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New CEO at Rose

06 December 2017

Rose Medical Center has promoted Ryan Tobin to president and CEO.    He currently serves as COO of the medical center.   Tobin has been with HealthONE since 2012.  Before moving to Rose, he  served as COO of HealthONE’s North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton. Tobin succeeds Kenneth Feiler who held the leadership role at Rose Medical […]

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Amazon and Cerner to Partner in the Cloud

06 December 2017

Sources including CNBC are reporting that Amazon Web Services are close to finalizing a partnership with Kansas City-based health IT giant Cerner Corp..  The project will connect Amazon’s cloud-based programs to Cerner’s population health product, HealtheIntent.  Amazon anticipates the healthcare industry will in time move more fully toward cloud-based health records storage. In the late […]

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CVS/Aetna Deal Would Change Care Delivery Model

06 December 2017

On December 3, CVS confirmed that it has agreed to buy Aetna for $69 billion.  The acquisition would change the health care delivery model by opening up 10,000 CVS pharmacies  to clinic locations.  Routine care,  oversight of chronic illnesses, lab monitoring and counseling could all be provided in a convenient, close to home setting. CVS […]

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SCL Health Adds New V.P. from the Cleveland Clinic

06 December 2017

SCL Health has announced the selection of Louis Capponi, MD to be its next vice president and chief medical informatics officer.  Dr. Capponi has spent the last three years in a similar position with  the Cleveland Clinic, where he was both CMIO and a practicing staff physician.   Prior to that, he served as chief medical […]

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Smartphone Relays Heart Monitor Data

06 December 2017

The University of Colorado Hospital is the first hospital in the west to offer a cardiac monitoring system  that connects an implanted chest monitor to a smart phone app.   Heart monitoring data is automatically collected and remotely relayed to the appropriate medical staff for review using the MyMerlin mobile app. The new technology is known […]

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Changes at the Top of Finance Department at Platte Valley Medical Center

06 December 2017

Sean Fadden is the new vice president of finance for Platte Valley Medical Center.  He will both oversee financial operations at the hospital as well as integrate PVMC with partner SCL Health.  Fadden has spent five years with SCL Health, most recently as manager of business analytics with the Enterprise Business Analytics team. Fadden replaces […]

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CMS Adds Three Rural Colorado Hospitals to Demonstration Program

29 November 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the list of hospitals to participate in the second phase of the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program.  The newly selected rural hospitals are Montrose Memorial Hospital in Montrose, Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco.  They join previously […]

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DaVita Expands Managed Care Division

29 November 2017

Denver-based DaVita has acquired one of the largest independent physician groups in the country with the purchase of Northwest Physicians Network.  The Tacoma, Washington-based IPA includes more than 1,000 primary-care and specialty-care physicians. The move significantly expands DaVita’s presence in the Pacific Northwest.  In March 2016, the company acquired the Everett Clinic in Everett, Washington.  […]

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The Future of CHIP in Colorado?

29 November 2017

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) has begun the process of informing families with Children’s Health Plan Plus (CHP+) enrollees that future funding for the program is in jeopardy.  The letter encourages families to research private alternatives to the publicly funded program. Federal funding for CHIP lapsed on September 30, when […]

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New West Physicians – Nationally Recognized

29 November 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recognized Golden-based New West Physicians as a “2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion”.  The honor was bestowed on 24 physician groups from around the country who through their care initiatives have reached blood pressure control rates of 70 percent or greater for their adult patients.   New […]

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