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  1. 3 Texas clinic leaders indicted in $16M healthcare fraud scheme

    The medical director and two operators of a Houston medical clinic have been indicted on several charges related to their alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme, according to the Department of Justice.
  2. Universal 'holy grail' flu vaccine could be in sight

    Researchers using cutting-edge technology could be close to developing a universal flu vaccine, according to the PBS News Hour.
  3. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital moving to Epic EHR

    St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital will transition to an Epic EHR to be on the same system as all other Johns Hopkins Medicine entities.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Hospital Revenue Cycle

Each year when they draft their budgets, hospital executives and other healthcare leaders are challenged to find ways to cut costs while maintaining high-quality services within the hospital revenue cycle.
  1. Training lapses may have led to rise in C. diff infections at VA hospital: 5 findings

    Failure to adequately train housekeeping staff may have contributed to growing rates of potentially deadly infections at Loma Linda, Calif.-based Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital, according to a report released June 18 from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General.
  2. Movers and shakers: 7 latest leadership changes affecting health IT

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following health IT executive moves recently affecting hospitals, companies and federal agencies:
  3. 35% of cancer survivors live with chronic pain, study finds

    More than 5 million cancer survivors are living with chronic pain in the U.S., according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.
  4. Many surgeons overprescribed opioids as overdose rates soared, KHN analysis finds

    Many surgeons continued to write excessive opioid prescriptions for patients after surgery amid skyrocketing rates of overdose deaths in the U.S., according to an analysis from Kaiser Health News.

4 healthcare leaders set to discuss best practices for data security

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  1. U of Wyoming health volunteer program helps rural patients manage their chronic conditions

    Laramie-based University of Wyoming's healthcare volunteer program Healthy U is helping rural Americans who have chronic diseases learn self-management skills and gain access to health support groups located closer to their homes, NPR reports.
  2. VUMC unveils new informatics center for public health  

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., is launching a new center for developing and testing informatics to strengthen the link between population health and public health.
  3. Christus Health restructures as 3 top execs depart

    Three longtime leaders from Irving, Texas-based Christus Health plan to retire this year.
  4. 8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Eight recent health information technology vendor contracts and go-lives:

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  1. 27 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.
  2. How to balance convenience of consumerism in healthcare security: Hospital for Special Surgery CISO Vikrant Arora

    Vikrant Arora is the chief information security officer at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he oversees security and IT services for the 215-bed hospital that includes a 33-member medical staff.
  3. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital welcomes Brandon May as president

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System appointed Brandon May president of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, in New Port Richey, Fla., effective June 17.
  4. 9 notes on nurse anesthetist salaries

    Nurse anesthetists in the U.S. earn an annual average salary of $171,851, according to job search website ZipRecruiter.
  5. Anesthesiologist pay in 32 states

    The annual mean wage for anesthesiologists in the U.S. is $267,020, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data collected in May 2018.
  6. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative allots $68M for data-driven expansion of Human Cell Atlas

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Redwood City, Calif.-based nonprofit founded by Priscilla Chan, MD, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, announced on June 21 the launch of a $68 million grant for the continued development of the Human Cell Atlas.
  7. 1st noninvasive, brain-controlled robotic arm holds potential for stroke, paralysis treatment

    Scientists have developed a brain-computer interface allowing an individual to control a robotic arm with only their neural signals, without the need for invasive brain implants.
  8. Google unveils open-source cryptography tool to protect collaborative datasets

    Google began rolling out an open-source tool this week that allows organizations to share their datasets with other parties without violating the privacy of the individuals included in the datasets.
  9. Tool allowing radiologists to interact with AI imaging data receives FDA first-of-kind determination

    A system that compiles artificial intelligence-generated imaging data into one place for radiologist analysis has been determined ready for commercialization by the FDA, according to Foster City, Calif.-based TeraRecon, a developer of digital radiology solutions.

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