Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. National tool from NYU Langone researchers offers data on dozens of key health measures

    Researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York City have launched an online dashboard that provides data on 36 key health measures, including heart disease and breast cancer deaths, for all 435 congressional districts in the U.S. The tool is meant to guide lawmakers' decisions on health policy. 
  2. Ascension Texas confirms layoffs

    St. Louis-based Ascension has completed layoffs in Texas, the health system confirmed.
  3. Rural living tied to increased risk heart failure risk for women, Black men: 5 findings

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute researchers found adults living in rural communities have a 19 percent higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts.

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  1. COVID-19 tied to largest single-year jump in heart-related deaths

    During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people dying from cardiovascular disease jumped in the largest single-year increase since 2015, topping the previous high, recorded in 2003.
  2. Samaritan Medical Group appoints COO

    Julie Osgood, DrPH, has joined Newport, Ore.-based Samaritan Medical Group as chief operating officer. 
  3. Arkansas hospital names COO

    North Arkansas Regional Medical Center has promoted Josh Bright, PharmD, to chief operating officer. 
  4. CDC names leaders to newly formed offices

    The CDC has tapped leaders for two new offices crafted as part of an organizational overhaul to improve operations and incorporate health equity, Politico reported Jan. 24. 

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  1. Pittsburgh City Council approves $115M debt relief plan

    The Pittsburgh City Council approved legislation to use $1 million in COVID-19 relief funds in a plan that could forgive up to $115 million in medical debt for 24,000 residents, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Jan. 24. 
  2. 51% of cancer hospital visits were potentially preventable, researchers say

    A recent study found that 51.6 percent of emergency department visits among patients with cancer were potentially preventable.
  3. Maine cancer center resumes new patient admissions after staff shortages

    Northern Light Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine, has resumed accepting new patients after being unable to do so for the last month, ABC affiliate WABI reported Jan. 24.
  4. Tampa General partners with economic development council to expand research district

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital is partnering with the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council to expand Tampa's medical and research district.

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  1. Northwell unveils results from online family caregiving pilot program

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health released results from a three-month pilot partnership program with virtual family caregiving company eFamilyCare.
  2. Q4 digital health funding hits 5-year low

    Digital health funding fell to $3.4 billion for the fourth quarter of 2022, hitting a five-year low, according to a Jan. 24 report from research and data company CB Insights.
  3. NFL Players Association, Silicon Valley Bank back $40M medtech company financing round

    The NFL Players Association and Silicon Valley Bank participated in a $40 million financing round for Miach Orthopedics, a medtech company that creates an implant allowing patients to help heal their anterior cruciate ligament tears. 
  4. Wider adoption of AI could save healthcare $360B, study says

    The wider adoption of artificial intelligence tools in the healthcare industry could lead to savings of 5 to 10 percent of U.S. healthcare savings, or $200 to $360 billion annual savings. 
  5. How to incorporate Fitbit, Apple data into EHRs? UMass Chan to study

    A study at Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Chan Medical School is analyzing how to effectively integrate data from wearables into EHRs.
  6. Healthcare supply chain's No. 1 issue: a language barrier

    While holding up an empty Gatorade bottle, Dan Hurry, chief supply chain officer of Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health, explained the biggest problem for the medical supply chain. 
  7. Labor shortages and Medicaid changes will lead to uneven inpatient volumes: Moody's

    Continuing labor shortages and changes to Medicaid regulations are likely to make hospital inpatient volumes uneven for much of 2023, Moody's warned in a quarterly report issued Jan. 24.
  8. UT Southwestern, Children's Health plan $2.5B hospital campus

    UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Health System of Texas are planning to build a pediatric campus in Dallas that will cost an estimated $2.5 billion, D Magazine reported Jan. 24.
  9. California's healthcare worker retention payments to start in February

    The California Department of Health Care Services anticipates issuing retention bonuses for hospital and skilled nursing facility workers in February, according to its website.  

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