Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Former LifePoint exec launches healthcare workforce development company

    Rusty Holman, MD, former chief medical officer of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health, launched his own company June 13. 
  2. How UVM Medical Center continued care after ransomware attack took down its IT network

    Burlington, Vt.-based UVM Medical Center worked with Epic and its clinical and IT teams to get its health system up and running after a ransomware attack took down its IT network and applications in October, JDSupra reported June 13. 
  3. Omicron 'sister variants' gain traction in US

    BA.4 and BA.5 — "sister variants" of the original omicron strain — are gaining prevalence in the U.S. and now account for about 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, CDC data shows.

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  1. 7 concerns healthcare organizations have about the cloud

    While healthcare organizations are increasingly shifting to the cloud to streamline data analytics and store patient records, some in the industry are resisting the transition and even some cloud adoptees have uncertainties about it.
  2. Alphabet's venture arm leads $27M funding for digital medical marketplace

    Sesame, a direct-pay digital healthcare marketplace, has raised $27 million in series B funding led by GV, Alphabet's venture capital arm.
  3. AHA urges CMS not to cut nursing home Medicare payments 

    The American Hospital Association wrote a letter to CMS June 10 urging the agency not to reduce Medicare payments for skilled nursing facilities in 2023.
  4. Moderna's vaccine had fewer side effects than Pfizer's in study

    An observational study of nearly half a million inoculated people found the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines had similar side effects, but the risk was lower in Moderna's. 

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  1. 5 systems seeking post-acute care talent

    Below are five hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking post-acute care talent.
  2. 9 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Several hospital construction projects recently have been completed, announced or advanced. Becker's has reported on these nine since May 24.
  3. 3 notes on the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

    As the potential fourth vaccine for COVID-19 passes benchmarks after months of delays and halted funding at the end of 2021, The Hill summarized three facts about Novavax June 14:
  4. Ending indirect billing for PAs, NPs would have saved Medicare $194M

    Eliminating indirect billing for nurse practitioners and physician assistants would have saved Medicare about $194 million in 2018, according to a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs. 
  1. Vermont compounding pharmacy to settle misbranded drug allegations

    Colchester, Va.-based pharmacy Edge Pharm agreed to ensure its products comply with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act after allegations that it supplied misbranded and unadulterated drugs, the Justice Department said June 13.
  2. US News: The best children's hospital in 35 states, DC

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2022-23 Best Children's Hospitals rankings June 14, which for the second consecutive year included state rankings.
  3. New York health systems urged to lift secrecy surrounding potential merger

    Two New York state senators are asking SUNY Upstate Medical University and Crouse Health to lift the secrecy of their proposed merger, reported June 14.
  4. Cone Health hospital taps new chief medical officer 

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health selected Carolyn Harraway-Smith, MD, as its chief medical officer at Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville, N.C. 
  5. COVID-19 isn't only infection that causes long-term symptoms: 3 findings 

    Flu and pneumonia patients also experience long-term symptoms similar to COVID-19 survivors, a study published June 14 by EpicResearch found.
  6. The scarcity of tampons, explained

    Unlike recent national shortages of baby formula and contrast dye, there isn't data tracking the absence of tampons — but consumers are still struggling to find them. 
  7. AI pathology firm Proscia nets $37M investment

    Proscia, a company that uses artificial intelligence to treat and research cancer, has raised $37 million in series C funding.
  8. Franklin Foundation Hospital taps new chief nursing officer

    Franklin (La.) Foundation Hospital named Mary Riosas its new chief nursing officer, KQKI News reported.
  9. Los Angeles hospitals brace for billions in earthquake upgrades by 2030

    Seventy-three of the 93 hospital campuses in Los Angeles County have not yet met the mandate that all acute-care facilities must be deemed capable of remaining fully operational following a major earthquake by 2030, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal. 

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