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  1. $14B needed to fight AIDS, TB and malaria, global health fund says

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria needs at least $14 billion to help prevent outbreaks, according to Reuters.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Cyberattacks, cloud-based storage & more: 4 hospital CISOs share insights

    Four hospital and health system chief information security officers discuss the latest cybersecurity threats and health IT trends.  By Jackie Drees -
  3. The most important technology to hit healthcare? Humana Chief Digital Health & Analytics Officer says AI

    Heather Cox, Chief Digital Health and Analytics Officer of Humana, shares her thoughts on voice recognition and innovation in the healthcare ecosystem.  By Jackie Drees -

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  1. EHR vendors stock report: Week of Jan. 7-11

    Three of the major publicly traded EHR vendors saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Mornings no longer most common time for cardiac arrest, study suggests

    The early morning may no longer be the most common time people experience sudden cardiac arrest, according to a study published in Heart Rhythm.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Dispensary of Hope's pharmaceutical director Dr. Hillary Blackburn on what makes a dynamic, influential leader

    Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, is the director of pharmaceutical services for Dispensary of Hope, where she consults with pharmacists to improve access to affordable medications and works to develop and implement programs to address the gaps in pharmaceutical care across the nation.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Medline to build healthcare supply chain center, create up to 400 jobs

    Medline, a medical supply manufacturer and distributor based in Chicago, plans to build  a warehouse distribution facility in North Carolina, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors

    After receiving 27,000 fewer donations than needed to sustain blood supply, the American Red Cross issued an urgent call for donors, according to Ozarks First.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Premier creates company to mitigate generic drug shortages

    Healthcare improvement company Premier Inc. established a new company aimed at ensuring health systems have continuous and affordable access to medications, particularly those that lack competition or are in shortage.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Leadership exodus continues at AstraZeneca, CMO to depart: 5 things to know

    Adding to a wave of high-level departures, Sean Bohen, MD, PhD, AstraZeneca's CMO and executive vice president of global medicines development, will leave the company, according to Bloomberg.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. AHA submits legislative, regulatory recommendations to mitigate drug shortages

    The American Hospital Association submitted several legislative, regulatory and best practice recommendations to the FDA Jan. 11 for managing new and chronic prescription drug shortages.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Inspectors visit Johns Hopkins All Children's after heart surgery deaths

    State and federal inspectors visited Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., after calls for an investigation into patient safety issues in the hospital's heart surgery unit, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. 2 Legionnaires' cases confirmed at New York City hospital

    The state health department is investigating two cases of Legionnaires' disease at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in New York City after a water safety test found Legionella bacteria, according to WABC-TV, an ABC News affiliate.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. How a Michigan cancer center uses VR to calm chemotherapy patients

    The cancer center at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph, Mich., is studying how virtual reality devices can calm patients undergoing chemotherapy, according to CBS-affiliate TV station WNEM.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. 4 recent payer executive moves

    Four recent health insurer hires and retirements, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Jan. 3:  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Mountain Health Network taps Ascension executive as 1st permanent CEO

    Huntington, W.Va.-based Mountain Health Network named Michael Mullins president and CEO, effective March 4.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. HCA Healthcare selects president for UK division: 4 things to know

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare appointed John Reay president of HCA Healthcare UK, which includes six private hospitals in the United Kingdom, effective April 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Alabama hospital workers' health coverage at risk after system misses payments

    Healthcare workers at Eutaw, Ala.-based Greene County Health System may see their health benefits terminated, according to local news station WVUA 23.  By Morgan Haefner -
  8. 8 latest hospital, health system executive retirements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive retirements in the last four weeks.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. GoodRx offers discounts to employees affected by government shutdown

    GoodRx is offering all federal employees affected by the government shutdown an exclusive discount on their prescription medications, according a company blog post.  By Alia Paavola -

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