Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mayo Clinic ‘AI factory’ has dozens of projects underway

    Mayo Clinic launched an artificial intelligence factory in September, and now it has about 60 projects underway, according to a May 18 article by The Wall Street Journal.
  2. CDC's second-in-command to retire

    Anne Schuchat, MD, principal deputy director of the CDC, plans to leave her role later this year, the agency confirmed to Politico May 17.
  3. 1 in 5 AdventHealth patients surveyed believe COVID-19 myths — Here's the system's response

    "Only older adults and people with preexisting conditions are at risk of infections and complications from COVID-19." "You can contract COVID-19 from the vaccine." "The vaccines cannot be trusted." At least 20 percent of patients who responded to a survey from Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth strongly agree or agree with these three statements.

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  1. 1st commission on global heart disease among women shares report: 4 notes

    The first commission focused on the burden of cardiovascular disease in women aims to improve the outcomes of women with heart disease by 2030, according to a report published May 17 in The Lancet. 
  2. NYC Health + Hospitals stops using 2 race-based clinical assessments

    NYC Health + Hospitals will no longer perform two common diagnostic tests that use race-based calculations, the New York City-based health system said May 17. 
  3. How drugmakers are reaching unvaccinated Americans through TV, social media

    Moderna, Pfizer, Regeneron and Eli Lilly are using television, radio and social media ads to promote COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, although they don't mention their products by name, The Wall Street Journal reported May 16.
  4. Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage spotlight: 5 thoughts on leadership from Asian American healthcare leaders

    In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Becker's Hospital Review asked Asian American leaders in the healthcare industry to share their insights on leadership.

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  1. St. Luke's University Health Network's journey to a new clinical communication and collaboration platform — insights and lessons learned

    Transforming clinical communications represents a significant change for healthcare organizations. A successful journey is composed of many small wins.
  2. Advocate Aurora sees net income grow to $351M, gets no relief aid in Q1

    Advocate Aurora Health saw its operating income and revenue increase in the first quarter of 2021, according to financial documents released May 17. 
  3. CHS has sued 19,000 patients for unpaid bills amid the pandemic

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has filed at least 19,000 lawsuits against patients to collect unpaid bills since March 2020, CNN reported May 17. 
  4. 14 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are 14 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 

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  1. Aetna investigating potential 'waste, abuse and fraud' at Cook Children's amid life support controversy

    As debate over the cost of providing life support for a 2-year-old intensifies, Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Children's said third-party administrator Aetna's Special Investigative Unit has launched a review, reports The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  2. The 7 states where COVID-19 hospitalizations are still rising: NYT

    Nationally, COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined 18 percent in the last two weeks, reports The New York Times. However, virus-related hospitalizations are still rising in some states.
  3. Baylor Scott & White employees to get $500 appreciation bonuses

    Baylor Scott & White Health said it's giving a $500 bonus to employees in gratitude for their work the last 14 months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. 745K heart disease, stroke deaths tied to working long hours, WHO says

    In 2016, 745,000 stroke and ischemic heart disease deaths were tied to working at least 55 hours per week, a 29 percent jump since 2000, according to global estimates published May 17 in Environment International.
  5. Christ Hospital Health Network removes 'interim' from CEO's title

    Deborah Hayes, MSN, RN, has been named president and CEO of Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati, the organization said May 17. 
  6. Biden rescinds executive order on healthcare rule for green card applicants

    President Joe Biden revoked an executive order that would have required green card applicants to prove that they have health insurance or enough money to cover healthcare costs before coming to the U.S., according to The Wall Street Journal.
  7. Hospitals saw increases in violence, racism toward staff amid pandemic — 3 ways to halt bad behavior

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, front-line hospital staff have been dealing with the brunt of patients and visitors frustrated with new policies, such as wearing masks and new visitation policies. Cleveland Clinic's chief experience officer, Adrienne Boissy, MD and Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown University professor of management Christine Porath, PhD, shares three ways to minimize disruptive patient behavior in a May 14 report published in Harvard Business Review. 
  8. COVID-19 hospitalizations down 12.4% in US: 10 CDC findings

    The nation's seven-day average for new COVID-19 hospitalizations has been decreasing since April 19, according to the CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review, published May 14.
  9. The role of patient phenotyping in value-based care — 5 notes

    As the shift to value-based care accelerates, healthcare organizations are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence to help them improve patient outcomes and enhance provider efficiency. 

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