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  1. Upsides and downsides to m-health: Dr. Kevin Biese speaks about new app TouchCare

    As mobile health continues to grow in popularity and become a largely viable healthcare option for patients and physicians, mobile applications for smart phones and tablet devices need to keep up with the demand for convenience that m-health provides.  By Brandon Howard -
  2. SCA announces price of secondary common stock: 5 things to know

    Surgical Care Affiliates announced the pricing of its secondary public offering of common stock. Here are five things to know. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 5 things to know about North Carolina's CON reform bill

    Here are five things to know about House Bill 200, which aims to reform the certificate of need program in North Carolina, according to a Triangle Business Journal report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. Avanza Healthcare Strategies hires 3 new team members

    Avanza Healthcare Strategies welcomed three new team members. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 2 organizations with effective hand hygiene protocols

    Here are two organizations with successful hand hygiene programs.  By Carrie Pallardy and Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 6 gastroenterologists making headlines — March 27, 2015

    Here are six gastroenterologists who were featured in the news for leadership moves or industry honors within the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Professional advice in GI: 2 gastroenterologists on the words that helped shape their careers

    Advice, whether given with careful forethought or by chance, can have a lasting impact. Two gastroenterologists share the best pieces of professional advice they have ever received. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 7 things for gastroenterologists to know for today – March 27, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for gastroenterologists to know for March 27, 2015. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday – March 26, 2015

    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for March 26, 2015.

  By Brandon Howard -
  3. Surgery Partners prepares to file IPO

    Surgery Partners is preparing to file an initial public offering this summer, according to a Reuters report.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Laser Spine Institute outpatient spine centers welcome Dr. Reginald Davis

    Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute welcomed Reginald Davis, MD. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Checklists may not help improve surgical outcomes, study finds

    Implementation of a checklist-based quality improvement intervention did not affect rates of adverse surgical outcomes among patients undergoing general surgery, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Medical identity theft impacts 2.3M Americans, fastest-growing identity crime in U.S.

    Last month's Anthem cyber attack was one of the largest data breaches in the history of the country, and now more attention is being paid to the amount of people affected by medical identity theft.  By Brandon Howard -
  3. Healthcare blueprint for mergers & acquisitions: 9 tips for a smooth transition

    In today's business world, mergers and acquisitions are not uncommon – especially in the healthcare industry. In fact, according to McGladrey, a recent survey found that 88 percent of healthcare executives expected to pursue some sort of M&A activity in 2014.  By Steve Fanning, vice president, Infor Healthcare -
  4. How healthcare is still suffering from the gender gap

    Women account for more than three-quarters, 78 percent, of the healthcare workforce, but new data from a Rock Health report and JAMA study show that the field is still very much subject to the gender gap, according to a Fortune report.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  5. ASC company financial report: 5 key companies — March 26, 2015

    Here are the stock reports from five ambulatory surgery center companies for March 26, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers last week on March 19. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Associated Eye Surgical Center receives AAAHC accreditation

    The Associated Eye Surgical Center in Wichita, Kan., completed a successful accreditation survey, according to an AmSurg report. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 4 recent ASC industry leadership moves – March 26, 2015

    Here are four ambulatory surgery center leaders who recently took on new roles. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. The next move in ASC industry consolidation: An inside look at the Tenet, USPI joint venture

    Historically, the ambulatory surgery center business has been fragmented, but in recent years a number of larger companies have positioned themselves as key players in market consolidation. This week, Tenet Healthcare and United Surgical Partners International announced the formation of a joint venture ambulatory business, ultimately forming the largest ASC company in the market today. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. SGR bill would increase the federal deficit by $141B in 10 years — 5 things to know

    The House of Representatives will soon vote on a new sustainable growth rate bill, which could cost $500 billion by 2035, according to a Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget blog post. By Laura Dyrda -

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