Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Northern Light Health may grow to 10 hospitals

    Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health and Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, are one step closer to merging.
  2. Indiana hospital scales back services ahead of closure

    Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Ind., closed its emergency room March 15, and it will completely shut down in the coming weeks.
  3. 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a Maryland health system entering into a $35 million settlement to resolve kickback allegations to a physician receiving a seven-year prison sentence for his role in a false billing scheme, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

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  1. Flu activity still elevated: 6 things to know

    Flu activity remained elevated across the U.S. for the week ending March 16, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report.
  2. Ebola cases surge in Congo as case count nears 1K

      The Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing a surge in Ebola infections after several weeks of decline, reporting 55 cases in just six days, according to CIDRAP News.
  3. WHO unveils final recommendations for 2019-20 flu vaccine: 3 notes

    The World Health Organization finalized its recommendations for the composition of the 2019-20 flu vaccine March 21.
  4. Philadelphia nonprofit finds facility for nation's 1st supervised injection site

    The Philadelphia-based nonprofit Safehouse is in negotiations to secure a building for the nation's first supervised injection site, reports WHYY.

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  1. Cherokee Regional Medical Center appoints CEO: 5 notes

    Cherokee (Iowa) Regional Medical Center tapped Gary W. Jordan to serve as president and CEO, according to a Chronicle Times report.
  2. Mayo Clinic's $126.5M aids record investment year for Destination Medical Center

    Destination Medical Center in Rochester, Minn., received record investments in 2018 for the multibillion-dollar economic development initiative, according to the Post Bulletin.
  3. Microsoft, DNA analysis startup to develop algorithm to predict heart disease

    Microsoft Healthcare is teaming up with Spiral Genetics, a DNA analysis startup, to identify correlations between the human genome and heart disease characteristics, GeekWire reports.
  4. Health Quest, IBM partner on AI tech to boost clinical trial participation

    LaGrangeville, N.Y.-based Health Quest Systems will install IBM Watson Health's artificial intelligence-powered clinical trial matching system throughout its hospitals.

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  1. Snapchat pursues ad revenue from pharma companies

    Snap, parent company of photo-sharing, social media app Snapchat, is working to convince pharmaceutical companies to advertise products targeted for younger audiences on its social media platform, CNBC reports.
  2. 6 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Six recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives:
  3. 34 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.
  4. Nearly 40% of healthcare workers make errors when removing personal protective equipment

    Mistakes in putting on or taking off personal protective equipment open up healthcare workers to risk of contamination with multidrug-resistant organisms, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
  5. CEO of New Mexico's health insurance exchange out: 3 things to know

    The board of New Mexico's health insurance exchange voted to not extend CEO Cheryl Gardner's two-year contract March 15, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
  6. UnitedHealth paid employers $146M in rebates in 2017

    UnitedHealthcare, the health insurance arm of UnitedHealth Group, issued $146.2 million in rebates to large and small employers in 2017, according to the Star Tribune.
  7. 7 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes or affirmations occurred in the last week:
  8. 10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leadership

    Here are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking pharmacy leaders in the last week.
  9. House panel requests documents from Purdue Pharma

    The House Oversight Committee asked Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma to hand over several documents that may help uncover more about the Sacklers, the billionaire family that owns the company, according to STAT.

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