Week of October 2, 2017
Mergers and acquisitions are extremely challenging and even chaotic events. it is critical that everyone involved has a clear understanding of their role in the process. 

Data Reveals Trends in 2016 Hotel Transactions

In 2016, hotel transaction volume fell 41% from 2015, with only 356 property transactions recorded by STR.

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Do U.S. Hotels Need Metal Detectors?

In response to the recent mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, many people are arguing about whether hotels in the United States should have metal detectors at their entrances.

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Don't Be the Equifax of the Hotel Industry

The details coming out of the Equifax data breach show some shameful mistakes the hotel industry should learn from, especially as new technology comes out that would collect more data about guests.

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Las Vegas Mass Shooting Shows Once Again the Need for Emergency Rooms to Prepare for the Unimaginable

Las Vegas hospitals were overwhelmed Sunday night by the hundreds of victims from Sunday's mass shooting. One physician described it as a war zone and controlled chaos.

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Single-Payer System Is Better--But Not for Physician Income or Quality of Care, Survey Says

A small margin of physicians favor a single-payer health care system over a multiple-payer system (48% vs 45%)-even though most also predict that a single-payer system would reduce their income as well as lower quality of patient care.

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CDC:  5 Ways Hospitals Can Control Spread of Emerging Deadly Superbug Fungus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new recommendations to help hospitals prevent the spread of an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast that causes invasive infections and is transmitted in healthcare settings.

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Steal This Idea:  How Lucile Packard Children's CEO Christopher Dawes Optimized Hospital Design to Reduce Clinician Stress

In 2008, Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, proposed a new vision for the hospital's future - costing upwards of $1.2 billion, a 520,000-square-foot medical facility that aims to be the most technologically-advanced hospital for children and expectant mothers.

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The Similarities Between Gen Z and Millennials--Are You Prepared?

Just when you thought you had figured out the Millennials in your organization, a new generation is knocking at your door. Generation Z is the post-Millennial generation and is loosely defined as those born after 1998.

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Study:  68% of HR Managers See Identity Theft Protection as a Vital Benefit

Identity theft coverage stands out from other benefits offerings because of the critical need to shield employees' personal and financial information from cyber theft.

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Eliminate Bias and Improve HR Operations

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing, and according to a report by Accenture, it is expected to double economic growth by 2035 with its integration.

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