Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. ONC adds guidelines for e-prescribing, public health reporting

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology updated its Interoperability Standards Advisory to include specifications for e-prescribing and public health reporting.
  2. Meditech partners with security company as cyberattacks increase

    Westwood, Mass.-based Meditech has partnered with SecureLink, a critical access management company, to ensure patient health information remains safe in the wake of cyberattacks.
  3. UC San Diego Health settles with feds in false claims case

    UC San Diego Health has agreed to pay $2.98 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced Jan. 11. 
  1. 4 recent medical device recalls

    Medical device recalls, whether voluntary or mandated by the FDA, ensure patient safety. 
  2. Labs ration access to COVID-19 tests amid surge

    The increasing demand for COVID-19 testing is prompting some labs across the U.S. to ration access and prioritize patients presenting symptoms or other health concerns, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 10.
  3. Pennsylvania hospital to reopen maternity unit shuttered since 2019

    WVU Medicine Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital, in conjunction with WVU Medicine Children's, said it will restart obstetrics services later this year after ending the services two years ago. 
  4. Pandemic puts extra pressure on healthcare HR teams

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have faced challenges such as workplace shortages and burnout. These challenges have not only affected front-line workers but have also stretched hospital human resources professionals, according to an article published on the Society for Human Resource Management website. 

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  1. 4 top-rated hospitals for patient experience: Arkansas

    Becker's has compiled a list of the best hospitals for patient experience in Alabama using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  2. Former Randolph Health CEO joins Cone Health as hospital president

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health has appointed Angie Orth president of Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville.
  3. LifePoint leader named new president of mountain division

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health has named William Haugh president of the health system's mountain division, effective Jan. 31. 
  4. 3 drugs to watch in early 2022

    OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit manager unit of UnitedHealth Group, shared three drugs to watch in the first quarter of 2022 in its latest "Drug Pipeline Insights Report."
  1. Value-based care company Aledade to acquire Iris Healthcare  

    Aledade is set to buy Iris Healthcare, marking its first acquisition. 
  2. Mental health, obesity prevention benefits added to ACA plans for women, children

    The Health Resources and Services Administration is expanding ACA preventive care and screening coverage for women and children, HHS announced Jan. 11.
  3. J&J partners with Microsoft for digital surgery solutions

    Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with Microsoft to help build a cloud-connected software system for its digital surgery solutions.
  4. 114 drugs currently in shortage, per FDA

    Nationwide, more than 100 drugs are in short supply, including antibiotics, diuretics, opioids and heart failure medications, FDA data shows.
  5. 8 recent hospital donations of $50M or more

    Eight donations of $50 million or more have been made to healthcare organizations since September, which have gone toward advancing care, education and construction projects.
  6. Pfizer to produce 120M courses of Paxlovid in 2022

    Pfizer expects to produce at least 120 million courses of Paxlovid, its COVID-19 antiviral pill, in 2022, the drugmaker's CEO, Albert Bourla, PhD, said during a J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference session Jan. 10.
  7. Texas hospital offering nurses $20K sign-on bonus

    Corpus Christi (Texas)-based Christus Spohn Health System is offering up to $20,000 sign-on bonuses at a nurse recruiting event Jan. 12. The event will be held at its Shoreline Hospital. 
  8. Intermountain names chief supply chain officer

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has appointed Allison Corry chief supply chain officer and vice president of the health system's supply chain organization.
  9. UF Health performs novel abdominal cancer surgery

    The surgery department at Gainesville, Fla.-based UF Health has successfully performed its first cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy to treat abdominal cancer. 

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