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September 22, 2017

Government News
  • Senate's healthcare cuts could grow as high as $4 trillion under Graham-Cassidy
  • From the Publisher
  • Repertoire Publisher Scott Adams talks with Sysmex about testing solutions
  • GPO News
  • Vizient awards agreement to TrackCore Inc
  • Premier Statement on The Protecting Jessica Grubbs Legacy Act
  • Vizient Inc reports new, renewed, and expanded member agreements with healthcare organizations in Q2 2017
  • Manufacturer News
  • Abbott secures FDA approval for MRI-compatibility for the company's Ellipse ICD
  • From The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
  • More speakers added to the Market Insights meeting agenda November 9-10, 2017 in Miami, FL
  • Hospital and IDN News
  • HCA to build free-standing EDs, urgent care centers in Florida
  • Tips for Greater Success
  • How Values Affect Your Organization
  • News of the Weird
  • High school golfer has 2 holes-in-one in single round
  • Man punks fantasy football rival with fake sports report
  • Stock Watch
  • Health Stocks
  • Government News
    Senate's healthcare cuts could grow as high as $4 trillion under Graham-Cassidy
    "The Senate's latest attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would yank $215 billion in federal funding out of the healthcare system in relatively short, order, and according to a new analysis from the consulting firm Avalere Health, those cuts would later swell to about $4 trillion.
    "The Graham-Cassidy bill will likely come to a vote before the Congressional Budget Office is able to provide its evaluation of the bill's effects, which means Avalere's estimates will likely be one of the only sources available before its ultimate fate is decided..."
    Click here to keep reading.
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    From the Publisher
    Repertoire Publisher Scott Adams talks with Sysmex about testing solutions
    Distributors can now offer their POL and clinic customers the same capabilities in CBC testing as larger hospitals and reference labs. Hear Sysmex Product Manager Michelle Job discuss the new XN-L Series.

    Click here to view an exclusive interview with Sysmex at the company’s booth at the recent AACC Meeting in San Diego, California!
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    GPO News
    Vizient awards agreement to TrackCore Inc
    TrackCore Inc was awarded a group purchasing contract by Vizient Inc (Irving, TX). The agreement, effective September 1, includes three software solutions, TrackCore Operating Room with optional RFID enclosures, TrackCore Interventional with optional RFID enclosures, and TrackCore SameDay. TrackCore SameDay automates the bill-only process between hospitals and vendors for physician preference, bill-only implants. This software product automatically flags billing errors, identifies pricing discrepancies as well as fully automating the purchase order process.
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    Premier Statement on The Protecting Jessica Grubbs Legacy Act
    “Members of the Premier alliance commend Senators Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for their leadership in introducing The Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act.
    “Most patients assume caregivers have an awareness of any addictions or prior substance use that may need to be factored into treatment and prescribing. But outdated regulations prevent providers from freely accessing that data, resulting in a game of Russian roulette with every prescription, often learning of problems only after an adverse event or an overdose…”
    Click here to keep reading.
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    Vizient Inc reports new, renewed, and expanded member agreements with healthcare organizations in Q2 2017
    Vizient Inc (Irving, TX) announced that it had multiple new or renewed group purchasing agreements and new and expanded service agreements for an array of analytics, advisory and collaboration services during Q2, 2017. To see the full list of healthcare organizations with new, renewed or expanded member agreements in Q2 2017, click here.
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    Manufacturer News
    Abbott secures FDA approval for MRI-compatibility for the company's Ellipse ICD
    Abbott (Abbott Park, IL) received FDA approval for MR-conditional labeling for one of Abbott's most widely-used implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and associated high voltage leads. The new MR-conditional labeling for the Ellipse ICD allows patients to undergo an MRI scan if needed. In addition, patients previously implanted with an Ellipse device and Durata or Optisure leads can now undergo MRI scans. The smaller shape and size of Ellipse ICD helps improve patient comfort once implanted and Abbott engineered the device with features designed to optimize ICD therapy and improve patient safety.
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    From The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
    More speakers added to the Market Insights meeting agenda November 9-10, 2017 in Miami, FL
    New speakers have been added to the Market Insights meeting, which will take place November 9-10, 2017 in Miami, Florida! Fortunatley, the venue did not sustain any damage from Hurricane Irma. The Market Insights meeting focuses strongly on the inner working of the healthcare supply chain, with speakers from IDNs across America and market experts throughout the healthcare arena. Attendees will experience deep-dive discussions into providers’ supply chain strategies, the most effective way for suppliers to work with IDNs to ensure optimal outcomes, as well as a panel of the top ten supply chain leaders to watch from The Journal of Healthcare Contracting.

