Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Camber Capital Management takes 5.7% stake in Tenet

    Camber Capital Management, a Boston-based hedge fund, disclosed Monday it has taken a 5.7 percent stake in Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.   By Ayla Ellison -
  2. House Rules Committee budget mirrors Trump proposal to cut ONC funding in 2018

    The House Committee on Rules released its spending bill for 2018 Aug. 16. The bill budgets roughly $38 million for the ONC, a 37 percent cut from the $60 million it received in 2017.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. 4 key topics Apple, Aetna discussed at 'secret' August meeting

    Senior officials from Apple and Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna reportedly held a series of secret meetings with chief medical information officers from various U.S. hospitals earlier this month to discuss expanding Apple Watch availability for Aetna insurance customers.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

Are you vulnerable to cyber criminals?

Hackers are now organized criminals with sophisticated tools, and they're looking for patient data.
  1. How a critical access hospital bounced back from the brink of bankruptcy: 5 questions with Carthage Area Hospital CFO Rob Bloom

    After seven years of steep financial losses, Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital, hauled itself out of the red to post a profit.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a pharmaceutical manufacturer settling a lawsuit over EpiPen rebates to the operators of nearly 300 cancer treatment centers being accused of illegal market division, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Moody's: Canceling bundles would be credit positive for hospitals

    CMS' proposal to cancel major Medicare bundled payment initiatives would be credit positive for most nonprofit hospitals, according to Moody's Investors Service.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. PeaceHealth to outsource some medical coding work, lay off 30

    Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth is eliminating 30 medical coder positions and will outsource some of these services to T-System, a Dallas-based company that provides emergency room documentation, coding software and services.  By Ayla Ellison -

Need a consumer-centric strategy for your hospital?

Here's how to engage patients and create loyalty while enhancing physician engagement.
  1. Silver Cross Hospital names new CFO

    New Lenox, Ill.-based Silver Cross Hospital has named Vincent Pryor senior vice president and CFO, effective Sept. 11, according to the Chicago Tribune.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Texas Health Resources sees operating income dip 23% in first half of 2017

    Arlington-based Texas Health Resources saw revenue increase in the first six months of this year, but the system ended the period with lower operating income than in the first half of 2016, according to recently released bondholder documents.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 7 hospital, health system CEOs and executives: Why I chose healthcare

    We asked seven hospital and health system executives and CEOs the following question: What's one thing that really piqued your interest in healthcare?   By Leo Vartorella -
  4. McConnell: Plan for healthcare reform is 'murky'

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., admitted Monday that his party's next steps for healthcare reform are unclear, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -

Staff injury in the OR poses serious risk

Here are the best practices to reduce injuries and maximize technology return-on-investment.
  1. 9 latest hospital, health system executive retirements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive retirements in the last three weeks. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Forrest Health CEO Evan Dillard to retire

    Evan Dillard, president and CEO of Hattiesburg, Miss.-based Forrest Health, is retiring.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. San Angelo Community Medical Center CEO departs for new role: 3 takeaways

    San Angelo (Texas) Community Medical Center CEO Jeremy Riney is stepping down, effective Sept. 12, according to a Standard-Times report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. What's the status on Trump's proposed vaccine panel? 5 things to know

    President Donald Trump in January tapped Robert Kennedy Jr., an environmental activist who has publicly questioned the safety of vaccines for years, to lead a proposed vaccine safety committee. However, Mr. Kennedy told STAT Monday he has not spoken with the White House about forming such a committee since February.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  5. Study: Measuring life-years lost could provide better assessment of mortality trends

    Assessing the years of life lost due to a disease, as opposed to the amount of deaths, may be a more effective strategy to analyze long term mortality trends, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. Insys settles Illinois opioid lawsuit for $4.45M

    Chandler, Ariz.-based Insys Therapeutics agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan in 2016, alleging the company deceptively marketed its fentanyl-based painkiller Subsys, according to an Aug. 18 announcement.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  7. ACA enrollment counselors begin efforts early amid political uncertainty

    Counselors nationwide that help people enroll in insurance coverage on the ACA marketplace are starting their efforts earlier than usual this year, reports The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Quotes from the Front Lines: 'I wish someone had told me about the challenges of being a woman in medicine'

    After being asked to advise a pre-med student on what a career in medicine looks like, Julia Reilly, MD, a third-year resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Boston-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, realized she wished she had been more adequately prepared for what a medical career would look like for a woman.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. Lutheran Health Network names Mike Poore regional president, CEO

    Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network appointed Mike Poore regional president and CEO, effective Aug. 21.  By Alyssa Rege -

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