The 15 largest for-profit hospital operators; Indiana University seeks to merge 2 major hospitals;

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> Community Health Systems in Brentwood, Tennessee, ranks as the largest for-profit hospital operator by number of short-term acute care hospitals, according to a new ranking of the 15 largest for-profit operators by Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> Indiana University Health is seeking to merge University and Methodist hospitals into a single location, which would mean closing or converting one or both of the existing facilities, the Indianapolis Business Journal reports. Article

> A contract between several top New York City hospitals and the 1199SEIU union that gives members free, comprehensive health coverage is set to expire July 15, according to the New York Daily News. Article

Health IT News

> The global market for e-prescribing systems is expected to grow from $250.2 million in 2013 to $887.8 million by 2019, according to a report from Transparency Market Research. Article

> Information is power--and to that end, information governance is crucial for the healthcare industry, American Health Information Management Association CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon recently told Hospitals & Health Networks. Article

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