Beth Jones Sanborn

Beth Jones Sanborn is Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance.

drug shortages

AMA responds to shortages of sterile intravenous products containing saline or other fluids for patient care in all medical settings with a request to HHS and Homeland Security to treat drug shortages as a national security initiative.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:11 pm June 15, 2018
One new policy deems drug shortages an urgent public health crisis and seeks to have manufacturing sites deemed critical infrastructure.
hospital tech attractive for Mergers and Acquisitions
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:31 pm June 07, 2018
Interest in potentially disruptive technologies abound in the active M&A realm but so do security concerns and dissatisfaction.
LifeBridge Health reveals breach that compromised health data of 500,000 patients

Northwest Hospital is part of the LifeBridge Health regional healthcare organization based in northwest Baltimore. Credit: Google Maps

By Beth Jones Sanborn 04:39 pm May 23, 2018
Discovered on March 18, the health system was infected with malware that infected its EMR server, patient registration and billing systems for more than a year.
revenue cycle analytics
By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:06 am May 04, 2018
New technology that allows providers to readily access meaningful data no matter where it lives in the revenue cycle arrives as hospitals are poised to invest heavily in rev cycle tools.
IBM Watson Health top hospitals
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:10 pm April 23, 2018
The renamed Truven Health Analytics research initiative found that the highest performers achieved better care consistency and alignment across facilities.
UnityPoint Health cyberattack

Unitypoint Health's Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Credit: Google Maps

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:24 pm April 20, 2018
Hospital is advising patients to monitor their explanation of benefits statements to keep an eye suspicious-looking activity.
medical device safety and security

IoT and medical device security is complicated.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 07:00 am April 06, 2018
CIOs are acutely aware of the security complications medical devices and telehealth bring.
Making a business case for precision medicine

Sam Hanna from The George Washington University’s School of Public Health and HIMSS Senior Director of Federal & State Affairs Jeff Coughlin will be speaking at the Precision Medicine Summit.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 06:19 am April 05, 2018
Saving lives can save hospitals money but challenges remain, according to experts who will be speaking at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington D.C. on May 17-18.
telehealth
By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:57 pm April 03, 2018
Generational divides surface between millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers in how they engage with healthcare providers.
hospital budget innovation
By Beth Jones Sanborn 04:19 pm April 02, 2018
The typical manner in which hospital leaders construct their budgets is by clinical and ancillary departments, which can hinder innovation.

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