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  1. Med Zeppelin: Surgeons prefer rock music in OR, Spotify survey says

    Nearly half (49 percent) of surgeons rock out to the likes of Metallica, Led Zeppelin and other rock music artists in the operating room, according to a recent survey by Spotify and Figure 1, a global knowledge sharing platform for medical professionals.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Study suggests nurses need more education on postpartum health risks

    Many postpartum nurses are not up to speed with knowledge of maternal morbidity and mortality, according to a study published in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 20 hospitals hiring nurses

    Here are 20 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking nurses in the past week.  By Brian Zimmerman -

Are you vulnerable to cyber criminals?

Hackers are now organized criminals with sophisticated tools, and they're looking for patient data.
  1. 5 states with most, least e-prescribing for controlled substances

    New York state leads the country in electronic prescribing of controlled substances, according to a Center for Data Innovation report.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Cleveland Clinic to pull 2018 fundraising event from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

    Cleveland Clinic will not hold its 2018 fundraising gala at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. NIST updates password guidelines: Mix of characters 'not nearly as significant as initially thought'

    The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology published updated guidelines for passwords in June.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. IBM sues former CIO; Allscripts to purchase a NantHealth business & more — 16 health IT key notes

    Here are 16 recent news updates on health IT companies.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

Need a consumer-centric strategy for your hospital?

Here's how to engage patients and create loyalty while enhancing physician engagement.
  1. Global Healthcare Alliance shares 3 observations on the shift to value-based care

    Despite CMS' move to cancel mandatory bundled payment initiatives for heart attacks, bypass surgeries and joint replacements, one Houston-based healthcare company has witnessed escalating interest and willingness from providers to discuss alternative payment models.  By Kelly Gooch and Morgan Haefner -
  2. Doctors Hospital of Sarasota appoints Wyatt Chocklett COO: 3 notes

    Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.) selected Wyatt Chocklett as its new COO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Eskenazi Health taps Neil Johnson to lead as COO: 4 things to know

    Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health named Neil Johnson COO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. ACA cost-sharing subsidies continue this month

    President Donald Trump's administration said ACA cost-sharing reduction payments — which help insurers selling plans on the exchanges to subsidize the cost of coverage for low-income Americans — will be made for August, reports Reuters.  By Kelly Gooch -

Staff injury in the OR poses serious risk

Here are the best practices to reduce injuries and maximize technology return-on-investment.
  1. Aetna, Anthem CEOs react to Charlottesville and Trump: 3 takeaways

    Two of the health insurance industry's biggest names — Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini and Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish — condemned the white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump's following rhetoric Wednesday.   By Morgan Haefner -
  2. RCM tip of the day: One-on-one meetings can enhance accounts receivable staff productivity

    Meetings with individual accounts receivable staff can be a valuable tool to improve revenue cycle management performance, according to Susan Eilman, senior healthcare consultant at Wellesley, Mass.-based Hayes Management Consulting.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. IRS revokes hospital's tax-exempt status for failure to comply with ACA rule

    The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exempt status of an unnamed nonprofit hospital for failure conduct a community health needs assessment, adopt an implementation strategy and make it widely available to the public.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Vanderbilt University Medical Center recalls 8k solar eclipse glasses

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued a recall Aug. 17 for 8,000 pairs of solar eclipse viewing glasses the facility distributed last weekend at a county fair.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. Why Chinese billionaire Tianqiao Chen transitioned from investing in video games to CHS, neuroscience

    After panic attacks forced Tianqiao Chen, 44, to retreat from the public eye for nearly 10 years, the Chinese billionaire said he's ready to speak openly about the health issues which led him to transition his focus from video game development to neuroscience, Bloomberg reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  6. Good vs. bad lawyers – A core distinction

    I've come to the following conclusion regarding good and bad lawyers.  By Scott Becker -
  7. Patient oversight can boost hand hygiene compliance: 4 study findings

    Supplying patients with handheld signs to remind physicians to wash their hands can help improve hand hygiene compliance among providers, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  8. 20 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to attest to the meaningful use program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to June 2016 ONC data.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. IBM Watson to analyze 911 calls

    The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International, an organization comprised of more than 29,000 members, tapped IBM Watson to evaluate 911 respondents Aug. 14.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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