December 2018 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

December 2018 Issue of Beckers Hospital Review

 

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25 hospitals, health systems with newly created executive roles in 2018 so far
Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospitals and health systems created new executive positions in 2018. This is an updated version of the list published in June.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

HCA, Cleveland Clinic battle intensifies for Florida market share
A looming battle is heating up for market share on the Atlantic Coast of Florida between two healthcare heavyweights: Cleveland Clinic, an internationally renowned nonprofit, and Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's largest for-profit hospital operators, according to the TCPalm.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CHS sees net loss swell to $325M in Q3
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, which operates 118 hospitals, saw its net loss grow in the third quarter of 2018.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Amazon unveils cloud, voice initiatives to address opioid addiction
Amazon introduced a slate of initiatives targeted toward supporting patients with opioid use disorder Oct. 24, in honor of the opioid bill President Donald Trump recently signed into law.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

9 physician specialties see jump in compensation
Physicians in nine specialties saw increases in total cash compensation from 2017 to 2018, with those specializing in general cardiology seeing the biggest jump in pay, according to a survey from SullivanCotter.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

WakeMed CMIO Dr. Neal Chawla's team goals for 2019: Training, analytics & patient functionality
Neal Chawla, MD, chief medical information officer at Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed Health & Hospitals, discusses his plans to improve patient care in 2019 and how some of healthcare's biggest needs require little technology.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

How Renown Health's Dr. Patrick Woodard ensures hospital technology improves human relationships
Patrick Woodard, MD, associate chief medical officer for IT at Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health, discusses the growing need for physician involvement in system planning and strategy, and why human relationships are critical to healthcare.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

11 executives share their best advice
The "Corner Office" series provides a platform for some of the brightest executives in the healthcare industry to discuss a variety of personal and professional issues.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CEO to know: Dr. John Jay Shannon of Cook County Health and Hospital System
John Jay Shannon, MD, is CEO of Chicago-based Cook County Health and Hospital System. Dr. Shannon was voted unanimously into the role in June 2014 after serving three months as the system's interim CEO.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Essentia Health's operating margin dips below 1% as costs mount
Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health's operating performance was negatively affected by multimillion-dollar expansion projects in fiscal year 2018, according to financial documents.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Ochsner Health, Walmart to launch accountable care plan in Louisiana
Walmart is partnering with New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System to launch a health insurance plan for about 6,600 Walmart and Sam's Club employees.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Bringing 'Moneyball' to medicine: Paul DePodesta on his time with the Oakland A's and the future of analytics
As healthcare organizations seek to tap into data for actionable insights, they are looking outside of healthcare for best practices.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Why Jewish Allegheny General president spoke to synagogue shooting suspect at hospital
After allegedly killing 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pa., on Oct. 27, the shooting suspect was taken to Pittsburgh-based Allegheny General Hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained during the incident.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CVS pilots membership program to take on Amazon
CVS is testing a membership program in Boston as Amazon pushes into prescription drug delivery, according to CNBC.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

NYC Health + Hospitals debuts Epic EMR at 11 more facilities
NYC Health + Hospitals launched an Epic EMR at one hospital and 10 community health centers and neighborhood clinics in Brooklyn, marking the next step in the New York City-based health system's systemwide IT platform rollout.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Cleveland Clinic: Top 10 medical trends, innovations in 2019
Alternative pain management therapies and the increased use of artificial intelligence are among the top 10 trends and innovations in medicine, according to physicians and researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CFO / FINANCE

CMS' final physician payment rule for 2019: 6 things to know
CMS issued its annual update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Nov. 1, which overhauls Medicare billing and expands coverage of telehealth. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Shuttered Virginia hospital plans to reopen Dec. 27
Five years after Kingsport, Tenn.-based Wellmont Health System shuttered Pennington Gap, Va.-based Lee County Regional Medical Center, the hospital plans to reopen under a new operator, according to a WYMT news report.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Northwell Health launches $1B fundraising campaign
New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is publicly launching a seven-year, $1 billion fundraising campaign to support capital, research and innovation initiatives.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Moody's top risks for providers, payers
An unstable political climate and evolving regulations have left many healthcare leaders uncertain of their future.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CMS says it will recoup $1B in improper Medicare payments by 2020
CMS said it is poised to claw back $1 billion from Medicare Advantage organizations by 2020 through widespread audits, according to a proposed rule.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

