People Intermountain CEO Dr. Marc Harrison leaving for General Catalyst General Catalyst and Intermountain partnered in May to develop technology that accelerates value-based care. Insurance Oscar Health pauses insurer, provider technology service deals Oscar Health's net loss increased 52.9% to $112.1 million in the second quarter. Safety & Quality AMA launches initiative to increase HIV, STI screenings The American Medical Association is compiling best practices for providers to boost testing, diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Finance Cardinal Health names new CEO, plans price increases to bolster earnings Cardinal Health’s CEO Mike Kaufmann will step down, effective Aug. 31. Policy CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19 “The current conditions of this pandemic are very different from those of the last two years,” said the CDC's Greta Massetti, an author of the guidelines. Legal New lawsuit alleges Northwestern Memorial gave sensitive patient data to Facebook's parent Similar lawsuits have recently been filed against hospitals across the country, alleging that providers and Meta violated privacy laws. Mergers & Acquisitions HCSC to acquire third-party administrator Trustmark Health Benefits The acquisition of will help the not-for-profit insurer customize health plans for self-funded employers, Health Care Service Corp said. Labor Health insurance broker GoHealth lays off 20% of employees GoHealth's net loss increased six-fold to $37.2 million during the second quarter. Insurance Bright Health Group needs capital to stay afloat, CEO says The insurtech’s net loss quadrupled to $251 million during the second quarter and the company needs capital to to get to break even, CEO Mike Mikan told investors. Insurance Insurers to crack down on providers performing unscheduled procedures Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Cigna recently announced they plan to heighten oversight of evaluation and management claims that include modifier 25. Law & Regulation Judge upholds auditor effort to subpoena Medicaid records Judge Craig Karsnitz rejected the notion that the auditor does not have the authority under Delaware law to conduct performance audits of state agencies. Cybersecurity Nearly 4M patients hit in healthcare breaches reported last month A ransomware attack at a vendor exposed data on almost 2 million patients, according to a report submitted to the Health and Human Service's breach portal. Information Technology Cerner to pay $1.8M to resolve racial discrimination allegations Cerner allegedly discriminated against qualified Black and Asian applicants, according to the Labor Department. Labor New Jersey health system to keep child care centers after employee outcry The not-for-profit health system, which operates six day care centers, told employees in July it would end the program later this year, citing financial pressures and staffing issues. Governance Hospitals grapple with a surge of CEO exits Dozens of hospital and health system CEOs have retired in the past six months, kicking succession plans into overdrive. Sponsored Content Events & Programs Women Leaders in Healthcare The Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference features an engaging lineup of educational content, with keynote presentations, interactive sessions and panel discussions exploring topics relevant to both established and emerging women leaders, as well as numerous networking opportunities throughout the three-day event. ESG: The New Imperative Modern Healthcare Custom Media’s ESG: The New Imperative educational series and Summit will empower C-suite healthcare executives with the knowledge, insights and solutions they need to lead their organizations and communities in support of ESG and meet boardroom, financial and governmental demands. Apply to the program Join Modern Board Accelerator to experience and take advantage of an evidence-based curriculum, condensed into a fast-paced 24-hour training program you’ll need to design a personal, practical and on-trend boardroom strategy. Attend the 2022 symposium The seventh annual Leadership Symposium offers a unique opportunity for qualified leaders to extend and deepen their knowledge of trending healthcare issues. Participants learn and network with colleagues and other high-performing leaders, including nominees from Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare."