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  1. 10 hospitals hiring COOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking COOs during the past month.
  2. Colorado hospital to shutter crisis stabilization services

    Mind Springs Health in Grand Junction, Colo., will close its walk-in and crisis stabilization services, according to The Daily Sentinel.
  3. Chicago hospital to close obstetrics unit

    Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago will close its obstetrics unit in August, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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  1. Hospital to install tracking system to monitor employees' hand hygiene

    The Albuquerque-based University of New Mexico Hospital plans to install a radio-frequency monitoring system from Ecolab to ensure staff comply with hand hygiene requirements, according to The Albuquerque Journal.
  2. 33 new measles cases bring US total for 2019 to 1,077

    The CDC reported 33 new measles cases for the week ending June 20, for a total of 1,077 cases in 28 states for 2019 so far. 
  3. Change Healthcare adds AI to claims management suite to predict, prevent denials

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Change Healthcare announced June 24 the integration of artificial intelligence technology into its existing claims management solutions to automatically identify claims that could result in denials.
  4. University of Missouri launches institute for precision medicine innovation

    The University of Missouri broke ground June 21 on the NextGen Precision Health Institute, which will serve all four of its universities, its affiliated health system and many industry partners and will be based on the Columbia, Mo., campus.

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  1. What the US can learn from Estonia's cloud-based, blockchain-secured EHR system

    Despite the continued efforts of the government, vendors and health systems to implement an easily accessible and completely digital medical record system, most U.S. patients still have to fill out repetitive, physical paperwork with each new healthcare provider they visit.
  2. IBM, Cloudera partner to expand data management, AI solutions

    IBM and Palo Alto, Calif.-based software company Cloudera have teamed up to expand their artificial intelligence and data management and analysis solutions, the companies announced June 21.
  3. Average annual price of specialty drugs has nearly tripled since 2006, study finds

    The average annual cost of 61 widely used specialty drugs for treating chronic conditions reached $78,871 in 2017, a number nearly triple the average annual cost for the same specialty drugs in 2006, according to a new AARP report. 
  4. Oklahoma judge approves Teva's $85M opioid settlement

    An Oklahoma judge has approved Teva Pharmaceuticals' revised $85 million settlement with the state resolving claims that the drugmaker helped fuel the opioid crisis, according to CNBC. 

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  1. San Diego biotech to cut 40% of staff

    Conatus Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company in San Diego, is implementing a restructuring plan that includes laying off 40 percent of its staff after its liver disease drug failed a midstage trial. 
  2. Cheaper insulin from Eli Lilly hard to find in Arizona: 5 things to know

    Arizona consumers are struggling to find a cheaper version of insulin manufactured by Eli Lilly, according to The Arizona Republic.
  3. Aetna expands home care network: 4 things to know

    Aetna expanded its home care network through a partnership with CareLinx, a national network with more than 300,000 nonclinical caregivers.
  4. Maryland health system launches LGBTQ health task force

    Frederick (Md.) Regional Health System partnered with its local county health department and the Frederick Center on a health equity task force that aims to improve medical treatment for the LGBTQ community, the Frederick News-Post reports.
  5. 5 recent payer data breaches

    Here are five data breaches payers recently reported:
  6. UNC patients can now participate in telehealth visits through Epic

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health Care launched telehealth provider American Well's virtual care platform within its Epic EHR system.
  7. Centene, WellCare shareholders approve merger deal

    Shareholders approved Centene's pending $17 billion acquisition of WellCare Health Plans in separate votes June 24, the companies said.
  8. Teladoc welcomes new CFO: 3 things to know 

    Mala Murthy will serve as Teladoc Health's new CFO, overseeing the telehealth company's global finance organization.
  9. West Virginia hospital now live on Meditech EHR

    Williamson (W.V.) Memorial Hospital recently deployed Meditech's cloud-based EHR Meditech-as-a-Service.

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