Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. People with certain mental illnesses have higher COVID risk — here's why

    Before COVID-19 booster shots were authorized for all adults, the U.S. government had already recommended boosters for Americans with certain high-risk conditions, including mental health conditions. The decision came after numerous studies linked mental health disorders to a higher COVID-19 risk and more severe outcomes, NPR reported Nov. 22.
  2. 7 recent health IT, innovation partnerships: Northwell, Apple & more 

    Here are seven recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating innovation efforts at healthcare organizations. 
  3. Postsurgical selfies may catch infections sooner, study finds 

    Patients who use their smartphone to snap and share photos of postsurgical wounds with their clinicians may get a quicker diagnosis of an infection after surgery, according to a study published Nov. 18 in NPJ Digital Medicine. 

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  1. 15 recent COO moves

    The following COO moves have been reported since Oct. 6:
  2. Bezos family gifts $166M to NYU Langone Health

    NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in New York City received a $166 million donation from the Bezos family to address social determinants of health and improve health equity in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.
  3. Physicians, scientists felt heard at COP26

    Health professionals are finally feeling heard after the United Nations climate conference, COP26, in Glasgow, The Washington Post reported Nov. 22. 
  4. Scholarships could help close gender gap in STEM

    The sciences still have big gender issues, with disproportionate amounts of men in the field. Scholarships and financial aid to higher education institutions are a good starting point to fixing the problem, CNBC reported Nov. 20.
  1. Healthcare associations say thank you to healthcare workers with ad campaign

    Three national healthcare groups are coming together during the holiday season for a campaign thanking healthcare workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Viewpoint: Don't demonize healthcare executives for creating profit 

    Americans are misplacing their anger at the inaccessibility and lack of affordability of the U.S. healthcare system toward CEOs and executives, Peter Ubel, MD, wrote in Forbes Nov. 22.
  3. 5 COVID-19 vaccine brand names, explained

    COVID-19 vaccines have become a part of daily conversations in 2021, yet people rarely refer to them by their brand names. Here are explanations of the brand names chosen for five COVID-19 vaccines, according to a Nov. 22 Endpoints News report.
  4. Revitalize the patient journey by embracing technology: 3 insights

    Health systems face critical challenges that threaten their growth and financial performance.

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  1. CDC's 5-part plan to protect healthcare worker mental health

    The mental and emotional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers has been well documented, with HHS announcing in July the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding to address this issue.
  2. Perspectives on optimizing asset utilization in healthcare — 4 Qs with LeanTaaS Founder and CEO Mohan Giridharadas

    During a recent interview, LeanTaaS Founder and CEO Mohan Giridharadas discussed why asset utilization and capacity management are such urgent operational issues for hospitals today.
  3. 7 recent CFO moves

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves have been reported since Oct. 5:
  4. Some patients forgo care as states cut telehealth provisions: 8 details 

    Half of U.S. states have stopped emergency declarations that waived licensing requirements for out-of-state clinicians conducting telehealth visits, leaving patients across the country unable to access care or scrambling for new providers, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 22.
  5. 20 states with most, least expensive 2022 monthly average premiums

    A report from valuepenguin.com anticipates that the 2022 national average for health insurance premiums will be up one percent to $541 monthly. 
  6. New VA COVID-19 stats show toll at state-operated facilities 

    The Department of Veteran Affairs' COVID-19 data reflecting May 2020 to Nov. 7, 2021, shows 1,498 residents and 54 staff at its facilities have died from the virus, figures likely to rise with missing data from harder-hit states, Politico reported Nov. 19.
  7. Novartis plans unconventional sales strategy for new heart drug

    Novartis is sidestepping the traditional drug launch process in favor of a more unconventional marketing tactic for its new cholesterol drug Leqvio, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 21.
  8. Nursing home under investigation following deadly COVID-19 outbreak operating under new name

    Andover Subacute Facility I and II, two New Jersey facilities that came under fire following the discovery of 17 bodies in a makeshift morgue in April 2020, have been renamed Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center at Andover, NBC reported Nov. 22. 
  9. Sparrow workers authorize strike amid Michigan COVID-19 surge

    Workers at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., have authorized a strike.

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