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  1. Children's Minnesota inks virtual care partnerships with 6 hospitals

    Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota Health System will provide neonatal care delivered via telemedicine technology to six hospitals across Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to a Feb. 20 news release.
  2. 5 hospitals seeking CIOs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CIOs.
  3. 3M drops lawsuit against IBM Watson Health

    3M filed a notice on Feb. 18 to voluntarily dismiss its lawsuit alleging that IBM Watson Health had used 3M's healthcare software "in unauthorized ways," according to documents filed in federal court in New York.

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  1. Strong nursing culture linked to more engaged physicians, loyal patients

    Investing time and energy to promote a culture of nursing excellence can help hospitals increase patient loyalty, improve care quality and boost physician engagement, according to Press Ganey's 2020 Nursing Special Report released Feb. 20.
  2. Career training center to assist displaced Kentucky hospital employees

    Employees who will be affected by the closure of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, Ky., have new assistance available via a local career training center.
  3. Dan Peterson named CEO of Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

    Dan Peterson has been named the new CEO of Sutter Santa Rosa (Calif.) Regional Hospital.
  4. Kaiser Permanente pledges $32M to fight housing insecurity in California capital

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has pledged $32 million toward affordable housing and homelessness solutions in the Sacramento area, it announced Feb. 20.

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  1. Iowa children's hospital still waiting on matching gift from Busch after viral fundraiser

    An Iowa children's hospital is still waiting to receive Anheuser-Busch's $1 million matching gift pledged last year in response to a college football fan's viral beer money fundraiser, according to The Gazette.
  2. S&P sees negative 2020 outlook for pharma: 5 things to know

    S&P Global Ratings is forecasting a negative outlook for the pharmaceutical industry in 2020, citing higher leverage from mergers and acquisitions and the likelihood of a global opioid lawsuit settlement.
  3. LCMC Health to buy Louisiana public hospital for $90M

    Board members from East Jefferson General Hospital voted this week to sell the financially distressed facility in Metairie, La., to New Orleans-based LCMC Health, according to NOLA.com.
  4. Don't allow monopoly of coronavirus drug rights, lawmakers urge Trump

    A group of 46 Congress members sent a letter to the Trump administration Feb. 20 urging the government not to give exclusive licenses to any drugmaker that develops a coronavirus vaccine using U.S. taxpayer funds. 

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  1. Michigan hospital alerts 2,400 patients of human error data breach

    Byron Center, Mich.-based Mercy Health Physician Partners Southwest began notifying 2,487 patients Feb. 10 that their information may have been exposed in a mailing error.
  2. Texas health system notifies patients of phishing scheme

    Wichita Falls, Texas-based United Regional Health Care System has alerted an undisclosed number of patients about a phishing attack that may have exposed their information.
  3. Mayo Clinic AI enables EKGs to screen for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    An artificial intelligence approach developed by Mayo Clinic researchers and physicians could enable earlier detection of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an often-asymptomatic heart condition that is among the leading causes of sudden death in young athletes.
  4. Kaiser Permanente Ventures invests in nurse staffing platform

    IntelyCare, the creator of data-driven workforce management software for post-acute care providers, announced on Feb. 20 the close of a $45 million funding round that was joined by Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente's investment arm.
  5. 90% of hospitals lagging behind healthcare disruptors in consumer experience: report

    Compared to new and disruptive competitors such as digital health apps, insurance startups and retail health hubs, traditional health systems are underperforming in terms of consumer-facing digital experience, a new report finds.
  6. Treatment for antibiotic-resistant pneumonia patients could make them worse, study finds

    A treatment using broad-spectrum antibiotics on pneumonia patients with antibiotic-resistant infections may end up increasing their risk of death, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found.
  7. Physicians spend 16 minutes per patient encounter using EHRs & 3 other notes from EHR studies

    Here are key insights from four recent studies on EHRs:
  8. CoverMyMeds integrates with Epic: 4 notes

    CoverMyMeds, a health tech company that helps patients gain access to their medications, integrated with Epic's MyChart patient portal, according to a Feb. 20 news release.
  9. Pew to develop biometric patient record matching system

    Pew Charitable Trusts announced Feb. 18 it is partnering with nonprofit research institute RTI International to study the use of biometric technology to improve patient medical record matching.

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