Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Cardinal Health partners with medical tech company on sepsis detection  

    Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health is partnering with Magnolia Medical Technologies to reduce blood culture contamination and false-positive diagnoses for sepsis, according to a Nov. 14 news release.
  2. 8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Here are eight recent health information technology vendor contracts and go lives affecting healthcare organizations.
  3. Dominant strains identified as flu activity picks up

    Flu activity is rising in the U.S., with significant circulation of influenza A(H3N2), A(H1N1)pdm09 and B/Victoria viruses, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report. 

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  1. 'I find myself in the Twilight Zone': How Saad Chaudhry balances tech integration with quality care

    Flying halfway across the world requires more than just patience and an occasional plane delay. Leaders must adapt to cultural changes, technology differences and the time difference.
  2. Cavalier County Memorial Hospital names William Van Noy CFO

    Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon, N.D., has selected William Van Noy to serve as CFO, according to a Cavalier County Republican report.
  3. Demeaning behavior from patients takes emotional toll on physicians, study shows

    Interacting with patients who are demeaning toward them is challenging and painful for physicians, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found.
  4. FDA approves new antibiotic to treat complicated UTIs

    The FDA approved Shionogi & Co.'s drug, Fetroja, an antibiotic designed to treat complicated urinary tract infections.

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  1. FDA approves breakthrough lymphoma treatment

    The FDA approved Nov. 14 BeiGene USA's drug, Brukinsa, designed to treat adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one prior therapy.
  2. Pentec Health to close facility, cut 73 jobs

    Pentec Health, a Delaware County-based compounding and specialty pharmacy, is closing its manufacturing site in Boothwyn, Pa., and laying off 73 employees, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
  3. Cigarette use at all-time low in 2018, though 20% of U.S. adults still used tobacco products

    Though cigarette smoking among U.S. adults reached an all-time low of 13.7 percent in 2018, nearly 20 percent of adults (49.1 million) used tobacco products, according to the CDC's Nov. 15 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 
  4. Vibra Healthcare to pay $6M to settle 2016 whistleblower suit

    Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based Vibra Healthcare will pay $6.25 million to resolve whistleblower allegations against Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital in El Paso, Texas, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

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  1. Jackson Health VP's advice for revenue cycle leaders: 'Dig into your data'

    Myriam L. Torres, vice president of revenue cycle at Miami-based Jackson Health System, knows the importance of data in deciding whether to implement processes for improvement.
  2. Healthcare groups give thumbs down to hospital price transparency rule

    CMS finalized a price transparency rule Nov. 15 that requires hospitals to disclose negotiated rates with insurers beginning in 2021. The federal government also issued a health plan transparency proposal that would require insurers to share price and cost-sharing information with members before treatment.
  3. Why clinicians are turning into entrepreneurs

    Clinicians are turning into entrepreneurs as they are challenged to stay innovative in the era of consumerism. 
  4. 63% of nurses said their employer didn't adequately handle workplace violence

    Forty-one percent of nurses said they had been a victim of bullying, incivility or other forms of workplace violence, and 63 percent said their organization didn't handle the situation in a satisfactory way, according to an AMN Healthcare 2019 survey.  
  5. HHS agency releases toolkit to improve antibiotic stewardship

    An HHS agency has released a toolkit to guide hospitals and health systems trying to curb inappropriate antibiotic use.
  6. Grandview Medical Center President Rebecca Lewis to retire

    Rebecca Lewis, president of Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, is retiring at the end of the year, according to a Dayton Daily News report.
  7. HealthPartners eliminating 75 jobs amid Medicare revenue decline

    Citing decreased Medicare revenue, HealthPartners is cutting about 75 jobs, according to the Star Tribune.
  8. Revenue cycle firm opens new Ohio office

    Revecore, a Franklin, Tenn.-based revenue cycle management firm with two companies, BLS|Revecore and MRA|Revecore, has opened a new office in Cincinnati.
  9. Pharmacists make more money in entry-level jobs than any other profession, analysis finds

    Pharmacists have the highest median salary for entry-level jobs, according to an analysis by The Interview Guys.

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