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  1. Children's hospitals reported higher cash flow than adult counterparts last year, Moody's says

    Children's hospitals reported stronger financial positions in fiscal year 2017 compared to adult hospitals, according to Moody's Investors Service.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Florida Hospital interviewing nurses in 7 locations Nov. 13

    Orlando-based Florida Hospital will hold a nurse hiring event to fill positions systemwide, the Orlando Business Journal reported.    By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Oklahoma union to sue state health department over employee terminations

    The union representing public employees in Oklahoma will sue the state's health department over employees it says were wrongfully terminated, The Oklahoman reported.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. A third of MSSP ACOs may leave program under new rule, survey finds

    The National Association of ACOs found more than a third of ACOs said they are likely to leave the Medicare Shared Savings Program if a proposed rule takes effect.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. 2 physicians, 3 nurses sentenced to prison for role in $11M billing scheme

    Two physicians in Dallas and three nurses were sentenced to prison Oct. 16 for their roles in an $11.3 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to the Department of Justice.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Walgreens wants to be seen as 'true healthcare company,' CEO says

    Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina said the company wants to move from its image as a retailer toward health, according to CNBC.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Ohio patient's transplant surgery cancelled after Hurricane Michael

    Angel Goss, a 38-year-old lupus patient in Ohio, learned she would receive a new kidney the week of Oct. 8-12. However, the plane transporting the organ donation from the Carolinas was grounded when Hurricane Michael hit, according to Fox19 Now.  By Harrison Cook -

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  1. Veronica Fuhs to lead both Davis, Monroe County hospitals

    Albia, Iowa-based Monroe County Hospital and Clinics CEO Veronica Fuhs will serve as chief executive of Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield, Iowa, as well, the board of trustees of both facilities decided.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. FirstHealth of the Carolinas CEO to retire in 2019

    Pinehurst, N.C.-based FirstHealth of the Carolinas CEO David Kilarski is planning to retire at the end of July 2019.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 48% of hospitals see patients with drug-seeking behavior daily, survey finds

    Nearly two-thirds of hospitals have boosted investments in opioid medication management in the past twelve months, according to a recent survey of more than 90 Vizient member hospitals and health systems.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. Did you hear that? Voice recognition may be the future — UPenn Health System CMIO shares insights

    William Hanson III, MD, chief medical information officer at Philadelphia-based UPenn Health System, discusses his top priorities as CMIO and the future of voice recognition.  By Jackie Drees -
  1. Senate GOP may revisit ACA repeal, Sen. McConnell says

    After previously stating Senate Republicans had no plans to push ACA repeal legislation this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Reuters on Oct. 17 the GOP may attempt another push to replace the legislation if they win enough seats in the midterm elections next month.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Telemedicine helps extend relationships for primary care providers: 7 study insights

    Patients have historically been slow to adopt telemedicine — but those who do report strong satisfaction, according to a research letter published in The New England Journal of Medicine.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. How Hackensack Meridian Health CMIO Dr. Lauren Koniaris tackles EHR challenges & changing workflows

    Lauren Koniaris, MD, chief medical informatics officer of the Northern Region at Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health, discusses her changing CMIO role and her team's focus for 2019.  By Jackie Drees -
  4. Colorado hospital installs NASA-inspired machine to aid in patients' recoveries

    Sterling (Colo.) Regional MedCenter's rehabilitation department recently acquired a gravity-altering machine, developed by a NASA engineer, that can help an array of patients in their recovery processes, according to the South Platte Sentinel.  By Harrison Cook -
  5. 3 ways hospitals can promote safe injection practices

    Increasing education on injection safety, enforcing clinical policies and monitoring adherence can help hospitals curb unsafe injection practices, according to Pharmacy Times.  By Harrison Cook -
  6. Congo reports 24 Ebola deaths in 1 week

    The Democratic Republic of Congo's Health Ministry on Oct. 15 confirmed 33 new Ebola cases, which occurred between Oct. 8-14 and resulted in 24 deaths, according to Reuters.  By Harrison Cook -
  7. HHS updates security risk assessment tool

    A security risk assessment tool for hospitals and other HIPAA-covered entities boasts new usability features, thanks to updates from two HHS agencies.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. IBM's revenue drops after 3 consecutive quarters of growth

    IBM has reported $18.8 billion in revenue for the third quarter of 2018, down 2 percent from the same period last year — halting the company's recent pattern of revenue growth.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. AMA unveils digital health implementation playbook

    The American Medical Association published a new resource to help physicians and their patients adopt digital health solutions.  By Julie Spitzer -

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