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  1. Drexel sues to block threatened closure of Philadelphia hospital

    Drexel University in Philadelphia filed a lawsuit June 21 to block American Academic Health System from closing Hahnemann University Hospital, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  2. City of Hope invests $1B in new cancer hospital

    Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope will invest $1 billion in a new hospital and research center conducting clinical trials of new drugs and devices in Irvine, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times.
  3. Dominion National alerts members of 9-year data breach

    Vision and dental insurer Dominion National is notifying an unknown number of members of a data security incident that may have caused personal information to be exposed.

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  1. Franciscan Health employee wrongly viewed 2,200 patient records

    Crown Point, Ind.-based Franciscan Health sent letters to 2,200 patients that an employee had viewed their records "without a business reason," according to
  2. Lehigh Valley Health Network to share EHR data with CVS

    To identify patients with various health challenges and provide those patients with care, Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network signed a five-year agreement with CVS Health on May 1, according to Lehigh Valley Business.
  3. 70% of Cerner clients say they wouldn't use the vendor's RCO services again

    Seventy percent of Cerner customers said they would not use the information technology vendor's revenue cycle outsourcing services again, according to a recent KLAS Research report.
  4. Ex-pharmacy director sentenced to 4 years for embezzling $4M from Nebraska children's hospital

    A former pharmacy director of Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $4 million from the hospital, was sentenced June 24 to four years in prison, according to local NBC affiliate WOWT.

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  1. AbbVie to buy Allergan in $63B cash and stock deal

    AbbVie plans to acquire Allergan in a cash and stock deal valued at $63 billion, one of the biggest mergers in the healthcare industry this year.
  2. 19 billionaires say 'tax us' — use revenue for public health

    A group of some of America's richest individuals called on the 2020 presidential candidates to establish a wealth tax, according to The New York Times.
  3. 32 chief population health officers to know | 2019

    Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize 32 chief population health officers at hospitals and health systems across the country.
  4. California hospital's future depends on 'tower of shame'

    Construction stalled in 2015 on a new patient tower at the former Tulare (Calif.) Regional Medical Center, and the unfinished project was the focus of a 2016 grand jury report titled "Tower of Shame." Today, the tower provides a pathway to a better future for the hospital, according to The San Joaquin Valley Sun.

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  1. Bon Secours Mercy Health to bring 500 jobs, $50M in new payroll to Cincinnati

    Bon Secours Mercy Health plans to create 500 jobs and $50 million in new payroll at its "hub" in the Bond Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, the system announced in a June 24 news release.
  2. California physician accused of using dirty needles on pediatric patients

    A California physician is accused of using dirty syringes on two pediatric patients, and the state medical board is looking into the case, according to San Diego TV station KGTV.
  3. Kentucky hospital faces class action after workers' health plan canceled

    Employees of Pineville Community Hospital filed a class-action complaint against the hospital, its operator and others alleging money deducted from their paychecks to fund their health plan was used for other purposes, according to Law360.  
  4. Trump demands transparency on healthcare costs: 7 things to know

    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to lower healthcare costs by improving price transparency.
  5. Tenet's Conifer Health enters RCM agreement with New Hampshire hospital

    Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., has entered into a revenue cycle management agreement with Conifer Health Solutions.
  6. BCBS of Minnesota buys joint ownership of hospital's 20 clinics

    Minneapolis-based North Memorial Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota signed a joint venture agreement to become shared owners of North Memorial's clinics.
  7. Uber Health chief: With 1,000+ partners, the question is no longer, 'What the heck is Uber doing in healthcare?'

    Four million medical appointments are missed or delayed every year because patients can't get to their appointments due to transportation, data shows. That's $150 billion in cost to the healthcare system each year that rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are looking to address.
  8. 35% of patients still wary of AI-enabled and wearable digital health solutions, study finds: 4 things to know

    Despite the prevalence of artificial intelligence and wearable devices in clinical care, an estimated 20 percent of patients with chronic conditions are still completely opposed to the use of these technologies in their treatment plans, according to a study published this month in npj Digital Medicine.
  9. Ambulance company settles billing fraud allegations for $1.25M

    A Forest Hill, Md.-based ambulance company will pay the U.S. $1.25 million to settle allegations of Medicare billing fraud, according to the U.S. Justice Department. 

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