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  1. Cardiology equipment will lead sales boom in medical devices, Moody's says

    Cardiology device revenues are expected to grow faster than the rest of the medical device industry in the coming years, according to a Moody's Investors Service report cited by Medtech Dive. 
  2. What 8 manual tasks cost the healthcare industry per transaction

    In total, the healthcare industry could save $13.3 billion if eight administrative tasks in the revenue cycle were no longer completed manually, according to an analysis from the nonprofit CAQH.
  3. How University of Rochester Medical Center's associate CMIO juggles administrative work, being a physician

    The motivating environment of an academic medical center led Justin Mazzillo, MD, to leave Texas after his residency and join the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. 

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  1. Colorado health system names new CEO

    Estes Park (Colo.) Health has selected Vern Carda as CEO, effective March 23.
  2. Nathan Littauer CEO Laurence Kelly to retire

    Laurence E. Kelly is retiring as president and CEO of Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home in Gloversville, N.Y., effective Oct. 2.
  3. U of Louisville recruiting nearly 400 to restore staffing at former KentuckyOne properties

    The University of Louisville (Ky.) plans to hire nearly 400 physicians and nurses to fill staffing needs at former KentuckyOne properties in Louisville, Louisville Courier Journal reports. 
  4. Atrium breaks ground on $116M Charlotte hospital

    Atrium Health broke ground Jan. 23 on its $116 million hospital in Charlotte, N.C., according to the Charlotte Observer.

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  1. Baptist Health to build $200M Florida hospital

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health will build a $200 million, full-service hospital on its campus in Fleming Island, Fla.
  2. China rushing to build 1,000-bed hospital in 6 days for coronavirus

    Wuhan, a Chinese city and epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, is trying to build a 1,000-bed hospital in just six days to treat victims of the epidemic, according to The Guardian.
  3. The average healthcare CIO tenure is less than 4 years, survey finds: 4 notes

    While chief information officers were among the youngest members of the C-suite as recently as 2016, they are now tied for second-oldest, according to a recent Korn Ferry analysis.
  4. Children's Health partners with Amazon to streamline patient package delivery

    Dallas-based Children's Health has launched a pilot program to install Amazon Hub Lockers, enabling patients, families and employees to receive and return packages at the Children's Medical Center Dallas campus.

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  1. Cerner exec takes leave of absence to focus on congressional campaign

    Amanda Adkins, vice president of strategic growth at Cerner, is taking a leave of absence from the Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR company as she campaigns for a seat in Congress, according to a Jan. 23 McClatchy report.
  2. Los Angeles hospital closes after purchase deal falls through

    It took Verity Health less than three weeks to wind down services at St. Vincent Medical Center, a 366-bed hospital in Los Angeles.
  3. MDLabs refuses to pay $1.7M ransomware demand, hackers threaten to release data

    Hackers using Maze ransomware have infected 231 stations from Medical Diagnostic Laboratories and are threatening to publicly disclose data on the computers if the company does not pay the ransom, according to Bleeping Computer.
  4. PIH Health notifies nearly 200,000 patients of phishing attack

    Whittier, Calif.-based PIH Health began notifying 199,548 patients on Jan. 10 that their protected health information may have been exposed in a data breach.
  5. Coronavirus cases near 1K — Here's what you need to know

    As of 2 p.m., Jan. 24, there are 939 confirmed cases of the novel respiratory infection originating in Wuhan, China. 
  6. Schneider Regional Medical Center CEO Dr. Bernard Wheatley to retire

    Bernard Wheatley, DBA, FACHE, is retiring as CEO of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands-based Schneider Regional Medical Center, effective Jan. 30.
  7. The modern CIO's challenge: More tech spending without adding to overall organizational costs

    The role of a healthcare CIO today is changing. As most health systems have EHR systems implemented and integrated, the CIO now oversees the tech aspect of many projects and innovations and must negotiate financial investment appropriately.
  8. Surgeons sue SUNY, allege retaliation for reporting patient safety concerns

    Albany-based State University of New York and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in New York City face a lawsuit from two surgeons, who allege the organization retaliated against them for voicing patient safety concerns, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
  9. Politico: White House made a list of backup HHS secretaries

    The White House had a list of replacements lined up last year for HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma amid reports of an interpersonal feud, Politico reports.

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