Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Employers reconsider health benefits, costs amid remote work, labor struggles

    As employers brace for an approximately 5 percent increase in health benefit costs, many are exploring ways to cut costs amid challenges like remote work and a difficult labor market. 
  2. Houston Methodist CEO 'disappointed' in Texas governor's ban on COVID-19 vaccination mandates

    Houston Methodist President and CEO Marc Boom, MD, expressed disappointment in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates throughout the state.
  3. Nearly half of remote workers say it gives them anxiety

    As many hospitals adopt permanent remote and hybrid work models, nearly half of employees working from home report it increases their anxiety and hurts their efficiency at work, according to a recent Breeze survey.

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  1. Biden, Colorado mandate health plans cover gender-affirming care

    President Joe Biden and Colorado state officials signed off on a decision that requires payers representing a quarter of the state's market to cover gender-affirming care. 
  2. Magellan CMO Dr. Caroline Carney uses tech to break down barriers in mental healthcare, cancer treatment

    Caroline Carney, MD, is the CMO of payer services company Magellan Health. A board certified internist and psychiatrist, she and her team are overseeing multiple initiatives designed to target the mental healthcare landscape at depths a simple smartphone app can't reach.
  3. More corporate directors in favor of taking action to promote diversity

    More corporate directors believe that action has to be taken to address diversity issues in their organizations, representing a cultural shift in the way companies think about diversity, equity and inclusion, Bloomberg reported Oct. 12.
  4. Boston Children's names former U of Chicago exec its new CIO

    Heather Nelson was named Boston Children's Hospital's senior vice president and chief information officer. Her role became effective Oct. 11, according to a statement shared with Becker's.
  1. Tenet's Sally Hurt-Deitch to join Ascension 

    St. Louis-based healthcare company Ascension has appointed Sally Hurt-Deitch, MSN, RN, to the newly created position of senior vice president of operations. She will assume the role on Oct. 25, a news release shared with Becker's said.
  2. Michigan health system to join Marshfield Clinic

    Dickinson County Healthcare, a single-hospital system with several clinics based in Iron Mountain, Mich., plans to join Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System. 
  3. Ransomware and patient safety: The dangers facing hospitals and how they can adapt

    Ransomware attacks on hospitals have direct consequences on hospital operations. Some facilities have been forced to divert ambulances, shut down computer systems and cut off access to EHRs. 
  4. SSM Health ditches deal to sell Missouri hospital to Quorum

    St. Louis-based SSM Health has abandoned its plan to sell a Missouri hospital to Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health, according to the News Tribune.
  1. Mayo Clinic in Florida invests $400M+ in expansions: 5 projects to know

    Jacksonville-based Mayo Clinic in Florida, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, has recently invested more than $400 million in capital projects across the state. 
  2. $20M in low-interest loans available for Kentucky rural hospitals

    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Oct. 12 that rural hospitals can receive $25,000 to $1 million in loans through the Kentucky Rural Hospital Loan Program.
  3. New York must allow religious exemptions to state vaccination mandate, federal judge rules

    Judge David Hurd, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, has ruled that the state must allow healthcare workers to claim religious exemptions from the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandate, according to USA Today.
  4. IU Health exec named Indiana hospital's next CEO

    Raymond Ingham, PhD, will step down from his CEO role at Lebanon, Ind.-based Witham Memorial Hospital, a position he has held for 24 years. He will be succeeded by Kelly Braverman on Dec. 1.
  5. Former Virginia, Arizona hospital CEOs join Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

    Seattle-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health system selected Jennifer Schomburg and Chad Melton to lead two of its hospitals.
  6. NOVO Health’s independent providers take advantage of new cloud-based Epic EHR installation to fuel innovation and better patient care

    NOVO Health Technology Group, Focus Solutions and Medix Technology partner to create a cloud deployment of Epic EHR on Microsoft Azure, keeping costs affordable for clinics, patients and payers.
  7. How Norton Healthcare is keeping up with a changing workforce

    According to Russell Cox, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare, adapting to employee needs, investing in health equity and creating a strong career pipeline are ways to transform health systems, the Courier Journal reported Oct. 11.
  8. What payers and providers need to do to comply with upcoming government mandates

    A number of federal policies have gone into effect since the beginning of 2021, while other policies will be implemented over the next several years. Payers and providers alike need to understand what these various government mandates include so they can work closely with their compliance teams to ensure they’re ready to meet the requirements.
  9. Return of in-person workers reaches pandemic high

    As the delta variant surge begins to wind down, more employees are heading back to the office, reaching a new pandemic high, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 12. 

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