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Healthcare systems often have been slow to use limited funding on advanced technologies. Read about innovations that have added efficiencies, improved patient outcomes and curbed costs.

Health system-led drug company garners strong provider support

Health system-led drug company garners strong provider support

Eighty percent of nearly 750 providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies polled said they are optimistic that the new health system-led generic-drug company will change the status quo, and 90% said they would buy drugs from it, according to a new survey.  »

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IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.

Gravitating toward Columbus: Health IT scene thrives in Ohio's capital

Gravitating toward Columbus: Health IT scene thrives in Ohio's capital

Healthcare companies are building capital in Ohio's capital, where startups are tapping local talent.

Evergreen Cooperative Laundry taking over Cleveland Clinic-owned laundry facility

Evergreen Cooperative Laundry taking over Cleveland Clinic-owned laundry facility

Evergreen Cooperative Laundry is taking over management of Cleveland Clinic's laundry facility in the city's Collinwood neighborhood, an expansion that brings more than 100 new employees into ECL.

Ascension forges first-ever global supply chain company to reduce costs

Ascension forges first-ever global supply chain company to reduce costs

Ascension and Australia-based Ramsay Health Care's supply chain joint venture could help cut U.S. healthcare costs if it helps Ascension learn other countries' tab for medical products and negotiate lower prices.

Providence St. Joseph launches telemedicine network

Providence St. Joseph launches telemedicine network

The integrated health system will connect consumers and providers through 50 programs to increase access in remote areas, ease overcrowding in emergency rooms and improve stroke and mental health treatment.

House bill would add reporting requirements for 340B hospitals

House bill would add reporting requirements for 340B hospitals

A GOP bill would add reporting requirements for certain hospitals in the 340B drug discount program. Critics worry the proposal will widen the oversight gap between providers and drug manufacturers.

Providence St. Joseph taps women leaders to navigate new strategic direction

Providence St. Joseph taps women leaders to navigate new strategic direction

Renton, Wash.-based not-for-profit Providence St. Joseph Health's growing ranks of women executives are taking the system in a new direction that involves extending its ambulatory network, divesting non-core assets and bolstering its digital capabilities, among other initiatives.

Parking technology helps fix a costly, time-intensive problem

Parking technology helps fix a costly, time-intensive problem

New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., recently opened a new parking garage for employees that uses LED lighting and sensory technology to help staff easily find a spot.

Ohio seeks first-ever individual mandate waiver

Ohio seeks first-ever individual mandate waiver

Although the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is still technically the law of the land, Ohio wants to be the first state officially to waive the requirement that residents have health insurance coverage.

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