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Cleveland Clinic takes cardiac network to New York

The Cleveland Clinic said Tuesday that it has chosen North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive partner in New York for heart-care referrals....

Chinese hackers hit Community Health Systems; others vulnerable

An outside group of hackers targeted Community Health Systems' computer network and stole nonmedical patient data on 4.5 million individuals, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing....

New medical technology poses safety problems if users not trained properly

Experts say some types of adverse events and near-misses commonly happen when new technology is introduced without adequate analysis of how staff will interact with new devices....

Devicemaker sales reps being replaced in the OR

To cut the price of orthopedic implants and curb the influence of manufacturers, some hospitals are training their own employees to provide technical assistance to operating room staff, displacing company sales representatives who have offered this service to surgeons for decades....

Without Medicaid expansion, some hospitals suffer

Hospitals in Medicaid expansion states are seeing deep reductions in their uninsured volume and the amount of uncompensated care they deliver. That's not happening in nonexpansion states....

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards finalists chosen

Modern Healthcare is proud to announce the finalists for the inaugural Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards, in conjunction with sister publication Advertising Age....

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ECRI Institute founder Dr. Joel Nobel dies at 79
By Sabriya Rice | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Joel Nobel, who founded the not-for-profit ECRI Institute in 1968 to address safety, quality and costs issues in the field of healthcare, died last week at age 79, the organization said Tuesday.
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Audit: Obamacare medical-device tax not meeting revenue target
By Associated Press | August 19, 2014
An Obamacare tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.
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Reform Update: Arkansas may make Medicaid enrollees fund HSAs
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Arkansas, the first state to establish the conservative private-plan model for expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, now is looking to join several other...
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Cleveland Clinic takes cardiac network to New York
By Bob Herman | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Cleveland Clinic said Tuesday that it has chosen North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive partner in New York for heart-care referrals.
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Despite noted revenue growth, Medtronic sees drop in profits
By Jaimy Lee | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medical devicemaker Medtronic reported a drop in profits even as the company enjoyed what CEO Omar Ishrak described as its “highest revenue growth performance in five years.” The...
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Dignity Health teams with SAS for analytics to address Medicare penalties
By Joseph Conn | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dignity Health is jumping into predictive analytics with a new tech partner, analytics firm SAS. Initially, Dignity will be targeting what many other healthcare organizations have been aiming at in a...
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CMS considers covering HIV screening for all Medicare beneficiaries
By Virgil Dickson | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS has accepted a request from HIV/AIDS advocates to consider paying for HIV screening of all Medicare beneficiaries without regard to perceived risk behavior rather than only for pregnant women...
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Reform Update: Medical-home adoption growing; evidence of effectiveness still elusive
By Andis Robeznieks | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Primary care is a foundation of healthcare reform efforts, and patient-centered medical homes are one of the delivery system innovations encouraged by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Chinese hackers hit Community Health Systems; others vulnerable
By Beth Kutscher and Joseph Conn | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An outside group of hackers targeted Community Health Systems' computer network and stole nonmedical patient data on 4.5 million individuals, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing.
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CMS to withhold one-third of provider data as Open Payments website problems mount
By Darius Tahir | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS has confirmed that it will withhold until next June about one-third of submitted records on drug and device industry payments to physicians and teaching hospitals due to suspected...
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Premera Blue Cross adds Seattle Children's to settle dispute
By Paul Demko | August 18, 2014
Premera Blue Cross will add Seattle Children's hospital to its provider network for plans sold on Washington state's insurance exchange, ending a long-running dispute over network adequacy.
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Experts question protocol in using experimental Ebola drug
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal government's actions surrounding the use of an untested, unapproved drug to treat the Ebola virus highlight the lack of protocols for use of such drugs in other countries, some experts...
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