Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Omicron 'sister variants' now dominant: 3 COVID-19 updates

    Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 collectively account for 52 percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates for the week ending June 25. 
  2. E-messages from primary care physicians increased COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Black, Latino communities

    A simple message encouraging vaccination from primary care physicians can improve vaccination rates among Black and Latino communities, according to a June 17 study in JAMA Network Open. 
  3. Tech company Cue Health lays off 170 employees

    Cue Health, a tech firm that specializes in at-home diagnostics, has let 170 staffers go as it adjusts to the changing economy and cutbacks in COVID-19 funding.

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  1. Providence's CIO zeros in on patient loyalty

    Improving the patient experience is a top strategic priority for Renton, Wash.-based Providence, even as finances tighten and health systems in general are struggling to generate free cash flow.
  2. Trust will be key to vaccinating youngest children in 'marathon' rollout, hospital CEOs say

    Now that children as young as 6 months old are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, hospitals and health systems are gearing up to address patient family concerns regarding those vaccines. 
  3. Cancer patients flooded with misleading ads on Facebook, report finds

    Cancer patients who use Facebook have been inundated with advertisements promoting dubious or even dangerous treatments for the disease, MIT Technology Review reported June 27.
  4. More than 200 Mayo Clinic nurses want to vote on leaving union

    Nurses at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minn., have signed a decertification petition seeking a vote on the removal of the Minnesota Nurses Association as their bargaining representative.

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  1. 4 reasons consumers choose healthcare systems

    Consumers used to want a health system that was convenient, but now other facets such as patient data access, range of specialists, hospital resources and physician communication are growing in importance, changing the way they are choosing where to receive care, according to research by branding agency Monigle. 
  2. Medical scribes, EHR templates boost efficiency, satisfaction and care quality, report says 

    Medical scribes and EHR templates come out on top when compared to other EHR interface technologies and solutions, according to a June 25 paper published in Cureus.
  3. Keck Medicine of USC appoints chief human resources officer

    Ekta Vyas, PhD, was named chief human resources officer of Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of USC.
  4. Top 5 health IT issues, according to CIOs

    Staffing and cybersecurity are among the biggest challenges hospital CIOs face in 2022, 12 health system executives told Becker's.
  1. How UC Davis Health's AWS Cloud Innovation Center is changing the narrative of 'siloed' innovation

    Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health noticed a trend in the healthcare IT space — many IT organizations were siloed, leaving little room for cross-collaboration. For UC Davis Health, that was something the organization wanted to dismantle, so it became one of the first academic medical centers to create a Cloud Innovation Center. 
  2. Dr. Anthony Torres named CEO of Dignity Health hospital

    Anthony Torres, MD, was selected as the next president and CEO of Dignity Health's Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Ariz.
  3. 19 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 19 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.
  4. NYC, DC run out of monkeypox vaccines after 1 day

    Within 24 hours of opening vaccination sites in New York City and Washington, D.C., appointments filled up and physicians ran out of monkeypox vaccines, The Hill reported June 27. 
  5. How the Supreme Court abortion ruling could affect OB-GYN training

    On June 24, the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, setting the stage for a patchwork of different abortion laws across U.S. states. Now, with abortion bans likely in a number of states, Bloomberg Law and USA Today took a deeper dive into how the rules could affect OB-GYN training.
  6. Cleveland Clinic leads $33M funding round for its medical tech spinoff

    Cleveland Clinic led a $33 million funding round for medical technology company Centerline Biomedical. 
  7. AHA names Dr. Taya Glotzer researcher of the year

    Taya Glotzer, MD, the director of Cardiac Research at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center, was named the American Heart Association's 2022 Researcher of the Year on June 27.
  8. Hartford Healthcare, MIT professor form cloud software company

    Hartford HealthCare has partnered with an MIT professor to create a cloud-based software company servicing healthcare. 
  9. Nurse leader at hospital where 7 gallons of fentanyl went missing has license reinstated

    The New Hampshire Board of Nursing has reinstated the license of Amy Matthews, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer at Keene, N.H.-based Cheshire Medical Center, after it was suspended amid an investigation into how more than 7 gallons of fentanyl went missing, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported June 28. 

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