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Emory Healthcare’s president and chief executive, John T. Fox, soon will take the reins of Detroit’s Beaumont Health System, reports AJC.com.

Medicare's policy not to pay for the treatment of hospital-acquired infections appears to be making an impact, according to Medscape.   

The metropolitan area of Detroit soon will only have one independent hospital left, as Crittenton Hospital Medical Center has announced its intent to join Ascension Health Michigan and Mercy Memorial Hospital System has disclosed plans to join Promedica, a healthcare company serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, reports The Detroit News.  

The Department of Defense has yet to choose which bidder will take on its $11 EHR billion contract, but that has not stopped IBM and Epic from beginning preparations on their collaborative effort to overhaul the system, reports FCW.

Big news on the Meaningful Use Stage 3 front: The proposed rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget and will be published in the Federal Register upon review, reports Clinical Innovation + Technology.

Forbes has unveiled its annual list of the best-and-brighest in healthcare and science.

Harvard faculty are in an uproar over rising healthcare costs, even as the school's very own economists and health policy advisors had championed heathcare reform efforts, reports The New York Times. 

More public reporting on quality could help bring down hospital costs, according to a new Health Affairs study, reports Modern Healthcare.

Accenture Federal Services has won a five-year, $563 million contract to continue its work on Healthcare.gov, reports Clinical Innovation + Technology.

The good old days of "doctor knows best" are as good as gone, according to Eric Topol, renowned cardiologist at Scripps Translational Science Institute, in his new book, "The Patient Will See You Now."

A consumer group is filing a lawsuit alleging that Aetna discriminates against patients with H.I.V. when it requires these patients to obtain medications exclusively throughout its own mail-order pharmacy, reports The New York Times. 

Eighty-nine accountable care organizations will join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Medicare Shared Savings Program starting in 2015, reports Modern Healthcare.