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  1. New York hospital diverts surgical patients due to sterilization issues

    Middletown, N.Y.-based Orange Regional Medical Center has been diverting some surgical patients to other facilities since Nov. 2 due to sterilization issues, reports the Times Herald-Record.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Where are the 17 Leapfrog 'F' hospitals?

    The Leapfrog Group gave 17 hospitals failing grades in its fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades released Nov. 8.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Senators call for Illinois' public health director to resign over VA facility's Legionnaires' outbreak

    Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Nov. 5 urged Illinois Public Health Director Nirav Shah, MD, to step down over his response to the Legionnaires' outbreak at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.  By Mackenzie Bean -

Without a hitch: 8 tips for a seamless AI implementation

There are a number of considerations for healthcare organizations when implementing an artificial intelligence solution.
  1. Corner Office: Cook County Health and Hospitals System CEO Dr. John Jay Shannon on the importance of strong teams

    John Jay Shannon, MD, knows that for every patient to receive the best care possible, excellence starts with the executive team.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. Olympic Medical Center to join AHA lawsuit against Medicare cuts

    Port Angeles, Wash.-based Olympic Medical Center will join the American Hospital Association's lawsuit against HHS over the recently announced cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates for off-site clinics, according to the Peninsula Daily News.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. 42 hospitals make Leapfrog's 'straight-A' list for safety

    Since spring 2012, the Leapfrog Group has assigned letter grades to hospitals twice a year based on their patient safety performance. Forty-two hospitals have earned an A in every update, including the fall 2018 update released Nov. 8.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. New Jersey law allows hospital fee to fund services for Medicaid patients: 4 things to know

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law Nov. 1 that increases Medicaid financial resources for certain hospitals and establishes a hospital fee pilot program.  By Kelly Gooch -

How Connecticut Children’s Medical Center improved ED operational efficiency

Learn how they improved communication, staff development, and patient flow in the ED amid rising volumes.
  1. 8 key stats on medical bills, healthcare prices and out-of-pocket spending

    Here are eight statistics to know covering medical bills, healthcare prices and out-of-pocket spending.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. RCM tip of the day: Track denial resolve rate

    Claim denial resolve rate is among the key performance indicators hospital CFOs should track to improve revenue cycle performance, said Jenna Tropea, online marketing strategist at ImagineSoftware, a provider of billing automation software and revenue management applications.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Couple's donation will forgive $250M in medical debt nationwide

    An anonymous couple donated $2.1 million to RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit charity that buys medical debt for pennies on the dollar to forgive it, which will be used to pay off $250 million in medical debt before the end of the year, according to the charity.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. HHS to allow some employers to opt out of ACA's birth control mandate

    HHS and the U.S. Treasury and Labor departments have issued two rules that offer employers religious and moral exemptions from the ACA's requirement to provide insurance covering birth control.  By Leo Vartorella -

Bridge the gap and assure true interoperability with an enterprise imaging solution

Learn the breakdown of of bottom-line considerations.
  1. BCBS of South Carolina to lay off 244 employees

    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is letting go 244 workers after losing a Veterans Administration Choice contract, according to The Post and Courier.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Physician group with 873 employees files for bankruptcy

    Troy, Mich.-based University Physician Group, which does business as Wayne State University Physician Group, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Nov. 7.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Healthcare stocks surge after midterms; Humana hits all-time high

    Healthcare stocks rallied Nov. 7 in the wake of midterm elections that delivered a split Congress, according to Reuters.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Massachusetts hospital publicly apologizes for 2016 patient death

    The parent company of CHA Somerville (Mass.) Hospital issued a public apology Nov. 7 for failing to meet its own transparency and accountability standards in the 2016 death of a patient who died feet from Somerville Hospital's emergency room, according to The Boston Globe.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. Leapfrog releases fall 2018 hospital safety grades: 6 things to know

    The Leapfrog Group released its fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades Nov. 8, assigning "A" through "F" letter grades to more than 2,600 acute care hospitals for patient safety performance.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. How the 'big 5' payers fared in Q3

    The country's five largest commercial payers posted strong results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. Google parent to host 2-day healthcare event: 3 things to know

    Alphabet, Google's parent company, is putting on an invitation-only event for its health units in Sunnyvale, Calif., according to CNBC.  By Morgan Haefner -
  8. Tesla's on-site factory clinic denies care to some employees, report finds

    A new report claims Tesla's on-site health clinic at its Fremont, Calif. factory routinely denies care to employees and is instead designed to minimize worker injury reports, according to The Mercury News.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. Glassdoor: Top careers seeking blockchain talent

    There were 1,775 blockchain-related job openings in the U.S. in August, a 300 percent increase from 446 relevant job listings posted during same period last year, according to a recent report from job search website Glassdoor.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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