Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Long COVID symptoms rare, but possible in breakthrough cases, small study suggests

    In rare instances, fully vaccinated people who experience breakthrough COVID-19 infections may develop prolonged symptoms, according to a small Israel-based study published July 28 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
  2. Steep fines for nursing homes could return under renewed federal policy

    CMS regulators may fine nursing homes that violate federal safety standards for each day they are out of compliance under a renewed penalty policy, The New York Times reported July 28. 
  3. MetroHealth, Case Western Reserve University extend affiliation through 2031

    The MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University extended their education and research affiliation for another decade, the Cleveland-based organizations said July 29.

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  1. More Florida hospitals postpone elective surgeries

    More Florida hospitals are postponing elective surgeries as COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state reach record highs.
  2. Amazon rakes in $113B in Q2 sales, cites HealthLake as source of growth

    Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Google all witnessed soaring profits in the latest quarter as the tech giants find new industries to dominate.
  3. Icahn School of Medicine wants up to 10 schools to try its antiracism model

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is launching a three-year project under which other schools can test its antiracism model for medical education, according to a July 29 news release.
  4. Could COVID-19 vaccine passports leak PHI?

    Most Americans (80 percent) are concerned that getting a COVID-19 vaccine digital passport would jeopardize the security of their personal health information, Fast Company reported July 29. 

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  1. Illinois hospital CEO to retire after 42 years in healthcare

    Bob Moore is retiring as CEO of Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, Ill.
  2. 9 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following leadership moves by women have been reported since July 22:
  3. How CHS, HCA, Tenet and UHS fared in Q2

    Four major for-profit hospital operators posted mixed results for the second quarter of 2021. 
  4. 10 numbers that show how gender gaps keep women out of the C-suite

    Even with initiatives to shrink the gap between male and female executives, women are still far behind. Here are 10 numbers that illustrate how gender gaps keep women out of the C-suite:
  1. 447,000 patients exposed after phishing attack on Florida practice

    Orlando (Fla.) Family Physicians began notifying 447,426 patients that it was the victim of a phishing attack on its employee email accounts.
  2. New Jersey to offer free at-home wellness checks in attempt to cut maternal deaths

    New Jersey — which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the U.S. — will establish a program letting new parents receive free at-home wellness checks from nurses, reports The New York Times.
  3. $100 cash incentive drives vaccinations at Louisiana hospital

    North Oaks Health System in Hammond, La., saw a major uptick in patients signing up to get a COVID-19 vaccine after offering a $100 cash incentive, The Advocate reported July 29. 
  4. U of Iowa Health Care to reward employees who lost pay during pandemic

    Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health Care said it is offering a one-time success-sharing payment to eligible employees in appreciation for their participation in various cost-saving initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. University Hospitals taps tech platform for hospital-at-home program 

    University Hospitals in Cleveland partnered with Edgility to provide the technology platform for its hospital-at-home offering, the companies said July 28. 
  6. Johns Hopkins, 4 others get $20M to lead research on hypertension health disparities

    The American Heart Association has awarded $20 million in grants to research teams at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and four other institutions to lead projects focused on preventing hypertension in communities of color. 
  7. Novant Health, Epic launching MyChart Bedside after 2-year trial

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health and Epic are launching MyChart Bedside at 12 hospitals to enable hospitalized patients to chat with their care team and give them insight into their care plan.
  8. As the need for CISOs increases in hospitals, so do their demands

    Before the flood of ransomware attacks, robocalls or data breaches, not all hospitals had chief information security officers. Now, these security executives are in high demand, and salaries are skyrocketing to attract candidates, according to a July 29 report by The Wall Street journal.
  9. Hacker gains access to UNC Health email account: 6 details

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health and Chapel Hill School of Medicine begin notifying patients that their data may be exposed in a data breach.

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