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Subject: Hackers shut down Calif. hospital IT system, demand ransom | Rule change simplifies hospital closures in Illinois | 10 quotes on the 2 worlds of healthcare in Baltimore: 'I change doctors like I change underwear' | Seeking panelists for CEO + CFO Roundtable
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Feb. 16, 2016
1. Regulatory change in Illinois makes it easier to close hospitals   Full story

2. Partners HealthCare earnings dragged down by Epic transition  

3. 5 latest hospital transactions and partnerships   Full story

4. How one hospital reduced length of stay and improved care with a closed observation unit. Get a complimentary revenue analysis. 

5. Ascension takes hit on investments, posts $323.8M loss   Full story 

6. A broken system on the mend: 10 telling quotes from patients, healthcare providers in Baltimore   Full story 

7. Take a look at how one health system utilized recorded discharge instructions to improve patient understanding of medication information by 60% and discharge instructions by 37%. Listen here. 

8. Kaiser Permanente operating margin narrows: 5 things to know   Full story 

9. Calhoun Liberty Hospital CEO responds to investigation   Full story 

10. Florida insurance regulators OK Aetna-Humana merger: 5 things to know   Full story 

11. Becker's Healthcare is seeking panelists for 3 sessions at the CEO + CFO Roundtable Nov. 8-9.
The sessions are about (1) The Evolution of Wearable Technology, (2) The Impact of the Presidential Election on Healthcare and (3) Epic, Cerner and athenahealth: Thoughts and Issues. 
If interested, please email Scott Becker and Jessi Young at and

11. Hackers shut down Hollywood Presbyterian IT systems, demand $3.6M ransom   Full story 

12. Dell CMO Dr. Nick pinpoints the key to population health   Full story 

13. Massachusetts regulators ask Boston Children's to justify $1B expansion   Full story 

14. 12 hospitals with the unhealthiest food options   Full story 

15. Early registration discounts end March 1st. Be sure to register for the Becker's 7th Annual  meeting before prices go up! (April 27-30, Hyatt Regency, Chicago). Register here. 

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