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  1. Novo Nordisk to lay off 400 employees in China, Denmark

    Novo Nordisk, a Denmark-based multinational pharmaceutical company, will slash 400 jobs in its research and development unit, Reuters reported.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 10 latest hospital credit upgrades

    The following 10 hospital credit rating upgrades occurred in the last two months. They are listed below in alphabetical order.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Better well-being linked to lower Medicare spending

    Medicare spending per fee-for-service beneficiary is likely to be lower in counties where people have the highest well-being — defined as physical, mental and social health — as well as access to basic needs, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Who is visiting Stanford med school professor Dr. Christine Blasey? 8 things to know about Kavanaugh's accuser

    The 51-year-old woman and visiting Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine professor who accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee of Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault revealed her identity in an interview with The Washington Post Sept. 16.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Why Walmart is a fierce competitor in healthcare: 4 reasons

    Walmart, which advertises itself as the leader in "everyday low prices," is bringing that mentality to the healthcare market, partnering with insurers and tapping industry executives to grow its efforts, CNN Money reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. 32 hospital and health system CISOs to know | 2018

    Hospitals and health systems across the country are appointing chief information security officers to oversee cybersecurity efforts, assist with data management and drive new technology implementation. While the role can vary from one organization to another, many CISOs featured on this list are experts in healthcare cybersecurity and manage teams who specialize in keeping patient and provider data safe.  By Staff -
  4. Summa Health denied bid to restart ER residency program

    Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health revealed its request to restart its emergency medicine residency program was denied by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Booz Allen Hamilton hiring for help with VA's Cerner rollout

    Booz Allen Hamilton, an IT consulting firm the Veterans Affairs Department signed a $750 million management contract with to support its EHR overhaul, posted a job listing Sept. 13 for an EHR fielding team project coordinator to assist with the VA's EHR modernization program management office.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. ONC seeks a nurse informaticist

    HHS' ONC is looking to add a nurse informaticist to its team.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to June 2018 ONC data.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. HHS to create data-sharing strategy for its 11 agencies

    The HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer published a report on the state of data sharing across the department Sept. 17, as part of its ongoing effort to build an enterprisewide data strategy.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. 13 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. Chris Self to serve as CEO of Manchester Memorial Hospital

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System has named Chris Self president and CEO of Manchester (Ky.) Memorial Hospital, according to The Sentinel Echo.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. Aging population, rising healthcare costs a dangerous mix for economy, Moody's says

    U.S. healthcare spending will continue to rise as the population ages and as the costs of medical services grow, which will pose severe negative implications for both public and private sectors, according to a recent report by Moody's Investors Service.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. 3 health IT provisions in the Senate opioid bill

    The Opioid Crisis Response Act, which the Senate passed on a 99 to 1 vote Sept. 17, includes several health IT provisions, as laid out in the Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. AliveCor challenges claim Apple Watch has the 1st over-the-counter ECG

    After Apple claimed its Apple Watch Series 4 would be the first FDA-cleared over-the-counter device with an electrocardiogram, AliveCor struck back, noting it obtained FDA clearance for similar products in 2014 and 2017, according to the Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.  By Julie Spitzer -
  6. Vermont hospital has first honor walk to celebrate organ donors

    On Aug. 23, staff at Burlington-based University of Vermont Medical Center silently looked on as Elizabeth "Libby" Hanzl D'Avignon was moved from the intensive care unit to the operating room.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Healthcare executives rank top challenges for next year

    Members of the HealthCare Executive Group ranked data and analytics as the top critical challenge, issue and opportunity they expect to face in their organizations next year.   By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Dignity Health, Ooda Health team up to streamline payer-provider payments

    Dignity Health and technology startup company Ooda Health, both based in San Francisco, are joining forces to improve payments between payers and providers.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. AHA leads 340B transparency initiative: 5 things to know

    The American Hospital Association is leading an initiative to improve transparency within the 340B drug pricing program.  By Kelly Gooch -

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