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  1. 3,506 California healthcare workers petition for 15% cap on hospital overcharges, target Stanford Health Care

    Healthcare workers filed a ballot initiative that would place a 15 percent ceiling on the amount Palo Alto, Calif.-based hospitals can charge in excess of service costs.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. 10 thoughts on the healthcare business

    1. The insurer-hospital relationship has eroded dramatically over the last five years as insurers increasingly compete with health systems.  By Scott Becker and Morgan Haefner -
  3. 14 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -

How VCU drives more volume by transitioning from traditional marketing to personalized experiences

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  1. CareFirst promotes COO to CEO: 5 things to know

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has promoted its COO, Brian D. Pieninck, to president and CEO, effective July 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Molina Healthcare CFO Joseph White to retire; Thomas Tran to take over

    Molina Healthcare has named Thomas L. Tran CFO and treasurer, effective June 4. He succeeds Joseph W. White, who is retiring after 15 years with Molina.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 'Time's up': California exchange insurers to drop in-network hospitals missing safety marks

    Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange established under the ACA, will require participating payers to kick hospitals who don't reach certain safety and quality measures out of their network, WBUR news reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Best place for interns? Kaiser Permanente, poll shows

    Internships offer critical workplace experience for students and those starting their careers, but not all internships are created equal, according to a recent study from job search website  By Leo Vartorella -

Why supply chain management is the key to building more resilient healthcare providers

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  1. Self-service kiosks in healthcare are overrated, says Advocate Good Shepherd Patient Access Director Wendy Roach

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Wendy Roach, director of patient access at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill.  By Staff -
  2. Nurse awarded $28M in retaliation suit against Brigham and Women's Hospital

    A jury awarded a Haitian-American nurse $28 million May 23 in a lawsuit against Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital alleging discrimination and retaliation, according to the The Boston Globe.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Texas Children's operating income nearly triples in first half of fiscal year

    Texas Children's Hospital, a nonprofit hospital based in Houston, saw revenues and operating income increase in the first six months of fiscal year 2018.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Partners HealthCare moves forward on Care New England acquisition

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare and Providence, R.I.-based Care New England announced the signing of a definitive agreement May 23, formalizing Partners' intent to acquire CNE.  By Alyssa Rege -

How to reduce paper restrictions with EPCS

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  1. Florida hospital CEO: Not telling parents about needle in baby's heart was a 'complete failure'

    Jonathan Ellen, MD, president, CEO and physician-in-chief of St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital said May 22 the hospital has scaled back the number of heart operations it performs following two incidents in which needles were left in patients' hearts after surgery, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Anthem to stay in Indianapolis, invest $20M in HQ

    Anthem will invest $20 million in renovations at the company's Indianapolis headquarters in a commitment to its home base.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. UPMC, Philips & American Heart Association launch $30M venture fund for cardiovascular innovation

    The American Heart Association, Philips and Pittsburgh-based UPMC unveiled Cardeation Capital, a $30 million venture capital fund to encourage developments in cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment, May 17.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Former Anthem fraud investigator charged in $20M billing scheme

    A former senior investigator for Anthem and a physician were among five people arrested May 22 for their alleged role in a multiyear billing scheme involving at least eight payers, according to the Justice Department.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Nearly 9 in 10 physicians feel unable to address chronic care patients' needs, study finds

    Most primary care physicians said they do not have the necessary time or tools to address the needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions — leaving those patients to face health-related social and behavioral issues alone, according to research conducted by Quest Diagnostics.  By Megan Knowles -
  6. CBO: 3M fewer Americans will have insurance in 2019 after individual mandate ends

    The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation predict there will be 3 million fewer Americans with health insurance in 2019 when the ACA's individual mandate is eliminated.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. MetroHealth doles out $1.5M in executive bonuses after record financial year

    After selling $945.7 million in revenue bonds to fund a renovation project on its main campus, Cleveland-based MetroHealth awarded raises and bonuses to its executive team, reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  8. Patients in warmer climates face higher risk of drug-resistant infections

    Research from Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada revealed patients who live in warmer climates may face a greater risk of acquiring a drug-resistant infection, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change.  By Megan Knowles -
  9. Ex-Valeant, Philidor execs found guilty in kickback scheme: 6 things to know

    Gary Tanner, a former executive at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, and Andrew Davenport, former head of the now-defunct mail-order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services, were found guilty of participating in a secret kickback scheme May 22, reports The New York Times.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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