Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. COVID-19 peaking in Northeast + 2 more forecasts to know

    COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record high numbers nationwide, though some parts of the country are seeing cases plateau or fall, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, said Jan. 16 on CNN's "State of the Union."
  2. 13 states experiencing workforce shortages in at least 25% of hospitals; 23 anticipate it

    Almost 17 percent — or 908 of 5,451 — of hospitals reporting staffing levels in the U.S. are experiencing critical staffing shortages, according to HHS data posted Jan. 17.
  3. 24 states must ensure healthcare workers are fully vaccinated by March 15, CMS says

    CMS issued updated guidance Jan. 14 for enforcement of the agency's healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccination mandate, including that covered providers must ensure their employees are fully vaccinated by March 15.
  1. 'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli banned from industry, ordered to repay $64.6M

    Disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli must pay $64.6 million and will be barred from the pharmaceutical industry for life for violating antitrust law, a federal court ordered Jan. 14.
  2. Pharmacists expect role to expand by 2030; 2 more survey findings

    Amid a worsening healthcare provider shortage, many people trust pharmacists to play a larger role in their care management, according to research findings released Jan. 11. 
  3. 9 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Nine hospitals and health systems have announced, advanced or completed construction projects since the start of the new year, as reported by Becker's.
  4. Viewpoint: Telemedicine will be vital for future of emergency medicine

    The pandemic required emergency departments to rely on digital technology, but telemedicine should be extended beyond the realm of the pandemic and become further integrated into emergency medicine, a commentary written in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst Dec. 21 suggested.

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  1. 5 recent transitions, appointments at NYC Health + Hospitals

    The following leadership transitions and appointments at New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals have been reported since Dec. 10, 2021:
  2. Massachusetts gives PAs, residents practice flexibility

    Under orders from Gov. Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Jan. 14 released several emergency orders to ease strain on the state's healthcare system, including allowing qualified physician assistants to practice independently. 
  3. Christus to build $50M hospital

    Christus St. Michael Health System will break ground on a new Texarkana, Texas-based hospital, called Christus St. Michael Hospital-West, in early 2022.
  4. 3 hospital leaders share how MLK's leadership inspires them

    Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, members of the MLK Observance Committee at Boston Children's Hospital penned a blog post Jan. 14 highlighting how the civil rights leader and minister inspires them as leaders. 
  1. Mercy using $2.2M from FCC to expand telehealth services in 3 states

    Mercy will use a $2.2 million from the Federal Communications Commission to expand its telehealth services for patients in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
  2. Pharma R&D return on investment at highest level in 8 years

    The return on investment for pharmaceutical research and development has risen to its highest level since 2014, according to Deloitte's 12th annual pharmaceutical innovation report.
  3. 12 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are 12 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking CMOs in the last two weeks.
  4. Baystate Health exec to join Hartford HealthCare as chief information, digital officer

    Joel Vengco has been appointed chief information and digital officer for Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare, effective Feb. 14.
  5. 6 hospitals seeking human resources chiefs

    Below are six hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking chief human resources officers in the last month.
  6. Viewpoint: 3 ways to keep advancing digital health tools

    Healthcare organizations must prioritize performance and sustainability when integrating digital health tools as a strategy to answer healthcare's most pressing questions, Dori Cross, PhD, wrote in a Jan. 14 article in The American Journal of Managed Care.
  7. What we know about omicron symptoms, recovery: A clinical timeline

    With its rapid emergence, prolific spread and high number of breakthrough cases, omicron has shaken providers and citizens worldwide. Individuals infected with the variant have reported a wide range of symptoms, from nothing to seemingly every common cold symptom in the book.
  8. Nurses describe latest COVID-19 surge in their own words

    For nurses across the U.S., various words come to mind when describing the latest COVID-19 surge, from exhausting and mind-blowing to eerie and challenging. 
  9. UnitedHealth Group in headlines: 7 stories

    From trailblazing both stakeholder commitment and remote work to closing the books on a pair of lawsuits, here are seven recent stories on UnitedHealth Group, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review:

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