Deborah Filipek

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Healthcare News of Note: Oracle’s $28.3B acquisition of Cerner is now final

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Oracle closes the deal to acquire Cerner for $28.3 billion, Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health are planning a mega-merger, and nurse salaries across all license types have increased.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Nationwide shortages of nurses, physicians and pharmacy techs drag on as surveys show clinician burnout levels continue to spike

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Healthcare professional shortages drag on as burnout levels continue to spike, Civica plans to enter the insulin market, and Medicare Advantage is now 45% of all Medicare enrollment.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Oracle again extends its $28.3B tender offer to acquire Cerner

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The Oracle/Cerner deal is back in the news, medical debt is causing Americans across generations to skip rent or mortgage payments, and empathetic leaders have a positive effect on employee innovation and engagement.

Array June 21, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Nearly half of U.S. physicians considering a change in employment, according to a Doximity study

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Nearly half of physicians are considering a change in employment, 66% of nurses are considering leaving the profession, and physicians can take steps to improve patients’ understanding.

Array June 21, 2022

How HFMA/Boise State master’s degree cohort members are putting new knowledge to work

Abby Birch, Grayson Johnston and Jacob Dalmas, three members of the first HFMA/Boise State master's in Population and Health Systems Management cohort, discuss their experiences in the program.

Array June 1, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Staffing shortages in hospitals and healthcare settings are ‘actively jeopardizing’ patient safety, says ECRI

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Staffing shortages top the list of patient safety concerns, nearly a third of surveyed nurses said they may leave their direct patient care jobs, and MA plans collected $12 billion more in 2020 than traditional Medicare.

Array March 28, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Americans living in rural areas face an increased risk of death, in part due to issues with healthcare access, says a new infographic

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Issues with healthcare access contribute to an increased risk of death for rural residents, many workers struggle to pay for healthcare deductibles, and hospital and physician office markups on certain drugs escalate consumer costs.

Array March 4, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Oracle’s $28.3 billion Cerner deal faces anti-competition scrutiny, and a pension fund sues Cerner for access to files related to the possible merger

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The Oracle/Cerner deal is under scrutiny through March 16, minorities in rural areas live farther from hospital services than their white counterparts, and a study shows mental health services could benefit nursing students.

Array March 1, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Department of Justice files formal challenge to UnitedHealth Group’s proposed acquisition of Change Healthcare

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Hospitals react positively to news that the U.S. DoJ will challenge a proposed merger between UnitedHealth Group and Change Healthcare, $265 billion of care services could shift from traditional settings to the home by 2025, and a study says the level of community benefit provided by nonprofit hospitals is poorly aligned with the tax subsidy they receive.

Array February 25, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Amazon Care’s virtual health services are now available nationwide, and in-person care services are launching in more than 20 new cities in 2022

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Amazon Care plans to expand in-person care to 20+ new cities in 2022, GAO raises concerns about HHS’s leadership and coordination of public health emergencies, and a new study shows more physicians suffered burnout in 2021 than in 2020.

Array February 11, 2022