Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. The housing crisis strands many with disabilities in nursing homes. A lawsuit wants to change that.

    A federal class-action lawsuit intends to highlight and rectify how people with disabilities are being housed in nursing homes without proper resources or plans to transition them to appropriate settings, radio station GBH News reported Jan. 26.
  2. Louisiana university appoints new nursing dean

    Thibodaux, La.-based Nicholls State University named Raquel Engolio, EdD, RN, dean of nursing.
  3. Former Oracle exec to lead digital health efforts at the FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration has tapped former Oracle Senior Vice President Troy Tazbaz as its director of digital health.

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  1. 6 organizations launching nursing programs

    Here are six organizations opening or expanding nursing programs: 
  2. Women and Infants Hospital taps chief medical officer

    Providence, R.I.-based Women & Infants Hospital tapped Dr. Nejat Zeyneloglu as its chief medical officer.
  3. What Oracle Cerner did in January

    From U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs EHR updates to new genomics and kidney diagnostic tools, here is what Oracle Cerner did in January.
  4. Cleveland Clinic implements 'code sepsis' protocol to rapidly assess, treat patients

    Throughout Cleveland Clinic's healthcare system, a protocol known as "code sepsis" allows physicians to diagnose and treat the infection before it becomes life threatening. The hospital's standardized sepsis response is carried out by a Sepsis Emergency Response Team at the bedside. 

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  1. Oracle Cerner looks to create a modernized healthcare ecosystem in 2023

    Coming off of its $28.4 billion acquisition from Oracle, Cerner is looking to create the "world's first truly modern healthcare ecosystem," Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of Oracle Global Industries, told Becker's. 
  2. Meditech in the last 30 days

    From new partnerships with health systems to a new integrated clinical tool, here are six updates on Meditech's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in January.
  3. CMS updates Medicare cost report for hospitals

    CMS has made several changes to the Medicare cost report for hospitals that include uncompensated care, Medicare disproportionate share hospital, bad debt and graduate medical education, according to legal news website JDSupra.
  4. Tower Health names new CFO, hires advisory firm

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health has named Mike Eesley as its new CFO, effective immediately. The healthcare system has also retained advisory firm Houlihan Lokey to "strengthen the system's financial structure."

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  1. 'Difficult patient' flag leads to treatment disparities, researchers say

    Behavioral flags in electronic health records are designed to to help prevent violence against clinicians, but the flags might also prevent some patients from receiving full care, according to a recent study.
  2. Utah 1st state to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth

    Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed legislation Jan. 28 that prohibits transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming healthcare.
  3. Peterson Health shows operating improvement at end of 2022

    Kerrville, Texas-based Peterson Health showed some positive signs of operating revenue outpacing expenses at the end of 2022 even as its half-year operating performance was in negative territory. 
  4. Humira's $114B monopoly to fall in February: 4 notes

    Humira, AbbVie's anti-inflammatory drug that has dozens of patents and $114 billion in U.S. sales, has a tight grasp on its market. That's soon to change, The New York Times reported Jan. 28. 
  5. 9 diseases with pandemic potential: WHO

    Behind the scenes at the World Health Organization, epidemiologists track a list of the most important infectious diseases to keep tabs on. The list is of utmost importance — particularly in an age where a global pandemic has already occurred. This is why in November, the WHO recruited300 scientists to help identify the most infectious pathogens to update the list, which previously had not been revised since 2018.
  6. 37% of nurses in degree scheme passed NCLEX, feds say

    More than one-third of aspiring nurses who allegedly purchased phony degrees to bypass coursework and training required to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination passed the test, The New York Times reported Jan. 27.  
  7. CMS' drug negotiation program could save $26B over 3 years, study finds

    CMS' Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program will likely save the federal government billions of dollars, according to a study published Jan. 27 in JAMA Health Forum.
  8. 4 health system collaborations with Big Tech

    Hospitals and health systems have been looking to Big Tech for partnerships that will help them improve their EHR and administrative operations and find innovative care solutions.
  9. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

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