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Allegheny, Johns Hopkins partner on cancer care
By Bob Herman | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Officials at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore have ratified a five-year agreement to collaborate on cancer care, research, education and quality improvement.
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UPMC, Highmark set terms for when contract expires, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pennsylvania's governor announced terms of the contentious breakup of Pittsburgh insurance company Highmark and UPMC, the city's dominant health system.
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CharterCare forms venture with for-profit firm
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A distressed, not-for-profit health system in Providence, R.I., has forged a new identity with an out-of-state for-profit company. The joint venture between CharterCare Health Partners and Santa Ana, Calif.-based Prospect Medical Holdings went into effect June 20.
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Vets to get priority in New Jersey
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Veterans will go to the front of the line at Cooper University Health Care, a private system based in Camden, N.J., under a new program being started in response to problems with the federal Veterans Affairs Department health system.
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Partners HealthCare expansion draws protests from rivals
By Bob Herman | June 14, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A coalition of Massachusetts health systems and physician groups is challenging an agreement that would allow the state's largest healthcare organization, Boston-based Partners HealthCare, to get even bigger.
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American, English researchers to create health data guide
By Joseph Conn | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
American researchers have partnered with England's National Health Service to produce a guide on how to better use government-held healthcare data to help both patients and healthcare researchers.
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Geisinger, AtlantiCare move forward with deal
By Bob Herman | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Geisinger Health System is one step closer to expanding its reach beyond its native Pennsylvania. The Danville, Pa.-based provider has signed a definitive agreement to absorb Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare.
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Deal allows Partners to acquire Mass. hospitals
By Associated Press and Beth Kutscher | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached an agreement with Boston-based Partners HealthCare that will allow the state's largest hospital and physicians' network to acquire South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health Systems.
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Partners HealthCare reports drop in its operating surplus
By Beth Kutscher | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Partners HealthCare reported a large drop in its operating surplus in its fiscal second quarter, as both provider and insurance activity took income hits.
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New York-Presbyterian, Columbia pay record HIPAA settlement
By Joseph Conn | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University have reached settlement agreements totaling $4.8 million with the Office for Civil Rights at HHS more than three years after 6,800 patients' records were exposed on the Internet, including patients' vital signs and lab test results.
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Regional News/Northeast: North Shore-LIJ operating margin slips amid insurance, outpatient moves
By Melanie Evans | May 03, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
North Shore-LIJ Health System, Great Neck, N.Y., saw its operating margin decline slightly last year as the system launched an insurance company and expanded ambulatory-care services.
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Regional News/Northeast: Care New England affiliation expands cardio services
By Rachel Landen | April 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Care New England Health System, Providence, R.I., is expanding cardiovascular services at its three facilities, through an agreement with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
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Regional News/Northeast: Boston-area hospitals partnering on new system
By Rachel Landen | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, and Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital are partnering to form a health system to encourage collaboration between academic teaching hospitals and community-based providers.
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Regional News/Northeast: Blue Cross, DaVita forge Philly link on primary care, and other news
By Jaimy Lee and Rachel Landen | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A new joint venture between Independence Blue Cross and DaVita HealthCare Partners aims to improve primary care and lower costs in Philadelphia by providing data, resources and financial incentives to doctors to help them take better care of patients with chronic diseases.
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Regional News/Northeast: Vermont awards $2.6 million in grants to spur innovation, cut costs
By Associated Press and Rachel Landen | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Vermont awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to healthcare providers last Wednesday in a push to cut costs and promote healthcare innovation across the state.
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Regional News/Northeast: Hospital conversion bill advances in Connecticut
By Rachel Landen | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A bill that would prohibit not-for-profit hospitals from converting to for-profits moved ahead last week in the Connecticut Legislature.
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Regional News/Northeast: 'Hackathon' winners create apps to help patients connect
By Joseph Conn | March 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A hospital-sponsored software development contest has produced new technology tools that connect patients with each other and improve hospital check-in processes.
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Regional News/Northeast: Conn. hospitals blame changes in state policy for declining income
By Rachel Landen | March 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals in Connecticut cut more than 1,400 jobs in 2013 as operating income dropped $175 million for the year, according to reports from the Connecticut Hospital Association, which represents 28 of the state's 29 acute-care hospitals.Last year's 2% cut in Medicare funding as part of the federal sequestration and a $103 million drop in state funding contributed to hospital losses in the state, as did a change in the state's hospital tax policy, the association noted.
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Regional News/Northeast: Magellan Health Services' 4th-quarter profit tumbles as revenue rises
By Rachel Landen | March 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Despite a boost in revenue, Magellan Health Services reported that its fourth-quarter earnings were cut in half as the Avon, Conn., healthcare management company's costs soared during the quarter.
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Regional News/Northeast: Pa. system, Cleveland Clinic collaborate on heart care, and other news
By Jaimy Lee and Melanie Evans | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Susquehanna Health, which operates four hospitals in Pennsylvania, has formed an affiliation agreement for heart and vascular services with the Cleveland Clinic.
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