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  1. Cerner names first chief marketing officer: 4 notes

    Darrell Johnson will join Cerner as chief marketing officer, a newly created role at the company.
  2. UnityPoint Health hospital to go live on Epic EHR

    Grinnell (Iowa) Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health, will deploy an Epic EHR system Sept. 29.  
  3. Penn State Health seeks CIO to spearhead EHR, IT operations

    Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health has enlisted an executive recruitment firm to help find a Cerner-savvy CIO, according to Hunt Scanlon Media.

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  1. Organizations led by 'inventor CEOs' produce higher-quality innovation: report

    The quality of an organization's innovative output has a positive correlation with the installation of a CEO with a proven track record of high-impact inventions, a recent report suggests.
  2. Stroke patients to benefit from new teleneurology equipment at New Mexico hospital

    Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M., recently acquired telemedicine neurology equipment to diagnose a stroke more quickly in emergency department patients, Silver City Daily Press reports. 
  3. 4 ways innovation hubs drive digital transformation

    Beyond sparking ideas that boost revenue and customer satisfaction, innovation hubs can also spur their organizations' overall digital transformation — as long as the hub is established with clear and relevant goals in place.
  4. U of Illinois-Chicago opens 3 healthcare simulation centers

    The University of Illinois at Chicago's colleges of medicine, nursing and pharmacy are each launching new clinical simulation centers to provide students with thousands of hours' worth of hands-on training.

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  1. Veteran struggling with medical debt tells Bernie Sanders: 'I'm going to kill myself'

    A 58-year-old Navy veteran told Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., about his medical debt during a town hall Sept. 13 in in Carson City, Nev., according to The Washington Post.
  2. US senator says she is 'not intimidated' by group targeting surprise-billing legislation

    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said last week  that she is "not intimidated" by a secretive group that has launched an advertising campaign to stop a surprise-billing solution under consideration in Congress, according to TV station WMUR.
  3. Healthcare consultancy with offices in 10 states files for bankruptcy

    Quality Reimbursement Services, a healthcare consultancy based in Arcadia, Calif., entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sept. 13.
  4. Georgia financial disclosure law will create more expenses for hospitals, association says

    Georgia hospital executives are apprehensive as they await deadlines and rules on how a state law requiring financial disclosures will be implemented, according to Georgia Health News.

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  1. Why few pediatricians discuss meningitis B vaccine with patients

    Many pediatricians are missing out on opportunities to discuss the meningitis B vaccine with teen patients and their parents, reports The Washington Post.
  2. Rhode Island patient dies from rare mosquito-borne infection

    Rhode Island health officials on Sept. 9 confirmed the state's first Eastern equine encephalitis death since 2007, reports CNN.
  3. Ebola transmission falling in Congo, WHO says

    Health officials reported 40 confirmed Ebola cases Sept. 13, marking the lowest weekly uptick since March, according to ABC News.
  4. New York plans to ban some e-cigarettes

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sept. 15 that the state plans to issue an emergency regulation banning flavored e-cigarettes, according to NPR.
  5. Drug companies want to dismiss judge in federal opioid trial

    Lawyers representing drug companies and pharmacies in the upcoming federal opioid trial filed a motion Sept. 14 to remove a federal judge from presiding over the case, according to The Hill. 
  6. NP/PAs report more earnings, gender wage gap persists, study says

    More than half of all nurse practitioners and physician assistants (51.2 percent and 53.7 percent, respectively) reported earning more in 2018-19 than in the prior year, according to Clinical Advisor's 2019 NP/PA Salary Survey. 
  7. Sackler family may have tried to hide money in face of opioid litigation

    The Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, wired at least $1 billion through various financial institutions in a possible attempt to shield its wealth as the family faced a growing number of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic, according to The New York Times.
  8. 23 recent hospital, health system CNO and CMO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system chief nursing officer and chief medical officer moves in the last four weeks.
  9. Physician's communication style can influence HPV vaccine rates, study finds

    Physicians can improve HIV vaccination rates through better communication practices, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

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