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  1. 4 insights on the evolution of transgender healthcare

    Craig Sweet, MD, an endocrinologist at Fort Myers, Fla.-based Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, discussed how healthcare has evolved for transgender patients in an interview with the Fort Myers News-Press.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. Most medical device cybersecurity issues attributed to user authentication, report finds

    The most common cybersecurity vulnerability among medical devices relates to user authentication, which is often the first line of defense against a hacker, according to a MedCrypt report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. 200 patients tested for hepatitis, HIV due to improperly sterilized surgical tools at Colorado health center

    The Colorado Department of Human Services suspended all medical and dental practices at Wheat Ridge (Colo.) Regional Center Aug 15., after learning the state-owned facility had been improperly cleaning surgical tools since 2015, according to Denver7.  By Harrison Cook -

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

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  1. SwedishAmerican hospital in Illinois goes live on Epic after 3 years of prepwork

    Rockford, Ill.-based SwedishAmerican implemented an Epic EHR July 1.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Medical device vendors are disclosing more vulnerabilities as 'stigma' wanes, report suggests

    The "stigma" surrounding cybersecurity disclosures is beginning to wane, encouraging more medical device vendors to release alerts about their products over the past two years, according to a MedCrypt report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia taps new chief investment officer: 4 things to know

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia named Jenny Chan chief investment officer, according to chief investment officer.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Epic to host 1st conference for providers who don't use its EHR; Google's sister company DeepMind develops AI for eye care & more — 11 health IT key notes

    Here are 11 recent news updates on health IT companies:  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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

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  1. The 10 most successful US cities, as ranked by Zippia

    Glencoe, Ill., is the best U.S. city for success, according to an analysis by Zippia, a career search and employment services company.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. St. John's to explore joining Montefiore Health System

    Bronx, N.Y.-based Montefiore Health System and its clinical affiliate St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y., are in talks for St. John's to formally join Montefiore.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Pennsylvania hospital lays off 45 physician practice employees

    St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia laid off about 45 employees and eliminated certain unfilled positions in its general pediatric practice, specialty and satellite physician offices.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. All of US News' top 20 hospitals use Epic

    U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals rankings for 2018-19 on Aug. 14, and Becker's Hospital Review looked into which EHRs the top 20 institutions are using — across the board, the answer was Epic.    By Julie Spitzer -

Poor communication contributes to 80 percent of medical errors

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  1. NYU makes medical school tuition free for all students

    New York University in New York City is covering tuition for all its medical students regardless of their economic background in an effort to alleviate the nationwide shortage of medical researchers and primary care physicians, the Wall Street Journal reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Back to the future: 6 medical predictions from 1961 that were supposed to be a reality by 2000

    Editor of Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog Matt Novak unearthed a newspaper article from Jan. 5, 1961, that speculated what medical advances the world would achieve by  2000 — but Mr. Novak found many of the miracles the health industry expected to see are still science fiction.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. 7 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    The following hospitals announced or completed plans in the last week to expand, upgrade or renovate their facilities.    By Alia Paavola -
  4. ProMedica trims operating loss to $12.5M

    Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica saw its operating performance improve in the first half of 2018, according to recent unaudited bondholder documents.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    As hospitals and health systems juggle ACA compliance and implement payment models to transition from fee-for-service medicine, many are looking to strengthen their financial management teams.  By Alia Paavola -
  6. FDA approves first generic version of EpiPen: 5 things to know

    After a yearslong delay, the FDA approved the first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen Aug. 16.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. Pennsylvania hospital pauses surgeries due to water line burst

    Meadville (Pa.) Medical Center delayed some elective surgeries at the hospital's Grove Street building Aug. 14 due to a nearby water main burst, according to Meadville Tribune.  By Harrison Cook -
  8. Jupiter Medical Center names CIO: 3 things to know

    Jupiter (Fla.) Medical Center selected Thomas R. Schoenig to serve as CIO, according to a South Florida Hospital News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Viewpoint: Mainstream media reports on disease outbreaks lack crucial information

    Health organizations are obligated to contribute accurate and timely information to the general public, but the bulk of this information comes from social media and does not help people make informed health decisions, wrote Yotam Ophir, PhD, the Joan Bossert Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Communication at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication in Philadelphia, in an op-ed for Science Alert.  By Harrison Cook -

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