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June 25, 2012


Top Stories
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A comparison shopper, working on behalf of major employers, struggled to find prices she could trust as she scoured health insurers' websites this spring.
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By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As of last week, the U.S. could once again claim some long-lost bragging rights in the science and technology arena. For the first time since late 2009, our country is now home to the fastest “supercomputer” on the planet.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What makes Steward's acquisition of Landmark Medical Center unusual is the lengths that Landmark's court-appointed special master, Steward and public officials have gone to ensure the deal's success.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Internal Revenue Service issued 94 pages of proposed regulations Friday afternoon outlining proposals for how to implement new requirements for tax-exempt hospitals in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Recent changes to how hospitals must report uncompensated care have resulted in more accurate reporting of net revenue and more comparability among companies, according to a Fitch Ratings report. The report was reviewing a new rule from the Federal Accounting Standards Board, effective for fiscal...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Merger talks between 786-bed NYU Langone Medical Center and three-hospital Continuum Health Partners ended after 1,029-bed Mount Sinai Medical Center, a third New York hospital organization, entered into discussions with Continuum, according to a statement released by NYU Langone.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Inova Health System and Aetna announced they will partner to create a jointly owned health plan serving northern Virginia called Innovation Health Plans. Terms of the 50/50 partnership were not disclosed. The new insurer is expected to officially begin Jan. 1 and will seek to promote clinical...
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Cover Story
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What makes Steward's acquisition of Landmark Medical Center unusual is the lengths that Landmark's court-appointed special master, Steward and public officials have gone to ensure the deal's success.
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Features
By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Three physicians and one organization are winners of the 2012 awards for outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.
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By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HealtheLink, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based regional health information organization also known as Western New York Clinical Information Exchange, is the lone organizational winner of an AMDIS award this year.
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By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
AMDIS award winner Dr. Steve Arendt and his colleagues at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., saw the number of cases of ventilator-acquired pneumonia drop to zero during the past year while caregivers for stroke patients...
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By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. James Killeen is the master of wireless emergency response. AMDIS award winner Killeen is an associate clinical professor of medicine in the emergency and hyperbaric medicine departments at the University of California at San Diego and the developer of WebCharts, an EHR system for the...
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By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Aug. 28, 2011, was moving day for the last patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the 102-year-old, 226-bed hospital in Washington where former President Dwight Eisenhower and hundreds of thousands of other veterans from America's many wars, from World War I to Afghanistan, had received...
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By Modern Healthcare
In an exclusive interview, Dan Porreca, executive director of HealtheLink, the health information exchange for Western New York, talks with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn. Porreca discusses the growth of the HIE and how it has begun linking with long-term-care facilities, where adoption of...
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Special Report
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A comparison shopper, working on behalf of major employers, struggled to find prices she could trust as she scoured health insurers' websites this spring.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As of last week, the U.S. could once again claim some long-lost bragging rights in the science and technology arena. For the first time since late 2009, our country is now home to the fastest “supercomputer” on the planet.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“With a Supreme Court decision on federal health reform expected any day, you might expect us to cheer news that several of the largest healthcare providers will keep popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or 'Obamacare,' in place. And while we're pleased to see the insurers finally...
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Guest Commentary
By Joseph Fifer | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Most of us remember management buzzwords such as “synergy” and “win-win” that generated a lot of excitement—fast—and then fell out of favor as people started looking for the next big thing. This can happen to buzzwords that are short on substance. Often, though,...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Re:“Court urged to broadcast reform ruling,” ModernHealthcare.com, June 19: The business of the Supreme Court is ensuring that the proposals and actions of the...
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A list of the nation's 13 largest healthcare fraud settlements, ranked by settlement amount recovered under the federal False Claims Act, 2011. Source: Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund. Published June 25, 2012, p. 32.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
NorthShore University HealthSystem COO Jeffrey Hillebrand plans to retire in September, bringing a 33-year tenure with the Evanston, Ill.-based system to a close. Hillebrand's departure prompted NorthShore to make three additional changes to its leadership team. Gerald “J.P.”...
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By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Samuel Odle, executive VP and COO at Indiana University Health, plans to retire July 13 after 31 years with the Indianapolis-based system. Odle also serves as president and CEO at IU Health Methodist and University hospitals. IU Health was formerly named Clarian Health and changed names last...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital to Hollywood's rich and glamorous, is adding another star to its own personal walk of fame. Already home to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program, the Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Brain Tumor Center, and a cascading water sculpture named “George and...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
And while Outliers is on the subject of divas … there's JLo. Actress, dancer, pop star, TV hostess and producer, cosmetics and automobile spokesmodel, clothing- and perfume-line entrepreneur, pro-football team investor and philanthropist. Whew, Jennifer Lopez does a lot. Now, La Lopez...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is seeking adolescents to participate in a clinical trial that will help the institute learn how to better encourage other adolescents to participate in other clinical trials in the future. If that sounds odd to you, then this next sentence may send you...
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