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  1. PhyMed taps former CHS exec Marty Bonick as CEO — 4 key notes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based PhyMed Healthcare Group named Marty Bonick its CEO.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. AHRQ: These 12 states provide the highest quality healthcare

    HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released its 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report consisting of data from 2014 to 2015. In the report, the agency measured U.S. healthcare quality on a quartile scale.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. The Joint Commission tables telehealth standards for ASCs, hospitals

    The Joint Commission put out for public comment, proposed telehealth standards for TJC accredited ambulatory and hospital programs, Lexology reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Takeda doubles down on R&D — 5 key notes

    Chemistry World reported on Takeda's vision for the future; it involves a move away from generics and over-the-counter businesses into pharmaceutical research and development.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Drug designations, product launches & more — 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. The Joint Commission rarely revokes accreditation — 5 key notes

    An investigation in The Wall Street Journal discovered The Joint Commission rarely downgrades an accredited healthcare facility once it awards its "Gold Seal of Approval," ARS Technica reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Medical office with ASC sells for $15.9M — 3 insights

    New York City-based Global Medical REIT purchased a medical office building housing the Germantown, Tenn.-based Wolf River Surgery Center for $15.9 million, Memphis Daily News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Avanti Anesthesia taps Plexus Technology Group for EMR solution — 4 insights

    Houston, Texas-based Avantia Anesthesia selected Plexus Technology Group's Anesthesia Touch platform for its EMR system.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. PPIs included on list of drugs to 'seriously consider deprescribing'

    Medscape featured proton pump inhibitors on a list of 11 drugs physicians should consider deprescribing.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Stock market week-in-review for 5 large GI companies — Sept. 5-8

    Here is how five major, publicly traded gastroenterology companies fared in the stock market for the week of Sept. 5 to Sept. 8, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Gender breakdown of active physicians in 36 specialties

    In 2015, approximately 114,089 physicians specialized in internal medicine making it the leading specialty among active physicians. Of all active physicians in the U.S., 567,845 physicians were male and 292,003 were female.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. AGA, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation awarding $1M to improve IBD patient care — 4 insights

    The American Gastroenterological Association and The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, along with Pfizer, issued a request for proposal to solicit best practices related to improving shared decision making and promoting effective health communication between inflammatory bowel disease patients and their physicians.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 10 deficiencies AAAASF cites most and how to correct them — No. 1: The Life Safety Code standard

    The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities compiled its 10 most commonly cited deficiencies and provided solutions on how to address them.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. PCPs spend 6 hours interacting with EHRs daily: 4 key points

    Primary care physicians spend a great deal of time interacting with EHRs. A study published in Annals of Family Medicine found the average was two hours per one hour of direct patient care.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. ASC leader to know: Mark Edwards of Practice Partners in Healthcare

    Mark Edwards is the CFO of Practice Partners in Healthcare, an ASC management company. Most of the company's ASCs are located in the Southeast U.S.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. KKR to finance Covenant Surgical Partners acquisition through $195M loan & more: 4 ASC company notes

    Here are four notes on ASC management companies for industry leaders to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. What's the key to patient satisfaction? An efficient billing department

    Billing Buddies' Bonnie Flom penned an article on the relationship between practice success and medical billing.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Stock market week-in-review for 4 large ASC chains — Sept. 5-8

    Here is how four major, publicly traded ASC chains fared in the stock market for the week of Sept. 5 to Sept. 8.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Beaufort Memorial cancels all hospital, ASC surgeries temporarily due to Hurricane Irma

    Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital cancelled all surgeries scheduled at the hospital and its ASC through Sept. 12 or further notice, WSAV reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Is a 20% savings in operational costs hiding in plain sight at your ASC?

    Healthcare leaders today are tasked with a difficult to achieve goal — improving efficiency. This mission at its core is simple, but identifying areas for improvement can be burdensome and many practices are unaware of the best next steps.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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