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  1. Ascension suspends controversial plan to scale back services at Milwaukee hospital

    After receiving feedback from concerned Milwaukee officials, Ascension Wisconsin decided to pause its plan to scale back services at Milwaukee-based Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph Hospital, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Ford expands on-demand medical shuttle service for Michigan health system

    Ford is launching its GoRide nonemergency medical transportation service in southeast Michigan, covering more than 200 facilities within Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health's network.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. OHSU Healthcare CEO tenders resignation 1 year into tenure: 6 things to know

    Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University Healthcare CEO Mitch Wasden resigned after a little over a year into his tenure, according to The Lund Report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Eureka Springs Hospital CEO to resign in May: 3 takeaways

    Peter Savoy, CEO of Eureka Springs (Ark.) Hospital, is resigning for a new job opportunity in May, according to a Lovely County Citizen report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. NIH's precision medicine program 'All of Us' to launch in May — 5 things to know

    The National Institutes of Health's precision medicine program, dubbed "All of Us," is slated to launch in May, agency director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, said during a Capitol Hill testimony in early April, as reported by the Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. 10 best, worst states for children's healthcare

    Vermont is the best state for children's healthcare, according to an analysis by WalletHub.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. KLAS: 8 'A-list' health IT vendors across market segments

    KLAS Research released a report on health IT purchasing decisions, titled "Decision Insights 2018," in April.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to July 2017 ONC data.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. KentuckyOne Health sells 25-bed critical access hospital

    Louisville, Ky.-based KentuckyOne Health has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Saint Joseph Martin (Ky.) and its four clinics to Lexington, Ky.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 2 Tennessee healthcare executives charged in $4.6M kickback scheme

    Two Tennessee healthcare executives were charged April 9 for their alleged involvement in a $4.6 million kickback scheme involving durable medical equipment, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Tenet hospitals in California to host nurse hiring events

    California hospitals owned by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare are seeking nurses and other allied health professionals, according to The Modesto Bee.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Memorial Hermann exec: Consumers expect convenient bill pay — It's time for healthcare to catch up

    Many industries have consumer-friendly, convenient payment methods and healthcare needs to catch up, said David Bradshaw, executive vice president, chief strategy officer and CIO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. How Dignity Health, naviHealth partner to tackle bundled payments

    Bundled payments, where reimbursement for an episode of care is lumped together, have continued to emerge as hospitals aim to reduce costs, maintain accountability for quality, and encourage coordination among providers throughout the care continuum.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 20 Fortune 500 healthcare companies will reap $10B in tax savings this year: Sen. Wyden

    The healthcare industry is slated to cash in $100 billion in tax benefits during the next 10 years, according to a report from Democratic Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. The best words about Barbara Bush: 6 notable quotes from obituaries of the former first lady

    Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush and the mother of former President George W. Bush, died April 17 at 92, according to The New York Times.  By Leo Vartorella -
  5. Aetna reorganizes business lines ahead of possible CVS Health tie-up

    Aetna will realign its business segments as it gears up for a pending $69 billion merger with CVS Health.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. FDA rolls out action plan to improve medical device safety

    The FDA released The Medical Device Safety Action Plan April 17, which outlines agency strategies to better monitor and regulate the safety of medical devices.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. DEA unveils proposed rule to limit opioid manufacturing: 3 things to know

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration released a proposed rule April 17 that would alter how the agency sets annual quotas for opioid manufacturing, according to The Hill.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  8. Viewpoint: Is lying to patients ever OK?

    Although physicians may justify lying to patients because it is motivated by beliefs of what is best for their patients, physicians may often lie for their own sake — furthering the debate on what medical lies are ethically acceptable, two Chicago physicians argue in a STAT op-ed.  By Megan Knowles -
  9. The states most and least prepared to handle health emergencies

    Although health security improved in 38 states and the District of Columbia, large health security disparities persisted in 2017, with the Deep South, Southwestern, and Upper Mountain West regions falling behind the rest of the U.S., according to the National Health Security Preparedness Index.  By Megan Knowles -

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