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June 23, 2017

From Repertoire Magazine

  • Retrain the Marketing Brain
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Radio

  • New episode of HSCR featuring Tim Nedley now available!
  • Manufacturer News

  • Halyard Health names new CEO
  • Tips for Greater Success

  • Prevent and Resolve Conflict
  • Hospital and IDN News

  • Providers mobilize to oppose Senate ACA repeal bill
  • GPO News

  • Premier Inc statement on quality payment program rule
  • News of the Weird

  • British boys find ways to skirt school rule that bans shorts
  • Dubai rolls out robotic police officers
  • Stock Watch

  • Health Stocks
  • From Repertoire Magazine
    Retrain the Marketing Brain
    Susan Robertson will speak at Share Moving Media’s inaugural “Strategic Marketing Summit,” which will be held July 26-27, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Robertson will speak on retraining your brain. This session will help you and your team be more engaged in your work, more innovative in your approaches, and better able to consistently perform at your highest.

    Share Moving Media is excited to show you how your organization can deploy best-in-class content to attract the IDN, RPC, and distributor partners you need for success. The meeting will feature experts across multiple disciplines, who will show you how to create an experience through content – in order to help you achieve your goals this year!

    Who should attend?
    • CMOs
    • Vice Presidents of Marketing
    • Directors of Marketing
    • Product Managers
    • Channel Managers


    Space is limited! Click here to register and view the full agenda.
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    Healthcare Supply Chain Radio
    New episode of HSCR featuring Tim Nedley now available!
    The latest edition of Healthcare Supply Chain Radio podcast is available for download! This episode is brought to you by IDN Insights West, hosted by Amazon Business.

    In this episode, we talk to Tim Nedley, VP, materials management for UPMC (Pittsburgh, PA). He has overall responsibility for distribution, logistics, materials management, transportation, clinical engineering, print, freight management, and fleet management.

    Download the podcast from iTunes or visit http://www.jhconline.com/hscr-14-timothy-nedley.html
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    Manufacturer News
    Halyard Health names new CEO
    Halyard Health Inc (Alpharetta, GA) announced Robert E. Abernathy will retire as CEO, effective June 26, 2017. Abernathy will continue in his role as chairman of the board. The board of directors appointed Joseph F. Woody to succeed Abernathy. Woody was also elected to serve on the board of directors.
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    Tips for Greater Success
    Prevent and Resolve Conflict
    In this week’s Tips for Greater Success, Dan Nielsen, founder of AmericasHealthcareLeaders.com and NIHCL.com, writes, "We are all leaders in some area of our lives, and every leader everywhere deals with conflict. A critical component of responsive and effective leadership is to actively prevent and resolve conflict. One key way you as a leader can prevent conflict should be obvious: do your part to not cause it! First, recognize the significance of seemingly small details and how a careless statement, critical comment, misdirected praise, overlooked indiscretion, or forgotten thank you can get under someone’s skin and begin to chafe and cause friction. Strive to avoid those pitfalls! ..." To read the rest of this week's Tips, click here.
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    Hospital and IDN News
    Providers mobilize to oppose Senate ACA repeal bill
    "The Senate's proposed bill to replace the Affordable Care Act was immediately met with widespread dissent from healthcare providers throughout the country, including Tenet Healthcare Corp, one of the largest for-profit health systems in the nation. The uniform message may mobilize the industry to more vocally oppose a law that could significantly affect the revenue of hospitals across the country. The bill would limit the law's financial assistance to families and individuals who can not afford healthcare, cap Medicaid spending, roll back the Medicaid expansion, and potentially eliminate coverage for millions of Americans. Hospital executives said the proposed Senate bill, which was crafted behind closed doors, could put them in a financial bind as charity and uncompensated care balloons..." Click here to read the rest of the article.
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    GPO News
    Premier Inc statement on quality payment program rule
    "Members of the Premier alliance commend the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for allowing individual clinicians to join Virtual Groups as a new channel to participate in Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) with other solo or small group practices.
    "We’re also encouraged CMS seeks comment to allow Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries served by clinicians under an Advanced Alternative Payment Model qualifying contract to count under the Medicare threshold tests to qualify for the five percent bonus under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program. More than 31 percent of people on Medicare are enrolled in an MA plan. Many MA plans have engaged providers in innovative value-based contracts that are benefiting patients and should count toward qualifying eligible professionals for the bonus in 2019. This policy would level the playing field for clinicians in areas with high MA penetration."
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    News of the Weird
    British boys find ways to skirt school rule that bans shorts
    Boys at a British high school have found a way to skirt strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts instead of the officially mandated gray slacks. Photos in British media show the boys wearing short-sleeved white shirts, school ties and the gray and white plaid skirts that the girls wear. Devon County Council spokesman said none of the skirted students was punished. The school's head teacher, Aimee Mitchell, issued a written statement that did not mention the skirts, but pledged to revisit the uniform rules.
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    Dubai rolls out robotic police officers
    The city of Dubai unveiled the newest addition to its police force: robot police officers. The wheeled robotic officers are employed mostly at shopping centers and tourist destinations. They’re designed to keep the peace and record petty crimes. Resting somewhere firmly in the center of the uncanny valley, the robots have eyes but no mouth or nose. They stand 5”4’ tall and weigh 220 pounds. They have a touchscreen in their chest used to report petty crimes. By 2030, Dubai says 25% of its police officers could be robotic, and although the new peacekeepers can’t make arrests, they can recognize faces and compare them to the criminal database. The head camera can live-stream video and send it to a police command center.
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    Stock Watch
    Health Stocks

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