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    1. $73M WellStar health park to open Sept. 15

      $73M WellStar health park to open Sept. 15

      The new $73 million WellStar health park in east Cobb will open to patients Sept. 15. The 162,000-square-foot health park off Roswell Road will provide doctor’s visits, imaging machines and a pharmacy, reports the Marietta Daily Journal. The facility is WellStar’s second health park in Cobb County. The WellStar Acworth Health Park, which is half the size of the east Cobb center, opened in July 2012, the MDJ adds. That center served more than 100,000 patients in both its first and second year…

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    2. Rockdale Medical Center partners with Piedmont Healthcare

      Rockdale Medical Center partners with Piedmont Healthcare

      Rockdale Medical Center has joined Piedmont Healthcare, the health systems announced jointly Sept. 4.

      The partnership lets Rockdale County and its surrounding counties take advantage of Piedmont’s service lines, including organ transplants, treatment for brain tumors and advanced cardiac surgery.

      Piedmont is also in the process of making its interventional cardiology services available at Rockdale. These services include balloon angioplasty and stenting, which restores blood flow to the heart…

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    3. Study: Hospitals put $40B into state economy

      Study: Hospitals put $40B into state economy

      Georgia hospitals pumped nearly $40 billion into the state’s economy in 2012, according to a new study released by the Georgia Hospital Association.

      The state’s hospitals employed more than 126,000 full- and part-time workers that year and indirectly were responsible for more than 287,000 other full-time jobs across Georgia, the report found.

      “Georgia hospitals do much more than provide life-saving health care services,” GHA President and CEO Earl Rogers said in a news release. “They…

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    4. Georgia Regents Health System inks $400M deal with Cerner Corp. - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Georgia Regents Health System inks $400M deal with Cerner Corp. - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Georgia Regents Health System is entering into a $400 million deal with Cerner Corp. to provide its health care information technology. The boards that oversee the health system and its medical center approved the move Thursday, reports The Augusta Chronicle. Officials estimate the deal will save about 15 percent of projected costs over the 14-year span, or $70 million at least, the paper reported.

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    5. Georgia Regents Health System inks $400M deal with Cerner Corp.

      Georgia Regents Health System inks $400M deal with Cerner Corp.

      Georgia Regents Health System is entering into a $400 million deal with Cerner Corp. to provide its health care information technology. The boards that oversee the health system and its medical center approved the move Thursday, reports The Augusta Chronicle. Officials estimate the deal will save about 15 percent of projected costs over the 14-year span, or $70 million at least, the paper reported.

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    6. ​Emory St. Joseph's names new CEO

      ​Emory St. Joseph's names new CEO

      Craig McCoy will become CEO of Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, effective Sept. 1.

      McCoy joined Emory Healthcare in May 2011 as CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and has served as interim CEO of Saint Joseph's since May 2014.

      Prior to joining Emory, McCoy served as CEO of a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz owned by Vanguard Health System. He holds a bachelor's degree from Furman University and a master's of health administration from Medical University of South Carolina/Clemson University.

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    7. Hackers Breach Hospital Network, Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records

      Hackers Breach Hospital Network, Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records

      A group of hackers, believed to be from China, has breached a large American hospital network, stealing 4.5 million patients' records.

      The target of the attack, Community Health Systems, revealed the breach in a regulatory filing on Monday. The hackers obtained the "patient names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and social security numbers," but no credit card numbers or "medical or clinical information," the company wrote in the filing

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    8. Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center CEO to step down

      Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center CEO to step down

      Dr. S. Wright Caughman has announced that he will step down as Emory University's executive vice president for Health Affairs, CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and chairman of the board of Emory Healthcare.

      “As I’ve reflected upon Emory’s needs and opportunities and my own personal and professional goals, I’ve come to realize that now is the time to recruit our next health sciences leader—one who will continue to champion our values and vision, and one with the talent, passion,…

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    9. Hospitals Are Using Credit Card Data To Predict People's Health

      Hospitals Are Using Credit Card Data To Predict People's Health

      So, this sounds creepy: Some hospitals are identifying high-risk patients by buying loads of consumer data (i.e. credit card purchases, store loyalty programs, etc.) and plugging it into algorithms so they can step in before the customer gets sick. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, it's currently being used by Carolinas HealthCare System, which is using that type of data to survey the health of its two million members.

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    10. Hospital Deaths Rise Markedly Once Occupancy Hits a Tipping Point - Andrew O’Connell

      Death rates in hospitals are unaffected by how full the institutions are—but only up to a point, at which mortality rises rapidly as occupancy increases, says a team led by Ludwig Kuntz of the University of Cologne in Germany. In a study of more than 82,000 patients in German hospitals, the researchers identified the tipping point as 92.5% occupancy; among the patients who experienced those levels of crowding, occupancy accounted for 1 in 7 deaths.

