August 17, 2016

1. 5 latest hospital, health system layoffs  Full story
2. Health First settles antitrust suit 2nd day of trial  Full story

3. Aetna to leave 11 of 15 state ACA exchanges  Full story
4. eBrief: 8 Reasons Secure Texting Alone Is Not Enough. Read the eBrief.
5. Bat found in Palos Community Hospital had rabies  Full story

6. Fitch: Health insurer credit metrics hit hard in first half of 2016  Full story

7. Discover the cost associated with surgery delays and how to correct OR staff and surgeon behavior.
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8. Sanford Health operating surplus drops 33%  Full story

9. What does it take to be a CMS 5-star hospital? Hoag Orthopedic CEO shares his hospital's approach  Full story
10. Carolinas may face 2nd suit over alleged anti-competitive practices  Full story 

11. Baton Rouge General CEO Mark Slyter leaves post; gives no explanation  Full story

12. How hospitals are working with Uber to get patients to appointments  Full story 

13. FDA updates online drug approval database  Full story
14. Police shoot, kill man who threatened deputy shortly after leaving Virginia hospital  Full story


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