OIG: Paying physicians more to boost screenings doesn't violate kickback laws
An insurer's plan to provide incentive payments to physicians in its network to boost preventive health screenings to Medicaid beneficiaries would not violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, according to an advisory opinion from HHS' Office of Inspector General. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

24 cities with higher-than-average healthcare prices
Overall healthcare prices in Anchorage, Alaska and San Jose, Calif., are 65 percent above the national average, according to the Health Care Cost Institute.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

HCA's profit climbs to $759M in Q3
Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare saw revenues and net income rise year over year in the third quarter of 2018.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Einstein Healthcare CFO: My heart attack made me 'reevaluate my work-life balance'
A heart attack two years ago gave Gerry Blaney, CFO of Philadelphia-based Einstein Healthcare Network, a dose of perspective on work-life balance.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CHS sees net loss swell to $325M in Q3
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, which operates 118 hospitals, saw its net loss grow in the third quarter of 2018.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

UnitedHealth paying $69B toward value-based agreements
UnitedHealth Group is spending $69 billion on value-based payments, up from $64 billion in 2017, according to Forbes contributor Bruce Japsen.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Essentia Health's operating margin dips below 1% as costs mount
Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health's operating performance was negatively affected by multimillion-dollar expansion projects in fiscal year 2018, according to financial documents.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

UHS sees jump in net income, ups reserve for DOJ investigations to $90M
King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services saw revenues and net income increase in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period of the year prior.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Ochsner Health, Walmart to launch accountable care plan in Louisiana
Walmart is partnering with New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System to launch a health insurance plan for about 6,600 Walmart and Sam's Club employees. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Indiana hospital files for bankruptcy, scales back services
Fayette Regional Health System, a single-hospital system based in Connersville, Ind., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Oct. 10.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CHI allegedly defrauded of millions by IT employee, 2 others
A federal grand jury indicted three men on Oct. 11 on multiple counts of fraud and money laundering for defraud Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Arizona hospital rebrands after bankruptcy
Green Valley (Ariz.) Hospital has emerged from the bankruptcy process with a new owner and a new name, according to the Arizona Daily Star.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

HCA hospitals win $150M in arbitration against Aetna
An arbitrator awarded Florida hospitals owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare $150 million in out-of-network emergency room payments from Aetna, the health insurer revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Hospital bankruptcies continue to skyrocket: 3 things to know
More than 20 hospitals have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy since 2016, according to an Oct. 30 report from the law firm Polsinelli.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

LifePoint sees net income decline 19% in Q3
Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health saw revenues and net income attributable to the company decline in the third quarter of 2018.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Louisiana hospital files for bankruptcy, blames ex-administrator for financial crisis
Doctors Hospital at Deer Creek, a physician-owned hospital in Leesville, La., entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy Oct. 18.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Bringing 'Moneyball' to medicine: Paul DePodesta on his time with the Oakland A's and the future of analytics
As healthcare organizations seek to tap into data for actionable insights, they are looking outside of healthcare for best practices. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Walmart wants to cut healthcare costs for customers
Walmart is exploring ways to reduce healthcare costs for its employees and customers, according to CNBC.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

HCA to close Sister Emmanuel Hospital in Miami
Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare plans to close Sister Emmanuel Hospital, a Miami-based long-term care hospital, in December, according to the South Florida Business Journal.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Frictionless healthcare: How a better user experience can turn your organization into a market leader
Fewer and fewer patients today accept a healthcare experience marked by inconvenience and frustration. As patient-centric care models become more popular and consumer access to provider information expands, hospitals and health systems must reboot the patient experience. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CEO / STRATEGY

Harvard Business Review's best-performing CEOs in the world
The Harvard Business Review measures CEO performance by examining financial returns over each CEO's entire tenure, not just the last year, as well as each company's rating on environmental, social and governance issues.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Northwell Health to supply interim CEO, leadership team to New York hospital
New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health inked a letter of intent with East Meadow, N.Y.-based Nassau University Medical Center to provide an interim chief executive and build a senior leadership team to aid the financially struggling hospital, according to Newsday.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Mayo Clinic wants its name removed from political ads
A campaign advertisement for Jim Hagedorn, the Republican candidate for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House, mentions Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, according to Fox 47.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