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    11. Three health systems vie for Columbia County hospital

      Three health systems vie for Columbia County hospital

      Georgia Regents Medical Center is expected to file a Certificate of Need for a 100-bed teaching hospital in Grovetown, Ga., by close of business June 12. This follows another CON filed by Augusta, Ga.-based University Hospital for a 100-bed short-stay acute care hospital in nearby Evans. According to the Georgia Department of Community Health’s CON tracking report, Doctors Hospital of Augusta LLC is expected to file a third similar request by June 16. Health systems are racing for CON approval…

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    12. ObamaCare Weighing Less on Hiring Plans

      ObamaCare Weighing Less on Hiring Plans

      The effects of the Affordable Care Act may be weighing less heavily on the hiring plans of U.S. privately held companies this year, according to a survey of accountants who work with small businesses. The financial information company Sageworks found that slightly more than half of accountants working with privately held businesses said that the ACA is making it less likely that their clients will hire in the next 12 months.

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    13. Hospitals Scaling Back Charity Care as Health Law Kicks In – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      Health networks around the country are cutting back on free and discounted care in an effort to push uninsured lower- and middle-income patients to sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, reports The New York Times. The cost of providing charity care and the new health law’s reduction in federal aid to hospitals that treat large numbers of poor and uninsured people are helping drive the shift.

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    14. Health Care Becomes Entrepreneurial (Finally) - Sachin H. Jain , and Thomas Tsang

      All of us know that you have to be a little crazy to be an entrepreneur. Launching, let alone sustaining, a new enterprise can be challenging along almost every dimension − mentally, emotionally, and often financially. Historically, this reality has been even more sobering in the health care sector, where the typical hardships experienced by any start-up have been amplified by numerous industry-specific challenges: Extensive regulation, entrenched players with a strong grip on the status quo, confusing paths to entry, and an even more opaque path to payment have made health care a particularly treacherous territory for entrepreneurs. But ongoing changes ...

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    15. Wellcentive names Clark CFO

      Wellcentive names Clark CFO

      Roswell, Ga.-based population health management company Wellcentive hired Patrick Clark as its new chief financial officer.

      He recently was CFO of Vocalocity (now Vonage Business Solutions), a company that provides cloud-based communications services. Prior, Clark was CFO at The Weather Channel at the time of its more than $3 billion sale to NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group in September 2008.

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    16. Here's What the Hospital Room of the Future Looks Like

      Here's What the Hospital Room of the Future Looks Like

      BY Abigail Tracy @abigailtracy Check out three innovations--designed by startups--coming to a hospital near you soon.

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      With the rising costs of healthcare and the even faster pace at which technology is advancing, hospitals need to stay ahead of the curve. A number of startups are aiming to help these facilities do just that. Check out three startups that have developed tech breakthroughs for the hospital room:

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    17. Survey: Only Half of Businesses are Prepared for Healthcare Law

      Survey: Only Half of Businesses are Prepared for Healthcare Law

      A new survey shows that, four years after being signed into law, about half of businesses understand and are prepared for the implications of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. The Paychex Small Business Snapshot offers a look at how small business owners view the latest topics and issues affecting their business. It is developed by payroll processing, human resources, insurance and benefits provider Paychex, Inc.

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    18. New rules aimed at saving rural hospitals

      New rules aimed at saving rural hospitals

      Financially ailing rural hospitals that have closed or are in danger of closing will be able to scale back their operations to stay in business under a proposal adopted Tuesday.

      The Georgia Board of Community Health unanimously approved a plan put forth by Gov. Nathan Deal to let endangered rural hospitals downgrade their status to a “freestanding emergency department,” which will allow them to refer non-emergency patients to other hospitals.

      Four hospitals in rural Georgia have shut their…

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    19. Atlanta company bringing big data to health care - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Atlanta company bringing big data to health care - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Health information technology firm Wellcentive Inc. has raised $12 million led by Boston-based growth equity firm Summit Partners. Wellcentive plans to boost its workforce up to 30 percent over the next year. The Roswell, Ga.-based company develops software and services that help health-care providers and insurance companies collect and analyze patient data to predict future health needs, complications and costs.

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    20. Valerie Barckhoff Joins Windham Brannon’s Healthcare Practice

      Windham Brannon is pleased to announce the hiring of Valerie Barckhoff as a principal in our Healthcare practice. Valerie will join practice leader Cheryl Yarbrough in providing Windham Brannon clients—including physician groups, hospitals, home healthcare organizations and medical technology companies—access to unparalleled expertise from across the healthcare landscape.

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