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Name: bsanborn
Date registered: December 2, 2015

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  1. Pathology professor: Clinicians and patients experiencing ‘cognitive overload’ — December 12, 2018
  2. Want to increase your hospital’s operational efficiency and cohesiveness? Huddle up, says Intermountain Healthcare’s CEO — December 6, 2018
  3. Kaiser Permanente commits $1.65 million to California wildfire relief efforts — December 5, 2018
  4. Hospital merger and acquisition pitfalls to avoid — December 5, 2018
  5. Moody’s maintains continued negative outlook for nonprofit healthcare sector but signals inkling of stability — December 4, 2018

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Dignity Health, Catholic Health Initiatives mega-merger clears major hurdle in California, winning state DOJ approval

The CA DOJ set strong conditions for their approval which the agency meant as protection for Medi-Cal beneficiaries and charity care.

Medical University of South Carolina makes first-ever hospital acquisition with purchase of 4 hospitals from Community Health Systems

The additions will increase the size and scale of the MUSC Health network, delivering greater value to patients and positively impacting population health.

Amazon could be making move to broaden scope of PillPack services with spate of new licenses

PillPack recently applied for new pharmacy licenses to allow it to ship drugs to customers in more states from its Phoenix facility, including Washington State.

How Grady Health System used AI to reduce preventable readmissions

Case study: Grady Health used an AI machine to generate which patients were most at risk of coming back to them within 30 days, and then dispatched EMS staff to visit them.

California wildfires continue to impact hospitals, other healthcare facilities as containment inches higher

While some hospitals have resumed some level of operation, at least one has not and skilled nursing facilities have been permanently evacuated, officials said.

Mercy Hospital shooting claims lives of four, including one physician, a pharmacy resident and a police officer

Incident began as a domestic dispute in the hospital parking lot that escalated to gunfire between suspect and police inside the hospital.

LifePoint Health, RCCH HealthCare Partners merger finalized

The combined, privately held company will operate under the LifePoint Health name and will reach into 85 non-urban communities.

Department of Justice, Atrium Health settle civil suit over alleged anti-competitive steering restrictions

If approved by the Court, the agreement will resolve more than two years of civil antitrust litigation.

Geisinger unveils ProvenRecovery program for surgery patients which cuts down on opioid use, speeds recovery

Pilot program showed an 18 percent drop in opioid use and cut length-of-stay in half for certain surgery patients, yielding big savings.

How St. Luke’s created a patient-centric revenue cycle to improve satisfaction and collections

Case study: Revised paper statements and new digital patient portal drove a 38% improvement in self-pay collections, a 21% reduction in cost-per-dollar collected and patient satisfaction rose from 28% to more than 50%.

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