6 healthcare leaders on how to handle disagreements with colleagues
Healthcare leaders continually face major business decisions, whether it be financial, operational or clinical. However, not everyone is always on board.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Why Jewish Allegheny General president spoke to synagogue shooting suspect at hospital
After allegedly killing 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pa., on Oct. 27, the shooting suspect was taken to Pittsburgh-based Allegheny General Hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained during the incident. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Partners, Care New England end partnership talks with Lifespan
Boston-based Partners HealthCare and Providence-based Care New England have ceased partnership talks with Lifespan after roughly nine months, according to the Providence Journal.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

25 hospitals, health systems with newly created executive roles in 2018 so far
Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospitals and health systems created new executive positions in 2018. This is an updated version of the list published in June.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Akron Children's Hospital CEO steps down after nearly 40 years
William H. Considine, CEO of Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital, announced his retirement. He became CEO emeritus, effective Oct. 31, and he will retire from the CEO emeritus position Jan. 1, 2020.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Incoming HCA CEO Sam Hazen on system's future: 4 takeaways
In his first earnings call as incoming CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, Sam Hazen discussed the company's performance and explained why the health system will continue to be a fierce competitor in the field under his leadership, the Nashville Business Journal reports.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

BCBS of Massachusetts to pay hospitals to keep patients out
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts wants to change the way hospitals are paid.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Ascension, Adventist Health System JV slashes outpatient sites by 50%
Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Amita Health, the joint operating company created through the merger of St. Louis-based Ascension and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System subsidiaries, revealed plans to cut the number of outpatient care sites in half, according to Crain's Chicago Business.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

University Hospitals taps former UnitedHealthcare CMO for clinical leadership role: 5 notes
Cleveland-based University Hospitals selected Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, to serve as its chief clinical transformation officer, effective immediately.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Walgreens wants to be seen as 'true healthcare company,' CEO says
Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina said the company wants to move from its image as a retailer toward health, according to CNBC.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CVS pilots membership program to take on Amazon
CVS is testing a membership program in Boston as Amazon pushes into prescription drug delivery, according to CNBC.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Broward Health promotes COO to acting CEO: 6 things to know
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health appointed Gino Santorio acting CEO, effective Oct. 31.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

UnitedHealth revenue soars to $57B; Optum quietly picks up pharmacy in Q3
UnitedHealth Group posted strong results for the three months ended Sept. 30 and reported a previously undisclosed acquisition of a specialty pharmacy based in Phoenix.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

HCA, Cleveland Clinic battle intensifies for Florida market share
A looming battle is heating up for market share on the Atlantic Coast of Florida between two healthcare heavyweights: Cleveland Clinic, an internationally renowned nonprofit, and Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's largest for-profit hospital operators, according to the TCPalm.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

HCA to merge 2 Florida hospitals
Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare plans to merge Tampa (Fla.) Community Hospital with Memorial Hospital of Tampa on Nov. 9, according to the Tampa Bay Times.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Flu cost employers $21B last season
Influenza cost employers more than $21 billion in lost productivity during the 2017-18 flu season, according to an estimate from Challenger, Gray & Christmas.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

A third of MSSP ACOs may leave program under new rule, survey finds
The National Association of ACOs found more than a third of ACOs said they are likely to leave the Medicare Shared Savings Program if a proposed rule takes effect.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

AHA says payer consolidation, not hospital prices, raises healthcare costs
In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the American Hospital Association argued a recent claim that contract negotiations between hospitals and commercial payers lead to increases in healthcare costs does not consider that hospital prices are at historically low growth rates.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

NewYork-Presbyterian CEO: 'We have to have universal coverage'
Steven Corwin, MD, president and CEO of New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, told Business Insider the U.S. must figure out a way to provide all citizens with insurance, but the popular "Medicare for All" may not be the answer.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CIO / HEALTH IT

NYC Health + Hospitals debuts Epic EMR at 11 more facilities
NYC Health + Hospitals launched an Epic EMR at one hospital and 10 community health centers and neighborhood clinics in Brooklyn, marking the next step in the New York City-based health system's systemwide IT platform rollout.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Allscripts posts $36M net loss, 16% rise in revenue for Q3: 4 things to know
Allscripts has released its earnings results for the third quarter of 2018.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Navicent Health CIO wins CHIME's transformational leadership award
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives awarded Omer Awan, senior vice president and CIO of Macon, Ga.-based Navicent Health, its 2018 transformational leadership award.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Mayo Clinic partners with AI firm to screen patients for heart conditions
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic entered into a collaboration with software developer Eko to create and commercialize a tool that helps physicians detect patients with low ejection fraction, a dangerous heart condition.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Amazon, NIH partner to link biomedical researchers
Amazon's cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services teamed up with the National Institutes of Health's research initiative to connect biomedical researchers and their work through cloud computing, the NIH announced Oct. 23.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

