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  1. IBM cloud earns $5B revenue in Q1: 4 things to know

    IBM released its first quarter earnings on April 16, showing an acceleration in cloud revenue growth even as the tech giant's overall revenue dipped.
  2. White River Health System names 4 new leaders, including CIO, chief quality officer

    Batesville, Ark.-based White River Health System appointed four new members to its executive team.
  3. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial names president: 3 notes

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco, Texas, has selected Ryan Gebhart to serve as president.

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  1. Baylor Scott & White Health appoints CFO: 5 notes

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health has tapped Penny Cermak to serve as executive vice president and system CFO, effective immediately, according to an internal memo to staff obtained by Becker's Hospital Review.
  2. Ascension selects CEO for international division: 6 notes

    St. Louis-based Ascension named James K. Beckmann president and CEO of Ascension Holdings International, effective April 15.
  3. NYC Health + Hospitals now live on Epic at 19 more facilities

    NYC Health + Hospitals debuted an Epic EHR at two hospitals in New York City and 17 ambulatory care clinics in Brooklyn as part of the health system's $1 billion IT platform rollout.
  4. Avoid precut melons, possibly linked to salmonella outbreak, CDC says

    The CDC issued a food safety alert asking consumers to avoid precut melons, which may be the source of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau infections.

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  1. Best Buy, Tyto Care launch device for at-home medical exams: 5 notes

    Best Buy is now selling telehealth technology company Tyto Care's portable patient examination device for virtual appointments.
  2. Patient struggles to get medical records after Florida surgery center shuts down

    Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute shut its doors March 1, leaving patients scrambling, and in some cases still fighting to get their medical records, according to local ABC affiliate WFTS.
  3. 3 RCM tips

    Here are three expert revenue cycle management tips, published by Becker's Hospital Review since April 4.
  4. Minnesota health system to roll out Epic EHR

    Willmar, Minn.-based Carris Health, a nonprofit subsidiary of CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, Minn., will go live on an Epic EHR May 1, West Central Tribune reports.

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  1. Patient vents on medical billing: 'Was I supposed to wake up and say, 'No, stay in network'?'

    Billing was among the healthcare areas discussed April 16 during a roundtable with federal and state policymakers in Bethlehem, Pa., according to The Morning Call.
  2. Ohio lawmakers call for stricter hospital regulations after Mount Carmel deaths

    Some Ohio lawmakers are calling for increased hospital oversight in the wake of a patient death investigation at Mount Carmel West hospital in Columbus, Ohio, reports The Columbus Dispatch.
  3. AtlantiCare fired paramedic for respecting patient's decision to refuse treatment, lawsuit claims

    A lawsuit filed against Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare claims former paramedic Michael Senisch was wrongfully terminated after honoring a patient's wishes to refuse recommended medical treatment, reports CBS Philly.
  4. 3 experts break down the past, present & future of consolidation

    In the1990s, healthcare systems merged at unsustainable rates. Today, with dropping inpatient volumes, systems are exploring multiple ways to stay relevant, such as entering the outpatient space, rethinking partnerships and expanding access to care through technology.
  5. Humana launches oncology payment model

    Humana unveiled a national payment model for oncology services for Medicare Advantage and commercial members.
  6. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital nurses give strike notice

    Registered nurses at Valencia, Calif.-based Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital have issued a strike notice, according to radio station KHTS.
  7. Quarterly hospital M&A reaches lowest volume in nearly a decade

    In the first quarter of 2019, the quarterly volume of announced acute care hospital merger and acquisition activity reached its lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2009, according to an analysis by Ponder & Co.
  8. No 'radical changes' in the works, acting FDA commissioner says

    In a speech at his first all-hands-on-deck meeting, acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, MD, vowed to carry through on efforts launched by his predecessor Scott Gottlieb, MD.
  9. Aceto to sell chemicals division to private equity firm for $411M

    Aceto, a firm marketing, selling and distributing health and pharmaceuticals products, will sell its chemicals division to a New York private equity firm for $411 million, according to Newsday.

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