Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Do quitters ever win? New business filings up 56%, Census Bureau data show

    Americans increasingly quit their jobs during the pandemic to become entrepreneurs and their own bosses, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 29.
  2. 9 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are nine hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs in the last week.
  3. Pfizer expects COVID-19 antiviral to work against omicron

    Pfizer is confident its COVID-19 antiviral pill, Paxlovid, will be effective against the new omicron variant, the drugmaker's CEO told CNBC Nov. 29. 

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  1. 3 states reporting high, moderate flu activity

    For the week ending Nov. 20, New Mexico reported high flu activity for the third week in a row, according to data from the CDC's FluView report published Nov. 29.
  2. Women hold only 15% of CEO roles in healthcare organizations

    Despite the massive, diverse patient pool for healthcare companies, only 15 percent of CEOs in the industry are women, a new study published Nov. 29 revealed.
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  4. 6 recent Big Tech partnerships in healthcare: Amazon, Google & more

    Six recent partnerships between healthcare organizations and Big Tech companies, including Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft: 
  1. 13 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are 13 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking CMOs in the last two weeks.
  2. Fee-for-service care could cost Medicaid $4.4T, UnitedHealth Group says

    Continuing to use fee-for-service care for Medicaid and dual-eligible recipients could cost the federal government upwards of $4.4 trillion over the next 10 years, according to a UnitedHealth Group report. 
  3. MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros to retire: 7 things to know

    Akram Boutros, MD, will retire as president and CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth System at the end of 2022 after more than eight years at the helm of the organization.
  4. 14 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are 14 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  1. Workers accuse Sparrow of anti-union stance

    Amid contract negotiations, the union representing about 2,200 workers at Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Hospital is alleging the hospital has repeatedly violated federal labor law.
  2. Mon Health to adopt plain language emergency alerts

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health System will be one of the first healthcare organizations in the state to transition from emergency codes to plain language alerts Dec. 1.
  3. UC Davis Health, Amazon launch cloud innovation center 

    UC Davis Health is looking to improve digital health innovation and equity through launching a cloud innovation center powered by Amazon Web Services, it announced Nov. 29.
  4. 'Vaccine' crowned as Merriam-Webster's 2021 word of the year

    Search trends played a factor in the selection of Merriam-Webster's 2021 Word of the Year: vaccine, the company said Nov. 29. 
  5. 6 recent studies on post-acute care 

    Recent studies on post-acute care have focused on quality of care in private-equity owned nursing homes, medical school residents' knowledge of nursing facilities and more. 
  6. Montana hospital hires new oncologist after terminating long-time physician

    Helena, Mont.-based St. Peter's Health named Elizabeth Bigger, MD, the system's new oncologist and hematologist, according to a Nov. 22 press release.
  7. Massachusetts hospital facing potential fine over closed beds amid nurses strike

    Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., is facing a potential fine if it does not either begin permanently closing inpatient behavioral health services that have been closed during a nurses strike, or immediately plan to reopen these services, according to a letter sent to the facility by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  8. Best Buy buys remote monitoring platform for $400M: 4 details on its healthcare plans 

    Best Buy closed its acquisition of remote care monitoring platform Current Health for about $400 million, company CEO Corie Barry said during its third-quarter earnings call Nov. 23. 
  9. Viewpoint: Why it's time to nix IT departments

    While IT departments are designed to oversee digital transformation, the idea of siloing staff with expertise in IT management into one separate division is the main force preventing companies from being innovative, according to Joe Peppard, PhD. 

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