Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Traumatic injury raises risk for medical debt, bankruptcy for insured patients

    Commercially insured adults who sustain traumatic injuries are at increased risk of medical debt and bankruptcy, a study published in JAMA Health Forum found. 
  2. Hacker gains access to NewYork-Presbyterian laptops through remote IT program

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital said an unauthorized third party gained access to employee laptops, potentially exposing the data of about 12,000 patients.
  3. Nebraska Medicine chief transformation officer promoted to COO

    Michael Ash, MD, has been named executive vice president and COO of Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine.

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  1. Moderna, Pfizer to study potential long-term effect from COVID-19 vaccines

    Moderna and Pfizer will soon launch trials to evaluate the long-term risk of myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, with their COVID-19 vaccines, NBC News reported Nov. 12. 
  2. 10 hospitals seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  3. Google Cloud to create algorithms that 'make sense' of unstructured oncology data

    Google Cloud has partnered with COTA, a data and analytics company, to create algorithms that will extract and make sense of unstructured data from electronic health records.
  4. Mercy to deploy a fleet of robots throughout hospitals in 2023

    Mercy Hospital Jefferson has successfully piloted a fleet of robots to assist nurses with tasks such as delivering patient meals, linens and medications.

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  1. Cedars-Sinai reports $41M loss amid higher expenses, investment costs

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, which operates more than 300 locations including five hospitals in the greater Los Angeles area, said it recorded a net loss of $41 million in the third quarter amid ongoing increased expenses — mainly from labor and supply costs — as well as investment losses.
  2. CVS, Intermountain invest in $90M funding round for virtual care clinic

    CVS Health Ventures and Intermountain Ventures, the venture capital arm of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, have joined a $90 million series E funding round for virtual care provider Maven Clinic. 
  3. Iowa health system goes live with Meditech EHR

    Floyd County Medical Center went live with the Meditech Expanse EHR system on Nov. 1. 
  4. Eli Lilly lost billions after fake Twitter account promotes free insulin

    On Nov. 10, a verified Twitter account posed as Eli Lilly wrote in a viral tweet, "We are excited to announce insulin is free now." By the next day, the drugmaker's shares plunged by about $22 billion. 

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  1. Commonwealth Health gets green light for Pennsylvania hospital merger

    Commonwealth Health, part of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, on Nov. 13 was granted approval to merge Moses Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton (Pa.) under one license, according to The Times-Tribune.
  2. Mayo Clinic Platform partners with Atropos Health on clinical decision support tool

    Mayo Clinic Platform, the data analytics arm of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, is giving tech company Atropos Health access to deidentified patient data to boost its clinical decision support tool.
  3. Severe flu season may affect blood supply: Red Cross

    A severe flu season could not only strain hospitals but also threaten the nation's blood supply this winter, the American Red Cross said Nov. 8.
  4. Google collaborates with Mayo, Highmark, others on 'healthcare data engine accelerators'

    Google Cloud has partnered with health systems including Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health, Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health, Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic on data-powered projects to improve health equity, patient flow and value-based care.
  5. It's an age of incivility: How business leaders can help

    It's a trend that many people have noticed recently — front-line employees across industries, including healthcare, are facing increased rants, insults and rudeness. This raises the question: What can business leaders do to improve the situation?
  6. Another pandemic surge: Demand for CMOs

    From healthcare companies to government employers, the demand for chief medical officer roles has grown tremendously since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to a Nov. 13 report from Yahoo News. 
  7. Deloitte: Inflation could make consumers, healthcare system sicker

    From 2001 to 2021, the cost of healthcare increased faster (3.3 percent) than the cost of all goods and services (2.2 percent). With U.S. inflation hitting its highest point in 40 years, consumers are making difficult choices about household expenses, including whether or not they can afford medical care, according to a survey conducted by Deloitte.
  8. Health system cash reserves plummet

    Cash reserves, an important indicator of financial stability, are dropping for hospitals and health systems across the U.S.
  9. Where are the early 20-something job seekers?

    People ages 20 to 24 are increasingly missing from the labor market, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 13. 

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