Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 9 recent payer-provider contract agreements, disputes

    These nine contract resolutions and dissolutions occurred between payers and providers since early September, beginning with the most recent:
  2. Atlantic Health System, Horizon say tying payments to outcomes lowered costs 5%

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey said their shared accountability program is working and has lowered costs by 5 percent in its first year. 
  3. Wearables pulse check: 13 updates from Apple, Amazon, Fitbit & more health IT players 

    The wearables market has made significant strides in healthcare over the past year, with giants such as Apple and Fitbit launching new studies and capabilities and Amazon and Cerner teaming up on a new EHR-integrated health tracking device.

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  1. Acella recalls thyroid drug for subpotency

    Acella Pharmaceuticals is recalling two lots of its thyroid drugs due to subpotency, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based drugmaker said Sept. 17. 
  2. Moderna to develop seasonal flu vaccine

    Moderna said Sept. 17 that it will begin developing a seasonal flu vaccine. 
  3. Pfizer releases COVID-19 vaccine trial protocol

    Pfizer released the protocol for its phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial Sept. 17, shortly after Moderna did the same, The New York Times reported. 
  4. Rush University Health System taps Leidos to deploy ED command center app

    Chicago-based Rush University Health System signed a two-year agreement with Leidos to develop and deploy an emergency department command center app, according to a Sept. 17 news release.
  1. AMA backs Senate bill that would remove Medicare's geographic, site restrictions on telehealth 

    The American Medical Association highlighted its support on Sept. 18 of the Senate's "Telehealth Modernization Act of 2020," which would permanently cut many of the regulatory restrictions that were provisionally lifted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Nearly 90,000 young Americans will receive cancer diagnosis this year, study projects

    An estimated 89,500 young Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020, and 9,270 will die, according to a study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 
  3. How Forbes' best employers are improving employee satisfaction

    Fireside chats, food and town hall meetings are among the ways hospitals and health systems have boosted employee satisfaction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Why big pharma uses celebrity spokespeople

    Tennis phenom Serena Williams and reality television star Khloe Kardashian are the latest celebrities to be tapped by drugmakers for pharmaceutical marketing campaigns, according to Insider.

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  1. 66% of healthcare data breaches caused by hackers, HHS data shows

    So far this year, healthcare organizations nationwide have reported to HHS a collective total of  about 13.7 million individuals being affected by data breaches.
  2. Bankruptcy trustee fires Missouri hospital's chief strategy officer

    Sonny Saggar, MD, the emergency room chief and chief strategy officer at St. Louis-based St. Alexius Hospital was fired Sept. 11, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.
  3. 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a patient suing a St. Louis-based health system over an employee email hack to a federal judge dismissing a false claims suit against a Chicago hospital, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  4. 8 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following leadership moves by women have been reported since Sept. 11:
  5. Amwell's metric for success and long-term vision: 'It's not a doc in the box in the cloud'

    Amwell debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 17 and experienced a 25 percent share price increase on its first day. Co-CEO Ido Schoenberg, MD, said virtual visits will be integrated into the future of healthcare, but expects the change to be slow. 
  6. After 'baptism by fire,' hospitals say they're better prepared to treat COVID-19 this fall

    Physicians and leaders at many U.S. hospitals say they are feeling better prepared to respond to a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases this fall, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  7. New York hospital rebrands as Lewis County Health System

    Loville, N.Y.-based Lewis County General Hospital has rebranded with a new name, logo and tagline, according to
  8. Vanderbilt appeals state's rejection of Murfreesboro hospital

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center is fighting the state's decision to reject its application to build a hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., according to The Murfreesboro Post.
  9. New Jersey physical therapist indicted in Medicaid scheme after federal raid of his home

    Agents from the FBI and the HHS Office of the Inspector General this week raided the home of a New Jersey physical therapist, hours before an indictment was unsealed and charges were filed against him, according to 

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