Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Hospitals often fail to meet patients' behavioral health needs, ECRI says

    A report from the nonprofit ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization found lapses in how hospitals manage acute care patients with behavioral health needs.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. LogicStream app helps pharmacists manage drug shortages

    LogicStream Health, a process improvement and control software provider, launched an app to help hospital pharmacy teams quickly identify and control drug shortages.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Healthcare's biggest need for innovation? Imagination, says Futura Mobility CMIO advisor Dr. Maulik Purohit

    Maulik Purohit, MD, chief medical information officer advisor at Fort Washington, Pa.-based Futura Mobility, discusses the increasing importance of the CMIO role and how technology has impacted the responsibilities of the job.  By Jackie Drees -

Without a hitch: 8 tips for a seamless AI implementation

There are a number of considerations for healthcare organizations when implementing an artificial intelligence solution.
  1. CHS Pennsylvania hospital addresses 19 health violations found in surprise visit

    After the Pennsylvania Department of Health cited Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) General Hospital for inadequate nurse staffing and other violations found during a surprise review Sept. 10-14, the hospital has implemented a plan of correction to address the issues, according to the Times Leader.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise in the last week.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. 5 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    The following hospitals announced or completed plans in the last week to expand, upgrade or renovate their facilities:  By Alia Paavola -
  4. U of Louisville may move medical programs out of Jewish Hospital amid ownership uncertainties

    The University of Louisville (Ky.) is making contingency plans to move several medical programs out of Louisville-based Jewish Hospital amid uncertainty about the hospital's future ownership, according to a WDRB news report.  By Alia Paavola -

How Connecticut Children’s Medical Center improved ED operational efficiency

Learn how they improved communication, staff development, and patient flow in the ED amid rising volumes.
  1. Sanofi cuts 160 jobs in Tennessee

    As part of a U.S. restructuring effort, biopharmacutical company Sanofi will cut 160 jobs at its facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Centra blames operating loss on Cerner EHR go-live

    Lynchburg, Va.-based Centra Health posted an operating loss in the first nine months of fiscal year 2018, which the system attributed to its Center EHR rollout, according to unaudited financial documents.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Henry Ford Allegiance Health CEO to retire next year: 4 things to know

    Jackson, Mich.-based Henry Ford Allegiance Health President and CEO Georgia Fojtasek will retire in 2019, according to an MLive report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. St. Luke's Baptist CEO to retire, kicking off leadership changes within Baptist Health System

    San Antonio-based Baptist Health System will make three CEO changes at its hospitals.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Bridge the gap and assure true interoperability with an enterprise imaging solution

Learn the breakdown of of bottom-line considerations.
  1. RCM tip of the day: Conduct chargemaster review to prepare for price transparency

    Hospitals should conduct a comprehensive review of their chargemaster to prepare for the CMS' price transparency rule taking effect Jan. 1, advised Rebecca Marsh, vice president of advisory services at nThrive, a revenue cycle management company.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. University of Illinois-Chicago nurses walk off the job

    Licensed practical nurses at Chicago-based University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics went on strike Nov. 15 amid contract negotiations, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Healthcare execs investing big, expect big returns from AI in next 5 years, survey says

    Over the next five years, a healthcare organization will invest an average of $32.4 million on artificial intelligence, according to Optum's OptumIQ Annual Survey on AI in Health Care.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Detroit health clinic owner gets 13 years for defrauding Medicare

    Jacklyn Price,  owner of two Detroit health clinics, was sentenced to 13 years in prison Nov. 15 for her role in an $8.9 million fraud scheme involving Medicare claims.  By Alia Paavola -
  5. Walmart will require workers to travel for spine surgery in effort to cut healthcare costs

    Walmart is aiming to lower healthcare spending by requiring employees to travel to certain hospitals for spine surgeries, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Fourth payroll snag in 2 months hits Pennsylvania hospital

    Ellwood (Pa.) City Medical Center witnessed its fourth payroll delay in roughly two months — with latest incident occurring just two days after the hospital's owner told employees the facility's finances were stabilizing, according to the Ellwood City Ledger.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. Medicaid for rent, food? 'Stay tuned,' HHS chief says

    Allowing hospitals to pay for housing and healthy food through Medicaid are among the ideas HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the federal government is considering to improve healthcare and social services, according to a briefing this week from Kaiser Health News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Forbes: 7 predictions for healthcare in 2019

    The transition to value-based care, health tech like artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the emergence of private insurance models will be some of the biggest changes to how the healthcare industry operates, according to Forbes.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. Opioid overdose 'silver lining': Organ donations up in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia's spike in opioid overdoses has contributed to an increase in organ donations, according to CBS Philly.  By Harrison Cook -

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