Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. MemorialCare VC arm: 8 things to know

    MemorialCare Innovation Fund, the venture capital arm of Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare, invests in privately held early-to-mid-stage companies focused on health IT, healthcare services and medical device innovations and partners with emerging firms with proven management teams.
  2. Babylon, Fitbit to provide health monitoring for members

    Digital health company Babylon is teaming up with Google's Fitbit to provide Fitbit wearable devices to a subset of members for care coordination and proactive health management.
  3. 3 health systems choosing Meditech EHRs

    Below are three health systems that have implemented or announced plans to implement an EHR system from Meditech:

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  1. New Jersey health system launches new website

    Newark, N.J.-based University Hospital has launched a website equipped with a new digital home designed to improve patient service. 
  2. Hunter College nursing school gets $52M from Estée Lauder chair

    Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estée Lauder, will donate $52 million to the nursing school at Hunter College — a record donation for the public New York City school, The New York Times reported Nov. 17. 
  3. CIOs challenged by so many health IT systems, applications: Study

    The vast majority of healthcare CIOs say working with disparate IT systems and applications complicates their jobs, according to a survey of 132 health IT executives who are members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
  4. Louisiana hospital undergoing $25M expansion

    Marksville, La.-based Avoyelles Hospital has embarked on a $25 million expansion and renovation project, NBC and CBS affiliate KALB reported Nov. 16. 

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  1. California cities split over $25-per-hour healthcare minimum wage

    Measures that would establish a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private healthcare facilities went before voters in two California cities, with one poised for approval and the other for rejection, Kaiser Health News reported Nov. 17.
  2. Ohio measles outbreak hospitalizes 7 children

    Health officials in central Ohio are investigating a measles outbreak that has infected at least 18 children, all of whom are unvaccinated, CBS News reported Nov. 16. 
  3. Advocate Aurora posts $310M Q3 loss: 5 details

    Milwaukee and Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Aurora Health reported a multimillion-dollar net loss but stable credit financial outlook Nov. 15 as the system looks to merge with Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health.
  4. 15 hospital CEOs exiting their roles

    The following CEOs have announced plans to step down or retire since Sept. 13. 

How UCSD Moores Cancer Center Unlocked Capacity by Reducing No-Show Rates by Up To 50%

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  1. Is Epic's dominance good for healthcare?

    Epic is the biggest name in health IT and, by all accounts, only getting bigger.
  2. Mark Cuban's next goals: Enter brand-name drugs market, accept insurance

    As the team of 33 at Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. works to serve its 1.3 million customers, Mr. Cuban told Time his planned next steps for the company that looks to disrupt the $1.4 trillion pharmaceutical industry. 
  3. Lake Charles Memorial Health System reports cyberattack

    Lake Charles Memorial Health System is notifying patients that unauthorized activity on its computer systems has resulted in patient information being compromised, KPLC News reported Nov. 16.  
  4. Ohio medical campus transitions to outpatient care, names new leadership

    New leadership is in place as Cleveland-based St. Vincent Charity Medical Center transitions into an ambulatory health services provider and rebrands as St. Vincent Charity Community Health Campus. 
  5. 'We are independent, but we are not isolated': CEO says Idaho hospital not for sale

    Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has squashed rumors that another entity is planning to buy the hospital, the Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls Press reported Nov. 16. 
  6. Centura offers $30K bonus in attempt to bring in nurses

    Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health is offering $30,000 signing bonuses for night shift nurses in an attempt to attract more prospective workers, the Gazette reported Nov. 16.
  7. Boston Children's hospital receives another bomb threat

    Boston Children's Hospital received another bomb threat Nov. 16, which led to some of the building being evacuated, Mass Live reported.
  8. Why healthcare mergers and acquisitions are a cybersecurity risk

    As Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, formed by the merger of Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives in 2019, dealt with a weeks-long fallout from a ransomware attack, health system CIOs and chief information security officers say these large acquisitions can make healthcare systems more vulnerable to security breaches.
  9. California hospital CEO writes open letter to governor following $127M loss

    Gary Herbst, the CEO at Visalia, Cali.-based Kaweah Delta Health Care District, wrote an open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom describing a "dire situation" for the hospital that has lost $127 million through Sept. 30, reported.

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