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  1. 5 stories on healthcare organizations hiring

    The following healthcare organizations shared hiring plans since Aug. 20:  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Nanticoke Health Services appoints CIO: 4 notes

    Seaford, Del.-based Nanticoke Health Services selected Steffan Williams to serve as CIO, according to a Sussex Living report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Henry Ford Hospital's new CEO is Dr. Richard Davis

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System appointed Richard Davis, PhD, CEO of Henry Ford Hospital, also in Detroit, effective Nov. 15.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Beth Israel Deaconess chaplain's ministry privileges revoked in Boston

    A Catholic priest with ties to Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center saw his "faculties to minister removed" in the Archdiocese of Boston after allegations he sexually abused a child in 2007, The Boston Globe reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Most young adults don't receive timely medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder, study finds

    Many adolescents and young adults with opioid use disorder aren't receiving medication-assisted treatment, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. Why this summer's foodborne illness outbreaks wouldn't have been detected 20 years ago

    Public health agencies' quick identification and response to this summer's numerous foodborne illness outbreaks highlights the technological advances over the last ten years that help protect consumers, according to NPR.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. 3 questions on motivating teams, overcoming failures, vendor dealbreakers with St. Vincent's Health Partners' Dr. Michael Hunt

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Michael Hunt, DO, chief population health officer at St. Vincent's Health Partners in Bridgeport, Conn.  By Staff -

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  1. Ochsner, Christus Health leaders say joint venture will focus on physician recruitment, telemedicine

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System and Irving, Texas-based Christus Health have finalized a joint venture agreement for Ochsner to become a minority member of Christus Health Southwestern Louisiana.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 8 most dangerous malware strains this year

    Roughly 91 of the 229 data breaches submitted to HHS' Office for Civil Rights' breach portal this year are listed as hacking or IT incidents, and another 91 are listed as unauthorized access or disclosure breaches.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Dan Miller to serve as CEO of HCA's Methodist Hospital: 5 things to know

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare named Dan Miller as CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital, both located in San Antonio. He will assume his new role Oct. 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. The state of clinical process improvement: 6 report insights

    Clinical process improvement is an essential tool for improving financial performance and patient outcomes, according to a new report from LogicStream Health.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. Hospital ER charges are rising faster than prices, study finds

    Hospital emergency room charges grew faster than ER prices over an eight-year period, according to a new study from the Health Care Cost Institute.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. RCM tip of the day: Customize payment plans to maximize collections

    Hospitals should consider  a patient's traits when establishing a payment plan, said David Shelton, CEO of PatientMatters.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Azar: Advancing value-based agenda 'is going to mean mandatory models'

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will soon launch "new, bold" models for value-based care — and they might be mandatory, according HHS Secretary Alex Azar's remarks at a Sept. 6 meeting in Washington, D.C., for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Dignity Health's timekeeping software denies nurses overtime pay, lawsuit alleges

    Three nurses, who all worked for San Francisco-based Dignity Health at one time, filed a lawsuit against the health system Sept. 10, alleging seven of its regional hospitals denied them overtime pay, according to the Sacramento Business Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Cash-strapped California hospital to close ER Sept. 16

    Sebastopol, Calif.-based Sonoma West Medical Center will close its emergency room Sept. 16.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Elon Musk suggests he's only months from 'merging' the human brain with AI

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is only months away from revealing a product developed by his neurotechnology company Neuralink, according to claims he made during a Sept. 6 interview on "The Joe Rogan Experience."  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. 13% of Americans live in county with shortage of primary care physicians

    Forty-four million people, or 13 percent of Americans, live in a county with a primary care physician shortage, defined as less than one primary care physician per 2,000 people, according to a report from UnitedHealth Group.  By Megan Knowles -
  8. Discharged Florida hospital patient stole ambulance to get home, police say

    A discharged patient from Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Broward Health North stole an ambulance because he "needed a car" to get home, according to an NBC Miami news report.  By Alia Paavola -
  9. Physicians' poor addiction training makes healthcare's opioid battle like 'fighting World War II with only the Coast Guard'

    Comprehensive addiction training is rare in American medical education, which denies physicians the necessary diagnostic and communication skills required to treat patients with substance use disorder, according to The New York Times.  By Harrison Cook -

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