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Beth Israel Deaconess settles suit over data breach

By Joseph Conn  |  November 29, 2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has agreed to pay $100,000 and strengthen its data security policies to settle a state health information data breach complaint involving the medical and personal records of nearly 4,000 individuals exposed by the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer.

New York City public system slashes operating losses

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 08, 2014

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. significantly reduced its operating losses and net deficit for fiscal 2014 thanks to an increase in net patient service revenue and revenue received from a special fund for care given to indigent patients.

Aetna drops Delaware Medicaid plan

By Bob Herman  |  October 18, 2014

Aetna will shut down its Delaware Medicaid plan by year-end after the insurer and the state couldn't agree on new managed-care rates.

UPMC-Highmark feud prompts company to drop insurer

UPMC-Highmark feud prompts company to drop insurer

By Bob Herman  |  September 27, 2014

Erie Indemnity Co., an Erie, Pa.-based company that provides automobile, home and life insurance, has decided to drop Highmark as the health plan for its 4,600 employees because of the ongoing blood feud between insurer Highmark and hospital giant UPMC. Its decision could be a harbinger of what other Western Pennsylvania employers will do next year as they seek to find shelter from the fallout of the battle.

North Shore-LIJ finances hurt by bad winter, insurance startup

By Bob Herman  |  September 06, 2014

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System battled through a sluggish first half of the year, with the Great Neck, N.Y.-based health system still feeling the financial chill from last year's icy, bitter-cold winter.

OSHA fines New York hospital for workplace violence

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 16, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, a 790-bed hospital in New York, $78,000 over dozens of incidents in which patients and visitors assaulted employees.

NYU Langone rebounds from Superstorm Sandy

NYU Langone rebounds from Superstorm Sandy

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 02, 2014

NYU Langone Medical Center is well on the mend from the damage Superstorm Sandy wreaked on its New York City facilities more than a year and a half ago, its latest financials demonstrate.

Tufts reports improved margin in third quarter

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 26, 2014

Tufts Medical Center in Boston improved its financial performance in the third quarter of its fiscal year thanks to higher outpatient volume and tightly managing its expenses.

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