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Indiana Healthcare Digest: February 3 – 9

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Below are links to articles about Indiana healthcare in the news this past week.  Please let me know if you are no longer interested in receiving this weekly email or if there are others that would like to be on this distribution list. 

 

CENTRAL INDIANA
Cutting links out of the healthcare supply chain- Indiana University Health 2.3.18 Modern HC
Independent-minded physicians turn to ACOs- Community Healthcare Partners, a Medicare ACO operated by three-hospital Community Healthcare System. 2.3.18 Modern HC
Eskenazi Health Foundation Announces Board Appointments 2.7.18 Inside IN Bus
Coming Soon: Riverview Health Westfield Hospital 2.8.18 Riverview Health
IU to fund 16 projects to address addictions 2.5.18 Herald Times
27 female physician executives to know in honor of National Women Physicians Day: Dr. Lisa E. Harris, CEO of Eskenazi Health 2.2.18 Beckers
Major Health Partners donating location to for Veterans Affairs clinic in Shelbyville 2.5.18 Shelbyville News
Franciscan Health support group changing lives of cancer patients 2.9.18 WLFI
NORTHERN INDIANA
Bundled payment success varies by condition- St. Joseph Health System in South Bend 1.27.18 Modern HC
Community Healthcare Partners ACO is now a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO 1.22.18 COMHS Press Release
Methodist Hospitals Appoints Assistant VPs, Directors 2.9.18 Inside IN Bus
SOUTHERN INDIANA
Matt Bailey out as IU Health South Central Region president, IU Health leadership change won’t impede new health center 2.2.18 Herald Times, Reporter Times, Beckers
Residents Worry New IU Hospital Could Impact Running Course 2.9.18 WTIU
EASTERN INDIANA
Reid Health pharmacy faces discipline over opioid diversion 2.7.18 Star Press
FORT WAYNE
Rival hospitals meeting quietly- Lutheran CEO: Talks with Parkview on IU Health; Parkview, Lutheran leaders say recent talks normal 2.6.18 Journal Gazette, Journal Gazette
Short trip to the doctor- Riley physicians commute from Indianapolis for patients 2.6.18 Journal Gazette
Parkview Regional Medical Center Names Erin LaCross as CNO 2.5.18 Inside IN Bus, Beckers
PUBLIC HEALTH
Indiana bill aims to increase lead poisoning tests for children 2.5.18 SB Tribune, Herald Argus
$800K grant helping to investigate hepatitis C cases in Indiana; health officials try to fight hepatitis C epidemic with videoconferencing 2.5.18 FOX 59, IBJ, IU News, Herald Bulletin, IBJ
Over 160 people have died from flu in Indiana, health officials say virus continues to spread 2.9.16 Tristate, WCPO, News Sentinel, FOX 59
Flu season leads to test shortage at Hancock County hospital and others 2.8.18 Beckers, Daily Reporter, CBS4
Fresh Start: A prescription for healthier eating in central Indiana 2.4.18 Herald Bulletin
Spotlight on Local Hospital Decreasing Infant Mortality 2.9.18 WTHI
EDUCATION
Walther $14M gift allows IU med school to extend cancer care beyond just treating disease 2.6.18 IBJ, Indy Star, Inside IN Bus, IUSM Newsroom
HEALTH REFORM
New Medicaid Rules Nix Administrative Maze For Pregnant Hoosiers 2.8.18 IN Public Media
HHS approves Indiana Medicaid waiver that requires beneficiaries to work 2.5.18 Fierce HC, NY Times, Politico, Kaiser, Inside IN Bus
New Indiana rules could lock HIP enrollees out of coverage for 6 months 2.7.18 Herald Times
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid use breaking up families- Report shows drugs top reason kids removed from homes 2.5.18 Journal Gazette, WHAS
Business of recovery? Are for-profit treatment centers here to help others, or just themselves? 2.5.18 Herald Times
BZA denies variance for detox center near Bloomington 2.8.18 Herald Times
Keeping drugs out of Hoosier jails is a never-ending challenge 2.5.18 Journal & Courier
Opioid use breaking up families 2.7.18 Journal Gazette
POST ACUTE
Oak Street Health adds president, executive medical director to Indiana division 2.6.18 Beckers
PAYERS
Amid Atlanta expansion, Anthem won’t say if HQ is staying here 2.9.18 IBJ
Anthem giving some tax cut benefits to workers now — and to shareholders later 2.5.18 Indy Star, IBJ
LIFE SCIENCES
Banner Year For Life Sciences VC 2.6.18 Inside IN Bus
OTHER
Senate advances CBD legalization bill 2.6.18 IN Lawyer
Indiana HIE to deploy Diameter Health platform for data cleansing 2.8.18 Beckers, HC Informatics
     
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION EVENTS
Indiana Hospital Association Health Care Environments Webinar Series: Design Impacts – Hospital Licensed vs. Non-Licensed Spaces February 14, 2018 @ 2:00pm Register here
HFMA in Fort Wayne: Principles of Value-Driven Care and Consumerism February 23, 2018 Register here
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association: The Wonder of Women- a Holistic Approach to our Healthcare Journey (Community Cancer Center North (7979 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46250) February 27, 2018 Register here
Indiana Hospital Association Health Care Environments Webinar Series: Patient Safety Design Bundles March 1, 2018 @ 10:00am Register here
Executive Women in Healthcare: Annual Awards Celebration Luncheon @ Renaissance North March 6, 2018 Register here
Indiana Rural Health Association: High Reliability in Healthcare: Creating the Culture and Mindset for Patient Safety and Quality @ CRG Event Center (2499 Perry Crossing Way, Suite 205, Plainfield, Indiana 46168) March 15, 2018 Register here
HFMA: 2018 Spring Institute (Indianapolis Marriott North, 3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis, IN 46240) April 12 & 13, 2018 Register here

 

 

 

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