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Join us for the Healthcare Transformation Summit

Join us for the Healthcare Transformation Summit

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 21, 2018

In this unique two-day event on June 7-8 in Austin, Texas, Modern Healthcare will bring together senior executives from hospitals and health systems, suppliers, payers, venture capitalists and others to share ideas on how to break down silos.

IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems in 2018

IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems in 2018

April 20, 2018

IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems are listed by category in alphabetical order, along with 54 other health systems that together represent the top quintile of the 338 systems in the study. The 15 top systems are also compared in the aggregate based on nine measures, and results are broken down into four categories: National health system performance comparisons, large health system performance comparisons, medium health system performance comparisons, and small health system performance comparisons. Source: Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health. Published April 23, 2018.

News from other sources

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 20, 2018

Lawmakers push strict anti-abortion laws ahead of midterms, U.S. prescription drug spending rises ever so slightly, and big pasta pays pasta researchers.

Emory and Walmart partner on ACO and bundled payments

Emory and Walmart partner on ACO and bundled payments

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 20, 2018

Emory Healthcare and Walmart are creating an ACO to serve about 10,800 Walmart employees in the Atlanta area. The ACO will include a bundled-payment program for spine surgery and joint replacement.

Ballad Health to lay off 150 employees, cut 49 more jobs

By Associated Press  |  April 19, 2018

The merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will result in 150 layoffs, according to the combined system's executive chairman. Another 49 empty positions will also be eliminated.

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

By Associated Press  |  April 19, 2018

New data show that the number of opioid painkiller prescriptions filled in the U.S. experienced their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction.


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