Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Watchdog finds outdated cybersecurity, IT systems at VA hospital

    An audit conducted at Rapides Parish, La.-based Alexandria VA Medical Center found that the hospital has multiple deficiencies in its information technology systems, including uninstalled security patches and outdated operating systems. 
  2. Mark Cuban's pharmacy teams up with 1st PBM, won't make its own

    Mark Cuban's generic drug business, Cost Plus Drug Co., won't build its own pharmacy benefit manager after snagging its first PBM to integrate its services, Cost Plus Drug Co. founder and CEO Alex Oshmyansky, MD, PhD, told Becker's. 
  3. 10 contributions to medical schools in 2022 

    Here are 10 contributions to medical schools in 2022 that Becker's has covered since Feb. 8: 

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  1. 14 benefits health systems offer to attract, retain top talent

    As hospitals and health systems continue to grapple with workforce challenges, offering competitive benefits to recruit and retain talent is a top priority, according to a recent survey from Aon. 
  2. Feds warn against Chinese-backed hackers targeting healthcare organizations

    Chinese state-sponsored hackers known as APT41 are a threat to the U.S. healthcare industry, the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center warned Sept. 22. 
  3. Bon Secours responds to New York Times article regarding 'profit over patients'

    Richmond, Va.-based Bon Secours Mercy Health is responding to a New York Times investigation alleging the hospital chain used a poor neighborhood to turn huge profits, WTVR CBS 6 reported Sept. 24. 
  4. Texas medical school, Ascension Seton see 55% increase in residents

    Since 2015, the number of medical residents and fellows affiliated with Ascension Seton in Austin, Texas, and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin has increased 55 percent, translating to 401 physicians providing care across Central Texas, UT News reported Sept. 26. 

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  1. Epic, Oracle Cerner execs have big growth plans

    The EHR landscape is changing rapidly, and executives at the two companies with the largest hospital market share, Epic and Oracle Cerner, are in a race to dominate the next iteration of health IT.
  2. MercyOne partners with Signify Health to advance rural value-based care

    Des Moines, Iowa-based MercyOne has partnered with Signify Health to help manage risk-based payment arrangements and total costs of care for Iowa Medicare patients.
  3. Prescryptive Health acquires PBM

    Redmond, Wash.-based Prescryptive Health acquired nonprofit pharmacy benefit manager Northwest Pharmacy Services and all of its current staff Sept. 27. 
  4. Hospitals open mental health crisis units designed to effectively treat patients out of ER

    More than ever, hospitals and health systems are focused on ensuring efficient operations amid workforce, patient flow and financial challenges. That is why some organizations are taking a new approach to treating patients experiencing a mental health crisis: "Empath units," Bloomberg reported Sept. 26.

How UCSD Moores Cancer Center Unlocked Capacity by Reducing No-Show Rates by Up To 50%

Traditional approaches to hospital operations can't meet today's capacity management challenges. Here's what UCSD Moores Cancer Center did to cut no-show rates by 50%
  1. Children's of Alabama names new CNO, COO 

    Birmingham-based Children’s of Alabama appointed Andy Loehr as chief operating officer and Delicia Mason, RN, as vice president and chief nursing officer Sept. 26.
  2. Hospital groups ask HHS to delay Oct. 6 start of new information blocking rules

    Several hospital and medical associations are asking HHS to delay by a year the new information blocking rules that are scheduled to go into effect Oct. 6.
  3. Hacker group publishes stolen data from French hospital

    One of the most active ransomware groups targeting the healthcare sector, LockBit, has published 12 gigabytes of patient and staff data from a 1,000-bed French hospital, Bank Info Security reported Sept. 26. 
  4. 'My kid could identify the flaws with this': Physicians concerned over CDC's new healthcare masking guidance

    Some physicians are concerned the CDC's newly eased masking guidelines for healthcare facilities could lead to increased transmission in hospitals and nursing homes. 
  5. 5 best, worst cities for people with disabilities

    Minneapolis is the best city in the U.S. for people with disabilities, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 
  6. Penn Medicine forms primary care partnership

    Penn Medicine plans to purchase a minority equity stake in Independence Blue Cross's subsidiary Tandigm Health, according to a Sept. 27 news release.
  7. Florida hospitals evacuate patients ahead of Hurricane Ian

    As Hurricane Ian continues its path toward Florida, some hospitals and nursing homes have evacuated patients as part of preparation efforts, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
  8. Pennsylvania hospital to lay off 334 workers

    Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pa., will lay off 334 workers when it closes in November, according to a notice filed with state regulators. 
  9. 10 states with the highest, lowest average price for Level 3 emergency department visits

    The average price for a Level 3 (moderate severity) emergency department visit was highest in California and lowest in Maryland, according to an analysis conducted by data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists.

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