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  1. Jared Smith to assume CEO role at Broward Health Coral Springs: 4 things to know

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health appointed Jared M. Smith CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs (Fla.).  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Tufts' parent company Wellforce taps Dr. Michael Wagner as chief physician executive

    Burlington, Mass.-based Wellforce selected Michael Wagner, MD, to serve as chief physician executive, effective in May. He currently serves as president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children in Boston. Wellforce was established in 2014 and is Tufts Medical Center's parent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Allscripts investigating ransomware incident, some services unavailable to customers

    Allscripts is investigating a ransomware attack that impacted a limited number of its applications, company spokeswoman Concetta Rasiarmos told Becker's Hospital Review Thursday.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. MSSP ACOs would have seen $966M in additional payments by assuming greater risk in 2016

    Medicare ACOs would have earned $966 million in additional net payments from participating in advanced alternative payment models in 2016, updated Avalere data revealed.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Risk of opioid misuse jumps 44% with each refill, study finds

    While most clinical efforts to mitigate the risk of opioid misuse have focused on limiting dosage levels, reducing the length of an opioid prescription actually has greater influence over the risk of misuse, according to a study published in BMJ.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Bon Secours taps Effy Healthcare for RCM, AccessOne acquires HealthFirst Financial & more — 4 RCM key notes

    Here are four recent updates on companies providing revenue cycle management services.   By Morgan Haefner -
  4. 6 payers in the headlines

    From UnitedHealth Group more than doubling its profits in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 to Molina Healthcare eliminating its COO position, here are six payers making headlines this week.   By Morgan Haefner -
  1. 10 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions

    The following hospitals announced or completed plans in the last week to expand, upgrade or renovate their facilities.    By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Should executives trust their guts? 3 thoughts from a Nobel Prize winner in conversation

    One of the most common pieces of decision-making advice is to trust your gut, but is that really the case? Nobel Prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, PhD, sat down with psychologist Gary Klein, PhD, and reporters at McKinsey Quarterly to discuss the issue of when leaders should trust their instincts and when they should ignore them.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. 10 recent ED expansions with pricetags of $12M or more

    Hospitals and health systems are increasingly investing in their emergency departments to respond to issues such as high wait times, increased patient volumes and need for specialized care.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. Children's Hospital Colorado hires chief strategy officer: 3 takeaways

    Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora selected Raphe Schwartz to serve as senior vice president and chief strategy officer.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Rockledge Regional Medical Center selects new CFO: 3 notes

    Rockledge (Fla.) Regional Medical Center, a part of Boston-based Steward Health Care System, appointed Jonathan Immordino CFO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 2018 will be the year of digital health technology: This and 6 other healthcare predictions

    Frost & Sullivan — a consulting firm involved in market research, analysis and growth strategy — released a report detailing their predictions for the global healthcare industry in 2018.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    As hospitals and health systems juggle compliance issues under the ACA and implement new payment models to transition away from fee-for-service medicine, many institutions are looking to strengthen their financial management arms.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Only 42% of Texas' rural hospitals will still deliver babies

    A majority of rural hospitals in Texas are opting to discontinue delivery services as the number of births fall and the cost of providing the service rises, reports the Texas Tribune.  By Alia Paavola -
  5. Patient sues Northwestern Memorial for reusing syringe on him

    An Illinois man filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial Hospital, claiming clinicians reused a syringe on him that was previously administered to an HIV-positive patient.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. Report: Best practice programs foster better physician notes

    Physicians take higher-quality and more efficient notes when they receive education and guidelines that emphasis note-taking best practices, according to a UC-Los Angeles study.  By Julie Spitzer -
  7. UPMC Pinnacle environmental, food service vendor switch to affect 450-plus workers

    Harrisburg, Pa.-based UPMC Pinnacle is switching vendors for environmental services and food service, affecting hundreds of hospital workers, officials confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Federal judge approves Ascension Health's $29.5M settlement in class-action pension lawsuit

    Ascension Health, a Catholic health system based in St. Louis, will pay $29.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the health system and subsidiary Wheaton Franciscan Services in Glendale, Wis., violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which governs employee pensions.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. 21st Century Oncology emerges from bankruptcy

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based 21st Century Oncology Holdings has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with new owners.  By Ayla Ellison -

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