BayCare rolls out retail locations that will sell healthcare wearables
Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System launched TechDeck, a resource for health and wellness technology.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Amazon unveils cloud, voice initiatives to address opioid addiction
Amazon introduced a slate of initiatives targeted toward supporting patients with opioid use disorder Oct. 24, in honor of the opioid bill President Donald Trump recently signed into law. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Biden Cancer Initiative join forces for cancer data nonprofit
Four leading academic institutions and philanthropies have teamed up to launch a cancer research nonprofit, dubbed Count Me In.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Allscripts adds drug pricing tool to EHR solutions
Allscripts is adding RxBenefit Clarity, a real-time benefit check tool, to its EHR platforms.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

WakeMed CMIO Dr. Neal Chawla's team goals for 2019: Training, analytics & patient functionality
Neal Chawla, MD, chief medical information officer at Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed Health & Hospitals, discusses his plans to improve patient care in 2019 and how some of healthcare's biggest needs require little technology.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Digital health VC deals top $3B in 2018, driven by analytics investments
There were 173 venture capital deals in the digital health space during the third quarter of 2018, totaling $3.1 billion, according to a report by market research firm Mercom Capital Group. This marks a steady increase from one year prior, when venture capital deals totaled $2.4 billion.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Google creates AI to detect when breast cancer spreads
Google's new artificial intelligence algorithm, dubbed LYNA, accurately detects the spread of breast cancer — but the company is taking pains to highlight that the tool is meant to assist, not replace, human pathologists.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Anthem snags former Google leader to manage AI
Anthem hired former Google leader Udi Manber to head up its artificial intelligence program, a spokesperson from the health insurer confirmed with CNBC.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

LabCorp joins Apple's Health Records project, increasing patient access to lab resultsLabCorp joins Apple's Health Records project, increasing patient access to lab results
LabCorp, a network of clinical testing laboratories, has joined Apple's Health Records project.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

How Renown Health's Dr. Patrick Woodard ensures hospital technology improves human relationships
Patrick Woodard, MD, associate chief medical officer for IT at Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health, discusses the growing need for physician involvement in system planning and strategy, and why human relationships are critical to healthcare.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Duke launches Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health
Durham, N.C.-based Duke University established the Sherry and John Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health, which will support research, education and entrepreneurship opportunities for Duke faculty and students.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Penn Medicine researchers predict depression diagnoses from Facebook posts
A Facebook user's language ticks may tip off a clinician to their likelihood of developing depression, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Apple Heart Study hits 400K participants & 4 more updates
Apple and Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine released an update on their joint heart rhythm study, dubbed the Apple Heart Study, on Nov. 1 — roughly one year after its launch.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CMO / CARE DELIVERY

Cleveland Clinic: Top 10 medical trends, innovations in 2019
Alternative pain management therapies and the increased use of artificial intelligence are among the top 10 trends and innovations in medicine, according to physicians and researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

How a Novant Health hospital reduced infections by 70%
Salisbury, N.C.-based Novant Health Rowan Medical Center celebrated a 70 percent decrease in hospital-acquired infections since 2016, and as of Oct. 27, the hospital had no infections for the month, according to the Salisbury Post.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

What keeps CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield up at night? Pandemic flu
CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, cited a global flu pandemic as a serious and "very possible" fear that keeps him up at night, according to CBS News.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Icahn med school professor tapped as Morgan Stanley's inaugural CMO
Morgan Stanley hired an assistant professor from the New York City-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to serve as the company's first CMO and head of human resources data and analytics, according to Business Insider.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

