Johns Hopkins in Baltimore named one of the most innovative in the world; Functional stats predict risk of death in patients undergoing surgery;

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> Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is one of the most innovative hospitals in the world, according to a round up by published by EmpowerHER. Article

> The Atlantic takes an in-depth look at the evolution of alternative medicine and how doctors now use treatments like acupuncture and meditation as an integrated approach to care.  Article

> Information on functional stats--whether a person can carry out routine daily tasks independently--improves the ability to predict risk of death in patients undergoing surgery, according to a study in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia. Study abstract

Health Finance News

> In order to survive--and thrive--in today's evolving healthcare climate, a hospital CFO must move beyond the numbers and become a "business person," Peter Sheahan, founder of ChangeLabs, told attendees at this week's Healthcare Financial Management Association's annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Article

> Diane Watkins, vice president of revenue cycle for Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Missouri, discussed the challenges of informing patients about their upfront costs during her presentation on improving revenue cycle performance at this week's Healthcare Financial Management Administration's annual conference. Article

And Finally… Probably didn't get a good night's sleep. Article

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