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  1. Alaska psych hospital prioritizes patient safety over staff, employees say

    The staff at Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage said they believe safety protocols designed to control violent patients prioritize patient safety over employees' safety, according to a report issued Sept. 7.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. Waystar, Connance to combine revenue cycle operations

    Revenue cycle technology companies Waystar and Connance are combining operations to expand their offerings for the healthcare industry.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. How hospitals can prepare for new ICD-10 codes on human trafficking

    In June, the CDC published 29 ICD-10 codes to help providers document sex and labor exploitation.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Mark Zuckerberg to sell $13B in Facebook stock to help cure major diseases

    Mark Zuckerberg is selling $13 billion in Facebook stock to fund a new goal: curing, preventing or managing all diseases "in our children's lifetime," CNBC reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. KLAS: 5 clinical documentation vendors, ranked by workflow efficiency

    KLAS Research released a report on clinical documentation improvement in September to evaluate which software vendors and services firms provide support that drives workflow efficiency and financial gains.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Cash-strapped California hospital closes ER

    Sebastopol, Calif.-based Sonoma West Medical Center closed its emergency room Sept. 16.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Healthcare's share of GDP drops slightly

    Gross domestic product grew faster than health spending in July, according to an analysis from Altarum Institute, a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. Hospitals resume normal operations after Hurricane Florence: 4 takeaways

    Hurricane Florence touched down on the Southeastern coastline Sept. 13. While experts downgraded the hurricane to a Category 1 storm, the disaster has left large swaths of the Carolinas flooded as rain continues to batter the area, CNN reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Why Google co-founder Larry Page has disappeared from the public eye

    In an era where Silicon Valley tech companies are increasingly placing their chief executives front and center to deter negative publicity, the elusive Google co-founder and current CEO of its parent company, Alphabet, has been largely absent from the public arena, Bloomberg reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Amazon's Jeff Bezos prioritizes 3 things to be a good leader

    Amazon Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos said during a discussion in Washington, D.C., Sept. 13 that the best business decisions he has ever made "have been made with heart," according to Axios.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Fox News creates memorial scholarship for Dr. Charles Krauthammer

    Fox News partnered with the National Merit Scholarship Program to create a memorial scholarship for former contributor Charles Krauthammer, MD, the network announced Sept. 13.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Apple Watch's ECG could prompt unneeded medical visits, cardiologists say

    Apple is ramping up its stock in the healthcare industry by adding an electrocardiogram monitor to the Apple Watch Series 4, but the move has left many cardiologists concerned about putting the powerful tech around consumers' wrists.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. FDA proposes antibiotic subscription plan for hospitals

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on Sept. 14 outlined the agency's plan to fight antimicrobial resistance, which includes a proposal for a subscription-based model for hospitals to access antibiotics.    By Megan Knowles -
  3. Oklahoma hospital turns to GoFundMe to stay afloat: 8 things to know

    Pauls Valley (Okla.) Regional Medical Center is asking for donations from the community to prevent the hospital from closing, according to a KOKH news report.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Quorum closes Tennessee hospital

    McKenzie (Tenn.) Regional Hospital closed Sept. 15.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Sept. 10-14

    Three of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Fights over corporate control intensify amid CEO misconduct allegations

    While disagreements between a company's board and its executive leadership are common, allegations of sexual misconduct, racial intolerance and bullying have become new weapons in the battle between investors, executives and directors at companies across multiple industries, according to Bloomberg.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. 8 best practices for surgical instrumentation protection

    Surgical instruments are one of the largest dollar assets of a hospital. Proper use of instrument protection devices and packaging aids can ensure costly surgical instruments are kept in top working condition.   By Shayna Korol -
  8. Texas hospital asks judge to dismiss Aetna's claims in billing suit

    North Cypress (Texas) Medical Center requested that a federal judge nix Aetna's claims in a lawsuit stating the health insurer paid too little on thousands of medical claims, according to Law360.  By Morgan Haefner -
  9. Patient advocates, healthcare groups sue Trump administration to block short-term health plans

    The Trump administration is being sued by patient advocates and other healthcare groups over its decision to expand availability of short-term health plans that do not ensure a full set of health benefits, according to the Los Angeles Times.  By Morgan Haefner -

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