Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Henry Ford using tech to make ultrasounds more accessible

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health has partnered with health information company Exo to make ultrasounds more portable and accessible. 
  2. Athenahealth, Nuance create AI-based EHR documentation tool

    Athenahealth has launched a virtual voice assistant that helps clinicians document patient visits within its EHR system. 
  3. Cardinal Health launches program to ease preorders before flu season

    Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health will open an inventory reserve program designed to anticipate supply chain needs and better equip health systems and labs ahead of the flu season, according to a June 29 press release. 

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  1. Sanofi slashes insulin prices to $35 for month supply

    Pharmaceutical company Sanofi plans to lower the cost of its 30-day packages of insulin from $99 to $35 for uninsured Americans with diabetes.
  2. Demand for abortion pills surges as White House pushes to protect access

    Organizations offering medication abortion, a regimen of taking two drugs to terminate a pregnancy in the first 10 weeks, are seeing a hike in demand after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade June 24. 
  3. More than 1 in 4 physicians are friends with patients: report

    Twenty-nine percent of physicians said they have friends who are also their patients, even though that is discouraged by the American Medical Association.
  4. Novant Health using drones to deliver medications to patients

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health is working with drone delivery company Zipline to fly specialty medications to patients via drones. 

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  1. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital designated as rare disease clinical center 

    Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital were designated as a Pheo Para Clinical Center June 28 for patients with rare neuroendocrine tumors.
  2. Where health system IT teams are headed: 10 observations

    CIOs are taking on larger roles within health systems as technology is growing to support all departments and the system's central mission.
  3. $5.3M grant funds Washington University School of Medicine lung cancer recurrence research 

    St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine received a $5.3 million grant June 28 from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for lung cancer recurrence research efforts. 
  4. Brigham and Women's study seeks data insights on medication management for seniors

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital is partnering with Israeli digital health company FeelBetter to determine whether the use of data and technology can improve medication management for older Americans.
  1. WVU Medicine sued by former employee for wrongful termination

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based WVU Medicine faces a lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleges she was wrongfully fired, the West Virginia Record reported June 23.
  2. Amazon Web Services poised for explosive growth

    Amazon Web Services is set to flourish in the coming years as the IT sector shifts to the cloud, a tech analyst and its CEO say.
  3. 115 Oregon hospital workers to see double-digit pay increase under new deal

    Workers at Lincoln City, Ore.-based Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, who are members of SEIU Local 49, voted to approve a new contract with pay raises.
  4. Wexner Medical Center, Siemens researching how tech can accelerate healthcare discoveries, deliver personalized care

    The Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Siemens Healthineers have partnered to bring imaging and treatment technologies from Siemens to Ohio State patient care and research centers.
  5. Norton Healthcare breaks ground on $70M hospital in underserved community

    Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, broke ground June 28 on a campus that includes a $70 million hospital and space to house social-service agencies. 
  6. US to make 296K monkeypox vaccines available: 4 outbreak response updates

    The U.S. will deploy 296,000 doses of Jynneos monkeypox vaccine — the preferred vaccine — over the coming weeks and is expanding eligibility for vaccination. 
  7. Abortion providers brace for surge in out-of-state patients

    Many states with strong legal protections for abortion — such as California and Illinois — are preparing for a surge in patients whose home states have or are planning to ban the medical procedure.
  8. RWJBarnabas Health taps Lester J. Owens as board chair

    Lester J. Owens was tapped as board chair for West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health on June 28, effective immediately, according to a press release sent to Becker's. He is the first African American to hold this position with the system. 
  9. Data of 763 patients at risk after laptop stolen from Seattle clinic

    UW Medicine notified patients that a laptop containing patient protected health information was stolen from its Seattle, Wash.-based UWMC-Northwest Neurology Clinic in April. 

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