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Written on Mar 29, 2022

Cleveland Clinic expands into Europe with opening of private London hospital near Buckingham Palace
Marking the latest step in its international expansion, Cleveland Clinic has opened a new, private 184-bed hospital in London. The hospital will provide care to eligible members covered through all major domestic and international insurers, self-pay and embassy-sponsored patients, according to executives.

VA asks for 22% increase in spending on medical care as part of record $301 billion budget
The White House is requesting an 11% boost to the Department of Veterans Affairs budget for 2023. The $301 billion proposal marks the first time the VA's budget would exceed $300 billion and moves the department second only to the Defense Department in discretionary spending.

From traveling nurses to agency staff, providers need to adapt to meet new generation’s needs
There has been a fundamental shift in the way people – including healthcare workers – want to work: on their schedule, their time and when it suits them. That doesn’t mean that standards of care must suffer, though. There is a way to deliver quality care with a more flexible work environment.

More than 4 in 10 family physicians faced a malpractice lawsuit in 2021
Slightly more than 40% of family physicians were named in a malpractice lawsuit in 2021, and, while that number is significant, it's an eight percentage-point decrease from two years prior, according to new data published by Medscape.

Tech Corner - How to prepare for cyberattacks at a time of heightened threat
Fears of a cyberoffensive accompanying the Russian invasion of Ukraine have yet to pan out, but that doesn't mean the danger has passed. In a Q&A, cybersecurity expert Allison Davis Ward, CPA, assesses the cyberthreat landscape and describes what fellow accountants should do to protect their firms, companies and clients.