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  1. North Carolina hospital to explore sale

    Commissioners of North Carolina's New Hanover County voted Sept. 16 to explore a sale of the hospital it owns, according to local television station WECT News.
  2. Nearly 60% of Fortune 1000 companies will increase innovation investment in 2020, survey finds

    More than 40 percent of companies in the Fortune 1,000 have grown more confident in the competitive advantage of their innovation strategies and investments in the past year, according to a new survey from KPMG and Innovation Leader.
  3. Intermountain to award $200K in innovation grants for precision medicine

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare will allot a total of $200,000 in Genomic Innovation Grants, benefiting biomedical research projects aiming to accelerate precision medicine treatments.

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  1. To innovate in an ordinary but meaningful way: Pick up the phone

    Though email, text messaging and other instant, virtual modes of communication are undeniably groundbreaking innovations, they are not always the most conducive to sparking innovation themselves.
  2. Don't let water quality hurt care quality: How healthcare organizations can maintain effective sterile processing

    Poor water quality can have serious financial and clinical ramifications for healthcare organizations.
  3. American College of Cardiologists calls for better wage equality

    The American College of Cardiology issued a policy statement calling for improved wage equality among male and female physicians in the specialty.
  4. Connecticut governor seeks to end religious vaccine exemptions

    Connecticut's Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont shared his intentions to ban religious exemptions for school vaccines during a Sept. 16 press conference, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. St. Luke's nurses set to strike Oct. 3

    Nurses at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn., plan to strike Oct. 3 unless they reach a tentative contract settlement with hospital management by 7 a.m. that day, according to the union that represents them.
  2. Lawmakers urge VA to hurry reimbursement to wrongly billed veterans

    Leaders on the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees are calling on the VA Department to speed up reimbursement to veterans who were incorrectly billed for emergency care they received at non-VA facilities, according to Military.com.
  3. 10 most, least concentrated hospital markets

    The hospital market in New York City is the least concentrated in the country, while Springfield, Mo., is home to the most concentrated market, according to an analysis from the Health Care Cost Institute.
  4. ProPublica: Millions of patients' health data is unprotected, easily accessible via internet

    The medical data of more than 5 million U.S. patients and millions more globally can be accessed online by basic web browsers and free software programs, according to an investigation by ProPublica and German radio and TV network Bayerischer Rundfunk.

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  1. Hospital markets highly concentrated in 72% of metro areas HCCI studied

    A growing number of metropolitan areas have hospital markets that could be considered highly concentrated by the Department of Justice, according to an analysis from the Health Care Cost Institute.
  2. CEO Wayne Smith ups investment in CHS by $2.4M

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems Chairman and CEO Wayne Smith purchased 1.2 million shares of CHS on Aug. 29, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
  3. Judge halts $55M sale of Hahnemann residency programs

    A bankruptcy judge has temporarily halted the sale of Philadelphia-based Hahnemann University Hospital's residency programs, according to WHYY.
  4. Former Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers charged with stealing trade secrets

    A couple who previously worked in medical research labs at Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital's Research Institute are accused of stealing scientific trade secrets for their own financial gain, according to the Department of Justice.
  5. NINR reopens search for director after nurse backlash

    The National Institute of Nursing Research reopened its search for a new director Sept. 16 after facing backlash for appointing a dentist to lead the organization, according to a tweet by NINR.
  6. Athenahealth appoints new CFO: 4 things to know

    Luis Borgen will lead Athenahealth's finance organization as the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR vendor's new CFO.
  7. More than 80,000 Kaiser workers may strike beginning Oct. 14

    More than 80,000 Kaiser Permanente workers nationwide will strike for seven days beginning Oct. 14 unless they reach a contract agreement with the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant, according to the unions that represent them.
  8. 4 indicted in $99M pharmacy fraud scheme

    Four people who owned or worked at pharmacies in New Jersey and New York have been charged in a $99 million fraud scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice said. 
  9. CDC activates Emergency Operations Center amid vaping-related illness outbreak

    The CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center Sept. 16 to help discover the cause of the vaping-related lung illnesses sickening patients nationwide, according to AAP News. 

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