    Confirmed Speakers:
    -- Phil Profeta, associate vice president and chief supply chain officer for supply chain services, University of Miami
    -- Rick Laird, senior healthcare manager Florida, Lexmark; VP, Florida Suncoast AHRMM
    -- Tom Stafford, VP & CIO, Halifax Health
    -- David Gillan, SVP, supply chain aggregation services, Vizient Inc
    -- Steve Ahlgrim, director of materials management, Huntington Hospital
    -- Jim Weiland, group VP enterprise solutions, Premier Inc
    -- Joe Walsh, EVP operations, Pensiamo
    -- Christine Torres, system VP, supply chain and biomedical engineering, Main Line Health
    -- Beth Vinson, director, strategic sourcing supply chain management, Yale New Haven Hospital
    -- John Horne, SVP and chief supply chain officer, OSF Healthcare
    -- Raymond Davis, VP supply chain, Universal Health Services
    -- Mark Campbell, VP of materials management and process improvement, Tampa General Hospital

    Click here to register for the Market Insights meeting!

    For questions or more information please contact Anna McCormick at amccormick@sharemovingmedia.com.
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    Hospital and IDN News
    HCA to build free-standing EDs, urgent care centers in Florida
    HCA Healthcare (Nashville, TN) plans to build three new freestanding EDs and four new urgent care centers in central Florida in 2018. HCA will build two freestanding EDs and two urgent care centers in Orange County and one freestanding ED and two urgent care centers in Seminole County. Financial details of the plans were not disclosed.
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    Tips for Greater Success
    How Values Affect Your Organization
    In this week’s Tips for Greater Success, Dan Nielsen, founder of AmericasHealthcareLeaders.com and NIHCL.com, writes, "You probably don’t have your personal values written out and posted on the wall somewhere. You likely haven’t even thought through and named each of the values you strive to embody. But whether articulated or not, everyone lives by a set of values, and organizations should too. Some may argue that “corporate values” just end up as a meaningless poster on the wall or paragraph in the employee handbook and don’t really make a difference. That may be the case for some organizations, but it definitely shouldn’t be the norm... Bottom line: organizations thrive when their people are inspired, and people are inspired when their organizations establish well-chosen corporate values that authentically reflect the organizational vision and culture..."

    Click HERE to read the rest of this week's Tips.
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    News of the Weird
    High school golfer has 2 holes-in-one in single round
    A Pennsylvania high school golfer recorded two holes-in-one in the same round. Parkland High School golfer Ben Tetzlaff said still can't believe the feat, which came during a nine-hole practice round Monday. The National Hold-In-One Registry calculated the odds of the feat at 67 million-to-1. Parkland coach Scott Levan says he missed the first ace, but saw the second when Tetzlaff hit a 9-iron on the 140-yard sixth hole. Tetzlaff had already sunk a gap wedge on the 104-yard second hole. Tetzlaff's career-low round is a 76 that he shot at Allentown Municipal Golf Course. He hopes to play golf in college. Tetzlaff says, "I still can't believe it and I'm the one who did it."
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    Man punks fantasy football rival with fake sports report
    "Fantasy football doesn’t award points for pre-game taunting, but a guy in Lombard, Illinois, deserves some kind of honor for the way he punked a fellow player. Earlier this week, John Fitz created a fake sports report to deliberately taunt Steve Fay, a longtime fan and commissioner in their fantasy football league. The elaborately conceived video is made to look like a real news report from an outlet called Double Cheese News, with Fitz as a tough-talking broadcaster... The video includes comments from fellow players in the fantasy football league and one from Fay’s sister who says he’s, 'always been a disappointment as a brother. I can’t imagine what he’d be like in fantasy football.' Fitz admits Fay is actually good at fantasy football, but 'he needed to be taken down.' Fitz, who as been friends with Fay since high school, said he is pleased by the reaction from Fay, whose team he will be playing on Sunday..."
    Click here to see the video and full story from the Huffington Post. (Scroll down to see the video)
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    Stock Watch
    Health Stocks

    Quotes last updated at 9/21/2017 5:16:52 PM EST

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