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  1. Patient's death after ambulance breakdown reveals issues with Tampa rescue vehicles

    A patient in Tampa, Fla., died after the ambulance that picked him up broke down, and it took almost an hour to get him to the hospital, according to ABC Action News.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. NICU nurses' perception of daily job challenges affects patient care, study finds

    A neonatal intensive care unit nurse's ability to provide high quality care is affected by perceived workload, a factor that goes beyond how many patients are cared for, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics found.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Fired California hospital employee awarded $3.2M in discrimination suit

    A jury awarded $3.2 million in damages to a former warehouse employee at Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center who says he was harassed for years by his supervisors and ultimately fired because of his Islamic beliefs, according to the Orange County Register.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. St. Mary Medical Center promotes CMO to president: 4 takeaways

    St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., tapped Lawrence Brilliant, MD, to serve as president, effective Nov. 19.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Judy Bruno to serve as Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital president: 3 notes

    Greenville, N.C.-based Vidant Health named Judy Bruno, MSN, RN, president of Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, N.C., effective Nov. 26, according to a Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Hendrick Health System names CEO: 5 things to know

    Abilene, Texas-based Hendrick Health System selected Brad Holland to serve as president and CEO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Oscar Health sues Florida Blue over 'monopolistic' insurance broker policy

    Health insurance startup Oscar Health filed a lawsuit against Florida Blue accusing the company of inking exclusive policy agreements with brokers to steer individuals toward Florida Blue plans only.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Humana's CMO, chief HR officer sell millions in shares

    Two Humana executives sold about $3.4 million combined in shares after the health insurer's stock price hit a record high, according to separate Securities and Exchange Commission filings.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. RCM tip of the day: Take a comprehensive approach with net promoter scores

    Hospitals should include both clinical interactions and nonclinical interactions, such as billing experiences, when considering net promoter scores, said Gary Long, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of R1 RCM, a provider of technology-enabled healthcare revenue cycle management services.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Why Walmart, Home Depot are adopting this insurer tactic

    Walmart, Home Depot and other large U.S. employers are cracking down on drugmakers by offering their own programs to limit the amount patients spend on medication, Reuters reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Florida medical director featured on '60 Minutes' talks safety preparation for mass shootings

    Peter Antevy, MD, medical director for Broward County in Florida, was featured on Scott Pelley's program "60 Minutes" and spoke about emergency response in the wake of recent mass shootings, according to EMS1.com.  By Harrison Cook -

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  1. 600 providers weigh in on their information security backup systems

    Ninety percent of providers have installed an off-site backup system for their data, according to the 2018 HealthCare's Most Wired survey.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Nurse flees burning California hospital with patients: 'I didn't want to lose anybody'

    As the deadly Camp Fire closed in on Paradise, Calif.-based Adventist Feather River Hospital, nurses were forced to evacuate their critically ill patients as the building burned, according to CBS News.  Darrell Wilken and Nichole Jolly, both registered nurses, discuss what they remember about helping patients escape.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. This family only insured some members due to costs: 5 things to know

    A Texas family of four chose to only insure some members due to rising healthcare costs, according to a Bloomberg report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Forbes releases 30-under-30 in healthcare 2019

    Forbes has released its annual 30-under-30 list for 2019. The 2019 class of healthcare-minded individuals features a number of physicians, biotech innovators and researchers all aiming to improve care delivery in the U.S.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. 5 challenges hindering telehealth market growth

    While telehealth offers a solution to support patients between physician visits, a few key challenges stand in the way of significant market growth, according to a report from market research firm Chilmark Research.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. WSJ: Amazon officially picks NYC, Northern Virginia for split HQ2

    Amazon has reportedly selected New York City and Arlington, Va., to house the company's second headquarters, sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. Viewpoint: Congress should broaden legislation to end medical price-gouging

    Federal lawmakers have worked on legislation to address surprise medical bills, but these proposals must be broadened to help all patients, including the insured and uninsured, says George A. Nation III, a professor of law and business at Bethlehem, Pa.-based Lehigh University, in a post published by The Hill.    By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Ex-revenue cycle director gets prison time for embezzling from Delaware hospital

    Hope Abram, a former revenue cycle director at Lewes, Del.-based Beebe Healthcare, has been sentenced to prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from Beebe Healthcare, according to the Salisbury Daily Times.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Fitness trackers, free hospital rides: How Medicare Advantage insurers lure members

    In Minnesota, a new federal law will force more than 300,000 people to switch Medicare coverage for 2019. As open enrollment continues, several Medicare Advantage health plans sold by large private insurers are offering benefits like free meals and hospital rides to entice members, according to the Star Tribune.  By Morgan Haefner -

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