Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Physicians sue Mission over noncompetes

    Two North Carolina physicians who have accepted new roles within UNC Health Care's Pardee system are suing Mission Health Community Multispecialty Providers, alleging they were "threatened" with noncompete legal action, the Asheville Citizen Times reported Nov 29.
  2. These 17 digital health companies landed nearly $800M over the past month

    Despite a slowing market for digital health funding, investors — including health system venture capital arms — continue to pour money into promising ideas and solutions.
  3. Optum innovation arm opens digital health research center at Cornell

    Optum Labs, the innovation arm of UnitedHealth Group, has opened a digital health research hub at New York City-based Cornell University.

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  1. Viewpoint: Healthcare workers deserve to pursue mental care 'without fear of losing their license'

    To support the mental health and well-being of healthcare workers, states must ensure intrusive mental health questions are not part of licensure and credentialing applications, experts argue in an article published Nov. 29 by U.S. News & World Report.   
  2. Most physicians question NPs' care decisions, survey finds

    Nearly 80 percent of physicians say they occasionally or regularly question a nurse practitioner's treatment decisions, according to Medscape's Evolving Scope of Practice Report published Nov. 29.
  3. Mayo Clinic vs. Banner vs. SSM Health: How 3 health systems' finances compare in Q3

    Rochester,Minn.-based Mayo Clinic reported a strong third-quarter operating margin despite widespread challenges, while Banner Health and SSM Health posted operating losses that were due in part to staff shortages, inflation, and increased labor and supply costs.
  4. Americans are curbing health spending as inflation rises. Here's how employers can help

    Americans' health can be negatively affected by redirecting financial resources — a symptom of inflation that is on the rise, according to a Nov. 29 Harvard Business Review article. 

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  1. The effect of AI on medical imaging: 3 updates

    Artificial intelligence has had a massive effect on the medical imaging industry. While radiologists have not been replaced by the algorithm, they are learning to adopt these new tools at scale, and it is changing the way imaging is done. VentureBeat reported on three recent AI imaging updates Nov. 28. 
  2. New Amazon Omics service being used by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Amazon has launched a new genomics service that is already being used by such organizations as Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  3. Viewpoint: Physicians should complete competency assessments as they age

    Given the crucial nature of their work, Sandeep Jauhar, MD, PhD, believes physicians should undergo periodic competency assessments after age 65. 
  4. Vizient to grab gloves from Ochsner Health's supply company

    Ochsner Health's medical supply company, SafeSource Direct, will provide chemo-rated nitrile gloves to Vizient, a healthcare consulting company. 

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  1. Bayfront Health plans 'institute square' featuring specialty centers

    St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Bayfront Health is planning a cluster of specialty healthcare facilities on its St. Petersburg hospital campus, the St. Pete Catalyst reported Nov. 28. 
  2. Construction on $1.9B Ohio hospital resumes after repairs to cracked column

    Construction on Columbus, Ohio-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's $1.9 billion hospital tower resumed Nov. 28 after a crack was found Nov. 23, Construction Dive reported.
  3. Cleveland Clinic expands global network of in-country representatives

    Cleveland Clinic now has five new in-country representatives to assist patients worldwide with their care journey, including help with questions and appointment scheduling.
  4. UNC Southeastern reveals $75M loss in 'difficult' year

    UNC Health Southeastern, which fully completed its transition under the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health umbrella during fiscal year 2022, reported a $74 million loss for the period ending June 30, admitting the year had been "difficult" as it struggled to recover from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. Kettering Health to offer virtual breastfeeding support through partnership

    Nest Collaborative, a virtual breastfeeding support platform, has partnered with Kettering (Ohio) Health to provide telehealth breastfeeding support to patients giving birth at the system's maternity centers. 
  6. 8 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From MetroHealth's fired CEO suing over alleged open meetings law violations, to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs settling disability discrimination violations, here are eight hospital lawsuits and settlements Becker's has reported on since Nov. 8: 
  7. Louisiana hospital taps CareCloud for revenue cycle management

    Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals West Monroe (La.) has selected digital revenue company CareCloud to handle its revenue cycle management services.
  8. Patients are disappointed with their digital experiences: 4 things to know

    Health systems are increasing their investment in digital care tools, yet 61 percent of patients skipped their medical appointments due to unsatisfactory experiences with digital technology, MM+M reported Nov. 28.  
  9. 3 highly used clinical algorithms that contain racial bias

    A coalition, created by New York City, has identified three highly used healthcare algorithms that contain racial bias, Politico reported Nov. 28. 

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