Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Michigan pursues Eli Lilly probe over insulin costs

    Michigan is seeking court approval to investigate Eli Lilly over its insulin prices, Attorney General Dana Nessel said Jan. 26.
  2. Houston company to develop 5-layer COVID-19 mask for kids

    Houston-based respirator manufacturer Aegle plans to develop a five-layer children’s mask to protect against the transmission of COVID-19, other airborne particles and pollution from wildfires, the company said Jan. 27. 
  3. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics names interim CEO

    Kimberly Hunter, DNP, RN, will serve as interim CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics beginning March 1.
  1. 8 of the most popular TikTok physicians

    Healthcare professionals have begun to call TikTok home. From giving out health advice to battling health misinformation, the platform has given physicians a place to connect with patients in a different way, MM+M reported Jan. 27.
  2. Cleveland Clinic exceeds $2B fundraising goal

    Cleveland Clinic surpassed its $2 billion fundraising goal — accumulating more than $2.6 billion — which it set 10 years ago.
  3. Former Dallas Cowboys owner's family donates $7.5M to Children's Health

    Dallas-based Children's Health received a $7.5 million gift from Bright Industries, led by the family of late Dallas Cowboys owner Harvey Roberts "Bum" Bright, to go toward the new emergency department at Children's Medical Center Plano. 
  4. 10 recent payer exec moves

    From the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association finding its top-level information security officer to Colorado Access making history with its new president and CEO — the first woman and person of color to hold the position — here are 10 recent payer executive moves:

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  1. Dr. Jeremiah Stamler, preventive cardiology pioneer, dies at 102

    Jeremiah Stamler, MD, known as the father of preventive cardiology, died at his New York home on Jan. 26. He was 102.
  2. 10 top medication safety concerns from 2021

    Medication safety plays a critical role in patient safety, so it's imperative hospitals know which common errors to avoid. Here are the top 10 medication safety concerns from 2021, according to a report released Jan. 27 by the Institute of Safe Medication Practices.
  3. A year later, 75% of COVID-19 ICU patients report physical symptoms

    A year after COVID-19 patients left intensive care, almost 75 percent reported lingering physical symptoms, more than 26 percent reported mental symptoms and more than 16 percent had cognitive symptoms, according to a study published Jan. 24 by JAMA Network.
  4. Oregon health officials report COVID-19 outbreak at state hospital

    The Oregon Health Authority reported a COVID-19 outbreak affecting 18 employees at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria in its latest weekly surveillance summary published Jan. 26. 

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  1. CDC reminds pharmacies of vaccine guidelines for immunocompromised

    The CDC on Jan. 26 held a conference call with pharmacists to remind them that moderately and severely immunocompromised adults are eligible for a fourth COVID-19 shot, Kaiser Health News reported. 
  2. MyMichigan Health taps chief strategy officer

    Sunita Vadakath, MD, has been appointed senior vice president and chief strategy officer for MyMichigan Health.
  3. Record 14.5 million Americans signed up for health insurance under ACA

    A record-setting 14.5 million Americans signed up for health coverage since open enrollment began Nov. 1. 
  4. Cigna discussed potential acquisition with Centene in late 2021

    Cigna discussed a potential acquisition of Centene in the final months of 2021, but nothing has come of the preliminary conversations, according to a Jan. 26 Bloomberg report. 
  5. Montana governor asks Biden administration for flexibility on vaccination mandate for rural hospitals

    Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte and two Republican lawmakers for his state are urging the Biden administration to allow exemptions for rural hospitals to the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers.
  6. Pharmacist gets 5-year sentence in $180M healthcare fraud scheme

    A Mississippi pharmacist was sentenced to five years in prison Jan. 26 for his role in a $180 million healthcare fraud scheme, according to the Justice Department. 
  7. Moderna launches omicron-specific booster trial

    Moderna has enrolled and dosed its first participant in a phase 2 trial testing a COVID-19 booster shot that targets omicron, the drugmaker said Jan. 26. 
  8. 10 systems seeking supply chain talent 

    Ten health systems have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  9. CMS makes nursing home staffing data available for 1st time 

    CMS will begin posting staff turnover rates and weekend staff levels for nursing homes on its Care Compare website, it said Jan. 26.

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