Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospitals challenge Lown ranking on unnecessary services

    The American Hospital Association is disputing the Lown Institute's report on unnecessary services, which ranks healthcare organizations based on overuse of low-value tests and procedures.
  2. 429 hepatitis cases confirmed in 22 countries: WHO

    More than 400 children worldwide have developed unusual cases of acute hepatitis, and researchers are still searching for the cause of the outbreak, the World Health Organization said May 17.  
  3. Pennsylvania health system appoints nurse as next CEO

    Douglas Hughes, RN, has been appointed president and CEO of Grand View Health after serving as interim leader of the Sellersville, Pa.-based system since October.

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  1. Why CIOs should pay attention to AI ethics, governance

    Many hospital systems are turning to artificial intelligence to analyze patient data and identify people at risk of comorbidities. But there are pitfalls CIOs need to look for, according to a May 17 CIO report.
  2. The top 20 hospital brands in the US

    Three Ohio health systems took the top spots as the most humanized health system brands in the U.S., according to research by branding agency Monigle on May 17. 
  3. Telemedicine safe and effective for pregnancy care, study finds

    Telehealth can be just as safe and effective in managing high-risk pregnancies as in-person care, a study published May 16 found.
  4. US issues cybersecurity alert with safety recommendations

    The United States and other countries released a cybersecurity alert May 17 with recommendations on how to prevent bad actors from infiltrating networks.

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  1. 10 systems seeking supply chain talent 

    Here are 10 health systems that have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week: 
  2. HCA Florida JFK North Hospital names COO

    Celina Holson was named COO of HCA Florida JFK North Hospital in West Palm Beach.
  3. Changing how nurses get paid: An overlooked tool in employee retention

    As the U.S. experiences a crisis in nursing employment, IntelyCare offers per diem nurses a compelling solution.
  4. 10 healthcare AI startups to watch

    Artificial intelligence is a growing part of the health IT sector. Here are 10 healthcare AI startups to watch (with their disclosed funding), according to CB Insights’ list of the top 100 AI startups of 2022:

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  1. Main Line Health plans medical offices, hotel and more

    Radnor Township, Pa.-based Main Line Health is planning to build medical offices, senior housing, apartments, condos, retail and a hotel on a 73-acre piece of land in Wynnewood, Pa., over the next decade, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 17.
  2. 10 health systems, hospitals seeking philanthropy leaders

    Several hospitals and health systems have open positions for philanthropy talent. Here are 10 of them: 
  3. 5 recent cancer center firsts 

    Here are five recent cancer center firsts Becker's has covered since March 21: 
  4. Health startups use TikTok to market prescription drugs, worrying experts

    Pandemic-era relaxations to rules on prescribing drugs allowed mental health startups to reach more people, boosting their online advertising. However, the proliferation of marketing, especially on platforms like TikTok and Instagram that reach young people, has experts worried about the danger of overprescription, reported The New York Times May 13.
  5. 6 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From an Oklahoma hospital resolving false claims allegations to a Tennessee health system facing a retaliation lawsuit, here are the latest hospital lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  6. 6 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Becker's has reported on six hospital and health system CFO moves since April 27.
  7. Clinician shortage threatens pediatric healthcare access, nurses group says

    The national shortage of pediatric clinicians threatens child access to critical healthcare services, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners argued in a position statement in the May-June issue of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
  8. 11 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Several hospital construction projects recently have been completed, announced or advanced. Becker's has reported on these 11 since May 4.
  9. Researchers testing ‘smart pacifier’ to track, relay NICU baby stats

    Researchers in the United States and South Korea are testing a prototype of a “smart pacifier” they hope will improve the care of babies in neonatal intensive care units.

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