y.-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in what health system leaders describe not as a sale of patient information, but as a research-driven "exchange," the Post-Bulletin reports.
  6. Hackers demand more than $1M in bitcoin from Washington hospital

    Aberdeen, Wash.-based Grays Harbor Community Hospital is notifying around 85,000 patients of a June 15 ransomware attack on its systems that may have exposed patients' personal and medical information, Daily World reports.
  7. Hospital prices in Denver varied by an average of more than 800% in 2017

    Hospital prices for routine healthcare procedures in the Denver market varied overall by an average of more than 800 percent in 2017, according to a report released this summer by the Colorado Business Group on Health and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.
  8. Appeals court revives changes to Medicaid DSH payment rules

    A federal appeals court on Aug. 13 overturned a ruling that rolled back a rule adopted by HHS that changed how Medicaid payments to hospitals that serve large numbers of low-income patients are calculated.
  9. SCL Health nearly triples net income in first half of fiscal year

    Broomfield, Colo.-based SCL Health saw its finances improve in the first half of fiscal year 2019, according to unaudited financial documents. 

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