Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Novant Health taps Kim Henderson as enterprise patient experience officer

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health selected Kim Henderson, senior vice president and chief of staff to the CEO, to also serve as the system's enterprise patient experience officer, it said in an email to Becker's Aug. 2.
  2. COVID-19 deaths at 'horrible plateau,' expert says 

    The pace of COVID-19 deaths has remained steady since May at about 400 deaths a day, with a slight uptick in July, USA Today reported Aug. 3.
  3. Cardinal opens facility to boost lab kit production

    Cardinal Health has opened a 110,000-square foot facility in East Hartford, Conn., to support the manufacturing and distribution of specimen collection kits, the company said Aug. 3. 

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  1. Justice Department files 1st post-Roe lawsuit over abortion access

    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Idaho over the state's abortion restrictions.
  2. Prat Vemana, chief digital officer of Kaiser Permanente, is using digital innovation to 'spearhead' patient care

    Prat Vemana, chief digital officer of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, said digital adoption was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, giving the health system an advantage to use its innovation to serve patients beyond their greatest times of need, VentureBeat reported Aug. 1. 
  3. Sanford Health leverages patient data to develop diagnostic AI products

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health has partnered with health tech startup Dandelion Health to develop AI products that can aid medical decisions, improve diagnostics and drug development. 
  4. The current innovation in healthcare delivery with Paul VerValin

    Paul VerValin is the executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Sayre, Penn-based Guthrie Clinic. 

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  1. Montana health system to eliminate 53 jobs

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health will eliminate 28 leadership and leadership support jobs, as well as 25 open positions,  KBZK reported Aug. 2. 
  2. 11 health systems win supply chain excellence award

    The Emergency Care Research Institute honored 11 health systems with the Supply Chain Excellence Award on Aug. 3. None of 2022's winners were on last year's list. 
  3. 5 recent supply company expansions

    As the medical supply chain fights off inflation-driven disruptions and works to build resiliency, here are five recent expansions from supply companies:
  4. APIC recognizes 8 leaders for infection prevention work

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology has recognized eight infection preventionists with its Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, the organization said Aug. 2. 
  1. COVID-19 rebound can occur without Paxlovid treatment, study suggests

    Rebounding COVID-19 symptoms may occur in nearly one-third of people infected with the virus, even if they haven't taken Paxlovid, early research suggests. 
  2. Federal drug-pricing bill has a 'major flaw,' APCI says

    The American Pharmacy Cooperative praised the drug-pricing bill crawling through Congress but said Aug. 3 its provisions are "bandages on a broken prescription drug pricing system," arguing the real issue is pharmacy benefit managers. 
  3. 3 capabilities leaders will need to become effective with Lee Ann Liska

    Lee Ann Liska is the chief operating officer at Nashville, Tenn-based Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 
  4. 5 cardiologists on the move

    Five cardiologists who have stepped into new roles or retired since July 15: 
  5. Missouri health system launches hospital-at-home program

    Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System has partnered with Medically Home to create a hospital-at-home program that provides high-acuity care at home for patients. 
  6. Meet the CIOs of US News' top 10 hospitals

    The role of chief information officer became vital during the pandemic as hospital officials looked to them to provide their prowess of data knowledge to treat an influx of patients. Below are brief biographies of the CIOs at the hospitals that took the top 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 best hospital rankings.
  7. 3rd California city approves $25 hourly minimum wage for some healthcare workers

    The Monterey Park (Calif.) City Council approved a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private hospitals, integrated health systems and dialysis clinics in the city, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Aug. 2.
  8. Dr. Amit Vashist discusses his worry about the long-term impact of the pandemic on healthcare caregivers

    Amit Vashist, MD, is the senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Johnson City, Tenn-based Ballad Health.
  9. Mount Sinai expands home health services 

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and Contessa, a home-based care provider, expanded their partnership Aug. 2 by combining the system's home health agency into their existing joint venture. 

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