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  1. West Virginia hospital now live on Meditech EHR

    Williamson (W.V.) Memorial Hospital recently deployed Meditech's cloud-based EHR Meditech-as-a-Service.
  2. 27% of cardiologists report burnout

    Nearly one-third of cardiologists experience symptoms of burnout, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
  3. Elizabeth Ortega named CEO of Woman's Hospital of Texas: 5 things to know

    HCA Houston Healthcare tapped Elizabeth Ortega to serve as CEO of the Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston, effective July 22.

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  1. Shorter ICU rotations limit physician burnout, study finds

    Shortening the traditional intensive care unit rotation from 14 consecutive days to seven could help reduce physician burnout, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
  2. Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center Chicago selects John Baird as CEO: 5 notes

    Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center Chicago named John Baird CEO, effective June 20.
  3. Data can predict where measles outbreaks will occur, but it's rarely used

    Experts say U.S. measles outbreaks follow a predictable pattern that can be tracked with data. Yet there has been no national government effort to predict which areas are most at risk, according to FiveThirtyEight.
  4. Most patients faced out-of-pocket costs of at least $500 last year, study finds

    Patients saw out-of-pocket costs rise in every healthcare setting last year, according to a TransUnion Healthcare study.

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  1. Revenue cycle company to create 200 jobs in Tennessee

    Xtend Healthcare, a provider of healthcare revenue cycle solutions, plans to invest $1.3 million and create 200 jobs in Hendersonville, Tenn., where it is based, the company announced June 24.
  2. 81% of Americans primarily blame insurers for surprise medical bills, poll finds

    More than eight in 10 Americans see insurers as the largest contributor to surprise medical bills, according to a recent poll.
  3. Graduate nursing student wins over $60K to fund healthcare startup

    Graduate student and nurse Ramona Ramadas has won over $60,000 at pitch competitions to help fund her healthcare startup, New Trails Navigators.
  4. Nurse directs new sepsis program

    A New York nurse is directing a sepsis initiative designed for adult home care patients, according to the Observer-Dispatch.

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  1. Blockchain can 'redefine' healthcare, Solve.Care CEO says

    Blockchain has serious potential in healthcare to reduce administrative costs, eliminate fraud and combat waste, Solve.Care CEO Pradeep Goel told the Coin Rivet.
  2. UnitedHealth acquires PatientsLikeMe after Trump administration demands health-tech start-up to get majority investor

    UnitedHealth Group has purchased healthcare-technology start-up PatientsLikeMe, according to CNBC.
  3. 'Flipping the model' for ID care: UPMC telemedicine company's Dr. Rima Abdel-Massih

    Rima Abdel-Massih, MD, brings extensive clinical and research experience with infectious diseases to her role as co-founder and CMO of UPMC's telemedicine company Infectious Disease Connect.
  4. Ex-Iowa hospital CEO charged with theft after auditor's investigation

    The former CEO of Regional Medical Center in Manchester, Iowa, and the hospital's former system fund development director have been charged with first-degree theft, according to a Radio Iowa report.
  5. More than a vendor: What hospitals should consider when forming new EHR partnerships

    Modern technology is continuing to advance at a rapid rate, and healthcare and EHRs are moving right along with it. But with rapid advancements come multiple options, which leaves hospitals and health systems to choose between multitudes of EHR vendors.
  6. Creative solutions to patient care from top US healthcare leaders

    Addressing patient care issues can be challenging for hospitals and health systems, calling for their leaders to be creative in driving quality improvement. 
  7. US News revises methodology for Best Hospitals specialty rankings

    U.S. News & World Report revised the methodology for its 2019-20 Best Hospitals specialty rankings set to come out July 30.
  8. Why healthcare execs need to know a study about Danish concrete right now

    Research about how the Trump administration's executive order on healthcare cost could affect prices is scarce. For healthcare scholars, this means reading studies from other markets — such as the ready-mix concrete market in Denmark — for clues, according to The New York Times.
  9. Allscripts teams up with HFMA on healthcare finance, decision analytics initiative

    Allscripts' healthcare decision analytics and budgeting business EPSi is partnering with the Healthcare Financial Management Association to research how health systems use data to manage increasing costs of care.

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