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Fire that killed hospital CEO, wife ruled arson
By Associated Press | October 01, 2014
A fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife has been ruled arson.
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Sunshine on teaching hospitals: The Top 10
By Modern Healthcare | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS' publication Tuesday of industry payments to healthcare providers included financial support for clinical research at teaching hospitals.
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N.Y. hospitals consider their collective fate | The health industry addresses a $6.4 billion transformation effort
By Irina Ivanova, Crain's New York Business | October 01, 2014
After some 18 months of negotiations with the federal government, New York state has received permission from regulators to implement a vast revamping of its healthcare delivery system in a bid to lower Medicaid costs. Now the state is at the starting point of a complex overhaul that involves...
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No new patients allowed in New Hampshire hospital after report
By Associated Press | October 01, 2014
A New Hampshire hospital that treats brain injuries has been stopped from accepting new patients under a directive from Gov. Maggie Hassan, following a report from a disabilities rights group accusing it of abuse and neglect.
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Reform Update: Capitated payments more acceptable to providers, survey finds
By Melanie Evans | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A survey of 39 health plans released this week adds to mounting evidence that hospitals and medical groups are getting comfortable with incentive-based payment structures that reward quality and lower costs. This new snapshot includes surprising evidence that a significant percentage are willing to...
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Trunfio to retire from Atlantic Health System in New Jersey
By Bob Herman | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Atlantic Health System CEO Joseph Trunfio plans to retire but will stay on until the Morristown, N.J.-based organization finds his successor over the coming months, the system announced this week.
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OSHA considers rule to protect healthcare workers from infectious diseases
By Sabriya Rice | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to issue a public report before the end of the year with guidance on protecting healthcare workers from infectious diseases.
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Ebola patient was initially released, Texas hospital admits
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospital officials at the Dallas facility currently treating the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. said Wednesday that the patient was initially released from the emergency department without being identified as a possible carrier for the virus.
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“Defeating Superbugs: Hospitals on the Front Lines” will be addressed at Oct. 7 webinar
By Modern Healthcare | October 01, 2014
President Barack Obama ordered his Cabinet to draw up a plan by next February to fight antibiotic-resistant microbes. Why wait? Find out what you can do now to defeat superbugs. Tune in to our Oct. 7 editorial webinar to get practical strategies from leading hospitals that are on the frontlines of...
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Epic Systems feeling heat over interoperability
By Darius Tahir | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Epic Systems' August decision to retain a Washington lobbyist was widely seen as a sign that the leading electronic health-record system vendor is feeling political heat based on the perceived lack of interoperability between its EHR systems and other systems.
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