Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Utah HIE taps NextGate to enhance patient identification, interoperability

    UHIN, a health information exchange for 95 percent of Utah hospitals, will implement NextGate's cloud-based enterprise master patient index, according to a Jan. 16 news release.
  2. SSM Health names Charles J. Barnett regional president for academic ministries

    SSM Health has selected Charles J. Barnett to serve as regional president for academic ministries in St. Louis.
  3. Yosemite National Park outbreak sickens nearly 200 visitors, workers

    About 170 people have been sickened with a gastrointestinal illness after going to Yosemite National Park in California this month, and two of them have confirmed cases of norovirus.

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  1. Major insurers have donated $2.3M to Democratic candidates

    Four major insurers and their employees have doled out $4.5 million in campaign donations, with slightly more than half of those dollars going to Democratic candidates, many of whom are running on single-payer healthcare platforms that would eliminate private insurers, The Hill reports.
  2. Humana snags CMO of CMS

    CMS is saying goodbye to CMO Kate Goodrich, MD, in February as she moves on to a new role at Humana.
  3. More than 3,000 California nurses covered under new labor deal

    Nurses and Santa Clara County in California have approved a new contract agreement, the Morgan Hill Times reported.
  4. Avera Health names Julie Norton CFO

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health has selected Julie Norton to serve as CFO, effective Feb. 3, the Argus Leader reported.

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  1. 10 most expensive drugs for Medicare Part B

    Medicare Part B covers drugs that are administered by healthcare providers, such as infused or injected cancer drugs. 
  2. 10 most expensive drugs for Medicare Part D

    Medicare Part D covers pharmacy-dispensed drugs, primarily oral drugs and some self-injectables, such as insulin. 
  3. Axia Pharmaceutical recalls all sterile drug products

    Axia Pharmaceutical is recalling all lots of its sterile drug products because it says it cannot guarantee they are sterile. 
  4. Florida bill would lift limits on specialty hospitals

    A proposed Florida House bill would lift a ban that prohibits specialty hospitals from offering services beyond cardiac, orthopedic, surgical and oncology care, according to the Walton Sun.

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  1. Northwell acquires oncology practice

    Northwell Health has acquired Queens Medical Associates, a New York-based oncology practice with seven locations, according to QNS.com.
  2. Epic distancing itself from Google Cloud integrations

    Epic is reportedly telling customers that it will not pursue further integrations with Google Cloud, according to a Jan. 17 CNBC report.
  3. From EHR support to health system CIO — Southcoast Health Jim Feen's best advice for EHR adoption

    Clinicians are constantly thinking and operating in a "process improvement mode," New Bedford, Mass-based Southcoast Health CIO Jim Feen says, making his role challenging and at the same time oddly exciting. 
  4. Viewpoint: Algorithms pitting AI against humans 'make healthcare more dangerous'

    Artificial intelligence algorithms touted as having the ability to outperform human clinicians in disease prediction and diagnosis may ultimately hurt, rather than help, healthcare, according to Enid Montague, PhD.
  5. Personalized healthcare, data privacy & 8 more consumer-led trends driving innovation in 2020

    In the coming years, as organizations increasingly prioritize the consumer experience in their business plans, innovation will largely be driven by shifts in consumer preferences, according to Sara Deshpande, partner at Maven Ventures and a lecturer at the Stanford (Calif.) Graduate School of Business.
  6. Outcome Health ex-employees change pleas to guilty

    Two indicted former analysts from healthcare technology company Outcome Health pled guilty to felony conspiracy to commit wire fraud on Jan. 16, the Chicago Tribune reported.
  7. China reports 2nd death in mysterious disease outbreak

    A second person has died from the mysterious pneumonia outbreak originating in central China, CNN reports.
  8. Epic EHR is 'most important puzzle piece' of West Virginia hospital's merger with WVU Health 

    Wetzel County Hospital will officially join West Virginia University Health System later this year, a move that will transition the Morgantown, W.Va-based hospital to an Epic EHR system, according to a Jan. 15 WTOV report.
  9. Allina Health hospital forms neonatal telemedicine partnership with Children's Minnesota

    Cambridge (Minn.) Medical Center, part of Minneapolis-based Allina Health, is teaming up with Children's Minnesota to expand its virtual care capabilities for neonatal patients, according to a Jan. 16 Isanti-Chisago County Star report.

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