Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Will the definition of 'fully vaccinated' change?

    Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., hospitalizations among fully vaccinated people are also increasing, raising questions about waning vaccine immunity and whether booster doses will eventually be required to be considered fully vaccinated. 
  2. COVID-19 + flu coinfections? 7 things to know

    As the U.S. enters its regular flu season, there's still a lot unknown about coinfection of flu and SARS-CoV-2 viruses. 
  3. Houston Methodist CEO says he was 'personally offended' by physician's COVID-19 claims 

    Houston Methodist President and CEO Marc Boom, MD, said this week he was personally offended by a suspended physician's behavior and misleading comments on social media about COVID-19. 

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  1. 30% of healthcare workers unvaccinated as of September, CDC study finds

    Thirty percent of healthcare workers in more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals remained unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sept. 15, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from the CDC.
  2. 10 hospitals hiring philanthropy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking philanthropy leadership and expertise. 
  3. Kaiser prepares for workers to join engineers in sympathy strike

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is preparing for a strike by potentially tens of thousands of workers in Northern California.
  4. Joint Commission names quality measurement director

    The Joint Commission has selected Michelle Dardis, MSN, to serve as the new director of its department of quality measurement. 
  1. Hospitalizations for eating disorders doubled last year, study finds

    U.S. hospitalizations for eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia doubled in May 2020 — about two months after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency, a study published Nov. 16 in JAMA Network Open found. 
  2. Brattleboro Memorial CEO Steve Gordon to retire

    Steven Gordon will retire as CEO of Brattleboro (Vt.) Memorial Hospital in April 2022, a statement shared with Becker's said.
  3. UAB Health breaks ground on $400M facility

    Bessemer, Alabama-based Medical West Hospital Authority, an affiliate of UAB Health System, began construction Nov. 17 on its new 412,000-square-foot hospital and 127,000-square-foot medical office building, which is a $400 million investment.
  4. U of Miami must face former health system exec's false claims retaliation suit

    The University of Miami, which operates a variety of medical facilities and medical education institutions, must face a retaliation lawsuit filed by a former operations and compliance officer who claimed the organization violated the False Claims Act by firing him for raising concerns about Medicare billing practices, a Florida district court said Nov. 16. 
  1. 5 recent hospital RCM deals to know

    In the last month, several hospitals and healthcare organizations announced partnerships with revenue cycle management companies.
  2. West Virginia hospital receives signed temporary restraining order limiting noise from pickets

    Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital said it received a signed temporary restraining order Nov. 17 that memorializes a previously issued ruling limiting activity of workers who have been on strike for two weeks.
  3. Lawmakers question Arkansas hospital's vaccination mandate

    Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and state lawmakers are at odds over a requirement for healthcare employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, NBC affiliate KARK reported Nov. 17.
  4. The medical yellow pages: How a startup is creating a mega-healthcare-directory 

    A new startup has scraped public and private data to compile a directory of 10 million physicians worldwide, Forbes reported Nov. 16. 
  5. Can hospitals go too digital? 8 execs weigh in

    Hospitals have been investing millions in digitization efforts to improve workflows and care outcomes over the past decade, but recent research shows nearly half of employees say too much digitalization hurts productivity.
  6. BCBS Association names Alabama lead as board chair

    The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has named Tim Vines its chair of the board of directors, the association announced Nov. 17.
  7. Nearly 10% of kids 5-11 have gotten COVID-19 shot

    The White House said that by the end of the day Nov. 17, roughly 10 percent of children ages 5 to 11 will have gotten their first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Hill. 
  8. Moderna asks FDA to approve boosters for all adults

    Moderna said Nov. 17 it has filed for FDA emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 booster shot for all people ages 18 and older. 
  9. New federal rule requires health plans to report costs: 6 things to know

    The Biden administration issued an interim final rule Nov. 17 that requires health plans to report prescription drug and health coverage costs. 

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