September 16, 2016
1. Board of Allina-run hospital votes to dissolve, says healthcare no longer local  Full story
2. Ascension's expansion efforts pay off as operating surplus swells to $753M  Full story
3. Medicare audits up 936% in last 5 years  Full story
4. State of the Connected Patient Report. From setting appointments to tracking wearables, see what over 2,000 Americans had to say about their healthcare experiences. Read the report. 
5. Trump shares results of physical on Dr. Oz  Full story
6. On heels of Clinton's physician note, campaign shares physician's letter for Tim Kaine  Full story
7. Why a safety-focused hospital shouldn't go without an OB hospitalist program. Learn more here.
8. 55 top employers for healthy lifestyles, recognized by National Business Group on Health  Full story
9. What's the cost of replacing striking Allina nurses?  Full story
10. Cook County Health and Hospitals gets state OK for $137M outpatient tower  Full story
11. The alarming trust gap between providers and payors threatens to derail movement toward value-based care models. Learn more about the Trust Gap, barriers to value-based care, and the effect that technology has on payor/provider trust. Learn more here.
12. 7 hospitals with credit downgrades in past month  Full story
13. Mountain States, Wellmont unveil new name for proposed merger  Full story

14. Families file lawsuit over George Washington University cadaver confusion  Full story
15. Census: 6 statistics about US health insurance coverage  Full story

16. Geisinger Health Plan mailing error breaches 2,800 members' data  Full story
17. 4 ways executives find time to be creative  Full story
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