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August 14, 2017

Weekly review: The 152 'Best Hospitals,' according to US News

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2,573 hospitals will face readmissions penalties this year. Is yours one of them? (Aug. 7)
Medicare under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program will reduce reimbursement for 2,573 hospitals for fiscal year 2018, according CMS data released Wednesday, Jordan Rau reports for Kaiser Health News.

The 152 'Best Hospitals,' according to US News (Aug. 8)
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its 28th annual Best Hospitals rankings, with Mayo Clinic topping the publication's "Honor Roll" for the second year in a row.

Warner Thomas built a $3B health system in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Here's how. (Aug. 9)
Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Ochsner Health System, talks to Advisory Board's Eric Larsen about rebuilding a stronger health system after Hurricane Katrina, managing "hypertrophic growth" by focusing on the patient, and the most rewarding part of being a leader.

How secure is Th1s Pa$$w0rd? Not very, experts say. (Aug. 10)
The man who published the go-to reference guide for setting secure passwords says he got it all wrong. Now, Bill Burr and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are revising their recommendations. Here's what you need to know about that effort and Advisory Board's best practices for password security.

AHA names 24 'Stars' of health care. Is your organization one of them? (Aug. 11)
The awards recognize hospitals and other health care organizations for their achievements in quality, community health, palliative care, and more.

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