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  1. Teladoc to acquire Best Doctors in $440M agreement

    Teladoc entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Best Doctors, a medical consultation company focused on complex and costly medical issues.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Boards need more insiders, study suggests

    Leaving a CEO "home alone" on company boards — meaning they are the only insider among independent directors — may actually be detrimental to an organization, according to a study from researchers at Auburn (Ala.) University, Arizona State University in Tempe, Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio, and the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Generational insights on patient-provider relationships: 6 key findings

    Clinical care excellence and the standard phone call to communicate are no longer enough to retain patients or keep them satisfied, according to a recent survey commissioned by Solutionreach.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. California medical center reports unauthorized access to 2 email accounts

    Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center began notifying patients June 19 of a potential privacy breach, according to a notification on the organization's website.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Seattle Genetics suspends leukemia drug trial after patient deaths

    The global biotech company Seattle Genetics discontinued a phase 3 clinical trial for an acute myeloid leukemia drug due to a high rate of death among patients treated with the experimental drug.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Patients seeking financial assistance for $750k Biogen drug must sign away PHI

    For patients with spinal muscular dystrophy, affordable treatment comes at a cost.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. Average data breach costs $7.35M: 7 research insights

    U.S. companies report the average cost to recover from a data breach is $7.35 million, a 4.7 percent increase from last year, according to a Ponemon Institute report.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. Aspirus Langlade Hospital selects Andrew Barth as CEO: 4 things to know

    Aspirus Langlade Hospital in Antigo, Wis., appointed Andrew Barth CEO, according to an Antigo Times report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Swedish names Dr. R. Guy Hudson to top post permanently

    Seattle-based Swedish Health Services tapped R. Guy Hudson, MD, as its permanent CEO. He has been serving as interim CEO of the organization since February.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Georgia hospital lands last-minute buyer, avoids closure

    Optim Medical Center-Jenkins in Millen, Ga., will no longer close after scoring a buyer less than two weeks before it was slated to shut down, according to Georgia Health News.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Illinois hospital seeks $10M property tax refund

    Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, Ill., is seeking a refund of property taxes paid on 68 properties, according to The News-Gazette.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Spectrum Health CFO to retire

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health Senior Vice President and CFO Ronald J. Knaus plans to retire Jan. 1, 2018.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 3 reasons why hospitals are using former malls for outpatient clinics

    Outpatient services once found on the hospital campus are increasingly popping up in the shopping mall, according to the Wall Street Journal.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. Requested premiums for 2018 ACA exchange plans about 18% higher than last year, Avalere finds

    Premiums for the most popular health plans sold on the ACA exchanges are tracking an average 18 percent higher than last year, according to an Avalere analysis of 2018 rate requests filed by insurers across eight states.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Bon Secours taps RSource to coordinate benefits, Ontario Systems to launch RCM tool & more — 5 RCM key notes

    Here are five recent updates on revenue cycle management happenings.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Vendors threaten to cut off Illinois critical access hospital as budget impasse continues

    As the budget gridlock continues in Illinois, supply vendors are threatening to cut off  Franklin Hospital, a 16-bed critical access hospital in Benton, Ill., according to WPSD.  By Alia Paavola -
  6. How Senate Democrats are standing against efforts to repeal the ACA

    Senate Democrats will work to decelerate chamber business and lengthen the legislative process over the GOP's healthcare reform efforts, reports USA Today.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. J.C. Blair Health System promotes Adam Dimm to CEO position: 3 things to know

    J.C. Blair Health System in Huntingdon, Pa., selected Adam Dimm to serve as CEO, effective July 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Elliot Health System, Southern New Hampshire Health sign letter of intent to combine operations

    Manchester, N.H.-based Elliot Health System and Nashua-based Southern New Hampshire Health signed a letter of intent Tuesday to explore a potential partnership.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. Desert Regional Medical Center drops 'interim' from CEO Michele Finney's title: 4 notes

    Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Regional Medical Center appointed Michele Finney its permanent CEO, effective immediately, according to a News Channel 3 ABC/CBS Local 2 report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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