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  1. Flu shot rates on the rise for kids, adults

    The number of children and adults vaccinated for the flu as of mid-November increased significantly compared to last year, according to CDC data released Dec. 14.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. 6 healthcare jobs with biggest paychecks

    Physicians snagged the No. 1 spot on a list of 15 highest-paying jobs, with a median annual salary of $200,774, according to an analysis by Kiplinger, which publishes business forecasts and personal finance advice.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Machine learning can help predict hospital infection risk, study finds

    A machine-learning algorithm can be used to predict patients' risk of contracting a potentially deadly hospital infection, according to a study covered by Digit.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. Baylor St. Luke's exaggerated quality of heart transplant program, lawsuit alleges

    The family of a Texas man who died from a failed heart transplant last year filed a lawsuit against Houston-based Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, alleging the hospital exaggerated the quality of its heart transplant program to lure in patients, according to the Houston Chronicle.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Nurses seldom disciplined for sexual misconduct, study finds

    Fewer than 900 nurses have been reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank for sexual misconduct in the last 14 years, according to a study published in Public Health Nursing.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. 24-year-old Proscia CEO: '10 years from now, digital pathology will just be pathology'

    After noticing how effective artificial intelligence could be in recognizing complex tissue patterns in images and potentially predicting cancer outcomes, 24-year-old CEO David West and two others embarked on a journey to help integrate AI solutions into pathology care, eventually creating their company, Proscia.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. C. diff in 2018: 10 findings

    Clostridium difficile caused nearly 500,000 infections in 2011 and killed 29,000 people within 30 days of diagnosis, according to the CDC.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. 12 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 -
  2. Bay Area Hospital CEO to retire in January: 3 takeaways

    Paul Janke, president and CEO of Coos Bay, Ore.-based Bay Area Hospital, is retiring in early January 2019, ending a 10-year tenure, according to The World.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Trump pushes for new federal health law after Texas ACA ruling

    President Donald Trump praised a Texas judge's ruling Dec. 14 that found the ACA unconstitutional and has called on Congress to replace the health law with new legislation, CNBC reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. 4 ways AI can make EHR systems more physician-friendly

    Although AI capabilities for EHR systems are limited, integrated delivery networks are working on using AI to make EHRs more flexible and intelligent, three authors write in Harvard Business Review.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. Emory Healthcare's eICU lets physicians in Australia monitor patients

    Emory Healthcare hospitals in Atlanta are using an electronic intensive care unit that lets physicians and nurses in Australia communicate with physicians and patients via televisions, the American Medical Association reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. Door County Medical Center CEO plans retirement: 3 notes

    Gerald Worrick, president and CEO of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.-based Door County Medical Center plans to retire Jan. 5, according to a Green Bay Press Gazette report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. WellStar West Georgia Medical Center president to retire: 4 things to know

    LaGrange-based WellStar West Georgia Medical Center President Jerry Fulks is retiring Jan. 11, 2019, according to The LaGrange Daily News.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. UNC Health Care's new CEO is Dr. A. Wesley Burks

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based University of North Carolina System appointed A. Wesley Burks, MD, CEO of UNC Health Care, dean of the UNC School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill. He will assume the new roles Jan. 15.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Healthcare reacts to ACA ruling: from 'disastrous' to 'an excellent opportunity'

    A federal judge's ruling that the entire ACA is unconstitutional has drawn a mixed response.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Purdue must release secret OxyContin marketing files, court rules

    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma must release the secret marketing records of its powerful opioid, a Kentucky appeals court ruled Dec. 14, according to STAT news.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. Kroger launches discount program for out-of-pocket prescription drugs

    Grocery chain Kroger has launched discount program for patients picking up prescription drugs at its pharmacies, according to a STAT news report.  By Alia Paavola -
  8. Drug costs put squeeze on skilled nursing facilities

    As pressure mounts to reduce patient length of stay, skilled nursing facilities are particularly feeling the pinch of escalating drug costs, according to Skilled Nursing News.  By Alia Paavola -
  9. $450M Michigan hospital going up in South Lansing

    McLaren Greater Lansing (Mich.) broke ground Dec. 17 on a $450 million hospital that will serve as a consolidated home for its two facilities in South Lansing, according to a WILX news report.  By Alia Paavola -

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