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October 1, 2012


Top Stories
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There's no doubting that Americans love a good debate. Here's hoping that the initial faceoff this week between the two presidential nominees doesn't disappoint.
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By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This month begins with an event hospitals across the country have been preparing for with a mix of anxiety and resignation.
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By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Three years after the government began trying to shame the healthcare industry into tightening up what can only charitably be described as sloppy data security practices, breaches are still rampant.
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Late News
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
West Penn Allegheny Health System abruptly broke off its courtship with insurer Highmark, apparently spiking a high-profile deal in the works since June 2011.
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Regional News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
CHICAGO—Sinai Health System CEO Alan Channing has a preliminary agreement to combine his historic hospital with Holy Cross Hospital, creating a safety net giant with estimated annual revenue of more than $525 million. The deal is an unlikely union, reached after Cardinal Francis George...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
WORCESTER, Mass.—UMass Memorial Health Care said it plans to cut 140 full-time positions in an ongoing effort to reduce a $50 million financial gap. The health system announced in February that it could eliminate up to 900 positions to reduce expenses by $50 million. In a Sept. 25...
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By Tania Karas, Crain's New York Business | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The former CEO of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York was arrested and charged by federal prosecutors with running a decade-long kickback scheme worth $1.4 million.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A new program in California will use health information exchange technology to facilitate the flow of data between healthcare providers. The California Health eQuality, or CHeQ, program, will be led by Dr. Kenneth Kizer, director of the UC Davis Health System's...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas—Prime Healthcare Services, Ontario, Calif., has continued its acquisition spree, this time further extending its presence in Texas. The for-profit system has acquired 89-bed Dallas Medical Center, an acute-care facility in the suburb of Farmers Branch. It is...
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Cover Story
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
This month begins with an event hospitals across the country have been preparing for with a mix of anxiety and resignation.
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Features
By Ashok Selvam | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The health insurance coverage offered to workers at Black River Memorial Hospital gives the 21-bed facility in Wisconsin an advantage when it comes to recruiting.
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Special Feature
By Linda Wilson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Located in rural western Montana, in a valley of the Rocky Mountains known more for fly fishing than medicine, sits the unexpected: a top cardiovascular hospital.
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Special Report
By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Three years after the government began trying to shame the healthcare industry into tightening up what can only charitably be described as sloppy data security practices, breaches are still rampant.
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Editorial
By David May | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There's no doubting that Americans love a good debate. Here's hoping that the initial faceoff this week between the two presidential nominees doesn't disappoint.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“The debate over healthcare costs often deals with systemic matters—redundant administration, competition for expensive high-tech diagnostic devices, fees for quantity of services rather than quality of care, unnecessary procedures, excessive drug prescriptions and so on. Often missing...
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Guest Commentary
By Lynne Thomas Gordon | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
At the center of so many critical issues in healthcare today lies the electronic health record. It's driving the meaningful-use regulations, ICD-10 implementation, updates to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the most basic of all questions—how to reduce the cost of...
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding “Right there all along,” I think for the most part, the Institute of Medicine got it right. I do, however, have a couple of concerns to share.
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A list of the nation's top 50 cardiovascular hospitals for 2013 as ranked by Truven Health. Source: Truven Health. Published Oct. 1, 2012, p. 31.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Andrew Carter was tapped to succeed Carolyn Scanlan as president and CEO of the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania when Scanlan retires at the end of the year. Carter, 54, has served as president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America since 2007, and he...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Imagine going all the way to Afghanistan to fight for your country, only to die from a bite from a rhesus monkey.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers always appreciates a good deal. However, we may have to agree that a Los Angeles Times columnist had a point when he criticized Anthem Blue Cross for offering coupons for “healthy” food such as ice cream, Hormel Natural Choice deli meats and canned vegetables.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Climbing into a cab in the Windy City got a little bit safer last week thanks to University of Chicago Medicine.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Who better than me … to come up with programs to do away with Medicaid and Medicare?”
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Corrections and Clarifications
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A Modern Healthcare Design Awards story did not list all the architectural firms that worked on the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of...
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