Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. EHRs will boost HR, supply chain, revenue cycle functions, Oracle Health exec says

    New Oracle Health general manager Travis Dalton plans to look beyond traditional EHR functions in helping hospitals and health systems automate, he said in a Sept. 13 company blog post.
  2. How a Rush physician helped reduce clicks in Epic EHR

    After a physician at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center noticed he was having to enter his login and password whenever he sent an electronic prescription through its Epic EHR, he went to administrators to change the system, helping save Rush providers time, the American Medical Association reported Sept. 13. 
  3. Geisinger Health Foundation raises $6M for pediatric, women's health innovation

    Geisinger Health Foundation has raised $6 million for pediatric and women's health innovation at the Danville, Pa.-based health system.

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  1. Tower Health taps Dr. Barbara Romig as chief nursing officer

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health appointed Barbara Romig, DNP, as chief nursing officer for both the health system and Reading Hospital, its flagship facility, WFMZ reported Sept. 13.
  2. Nasal flushing cuts risk for COVID-19 hospitalization, death: study

    Flushing the nasal cavity with a mild saline solution may significantly reduce the risk of hospitalization and death after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a recent study published in Ear, Nose & Throat Journal.
  3. Where pediatric flu shot rates are highest, lowest

    Massachusetts had the highest pediatric flu vaccination rate in the U.S. during the 2020-21 flu season, according to a Sept. 13 analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website.
  4. Healthcare billing fraud: 12 recent cases

    From a former NBA player pleading to orchestrating a $5M health insurance scheme, to the conviction of a medtech CEO in a $77M COVID-19, allergy testing scheme, here are 11 healthcare billing fraud cases Becker's has covered since Aug. 25. 

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  1. AHA to Congress: Suspend Medicare sequester cuts

    The American Hospital Association is pushing Congress to pass legislation to again suspend Medicare sequester cuts. 
  2. American Heart Association, UC San Francisco partner to train health tech entrepreneurs

    The American Heart Association and University of California San Francisco have partnered on a new program to train health tech entrepreneurs.
  3. Democrats aim to lift ban on federal funds for national patient ID system

    Congressional Democrats plan to push for a national patient identifier system in the upcoming legislative session, Politico reported Sept. 14.
  4. Not always the CIO: Who chief information security officers most often report to

    Nearly two-thirds of chief information security officers report to leaders other than the CIO, according to a global survey of 327 CISOs by executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

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  1. 5 systems seeking chief quality officers

    Below are five hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.
  2. HHS expected to renew COVID-19 PHE for 11th time

    HHS is set to extend the COVID-19 public health emergency by its standing deadline of Oct. 13.
  3. AHA comments on proposed outpatient payment rule for 2023

    The American Hospital Association commented on CMS' proposed calendar year 2023 payment rule for hospital outpatients and ambulatory surgical centers in a Sept. 13 letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.
  4. 5 health systems opting for Epic EHR systems

    Below are five health systems that launched a new Epic EHR system or announced plans to do so since Aug. 2. 
  5. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta using data analytics to improve patient care

    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has selected data analytics company Vizzia as its asset management platform for its new 70-acre medical campus.
  6. YouTube, Kaiser Family Foundation partner on health equity campaign

    YouTube has partnered with the Kaiser Family Foundation to launch a new program to help nonprofit organizations create educational videos about health inequities in mental health, maternal care and health access.
  7. Hospitals prioritize flexible design to fare better in future disease outbreaks

    In the wake of lessons learned during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are now rethinking traditional design and prioritizing flexible spaces to bolster surge capacity and isolation in future infectious disease outbreaks, The New Times reported Sept. 13. 
  8. NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital settles federal healthcare fraud allegations for $2.5M

    NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital will pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that a former physician performed and billed for unnecessary procedures, according to a Sept. 14 statement from the U.S. attorney's office.
  9. Top 10 obstetrics and gynecology programs, ranked by physicians

    University of California in San Francisco offers the best clinical training in obstetrics and gynecology, according to Doximity's 2022 to 2023 Residency Navigator.

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