Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  1. 8 healthcare innovators named to Fortune's 'Change the World' list 

    Eight companies working on healthcare initiatives made Fortune's 2021 list of firms the publication says are changing the world. 
  2. Transplant waiting period unfair for alcoholic liver disease patients, surgeons say

    Some surgeons are rethinking the informal, yet widespread practice of requiring patients with alcoholic liver disease to be sober for six months before they can join a waitlist for a liver transplant, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 12.
  3. CommonSpirit CEO Lloyd Dean to retire in 2022: 10 things to know

    Lloyd Dean, CEO of 140-hospital CommonSpirit Health, will retire from the organization next summer.
  4. Broad Institute taps Google Cloud to power genomic research platform

    Cambridge, Mass.-based Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard partnered to enhance research innovation with major speed increases, cost reduction for genomic workloads on Google Cloud
  1. COVID-19: Where we were, where we are and what could come next

    While the national COVID-19 rates are declining, the U.S. is still far from the pandemic lows it recorded in early summer 2021 before the more highly transmissible delta variant became the dominant coronavirus strain. 
  2. FDA releases data on Moderna, J&J boosters: 5 things to know

    The FDA released a series of documents Oct. 12 detailing Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's applications for booster doses of their COVID-19 vaccines. 
  3. 7 updates on COVID-19 booster shots

    Since the FDA authorized a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people in August and a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for a broader population Sept. 22, more than 7.7 million people have gotten a booster shot, according to CDC data.
  4. IU Health to open $557M hospital Dec. 5

    Indiana University Health will open its $557 million, 364-bed replacement hospital Dec. 5, the Indianapolis-based system said Oct. 11.
  1. Chesapeake Regional Healthcare completes $135M cancer center addition

    Two years after announcing the project, Chesapeake (Va.) Regional Healthcare completed its $135 million, 12,000-square-foot expansion to its cancer center, The Virginian Pilot reported Oct. 11.
  2. Optum sues former employees for allegedly stealing health data

    OptumCare is suing Miami-based Cano Health in New Mexico, alleging that two former Optum employees stole medical data to poach patients and physicians.
  3. Humana continues Tennessee expansion with new plans

    Humana is bringing new Dual Eligible Special Needs Medicare Advantage and PPO plans to Tennessee, the company announced Oct. 12.
  4. Where states stand on unemployment for workers fired over vaccination mandates

    Generally, healthcare workers who are fired for refusing to comply with COVID-19 vaccination mandates likely can't collect unemployment benefits, although there may be exceptions based on the state and a worker's situation, employment experts told CNBC.
  5. How Cerner's new CEO Dr. David Feinberg plans to take EHRs to full potential: 5 insights 

    As part of his strategy for leading Cerner, David Feinberg, MD, is focused on improving EHR usability and interoperability, he said during the Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR company's virtual event Oct. 12. 
  6. HHS rolls out Spanish language app to help patients prepare for in-person, telehealth visits

    HHS launched a Spanish version of its QuestionBuilder app to help Latino patients prepare for their telehealth and in-person appointments.
  7. Quest Diagnostics opens one of world's biggest medical labs

    Secaucus, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics opened its 250,000-square-foot lab in Clifton, N.J., the company said Oct. 12.
  8. CDC, AMA launch campaign warning of #FluFOMO

    The CDC, American Medical Association and the Ad Council on Oct. 12 launched a new campaign to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu.
  9. Kansas hospitals split $50M to boost nurse pay

    The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas committee released a breakdown Oct. 11 of how they are splitting the State Finance Council's $50 million for hospital nurses.

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