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  1. Ochsner, Pfizer to test digital tools to ease patient participation in clinical trials

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System entered into a multiyear agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to improve patient access to clinical trials.
  2. Baptist Health Lexington uses EHR tool to avoid patient delays

    Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.) designed a process using its Epic EHR that helps clinicians and case managers identify common delays that providers encounter when discharging patients.
  3. Cambridge Health Alliance names CIO: 4 things to know

    Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance selected Brian Herrick, MD, to serve as CIO.

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  1. Piedmont Columbus Regional appoints CMO, COOs for 2 campuses

    Piedmont Columbus (Ga.) Regional selected Bill Tustin to serve as COO of its Midtown campus and Laura Drew as COO of its Northside campus, both based in Columbus. It also named Chris Edwards, MD, CMO for both campuses.
  2. 250+ telehealth companies to know | 2018

    The telehealth companies featured on this list range from video conferencing and connection to wearable data gathering and reporting technologies and platforms.
  3. What's your 3.0? Next-gen integrated health network will embrace the consumer

    Whether healthcare is your mission or your business, the game is changing. No longer will you compete for "heads in beds," "medical loss" or "medication possession ratio." Increasingly, health organizations are entering competition for the consumers' bodies, hearts and minds.
  4. Allergan adds former Celgene exec Bob Hugin to its board

    The Allergan board selected former Celgene CEO and Chairman Bob Hugin to serve on its board of directors, effective Feb. 19.

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  1. More details emerge in generic drug price-fixing lawsuit

    More details have emerged from a lawsuit filed by 47 states that accuses 17 generic drugmakers of engaging in a scheme to fix prices, according to STAT, who obtained an unredacted version of the complaint.
  2. New Jersey drugmaker files for bankruptcy

    Immune Pharmaceuticals, a New Jersey-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of treatments for immunologic and inflammatory diseases, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Feb. 19.
  3. Washington faces critically low blood supply

    Blood supply in the state of Washington has reached a critically low level after a string of recent snowstorms, according to a KING-TV news report.
  4. Supreme Court denies Maryland's bid to revive law on price gouging

    In a setback to states working to rein in prescription drug costs, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Maryland's bid to revive a law aimed at preventing price gouging by drugmakers, Reuters reports.

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  1. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.
  2. Bank sues Tennessee hospital for $2M

    A local bank is suing Lauderdale Community Hospital in Ripley, Tenn., which is owned by Kansas City, Mo.-based EmpowerHMS, to recoup loan payments, according to Local Memphis.
  3. Corner Office: Dr. Ed Sabanegh, president of main campus and regional hospitals for Cleveland Clinic, on the north star for all healthcare leaders

    Though healthcare presents clinical and administrative leaders with many complex problems, Ed Sabanegh, MD, believes one simple question can provide the answers.
  4. Colorado nursing school to take over hospital tower

    Pueblo, Colo.-based St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center will give one of its towers to Pueblo Community College for an expansion that will include a dormitory for nursing students, according to The Pueblo Chieftain.
  5. Phishing attack exposes 30,000 patients at Mississippi hospital

    Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Miss.) sent letters to roughly 30,000 patients Feb. 15 notifying them of a data breach, according to the HIPAA journal.
  6. 6 updates on Medicaid expansion

    Here are six articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review on national and state news concerning Medicaid.
  7. North Carolina's state health plan mulls reimbursement cuts

    North Carolina's state treasurer is set to reveal a plan that would change how providers are reimbursed, according to the News & Record.
  8. CMS can terminate private Medicare plans with poor Star Ratings again

    CMS informed Medicare Advantage and Part D drug plans that it will begin to terminate their contracts if they consistently achieve poor Star Ratings, according to a Feb. 6 memorandum.
  9. What it takes to grow a successful ambulatory enterprise

    Due to advancements in technology, improved methods for pain control and the shift toward value-based care, surgery procedures are moving steadily to the outpatient setting. Even higher acuity procedures in complex specialties, such as neurosurgery, are making the move to the outpatient arena.

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