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California Gov. Jerry Brown preserves Medi-Cal funds in budget cuts

California Gov. Jerry Brown preserves Medi-Cal funds in budget cuts

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 21, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown trimmed the state's proposed budget for fiscal 2017 after projecting a decrease in tax revenue for the coming year, but he awarded more money for value-based payment initiatives and behavioral health programs.

DeBehnke named CEO of Nebraska Medicine system

DeBehnke named CEO of Nebraska Medicine system

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 21, 2016

Dr. Daniel DeBehnke has been named CEO of the Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine system. He succeeds interim CEO Rosanna Morris and interim President Dr. Bradley Britigan.

Lapses in infection control found at two Los Angeles hospitals

By Associated Press  |  May 16, 2016

California health inspectors dispatched to two Los Angeles hospitals following "superbug" outbreaks involving a hard-to-clean medical scope found numerous safety violations that appeared to put more patients at risk, according to a newspaper report.

Bird flu cramps France's foie gras production

Bird flu cramps France's foie gras production

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 14, 2016

French officials ruffled the feathers of foodies this month when they announced that foie gras, the luxury pâté made from the fattened duck or goose liver, would not be produced for three months.

Innovations: Making 3-D medical imaging a reality

Innovations: Making 3-D medical imaging a reality

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 14, 2016

EchoPixel likes to compare its 3-D imaging technology to cutting through a loaf of bread. MRIs and CT scans can create flat, two-dimensional pictures—or single slices—of information. But what if you wanted to cut into the loaf from a different angle to get more detailed cross sections?

California governor preserves Medi-Cal funding in budget trims

California governor preserves Medi-Cal funding in budget trims

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 13, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown trimmed the state's proposed budget for fiscal 2017 after projecting a decrease in tax revenue for the coming year, but awarded more money for value-based payment initiatives and behavioral health programs.

Breast cancer screening guidelines spark a racial divide

Breast cancer screening guidelines spark a racial divide

By Sabriya Rice and Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 07, 2016

Some health and civil-rights advocates say guidelines that recommend women postpone breast cancer screenings until they are age 50 should not apply to black women, who are more likely to die if they contract the disease.

Providers invest in next frontier of patient genetic data

Providers invest in next frontier of patient genetic data

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 07, 2016

As providers are tasked with keeping people healthy through risk-based payment contracts, they're investing in genomics and personalized medicine in order to develop new methods of targeting patients who need early intervention.

Tejeda named CEO of Hospitals of Providence Transmountain

Tejeda named CEO of Hospitals of Providence Transmountain

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

Nicholas Tejeda was named CEO of the Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus in El Paso, Texas, a teaching hospital being built in partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The facility is expected to open in February. The Hospitals of Providence system is part of...

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