Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. TransUnion acquires IT services company for $3.1B

    TransUnion finalized its acquisition of information services and tech company Neustar for $3.1 billion, the credit reporting agency said Dec. 1. 
  2. 19 patients infected in COVID-19 outbreak at Illinois VA hospital

    At least 18 patients at Chicago-based Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center have tested positive for COVID-19 after a sick staff member worked for several days, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Nov. 30. 
  3. HHS launches website for healthcare cybersecurity resources 

    HHS unveiled a website Dec. 1 for its 405(d) Aligning Health Care Industry Security Approaches Program that offers healthcare providers and public health officials cybersecurity and patient safety resources and best practices. 

Healthcare must recognize its nurse leaders

Learn why they're the backbone of good patient care.
  1. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent 

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR incentive program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to ONC data.
  2. HCA pauses vaccination mandate in 18 states

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is pausing its COVID-19 vaccination mandate amid recent federal court decisions, except for states in which it operates that have their own mandates, according to a statement shared with Becker's.
  3. 3 Bayfront Health hospitals rebrand as ShorePoint Health

    Bayfront Health rebranded three of its hospitals and their affiliated medical groups to unite under the name ShorePoint Health, the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based system said Nov. 30.
  4. New Jersey approves CentraState, Atlantic Health System partnership expansion

    The partnership between Freehold, N.J.-based CentraState Healthcare System and Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System was finalized Dec. 1 after the approval of a New Jersey Superior Court judge.
  1. 12 healthcare inventions among Time's '100 Best Inventions of 2021'

    Time released its "100 Best Inventions of 2021" list, and it featured several healthcare technologies.
  2. Mercy Health announces leadership reorganization: 5 things to know

    Mercy Health-Lorain (Ohio) has announced a leadership reorganization that will follow the retirement of Market President Ed Oley in January 2022.
  3. 3 healthcare leaders mentioned in the Bloomberg 50 

    The Bloomberg 50 is a list curated by Bloomberg of the top 50 people who have shaped business, politics and culture throughout 2021. The list, published Dec. 1, contained two healthcare leaders and gave a shout out to another rising healthcare leader. Here are the three people who made the list:
  4. Mayo Clinic in Florida names chief administrative officer 

    A.J. Dunn has been appointed chief administrative officer for Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., effective Dec. 1.

Enabling electronic prescribing for controlled substances remotely: How Renown Health stays compliant and keeps patients and providers safe

EPCS benefits patients & providers, but compliance is difficult. Learn how Renown Health met the challenge.
  1. Why food insecurity needs greater attention from health systems, payers

    Food insecurity is a serious issue that affects many Americans and is also linked to poor health outcomes. A new McKinsey report, published Nov. 24, details why and how payers and health systems should turn their attention to combating the issue.
  2. Tight marketing budget? These 7 hospital execs have advice

    Hospitals operate on thin margins, so marketing departments often have to craft campaigns on restrictive budgets. Here, marketing executives from seven health systems across the country share tips on how to launch a successful campaign on a tight budget.
  3. Intermountain CIO to depart for provider-led digital health company 

    Ryan Smith will leave his role as CIO of Intermountain Healthcare early next year to serve as COO of Graphite Health, a digital health platform launched by the Salt Lake City-based health system and other providers, according to a Dec. 1 news release. 
  4. California confirms nation's 1st omicron case

    California officials have confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 was caused by the coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 — also known as omicron — the first known case detected in the U.S., according to a Dec. 1 news release from the CDC.
  5. Oregon psychiatric hospital proposes plan to hire hundreds of employees

    Amid existing staffing challenges, Oregon's largest public psychiatric facility is proposing a plan to hire hundreds of workers to address staff burnout and safety concerns, the Salem Reporter reported Nov. 29.
  6. Pfizer asks FDA to authorize boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds

    Pfizer requested the FDA authorize a booster dose of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, developed with BioNTech, for 16- and 17-year-olds Nov. 30, The New York Times reports. 
  7. California HCA hospital to retain Medicare contract after correcting 'serious' issues

    CMS won't terminate the Medicare contract of San Jose, Calif.-based Good Samaritan Hospital, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, according to NBC Bay Area.
  8. Supply chain issues to persist till next summer, Siemens chairman says

    Supply chain issues will likely persist through next summer, Jim Snabe, chairman of Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Copenhagen, Denmark-based Maersk, told CNBC Dec. 1. 
  9. US regulators extend exemptions for truckers hauling COVID-19-related freight

    Hours of service exemptions for truckers carrying pandemic-related freight have been extended, a U.S. Transportation Department agency announced this week, citing the need to ensure capacity to respond to a potential rise in COVID-19 cases.

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months