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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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Regional News/Northeast: New York surpasses goal for private health plan signups
By Paul Demko | February 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More than 250,000 New Yorkers have signed up for private health plans through the state's insurance exchange. That easily surpasses the goal of insuring 218,000 by the end of the open enrollment period on March 31 as outlined in a September memo from the CMS .
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Regional News/Northeast: N.Y.'s I-STOP program cited for drop in 'doctor shopping' for drugs
By Beth Kutscher | February 08, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
New York state's expanded prescription drug-abuse monitoring program has seen “dramatic” results in less than six months, officials said in touting the early success of the initiative.The state's Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, or I-STOP, aims to crack down on “doctor shopping”—the practice some addicts use to obtain prescriptions for painkillers by seeking care from multiple doctors.
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Regional News/Northeast: Atlantic Health to add another N.J. hospital
By Melanie Evans | February 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Atlantic Health System announced plans to acquire another New Jersey hospital weeks after it closed on a deal for Chilton Hospital. The Morristown, N.J.-based system said it will acquire 111-bed Hackettstown (N.J.) Regional Medical Center from Adventist HealthCare, a five-hospital system based in Gaithersburg, Md. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, would give Atlantic Health five hospitals, and Adventist would exit the state of New Jersey.
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Regional News/Northeast: N.Y. state budget devotes $1.2 billion to realigning healthcare system
By N.Y. state budget devotes $1.2 billion to realigning healthcare system | January 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
New York state would spend $1.2 billion to restructure hospitals, long-term care and other healthcare services and invest an additional $75 million in health information technology, under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's newly released capital budget.
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Regional News/East: Six insurers reap 80% of signups on N.Y. exchange
By Paul Demko | January 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More than 80% of enrollments on New York's insurance exchange for 2014 coverage went to six health plans. The remaining 10 insurers selling products through the online marketplace received less than 20% of enrollments.
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Regional News/East: Massachusetts moves to next stage of HIE
By Rachel Landen | January 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, using a simulated medical setting for a hands-on demonstration, launched the next phase of his state's health information exchange Jan. 8. Emergency department clinicians from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston simulated a scenario in which they located, requested and retrieved medical records for a nonresponsive patient. Using new tools added to the HIE—known as the Massachusetts Health Information Highway—the demonstration occurred in real time and...
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Regional News/Northeast: Deal creates fund for victims of meningitis outbreak, and other news
January 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Owners of the former New England pharmacy that produced tainted steroids blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 agreed to pay $100 million to victims and creditors.Under the agreement, the owners of the New England Compounding Pharmacy will contribute $100 million to a compensation fund. The proceeds will be shared among the company's creditors, as well as the more than 700 reported victims of the tainted epidural steroid injections shipped out of NECC's facility in Framingham, Mass.
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Regional News/Northeast: Baystate Health plans to acquire Wing Memorial
By Jaimy Lee | December 21, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Baystate Health system, Springfield, Mass., intends to acquire a 74-bed hospital in Palmer, Mass., from UMass Memorial Health Care.
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Regional News/Northeast: Children's care often result of doc preference, capacity, study shows and other news
By Andis Robeznieks and Paul Demko | December 14, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Variations in physician services, hospitalizations, surgeries, imaging and prescriptions in three New England states suggest that the medical care children receive is often the result of the preferences and capacity of hospitals and physicians rather than patient need, according to an analysis by the Dartmouth Atlas Project.Researchers examined claims data generated in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont between 2007 and 2010 from an all-payer data set for patients younger than 18 years old.
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Regional News/Northeast: Judge OKs sale of Landmark to Prime Healthcare Services
By Modern Healthcare | November 30, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A judge approved the sale of beleaguered Landmark Medical Center to Prime Healthcare Services, marking what is expected to be the end of a five-year search to find a buyer for the 133-bed community hospital in Woonsocket, R.I. Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein approved the sale last week and set a closing date of Dec. 31. The acquisition was already cleared by the attorney general and the state health department.
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Regional News/Northeast: Geisinger to acquire AtlantiCare in proposed deal
By Melanie Evans | November 16, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
AtlantiCare in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., selected Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., in its search for a deal to better position the New Jersey healthcare system for healthcare reform.
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Regional Northeast: Officials to review Upstate Medical University contracts
By Associated Press | November 16, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
New York state officials said they will review contracts between State University of New York's Upstate Medical University and one of its contractors after the president of the state-run institution said he will resign amid an investigation of his finances. SUNY said it is investigating compensation that a contractor promised to Dr. David Smith, former president of Upstate Medical University, which operates the 617-bed Upstate University Hospital.
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