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International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON QUALITY AND SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE
July 17-17, 2019
All organisations whatever sector need to change and adapt.
Yet successfully delivering change can be challenging.
If you’re to get better at leading and managing change this workshop is for you.

2nd International Conference on Obesity and Chronic Diseases
2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OBESITY AND CHRONIC DISEASES
July 18-19, 2019
ME Conferences extends warm welcome to International Conference on Obesity and Chronic Disease on March 11-12, 2019 Bali, Indonesia with a theme “Novel Therapeutics and Dietary Management for Obesity & Chronic Diseases”. Participating at Chronic Obesity 2019 will provide with an exce...

Ascension


Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers.

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Ascension has acquired providers and clinics associated with Little River Healthcare, which shuttered its locations in December. Ascension, the world’s largest Catholic health system, intends to reopen the facilities this week under its Ascension Texas system. Little River’s closure was sudden, though it had filed for bankruptcy in July. Ascension says the acquisition will allow it to better reach patients in central Texas. “We believe this will strengthen healthcare in the reg...
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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said on Twitter that he’s staying on the agency in response to a reporter investigating his alleged exit.  Gottlieb said in the post that “an online pharma news pub” was in contact with friends, digging into reports that he intended to leave the FDA. He said that he’s instead looking forward to releasing his 2019 strategic road map soon. “I want to be very clear—I'm not leaving,” Go...
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There comes a time when many businesses, hospitals included, realize they need a new brand. Northwell Health and Ascension, for instance, have recently undergone rebranding initiatives and come out on the other side stronger for having done so. We interviewed top executives involved with the rebranding efforts of both hospitals about why they decided to make the change, how they created and executed on a strategy to make it happen, and lessons learned that other hospitals can benefit from unders...
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The District of Columbia government filed suit against Ascension Health on Friday over its plans to shut down its hospital located in the District. The suit came the same day Ascension's Providence Hospital ended its acute care services. The hospital recently agreed to keep its emergency room open until April 2019 after facing resistance from the community and local officials. According to the Washington Business Journal, the lawsuit alleges the health system did not get approval from the ci...
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An Adventist Health hospital which was forced to close by fast-moving wildfires that devastated the town of Paradise and the surrounding region last month has not committed to reopening the $64 million hospitals. The Sacramento Business Journal reports that officials said they remain dedicated to providing healthcare in the community. But they declined to say if they would reopen the Adventist Health Feather River hospital, saying they needed to assess the damage and the needs in the community.&...
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A new blockchain alliance that wants to improve the accuracy of provider information just added two healthcare powerhouses to its efforts. Aetna and Ascension have joined Synaptic, the blockchain-focused alliance launched earlier this year by UnitedHealth, Humana, Multiplan and Quest Diagnostics. The group, which now includes three of the nation’s largest payers and a health system that employs 34,000 providers, is focused on using the distributed ledger technology to improve the accuracy ...
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Cerner's entry into the Medicare Advantage market could put the EHR vendor at odds with some of its biggest clients. In June, Cerner announced a 10-year strategic investment in Lumeris, which oversees a Medicare Advantage plan in Missouri. As part of the arrangement, Cerner invested $266 million into the company and plans to release a joint offering geared toward Medicare Advantage later. Weeks later, Centene announced it is exploring a joint venture with Ascension Health to launch a Medicar...
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As part of his job as chief medical officer at Ascension Wisconsin, the Badger State outpost of the country's largest non-profit health system, Douglas Reding, MD, chairs a task force to explore best practices for precision medicine and help to encourage adoption of those best practices across the enterprise. As a hematologist-oncologist, Reding sees big promise for personalized approaches to cancer care based on a patient's own genetic makeup. But more broadly, beyond oncology, he expec...
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Public pressure has Ascension Wisconsin rethinking its decision to cut nonessential services at St. Joseph Hospital in northern Milwaukee. St. Louis-based Catholic health giant Ascension has been pursuing a new strategic direction in the face of financial losses and increased competition from nontraditional sites of care across its footprint. Its aim to shift resources toward ambulatory settings and away from inpatient care led to Ascension Wisconsin’s recent announcement that it would lim...
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Intermountain Healthcare announced that it is aligning with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Ascension Health, SSM Health and Trinity Health to establish a not-for-profit generic drug company with the goal of addressing shortages and the high costs of medications.
Participating organizations represent more than 450 hospitals around the country. The new company plans to make essential generic medications more available and more affordable, and the leaders of the initiative expec...

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EVENTS

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON QUALITY AND SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE
July 17-17, 2019
All organisations whatever sector need to change and adapt.
Yet successfully delivering change can be challenging.
If you’re to get better at leading and managing change this workshop is for you.

2nd International Conference on Obesity and Chronic Diseases
2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OBESITY AND CHRONIC DISEASES
July 18-19, 2019
ME Conferences extends warm welcome to International Conference on Obesity and Chronic Disease on March 11-12, 2019 Bali, Indonesia with a theme “Novel Therapeutics and Dietary Management for Obesity & Chronic Diseases”. Participating at Chronic Obesity 2019 will provide with an exce...