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  1. LifePoint merges with RCCH, goes private

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health has completed its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners, which is owned by Apollo Global Management.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Amazon's Jeff Bezos on the 1 piece of advice he gives his kids

    Amazon CEO, Founder and Chairman Jeff Bezos' career advice to his four children involves loving what you do and focusing on your work instead of your innate talents, CNBC reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. HCA hospitals in California evacuate as wildfires continue to burn

    Three general acute care hospitals, several skilled nursing and intermediate care facilities, and more than 300 patients have been evacuated as massive wildfires continue to burn across California, Bloomberg reports.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. High-deductible plans leave providers struggling to collect from patients

    Physicians, hospitals and medical labs are facing greater challenges in getting paid by insured patients with high-deductible health plans, according to a Bloomberg report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 73% of hospital leaders want to enter value-based contracts with suppliers

    Seventy-three percent of hospital leaders consider value-based contracting with suppliers a priority for improving return on investment, but opportunities for these types of contracts lag, according to a recent Premier survey.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Idaho hospital offers 'Black Friday' deals on outpatient services

    To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Gooding, Idaho-based North Canyon Medical Center will offer Black-Friday-style deals on some outpatient services, according to a KTVB news report.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. When is face-to-face communication in the workplace essential? 10 healthcare leaders weigh in

    A lot of communication in the workplace is conducted electronically. However, it is essential for hospital and health system leaders to have  face-to-face conversations with employees in some situations.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 3 things for healthcare organizations to consider about consolidation, integration

    Healthcare organizations continue to consolidate through the formation of multihospital health systems and networks, while simultaneously focusing on integration to foster more efficient operations across their organization.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. AMA calls to expand internet access

    The American Medical Association adopted a policy to bolster internet access across the country.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Software issues drive medical device recalls for 10th consecutive quarter, report finds

    Software issues continued to drive medical device recalls during the third quarter of 2018, reflecting the growing popularity of internet-connected products, according to a recent analysis of U.S. recall data.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Apple adds 2nd clinical laboratory to health records project

    Quest Diagnostics now supports Apple's health records feature, making it the second clinical testing laboratory to join the project.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. CHIME releases list of 'Most Wired' hospitals: Here are the top 10

    The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has named 254 hospitals and health systems to its 2018 HealthCare's Most Wired list.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. CHI, Dignity unveil name for combined system

    Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives and San Francisco-based Dignity Health have picked a name for the combined system their proposed mega-merger will create: CommonSpirit Health.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Athenahealth sells for $5.7B; Allscripts rebrands payer, life sciences business & more — 8 health IT key notes

    Here are eight recent news updates on major health IT and technology companies:  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Atrium settles antitrust lawsuit over health plan contracts: 6 things to know

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health has agreed to a settlement with the Department of Justice that prohibits the health system from enforcing anticompetitive steering restrictions in contracts between payers and its providers, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Nearly 1 in 5 seniors skip necessary medical care, survey finds

    Eighteen percent of adults over age 60 have skipped necessary medical treatment, according to a survey  from Clover Health.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. Mount Sinai launches new advertising campaign

    When New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System launched a systemwide advertising campaign several years ago, its focus was population health.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Insured adults are seeing their primary care physicians less, study finds

    Office visits to primary care physicians are declining among adults with employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a study from the Health Care Cost Institute, an independent, nonprofit partially funded by four health insurance companies.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Allina's net income drops 30% in Q3

    Allina Health's revenues increased in the third quarter of 2018, but the Minneapolis-based system ended the period with lower operating income and net income than in the same quarter a year earlier.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. CMS' new state waiver for paying mental health institutions: 4 things to know

    CMS is expanding states' ability to determine how providers get paid for rendering residential mental health services.  By Morgan Haefner -

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