Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Report: DEA probes telehealth provider's prescribing practices

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has allegedly opened an investigation into ADHD telehealth provider Done, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 15. 
  2. 2022 the most financially difficult year for hospitals, health systems since start of pandemic

    A new analysis from management consulting firm Kaufman, Hall & Associates indicates hospitals and health systems continue to face intense pressure on staff and resources while also dealing with rising expenses for supplies, drugs and equipment, and the workforce, according to a Sept. 15 special bulletin from the American Hospital Association.
  3. Calls for caps of medical costs increasing

    The Health Policy Commission, Massachusetts' health cost watchdog, is calling on state lawmakers to establish price caps for the highest-priced providers, Bloomberg reported Sept. 13. 

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  1. Trinity Health collaborates with Orexo for digital mental health treatment

    Minot, N.D.-based Trinity Health is collaborating with pharma company Orexo to provide digital treatment for its patients in northwestern North Dakota and eastern Montana dealing with depression and excessive drinking.
  2. RWJBarnabas Health opens innovation center to study promising digital health tools

    New Brunswick, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have opened a Center for Innovation that will focus initially on digital health and cardiovascular disease.
  3. Missouri hospital opens neonatal ICU

    Kansas City, Mo.-based University Health opened a new neonatal intensive care unit Sept. 13, ABC affiliate KMBC reported Sept. 14. 
  4. Mercy hospital names Mike Mudd COO

    Rogers-based Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas tapped Mike Mudd for COO. 

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  1. Cone Health names Deno Adkins senior VP

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health has named Deno Adkins senior vice president of ambulatory and consumer services. 
  2. Twilio, cloud company that works with Epic EHR, lays off 11% of staff

    Twilio, a cloud communications company that has integrated a telehealth platform into Epic EHRs, has let go of 11 percent of its staff, its chief executive said in a Sept. 14 Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
  3. Implementing solutions physicians deserve for mental health and wellbeing

    In commemoration of National Physicians Suicide Awareness Day, The Physicians Foundation, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation, and #FirstRespondersFirst collaborated to raise awareness and promote fundamental changes in how society views physician mental health and burnout rates, according to a Sept. 15 news release.
  4. 10 latest hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From a hospital in Washington, D.C., facing an executive's retaliation case to a St. Louis-based health system settling a wage lawsuit, here are the latest hospital lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 

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  1. UNC Health taps Dr. Nicole Mushonga to lead health equity efforts

    Nicole Mushonga, MD, was selected as system executive director for health equity at Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health.
  2. $1.5T innovation opportunity could be silver lining in healthcare uncertainty

    Endemic COVID-19, labor shortages and inflation could drive the national health expenditure up $600 billion through 2027 — but confronting shortcomings through infrastructural innovation could generate $1.5 trillion in that same time period, according to research from McKinsey & Company. 
  3. Physician burnout is a patient safety hazard, study suggests 

    Physician burnout is associated with a reduction in care quality, a Sept. 14 study published in The BMJ found.
  4. LA voters may decide fate of $25/hour healthcare worker minimum wage hike

    A Los Angeles city ordinance that established a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private healthcare facilities could be placed before voters to decide, the Los Angeles Times reported Sept. 14.
  5. OSF Healthcare: Innovation hubs starting to take off

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare's innovation hubs are starting to bear fruit.
  6. FDA's user fee program up for reauthorization amid concerns about industry influence

    Lawmakers will debate the FDA's $3 billion budget and the pharmaceutical industry's influence on agency funding Sept. 30, according to The New York Times. 
  7. Sept. 17 is World Patient Safety Day: 3 things to know

    Medication safety is the core focus of the World Health Organization's 2022 World Patient Safety Day, held annually on Sept. 17. 
  8. What telehealth flexibilities Congress is looking to extend

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers are looking to expand the availability of telehealth, which includes telehealth for Medicare patients and access to virtual opioid use disorder treatments, Politico reported Sept. 14. 
  9. Police arrest Texas physician accused of tampering with IV bags

    Police on Sept. 14 arrested a Dallas anesthesiologist on a federal warrant as authorities investigate whether the physician tampered with IV bags at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas, leading to a colleague's death and patient complications, according to ABC affiliate WFAA. 

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