Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mercy Health consolidates open-heart surgery to 2 Ohio hospitals

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health is consolidating its open-heart surgery program to two Ohio hospitals starting mid-2023.
  2. Patient deaths could overshadow Alzheimer's drug trial results

    Eisai said lecanemab, its Alzheimer's drug candidate that Biogen is co-marketing, did not cause trial participants to hemorrhage and die. 
  3. Ascension nurses in Michigan consider strike authorization vote

    Members of the Michigan Nurses Association at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo said they intend to hold a strike authorization vote unless a tentative agreement for a new contract is reached soon.

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  1. UC Berkeley 'conflict lab' trains leaders to clash with grace

    The University of California Berkeley's business school is launching a course to help students get comfortable with uncomfortable conversations. Its creators call it the "conflict lab," The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 28. 
  2. Allegheny Health reports 2nd straight loss as staffing costs soar

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network reported a second straight loss for the nine month period ending Sept. 30 as labor cost problems persisted and investment income was down.
  3. More pain, no gain for hospitals' operating margins

    Hospitals are nearing the end of an exceptionally difficult year for finances with a slight downturn to their operating margins and smaller likelihood of ending the year in the black. 
  4. The ins and outs of charges for MyChart messages

    While hospitals and health systems have garnered attention lately for announcing they would charge patients up to $50 for certain MyChart messages, the rule that allowed them to do so was rolled out in 2020.

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  1. 4 nurses making headlines on and off the job

    Here are four nurses who have made headlines for their leadership efforts on and off the job since Nov. 9: 
  2. 8 health systems switching to a new EHR system

    Here are eight health systems that went live or announced plans to go live with a new EHR system in November:
  3. HCA Houston hospital appoints Angelle Rhemann chief nursing officer

    HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball appointed Angelle Rhemann, DNP, APRN, chief nursing officer, Community Impact reported Nov. 29.
  4. Cleveland Clinic's net losses reach $1.5B so far in 2022

    Cleveland Clinic has reported a more than $1 billion loss for the first nine months of 2022 as salaries increase and inflationary pressures mount.

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  1. Philips launches AI informatics platform

    Philips has introduced a new visualization workspace, which includes a cardiac MR suite with workflow and user interface, artificial intelligence-powered Alberta stroke program early CT (ASPECT) scoring, and enhanced CT liver analysis applications.
  2. Pediatric bed occupancy by state

    Idaho has the highest pediatric hospital bed occupancy rate of any state in the U.S., according to an NBC News analysis of HHS data.
  3. AHA urges Congress to act on PAYGO sequester cuts, prevent $38B Medicare blow

    The American Hospital Association was one of seven national healthcare organizations that wrote a Nov. 30 letter to Congress asking to stop the 4 percent statutory Pay-As-You-Go sequester from taking effect in January.
  4. HHS proposes 5 fixes to 340B dispute rules

    HHS wants to adjust how disputes about overcharging, duplicate discounts and diversions part of the 340B program are handled, according to a notice posted on the American Hospital Association's website. 
  5. Civica's 2023 plans: Full steam ahead on Virginia plant, insulins

    Civica Rx, a 4-year-old, hospital-owned pharmaceutical company, is eyeing big plans for 2023, its president and CEO told Becker's. 
  6. Consultant hired to fix Montana's troubled state hospital gets contract increased by millions

    Montana has increased the contract for a private consulting group that is overseeing the troubled Montana State Hospital and other facilities, the Montana Free Press reported Nov. 29
  7. UPMC moves to arbitration over Facebook tracking lawsuit

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is going to arbitration over a lawsuit claiming the health system shared patient data with Facebook.
  8. NYC will involuntarily hospitalize people with mental illnesses

    New York City Mayor Eric Adams issued a directive Nov. 29 telling police and emergency medical workers to involuntarily hospitalize people with severe mental illnesses who are unable to care for themselves and are a danger to themselves.
  9. Oracle Cerner ordered to stand trial in brain damage lawsuit

    A U.S. appeals court has ordered Oracle Cerner to stand trial in a lawsuit accusing the company's software of causing a patient's brain damage.

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