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  1. Banner-University Health Plans CEO: 360-degree view of patient possible with new tool

    In September, Banner-University Health Plans, the managed Medicaid organization of Phoenix-based Banner Health, debuted a care coordination platform to safely share data between physicians and behavioral health providers caring for some of the state's most vulnerable patients.
  2. Being a CIO is all about relationships: How Titus Regional Medical Center's CIO is using his expertise to improve patient experience

    At Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Texas, CIO Tim Pugsley is working on how to better leverage its recently launched Epic EHR. 
  3. 134-bed New York hospital files for bankruptcy

    Lockport, N.Y.-based Eastern Niagara Hospital has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to The Buffalo News. 

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  1. Typo in regulation costs Kansas hospital $600K

    Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kan., is out nearly $600,000 for the cost of treating a patient after the state's supreme court held Nov. 1 that a typo in Kansas' workers' compensation medical fee schedule is to be considered the "plain language" of the regulation.
  2. For-profit hospital M&A update: 15 deals involving CHS, Tenet, HCA and Quorum

    Four for-profit hospital operators entered into several transactions in recent months. Some of the companies are selling off facilities to strengthen their hospital portfolios, while others are exploring ways to expand their reach.
  3. Loneliness linked to increased death risk for cardiac patients

    Loneliness among cardiac patients is strongly associated with worse mortality rates and health outcomes, according to a study published in Heart. 
  4. Baylor Scott & White's annual operating income rises 25%

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health saw revenue and operating income rise in fiscal year 2019.

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  1. New HIV strain identified, first in 19 years

    Researchers have discovered the first new strain of HIV since 2000, according to research published Nov. 6 in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
  2. US continues to lead in healthcare spending

    The United States spends more than twice as much as the average Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development country on healthcare, yet it lags in many health indicators, according to a recently published OECD report.
  3. Flooding causes unsanitary conditions at Washington psych hospital, staff members say

    Lakewood, Wash.-based Western State Hospital is experiencing recurrent sewage flooding, due in part to issues with the aging building and decreased funding, staff members told CBS affiliate KIRO 7. 
  4. NYU Langone's tuition-free medical school renamed after dean-CEO

    NYU Langone Health is renaming its medical school to NYU Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine in honor of the current dean, who was the mastermind behind the school's free-tuition program, according to a surprise announcement at an annual fundraising gala Nov. 4. Robert Grossman, MD, is also the CEO of the New York City-based health system.

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  1. How Bernie Sanders' immigration plan would affect healthcare

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unveiled an immigration platform Nov. 7 that includes details on expanding healthcare access for immigrants, The Hill reports.
  2. Don't copy California's surprise-billing law, physicians there warn federal lawmakers

    Amid federal discussions about surprise billing, California physicians are warning lawmakers against modeling federal legislation after the state's law, according to a new survey by the California Medical Association.
  3. Why a Wyoming hospital's bad debt climbed 50%

    Wyoming Medical Center in Casper has seen bad debt increase about 50 percent since 2015, officials told radio station KTWO.
  4. Second Sun Pharma rep files retaliation suit

    A former Sun Pharmaceuticals national account director filed a retaliation lawsuit against the drugmaker, claiming she was fired for objecting to off-label marketing.
  5. Mayo Clinic in Fairmont to restructure surgical services, cut 6 jobs

    Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minn., will cut six positions as it restructures surgical services, effective Jan. 2, the health system said.
  6. Vanderbilt CIO: When customizing an EHR, don't get 'hyper-focused on the tech'

    Customizing an EHR can be a large endeavor for a hospital, so it is vital that everyone using the technology is onboard and involved in the process.
  7. KLAS: Epic ranked among top vendors for patient engagement  

    Increased patient satisfaction and heightened staff efficiency are the most common outcomes, reported by vendors, that healthcare provider customers experience after implementing patient engagement solutions, according to a recent KLAS Research report.
  8. New Jersey hospital launches emergency telemedicine services

    Paramus, N.J.-based Bergen New Bridge Medical Center unveiled a new telehealth service line aimed at diagnosing and treating emergency medical conditions, according to a Nov. 7 news release.
  9. Why AI is being used more in clinical workflows, quality reports

    Artificial intelligence can be trained to complete the smallest and most meticulous administrative tasks, which can help hospitals and health systems derive more intelligent EHR data.

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