Community Health Systems may once again have a chance to acquire New Castle, Pennsylvania-based Jameson Health System.
Pittsburgh Business Times reports the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has raised antitrust concerns about the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's looming acquisition of Jameson and has recommended Jameson solicit bids from other health care systems.
Franklin-based CHS approached Jameson in April 2014 about an acquisition, with the effort eventually failing to materialize.
The Times reports Brentwood-based Duke LifePoint Healthcare might be interested in attempting to acquire Jameson, too.
In addition, Highmark’s Allegheny Health Network might bid.
Medhost has announced Jitin Asnaani will present the keynote address at the Franklin IT company's The Nashville Experience conference to be held next month.
Asnaani is the executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance and will cover data exchanges and interoperability in his address. He joins additional presenters Dr. Farzad Mostashari and Nicholas Webb, who will present "The State of Healthcare." Additionally, Steve Blumenthal of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis will present a panel on patient record access.
"The healthcare Industry is facing distinct challenges with key operational, clinical and regulatory needs as it moves to a new landscape driven by population health and digital connectivity," Bill Anderson, Medhost chairman and CEO, said in a release. "To convert these challenges into opportunities, not only do we need to learn from leaders with a strong vision for the future but also bring forward-looking peers together to join forces. The Nashville Experience will provide a perfect venue for this collaboration and learning from the best in a highly-interactive environment."
Medhost's conference will be held at the Music City Center on Sept. 16.
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