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  1. 112 physician leaders to know | 2017

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to recognize the following physician leaders in the 2017 edition of the Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems list.  By Staff -
  2. 5 recent donations, grants to healthcare organizations

    Numerous healthcare organizations recently received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care and start renovations.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. 12 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. UPHS-Marquette nurses plan October strike

    Nurses at Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette (Mich.) plan to strike Oct. 5-6.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. HCA, Tenet, CHS and LifePoint shares jump after McCain comes out against latest ACA repeal bill

    Healthcare stocks spiked Friday afternoon after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced he will not vote for the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill, Republicans' latest plan to repeal and replace the ACA.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. UPMC abandons plan for $211.2M hospital in South Fayette

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has withdrawn its plan to build a 90-bed, $211.2 million hospital in South Fayette, Pa., according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From the former CFO of a Florida medical group settling false claims allegations to Pfizer filing an antitrust lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -

Achieving high quality scores for diabetic eye exams is difficult

Here's how 2 healthcare organizations operationalized a scalable diabetic retinal program in primary care.
  1. 4 health IT leaders, 5 thoughts: Millennials, phasing out CIOs, sabotage by underinvestment and more

    At Becker's Hospital Review's 3rd Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference in Chicago on Sept. 22, four senior healthcare technology executives gathered to discuss the CIO role, IT security, shifts in population health strategy and the importance of strong leadership to make technology work for people — not vice versa.  By Molly Gamble -
  2. Why IBM refers to AI as 'cognitive computing'

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty discussed the company's choice to brand its artificial intelligence platform, Watson, as a cognitive computing system during a Sept. 13 interview with Bloomberg Businessweek.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. VA CIO to retire in October: 4 things to know

    Rob Thomas will retire from his post as U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs CIO and acting assistant secretary for information and technology in October, a VA spokesperson confirmed to Federal News Radio.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. 5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported during the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. Ohio program that helps enroll people in Medicaid, ACA exchanges to close

    An Ohio service is closing and laying off most of its 54 area employees amid federal funding cuts to organizations called "navigators" that help people enroll in Medicaid and insurance coverage on the ACA marketplace, reports The Plain Dealer.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Franklin County Medical Center's new CEO is Darin Dransfield: 4 points

    Franklin County Medical Center in Preston, Idaho, selected Darin Dransfield to serve as CEO, effective in mid-October.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Fisher-Titus Medical Center CEO to retire next year

    Norwalk, Ohio-based Fisher-Titus Medical Center President and CEO Lorna Strayer is retiring in 2018, according to a Norwalk Reflector report. She served the organization for 33 years.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Novant Health UVA Health System appoints Greg Napps president of 2 hospitals: 3 notes

    Manassas, Va.-based Novant Health UVA Health System named Greg Napps president of Prince William Medical Center in Manassas, Va., and Haymarket (Va.) Medical Center, according to an Inside Nova report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. UnitedHealth, AARP team up with USC, Lyft to get low-income seniors to medical appointments

    Ride share company Lyft and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles received $1 million from the AARP Foundation, part of a $6 milllion grant from UnitedHealth Group, to pilot a senior transportation program, CNBC reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. 5 thoughts with community hospital CIO Denni McColm

    For Denni McColm, when you work at a small, rural hospital, you help out where needed. That could include running the human resources department, directing finances, managing technology — or possibly all three.  By Julie Spitzer -
  7. McCain announces opposition to Graham-Cassidy bill

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced  Friday that he would not support the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  8. House Reps. request HHS briefing on Petya attacks related to drug industry

    Top House Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are urging HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, to brief the committee on actions the department has taken to address cyberattacks in the healthcare sector, which they allege could lead to drug shortages.  By Julie Spitzer -
  9. Executives from Mayo, Partners join AMA's mHealth initiative

    The mobile health initiative Xcertia named four healthcare and technology leaders to its board of directors.  By Julie Spitzer -

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