Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Viewpoint: Resilience stems from hospitals' commitment to safety

    True organizational resilience starts with hospitals' commitment to patient safety and high reliability, Press Ganey's Chief Safety and Transformation Officer Tejal Gandhi, MD, wrote in an opinion piece published March 29 in Medpage Today. 
  2. Smidt Heart Institute study uncovers why the heart's shape matters

    Researchers at Los Angeles-based Smidt Heart Institute found the shape of a patient's heart can indicate risk of disease.
  3. Kaiser lays out public health agenda

    Kaiser Permanente is aiming to strengthen the nation's public health system through three new initiatives, the Oakland, Calif.-based system said March 29. 
  1. Ex-Nurse who stole fentanyl from 2 Kansas hospitals gets 1 year in prison

    Former nurse Faith Naccarato was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for stealing fentanyl from two Kansas hospitals where she previously worked.
  2. Arizona nixes physician prescription requirement for birth control

    Arizona passed a bill which allows pharmacists to dispense birth control with non-patient specific orders, the Observer Today reported March 30.
  3. A bubble burst? Nearly $400M in digital health funding in past month

    Despite assertions by some that the digital health bubble has popped, startups in the industry continue to garner healthy funding rounds.
  4. 8 hospitals, health systems shrinking, restructuring leadership teams

    At least eight hospitals and health systems announced changes to executive ranks and administration teams in March. 

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  1. Health tech company CoverMyMeds to lay off 815 employees

    Health tech company CoverMyMeds plans to let go of 815 employees and close one of its offices, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported.
  2. Epic to use Microsoft's Open AI in EHRs

    Epic said it will use Nuance Communications' Dragon Ambient Experience Express, a clinical documentation application that uses OpenAI's newest model, GPT-4, in its EHRs. 
  3. Iowa governor throws rural hospitals a lifeline

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds took action March 28 to help rural healthcare facilities stay afloat during challenging economic times.
  4. PE firm inks 11-hospital deal for $859M

    Australian private equity firm HMC Capital has inked a $859 million deal to acquire 11 U.S. hospital properties from Birmingham, Ala.-based Medical Properties Trust, the Financial Review reported March 29.

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  1. Novant lays off 50, including executives

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health has laid off about 50 workers, including multiple C-level executives, the health system confirmed to Becker's March 29. 
  2. Cleveland Clinic London appoints physician as president

    Cleveland Clinic London, which opened in March 2022, has appointed Robert Lorenz, MD, as president. He will assume the role June 1. 
  3. Penn Medicine affiliate lays off less than 1% of workforce amid financial struggles

    Penn Medicine Lancaster (Pa.) General Health has eliminated fewer than 65 jobs, or less than 1 percent of its workforce of about 9,700, the health system confirmed to Becker's. 
  4. OU Health halts 401(k) contributions, adjusts paid time off

    Oklahoma City-based OU Health is stopping its contributions to employee retirement plans and adjusting paid vacation allowances in a bid to cut costs, management told investors March 29.
  5. Nurse, 7 officers charged in death of man who refused blood draw

    A nurse and seven California Highway Patrol officers have been charged with involuntary manslaughter after the death of a man who was court ordered to have a blood draw in 2020, NBC News reported March 29.
  6. Nurses are 'change agents': Let them use their 'innovation intelligence' to solve problems, keep nurses from leaving

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' Clinical Scene Investigator Academy has provided more than a 600 percent return on investment; the 97 participating hospitals realized a fiscal savings of $84.2 million, Marian Altman, PhD, RN, clinical practice specialist and supervisor of the AACN's CSI Academy, told Becker's.
  7. COVID-19 national emergency could end sooner than May

    The Senate passed a resolution March 29 that would expedite the end of the COVID-19 national emergency from its planned May 11 deadline to immediately upon the signature of the president, and President Joe Biden has reportedly indicated he will sign it.  
  8. Oregon lawmakers look to regulate how hospitals discharge homeless patients

    Oregon lawmakers are considering new measures to regulate how hospitals discharge homeless patients after 34-year-old Melissa Blake died of hypothermia after she left Salem (Ore.) Health Hospital, local news outlet KATU reported March 29.
  9. Centura hospital illegally withheld pay from nurses: Judge

    Longmont (Colo.) United Hospital, part of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health, illegally held back pay and benefit increases to unionized nurses amid their representation election appeal, a National Labor Relations Board judge found, according to Bloomberg Law and Law360.

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