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  1. Hospitals must look beyond the EMR for precision medicine programs, KLAS finds

    Hospitals looking to establish precision medicine programs may need to investigate niche vendors, rather than relying on EMR functionalities, according to a KLAS Research report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to June 2018 ONC data.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. UnitedHealthcare offers members a free Apple Watch — If they meet daily walking goals

    UnitedHealthcare is offering participants in its health rewards program a free version of the Apple Watch with just one catch — members must walk at least 10,000 steps a day, CNBC  reports.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. Pharmacies fall short on stocking naloxone despite anti-overdose initiatives

    Despite increased anti-overdosing campaigns, a large portion of pharmacies are not up to date with stocking the over-the-counter opioid overdose antidote naloxone, according to STAT.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. Viewpoint: Congo approaches 'make-or-break point' in Ebola containment

    The Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak had more than 10 major instances of violence since being declared in August, contributing to new Ebola cases outside of known transmission chains, which calls for a new strategy, according to an op-ed published in The Harvard Business Review.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. Red Cross issues call for blood donations ahead of holidays

    The Red Cross announced Nov. 13 it received 21,000 fewer blood donations in the months of September and October than it needed.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. $29.7M in annual savings and counting: 5 questions with Millennium ACO's CEO Kevin Kearns

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Millennium ACO netted $29.7 million during the 2017 Medicare Shared Savings Program year, making it the best-performing ACO in terms of shared savings that year.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Wexner Medical Center and Mercy Health join to launch Healthy State Alliance

    Columbus, Ohio-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has partnered with Cincinnati-based Mercy Health to create the Healthy State Alliance, an initiative that seeks to tackle Ohio's most critical health needs.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. Vidant Duplin Hospital's new president is Debra Hernandez: 3 takeaways

    Greenville, S.C.-based Vidant Health selected Debra Hernandez, RN, president of Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, N.C.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. UPMC selects new president for Magee-Womens Hospital: 4 notes

    UPMC named Richard Beigi, MD, president of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, effective Jan. 1, 2019, becoming the first physician to hold the position.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 4 findings on physician residents, fellows

    Internal medicine is the specialty that had the most first-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education residents and fellows in 2017, according to a new data report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. 9 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Hans Driessnack is Northwest Medical Center-Springdale's new CEO: 4 things to know

    Bentonville, Ark.-based Northwest Health appointed Hans Driessnack CEO of Northwest Medical Center-Springdale (Ark.), effective Dec. 3.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. HHS declares California wildfires a public health emergency

    HHS Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency in California due to the wildfires raging through the state, which have thus far killed 50 people, according to CNN.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. MidMichigan Health kicks off fiscal year with 18.8% operating revenue boost

    Midland-based MidMichigan Health's operating performance increased in the quarter ended Sept. 30 as revenue improved, according to a recent financial filing.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. BCBS' customer satisfaction among lowest in industry, survey finds

    Customer satisfaction with commercial health insurers has stagnated after two years of improvement, according to ACSI's Finance and Insurance Report 2018.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. Humana's value-based contracts shrunk medical costs 16%: 5 notes

    Humana released its annual value-based care report detailing how tying payment to performance outcomes affected Medicare Advantage patients and their providers.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. OB-GYN professor: What hospitals can do to curb maternal deaths

    U.S. maternal death rates have increased since 2000, and many of them can be prevented if hospitals standardize care for women in labor, according to an essay published in the New England Journal of Medicine.   By Megan Knowles -
  8. UnitedHealth exec's husband to settle insider trading allegations for $140K

    James Hengen, the husband of a UnitedHealth Group executive, has agreed to pay nearly $140,000 to resolve Securities and Exchange Commission charges that he engaged in insider trading after spying on his wife, according to the Star Tribune.  By Leo Vartorella -
  9. #ThisIsOurLane goes viral after NRA tells physicians to 'stay in their lane'

    Healthcare professionals nationwide are sharing photos and messages on Twitter about their own experiences with gun violence in response to a controversial tweet from the National Rifle Association.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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