Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 9 most active private equity firms in health IT

    Private equity deals for health IT companies were down more than half in the second quarter of 2023 compared to a year earlier, according to PitchBook.
  2. The condition behind 10.8M 'avoidable' deaths a year

    The World Health Organization on Sept. 19 published its first-ever report on high blood pressure — a condition behind 10.8 million avoidable deaths every year, according to the report. 
  3. FDA raises safety issue in generic organ anti-rejection drug

    The FDA reduced its therapeutic equivalence rating in Accord Healthcare's tacrolimus oral capsules because of safety concerns, but the generic's approval remains, the agency said Sept. 19. 

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  1. Bausch Health CFO resigns

    Tom Vadaketh, executive vice president and CFO of pharmaceutical company Bausch Health Cos., has resigned from his role and will be leaving the company effective Oct. 13.
  2. AHA, AMA urge appeals court to uphold No Surprises Act ruling

    The American Hospital Association and American Medical Association are urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to uphold a lower court's ruling that invalidated a No Surprises Act final rule which they say favors insurers in the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process. 
  3. Nebraska health system taps Epic-based virtual care partner

    Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health is partnering with KeyCare, an Epic-based virtual care company, to provide remote care across its system.
  4. Indiana AG faces misconduct allegations in IU Health abortion case

    Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita faces a misconduct complaint for statements he made last year about the case of a 10-year-old patient's abortion and the physician who performed the procedure, according to media reports. 

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  1. 20 universities with the greatest salary impact

    Ivy League universities do offer graduates a bang for their buck, according to a new analysis from The Wall Street Journal and College Pulse. 
  2. $815M freestanding cancer center breaks ground in Chicago

    The University of Chicago Medicine broke ground on Chicago's first freestanding cancer care and research pavilion Sept. 19.
  3. 'I don't know if I could work anywhere else': Why nurses flock to California

    California has a significant edge when it comes to combating the nursing shortage. The state saw about 30,000 more registered nurses move in than out during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a Sept. 19 Los Angeles Times report. 
  4. Oracle revitalizes EHR

    Oracle unveiled new capabilities for its next-generation EHR Sept. 18 at the company's conference in Las Vegas.

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  1. 3 certifications The Joint Commission launched in 2023

    Since June, The Joint Commission has announced new certifications for hospitals in three areas: sustainable healthcare, memory care, and healthcare equity. 
  2. 14 RCM companies making exec moves

    Here are 14 revenue cycle management companies that have announced executive leadership changes in 2023:
  3. North Korea hacking group targeting healthcare

    HHS has warned that Lazarus Group, a North Korean state-sponsored hacking group, has been targeting U.S. healthcare by exploiting a vulnerability in ManageEngine products.
  4. Ochsner to integrate AI into Epic

    Louisiana-based Ochsner Health is piloting a program in which AI will be used to draft simple responses to patient messages it receives in its portal. 
  5. 9 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have recently been reported by Becker's:
  6. Viewpoint: The risks of patient codes of conduct

    More hospitals are turning to patient codes of conducts to protect healthcare workers amid a rise in rude and violent behavior. However, banning patients — especially those with behavioral health needs — who don't exhibit physical threats can pose a care quality concern, Lisa Morrise wrote in a Sept. 12 blog post for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. 
  7. Former Froedtert COO taking top post at NorthBay Health

    Mark Behl — former executive vice president and chief operating officer of Froedtert Health — has taken a new role as president and CEO of Fairfield, Calif.-based NorthBay Health. 
  8. Hospital price transparency fines in 10 numbers

    CMS is ramping up its crackdown on hospital price transparency violations, with 10 hospitals fined since July. 
  9. Leadership has its own retention problem

    Amid staffing shortages and dipping engagement levels, workforce retention is top-of-mind for many healthcare leaders. But oftentimes, the problem extends beyond frontline employees and into management — even C-suites. 

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