9 physician specialties see jump in compensation
Physicians in nine specialties saw increases in total cash compensation from 2017 to 2018, with those specializing in general cardiology seeing the biggest jump in pay, according to a survey from SullivanCotter.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Partners HealthCare opens center of excellence for preventive care, chronic care
Boston-based Partners HealthCare launched a center of excellence, dubbed Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs, during its 10th annual Connected Health Conference Oct. 17.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Apple's health clinic manager opens first San Francisco facility
Crossover Health, which contracts with companies like Apple to provide on-site healthcare services for employees, will open its first brick-and-mortar health center in San Francisco Oct. 25, according to BisNow.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

15 leaders on why hospitals should hire a chief wellness officer
In an op-ed for Health Affairs, leaders from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine, the New York City-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System, and others explain how the creation of a new executive leadership role can help hospitals and health systems fight clinician burnout.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Care concerns emerge from Missouri's 'assistant physician' licensure program
After the Missouri legislature created a category of physician licensure to curb primary care physician shortages in rural areas, researchers are concerned these assistant physicians' low first-time pass rates on licensing exams could lead to worse clinical outcomes, JAMA reports.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

10 highest-paying nursing jobs
Nurse anesthetists had the highest average salary in 2018 out of 27 nursing job titles, earning about $150,900 on average, according to a survey conducted by Advance Healthcare Network.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Essentia Health introduces 30-minute flu, strep testing systemwide
Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health launched a large-scale rapid result testing system for influenza A, B, strep throat and respiratory syncytial virus.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

CMIO origin stories: The path 9 physicians took to become CMIO
Nine chief medical information officers across the country share their background and experiences that led them to their CMIO positions today.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

A card game helped this hospital improve patient safety in 10 minutes a day
Clinical and nonclinical staff at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital in the Netherlands use a special deck of cards for 10 minutes a day to improve patient safety and boost staff morale, according to an article published in Harvard Business Review.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Cancer hospital ads mislead patients about survival chances, report says
Cancer hospitals often use patient testimonials in advertisements that promote atypical patient experiences and outcomes, according to an investigation from TruthInAdvertising.org.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Viewpoint: What hospitals can do to help EDs overwhelmed by psychiatric patients
As hundreds of patients facing psychiatric emergencies are admitted to emergency departments each year, hospitals can help prevent EDs from being overwhelmed by taking several key actions, starting with better collaboration, an emergency medicine director writes in a STAT op-ed. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Duke University Hospital to roll out AI system for sepsis
Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Hospital in November will launch Sepsis Watch, a system that uses artificial intelligence to help identify patients in the early stages of sepsis, according to IEEE Spectrum.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

3 ways health systems can better communicate data to physicians
To ensure physicians support quality and cost goals, health systems should consistently share cost data and clinical evidence with physicians, regardless of whether they're affiliated with or directly employed by a hospital, three physicians write in Harvard Business Review.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

FDA approves opioid 10 times stronger than fentanyl
The FDA announced its approval Nov. 2 of a new prescription opioid called Dsuvia, despite public and medical criticism for the drug's approval in the midst of the opioid epidemic, according to STAT.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/opioids/fda-approves-opioid-stronger-than-fentanyl.html

How U of Tennessee Medical Center cut opioid use in half
For years, providers viewed opioids as the go-to pain therapy for patients. However, many hospitals are now rethinking pain management protocols amid the ongoing opioid epidemic.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Baylor St. Luke's replaces heart transplant program chief
Jeffrey Morgan, MD, the heart transplant program surgical director at Houston-based Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, will no longer serve in his role. Instead, two new cardiothoracic surgeons and a prominent transplant program executive will work together to lead the program, the hospital said in an Oct. 19 press release obtained by Becker's Hospital Review.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

UPMC hospital to face class-action suit over improperly cleaned equipment
New Castle, Pa.-based UPMC Jameson Hospital will face a class-action lawsuit over improperly cleaned ultrasound probes that put more than 200 patients at risk of infection, reports CBS Pittsburgh.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

'Patient safety room of horrors' helps med students prepare for hospital mishaps
At the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, a "patient safety room of horrors" is helping medical students and residents identify hospital room mistakes before they occur, according to a blog post on the AMA Wire.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

11 executives share their best advice
The "Corner Office" series provides a platform for some of the brightest executives in the healthcare industry to discuss a variety of personal and professional issues.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

Corner Office: Cook County Health and Hospitals System CEO Dr. John Jay Shannon on the importance of strong teams
John Jay Shannon, MD, knows that for every patient to receive the best care possible, excellence starts with the executive team.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

 

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