Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 10 MDs to follow on Twitter

    With 335 million users, Twitter can feel overwhelming.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 5 highest-paying healthcare jobs with $100K+ salaries

    Physicians hold the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor's list of the 25 highest paying jobs in America, with a median base salary of $195,842.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Intel finds another major security flaw in its microchips

    Intel Corp. has identified three more possible flaws to some of its microprocessors that could enable hackers to gain access to certain data from computer memory, Reuters reports.  By Julie Spitzer -

Patients engage with health systems virtually before they ever step foot in a care setting

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  1. Apple is building a team to make custom chips for health data

    Apple wants to build its own custom processor chips that could better understand health information collected from sensors — ultimately prolonging battery life and enhancing performance of its products — according to job listings reviewed by CNBC.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Colorado hospital lays off 40 to improve financial health

    Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, Colo., laid off 40 employees amid financial struggles partially attributed to overstaffing, according to The Journal.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. These 11 hospitals closed in 2018: Here's why

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to close.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Investors cash out of HCA as stock hits record high

    Long-term shareholders cut their stakes in Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare in the second quarter of this year, just before the for-profit hospital operator's stock climbed to a new record high, according to Bloomberg.  By Ayla Ellison -

Actionable, reliable data: A key to success in a value-based era

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  1. Police: Ohio physician was killed by his 2 sons

    Authorities believe an Ohio physician was fatally shot by his two sons last week, according to Fox 8.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. As Ohio goes, so goes the nation in the battle against opioids

    Every 12.4 minutes, someone dies from an opioid overdose. It's a problem that doesn't discriminate. Men and women, young and old, black and white — we're all in its crosshairs. By Randy Jernejcic, MD, Vice President of Clinical Integration for University Hospitals and Physician Chair of Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium -
  3. Allina's operating income sinks 45% in Q2

    Allina Health's revenues increased in the second quarter of 2018, but the Minneapolis-based system's operating income plummeted due to growth in expenses.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -

Poor communication contributes to 80 percent of medical errors

Learn what your organization can do to break down communication silos.
  1. What does Dr. Cynthia Hines wish she knew before taking a leadership role? How decisions are made + 2 more thoughts

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Cynthia Hines, DHA, owner and principal of ExecHelp & Consulting.  By Staff -
  2. Johns Hopkins creates opioid guidelines for 20 common surgeries  

    A panel of healthcare providers and patients from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine developed the country's first set of opioid prescription guidelines for 20 common surgeries.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. Seema Verma cites longitudinal patient records as the future of healthcare

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma hinted at one of her goals for the future of healthcare during the agency's Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference Aug. 13  in Washington, D.C., according to FedScoop.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. IBM Watson Health refutes media reports that its product is failing: 8 things to know

    IBM said it is "setting the record straight" on its work with Watson Health after several recent media reports claimed the division's products recommend flawed advice and aren't based on real patient data.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. Catholic Health Services to move 200 administrative, technology jobs in New York

    Catholic Health Services of Long Island, based in Rockville Centre, N.Y., said it intends to move nearly 200 jobs to Melville, N.Y., in a cost-cutting move that will also provide patients more space, reports Newsday.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Allegheny Health Network to break ground on 160-bed hospital: 4 things to know

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network will start construction Aug. 15 on its 160-bed hospital in Pine Township, Pa.,  part of its $1 billion systemwide expansion, according to The Tribune Live.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. Tennova Healthcare lays off staff at 3 Tennessee hospitals

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based Tennova Healthcare laid off less than 1 percent of staff at its three Knoxville area hospitals, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. ProMedica gets multi-notch downgrade from S&P

    S&P Global Ratings downgraded Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica Health System's long-term rating several notches to "BBB" from "A+."  By Alia Paavola -
  9. Central Maine Healthcare CEO says EHR woes contributed to high physician turnover

    Eighty of Central Maine Healthcare's 300 physicians have left the Lewistown-based organization this past fiscal year, which ended in June, one month after its three hospitals issued votes of no confidence in system CEO Jeff Brickman. But, Mr. Brickman thinks the staffing issues stem from something other than leadership: the health system's new EHR, the Portland Press Herald reports.  By Julie Spitzer -

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