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Badlani heading for informatics post at Intermountain
By Joseph Conn | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Sameer Badlani, chief medical informatics officer at University of Chicago Medicine, will be heading back West to serve as chief health information officer at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.
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Essentia pulls off rare double feat, improving ops and investments
By Bob Herman | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Essentia Health, a not-for-profit system based in Duluth, Minn., said its operations and financial investments in 2014 outperformed the system's 2013 performance—a feat replicated by few other health systems at the moment.
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MGMA names Jerard Jensen interim CEO
By Andis Robeznieks | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Jerard Jensen, a healthcare attorney in the Madison, Wis., office of Milwaukee-based Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, will take over as interim CEO of the Medical Group Management Association when the organization's current leader, Dr. Susan Turney, starts her new position as CEO of the newly formed...
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Skelton appointed CEO of Surescripts
By Bob Herman | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Surescripts, an electronic prescription and clinical technology network, has named Tom Skelton CEO. Skelton will start Aug. 25. He has several years of executive experience in the healthcare technology sector, most recently working with Foundation Radiology Group and Med3000.
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Takeover target Covidien still buying, picks up vascular-device maker
By Bob Herman | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Irish medical product supplier Covidien, which is being taken over by devicemaker Medtronic, has made an acquisition of its own. Covidien has bought Irvine, Calif.-based Reverse Medical Corp., a privately held company that makes endovascular devices.
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Hydrocodone limits may affect long-term-care patients: critics
By Sabriya Rice | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Advocates of tighter painkiller control are praising the recent Drug Enforcement Administration decision to impose tighter restrictions on the prescription painkiller hydrocodone, but others say that as a result, it now may be more difficult for long-term-care patients to access pain treatment in a...
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Oregon sues Oracle over failed healthcare website
By Associated Press | August 22, 2014
The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.
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How Heartbleed was linked to the CHS data breach
By Joseph Conn | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The person at the heart of the Heartbleed story this week is David Kennedy, founder and CEO of Strongsville, Ohio, security firm TrustedSec. A blog post on Kennedy's firm's website is where the health IT world first heard the claim that the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability provided the pathway...
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Reform Update: GOP likely to focus on repealing medical device tax, employer mandate
By Paul Demko | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
If Republicans win control of the Senate in November, which most political forecasters rate as a better-than-even proposition, they almost certainly will vote to repeal Obamacare. In doing so, they will join House Republicans, who have voted many times to wipe out the law. That's what Republican...
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States side with FTC against St. Luke's physician deal
By Beth Kutscher | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The attorneys general from 16 states have filed an amicus brief backing the Federal Trade Commission in its closely watched bid to undo an Idaho health system's acquisition of a physician practice.
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