Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospitals target new organ donation guidelines in federal lawsuit

    Hospitals are suing the federal government over a new organ distribution policy, according to The Gazette.
  2. Keck Medicine launches heart institute

    Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of USC has launched a cardiac and vascular institute, bringing all of the academic medical center's cardiovascular care services under one roof.
  3. ChristianaCare, Highmark strike 10-year joint venture: 5 things to know

    Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare and Highmark Health announced a 10-year joint venture April 21. Here are five things to know:
  1. Think tank's opioid task force to include former surgeon general, former HHS secretary

    The Bipartisan Policy Center has launched an opioid task force to address drug addiction and overdose deaths in the U.S., the Washington, D.C.-based think tank said April 21.
  2. BCBS Association plans to halve racial disparities in maternal health in 5 years

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Association announced a five-year goal to reduce racial disparities in maternal health by 50 percent. The goal is part of the payer's National Health Equity Strategy, an initiative to expand healthcare access to disenfranchised populations.
  3. Advocacy groups to HHS: Fine drugmakers that deny 340B discounts

    Six healthcare organizations sent a letter to HHS April 20 urging the department to prevent drugmakers from refusing to give 340B drug discounts.
  4. Biden's pick to lead CMS on hold after billions in Texas Medicaid funding revoked

    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is holding up President Joe Biden's pick to lead CMS after the Biden administration revoked billions in Texas Medicaid funding, The Hill and Politico Pulse reported. 

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  1. US will run out of enthusiastic vaccine recipients soon, KFF predicts

    Most Americans enthusiastic about getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will receive their shots by mid-May, according to Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.
  2. J&J resumes EU vaccine rollout

    Johnson & Johnson said April 20 it is resuming its COVID-19 vaccine shipments to the European Union, Norway and Iceland.
  3. Anthem profit hits $1.7B in Q1

    Anthem recorded a higher profit in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 than the year prior, thanks in part to growth in its government businesses.
  4. Forbes' top 27 hospitals for diversity

    Twenty-seven hospitals made Forbes' list of the most diverse workplaces in the U.S., according to an April 20 Forbes report.
  1. COVID-19 virus doesn't infect brain, but damages it, study suggests

    A new analysis of brain autopsies from 41 COVID-19 patients suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 virus does not infect the brain, but can still cause significant neurological damage. 
  2. EHR usability gets 'F' grade from nurses: 5 study insights

    In terms of usability, nurses grade EHRs as an "F" rating and attribute them as a main cause of burnout, according to an April 19 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  
  3. Oscar Health launches technology business: 3 things to know

    Oscar Health now has a technology platform called +Oscar, the health insurance startup said April 20.
  4. 5 latest hospital credit rating downgrades

    The following five hospital and health system credit rating downgrades occurred in the past month. They are listed in alphabetical order. 
  5. Cerner, Athenahealth lose appeal, infringed on CliniComp's patent, court rules 

    EHR vendors Cerner and Athenahealth's appeal of a patent for CliniComp's healthcare management system failed to pass in the federal circuit's patent office April 20, according to court documents. 
  6. 6 healthcare companies hiring chief technology officers

    Below are six healthcare companies that posted job listings seeking chief technology officers in the last few weeks.
  7. Number of active physicians, by state

    California has the highest number of active physicians in the country, while Wyoming has the fewest, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data published April 20.
  8. What 5 states are driving 75% of new US COVID-19 cases?

    About 75 percent of all new COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S. last week were in Michigan, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, reports The Wall Street Journal.
  9. 18 highest-paid CEOs in healthcare

    The CEOs of Centene, HCA Healthcare and AbbVie are among the highest-paid chief executives of the largest U.S. companies, according to Equilar.

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