Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Officials push for omicron-targeted vaccines by September

    Refreshed vaccines aimed at omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, which account for nearly all COVID-19 infections, could be available to the public in about six weeks, according to NPR. 
  2. Drugmakers leap back into fading heart drug market

    As generics outpaced blood pressure and cholesterol medications, drugmakers initially withdrew from developing costly heart drugs but are now cautiously returning, The Wall Street Journal reported July 26.
  3. Former pharmacy director at New Hampshire hospital where fentanyl went missing settles with state board

    Keene, N.H.-based Cheshire Medical Center's former pharmacy director, Melissa Siciliano, PharmD, must pay a $1,000 fine and participate in education courses as part of a settlement agreement reached with the state's pharmacy board July 20, The Keene Sentinel reported July 26. 

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  1. Oracle Cerner to validate wound care data

    Perceptive Solutions is working to validate its wound care data solution as a part of the Oracle Cerner Code Program.
  2. 5 recent oncologist appointments at Yale Cancer Center 

    Here are five oncologist appointments made by Yale Cancer Center since July 13:
  3. Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Hospital names Brian Gamble new president 

    Detroit-based Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Hospital selected Brian Gamble as its new president. He began his role July 4.
  4. Allscripts partners with data company to transform patients' referral management processes

    Healthcare information technology company Allscripts has partnered with electronic health record referral company ReferralPoint as part of the Allscripts Developer Program.

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  1. 429 hospitals with 5 stars from CMS: 2022

    CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2022, giving 429 hospitals a rating of five stars.
  2. Data breaches cost health systems more than $10M each

    The average cost of a data breach for a healthcare organization is $10.1 million, according to IBM's annual cost of data breach report. 
  3. Athenahealth adds integrative care delivery platform

    Healthcare technology company Athenahealth is partnering with integrative care platform Fullscript through Athenahealth's Marketplace platform.
  4. Lawmakers want CMS to revise inpatient payment proposal

    Thirty U.S. senators and 112 U.S. representatives are urging CMS to revise the proposed hospital inpatient prospective payment system rule for fiscal year 2023.
  1. Oregon hospital board faces recall petition after COO fired

    Unions are calling for the ouster of Bay Area Hospital's elected board members. 
  2. $7B needed for US to contain monkeypox, White House advisers estimate

    The U.S. may need nearly $7 billion to adequately address the monkeypox outbreak, Biden administration officials told Congress this month, The Washington Post reported July 26. 
  3. Ballad Health Niswonger Children's Network names CEO

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health Niswonger Children's Network announced Chris Jett as the CEO, according to a July 26 press release. 
  4. Ochsner St. Mary names CEO

    Elmore Patterson was named CEO of Ochsner St. Mary in Morgan City, La., part of New Orleans-based Ochsner Health.
  5. Dignity hospital to striking workers: Return to work by end of month or risk losing benefits

    Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 829, who began an open-ended strike July 18 at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, Calif., could risk losing their benefits if they don't return to work before Aug. 1.
  6. WSJ article on charity care is shortsighted, American Hospital Association CEO says

    American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack issued a statement July 26 in response to a recent Wall Street Journal article that indicated nonprofit hospitals lag behind their for-profit counterparts in providing charity care for their communities.
  7. Michigan township continues to push for hospital after certificate-of-need denial

    Township and health system officials are still fighting to get certificate-need-approval for a Beaumont Health hospital in Oxford Township, Mich., after the original proposal was denied in 2020, Michigan Capitol Confidential reported July 25.
  8. David Strong, CFO of Cox Medical Center, dies at 60

    David Strong, vice president of revenue and CFO of Cox Medical Center in Branson, Mo., died July 23 at the age of 60. 
  9. White House's vision for next-gen COVID-19 shots: 3 takeaways

    The White House held a summit on the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines July 26 during which federal health experts shared their vision for a vaccine that protects against infection from multiple variants, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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