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  • Dr. James Block, former Johns Hopkins CEO, dies at 83

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  • Healthcare executives consider the assumption problem

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  • Sobering, disturbing, but not surprising: Jefferson Health's president on industry financial woes

    Twelve percent of U.S. clinicians, care delivery leaders and healthcare executives do not believe their organization's financial health will ever recover to pre-pandemic levels. 
  • Driving surgeon engagement through AI technology

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  • Where boomerang CEOs fall short

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  • CEOs and the magic of mornings

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  • SmarterDx AI Solution Earns Rave Reviews for Revenue and Quality Impact

    A new report from KLAS Research highlights the ability of SmarterDx's clinical AI software to deliver rapid revenue cycle improvements for hospitals and health systems. The report, titled "SmarterDx 2023 –– Driving Revenue Cycle Outcomes through Proprietary Clinical AI," sheds light on the remarkable impact of SmarterDx's technology, with feedback from customers indicating a 100% satisfaction rate.
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    Mike Johnson was elected as the 56th speaker of the House Oct. 25 after the post remained unfilled for more than 20 days.

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