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  1. Why EDs need language interpreters to prevent patient harm

    Language barriers during medical emergencies may compromise care, highlighting the importance of medical interpreter services in emergency departments, an analysis in Annals of Emergency Medicine found.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. 8 lesser-known facts about Pfizer

    Many people are familiar with Pfizer and its wide range of products including Advil, Viagra, Xanax and Robitussin, but hidden from the public are several interesting facts about the company's history.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Better cancer care can prevent deaths without new treatments, experts say

    Cancer experts say more than one in five cancer deaths can be eliminated in the U.S. even if researchers don't develop new tests or treatments, the Los Angeles Times reports.  By Megan Knowles -

Population health issues and opportunities: Spotlighting high blood pressure

Learn the critical importance of focusing on high blood pressure as a major priority for health systems.
  1. Mark Twain Medical Center CEO to resign: 3 things to know

    San Andreas, Calif.-based Mark Twain Medical Center President and CEO Robert Diehl is resigning July 31, according to a Calaveras Enterprise report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Advocate Aurora Health enters employee wellness, 'smart city' collaboration with Foxconn

    Advocate Aurora Health and Foxconn Health Technology Business Group plan to embark on a three-part, data-driven collaboration, the organizations said in a joint announcement July 12.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. William Jennings is Reading Hospital's new CEO

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health appointed William Jennings president and CEO of Reading (Pa.) Hospital, effective Oct. 15.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 3 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the three latest drugs or medical devices approved by the FDA since July 5:  By Super User -

Embracing risk in value-based care

Learn how Eastside Health Network succeeded in four types of risk-based contracts.
  1. FCC unveils plans for a $100M connected care pilot program

    Brendan Carr, a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, on July 11 revealed the agency's plan to establish a $100 million connected care pilot program.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Indiana reports first hep A death in multistate outbreak

    The Indiana State Department of Health confirmed Indiana's first death related to a multistate hepatitis A outbreak, according to The La Port County Herald-Argus.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. 9 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. E. coli outbreak sickens 550 zip line riders in Tennessee

    The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating an E. coli outbreak that has sickened nearly 550 people at CLIMB Works Zip Line Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg, according to Knox.News.  By Harrison Cook -

Transform the home healthcare experience

Guide to tailoring support for care management, scheduling, and on-site resources.
  1. Healthcare is No. 3 fastest industry to fix vulnerabilities once discovered

    It takes healthcare organizations 20 days on average to resolve a reported computer bug, according to a HackerOne report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Epic buys iconic Wisconsin restaurant's carousel; Chelsea Clinton joins telemedicine startup Nurx's board & more — 6 health IT key notes

    Here are six recent news updates on health IT companies:  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Missouri system lays off 68 employees, 45 IT contractors

    St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare laid off 68 employees and 45 contractors July 11 in its restructuring of IT staff.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 27K deaths attributed to fentanyl and new synthetic opioids in 2017

    Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl contribute to half of all opioid overdoses in the U.S., according to a July 11 Health Alert Network warning from the CDC.  By Harrison Cook -
  5. Medicaid managed care organizations weak on reporting fraud, abuse, probe concludes

    Managed care organizations can do more to improve Medicaid integrity, according to a report from the HHS Office of Inspector General.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. BCBS report: Opioid prescriptions, diagnoses on the decline

    Opioid abuse diagnoses declined 5 percent in 2017, according to a report Blue Cross Blue Shield Association released July 12.  By Harrison Cook -
  7. Police seek 2 men who stole $1K in medical equipment

    Police are on the hunt for two men who stole about $1,000 worth of medical equipment from a van in Oklahoma City, according to a KOKH news report.  By Alia Paavola -
  8. Cass Regional Medical Center: Restoration 90% complete after ransomware attack

    Harrisonville, Mo.-based Cass Regional Medical Center has completed about 90 percent of its recovery efforts after it discovered ransomware on its IT infrastructure July 9, the hospital said in its latest update July 11.  By Julie Spitzer -
  9. 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 of them are looking to strengthen their financial management teams.  By Alia Paavola -

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