Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Truveta adds 3 systems to data-sharing efforts

    Truveta, a data-sharing company formed by health systems across the U.S., is adding three new organizations: HealthPartners, HonorHealth and TriHealth.
  2. Tufts spent $70M on EHR install

    Boston-based Tufts Medicine reported EHR installation costs of around $70 million last year, according to The Boston Globe.
  3. Microsoft doubles down on healthcare AI investments

    Microsoft is doubling down on its healthcare artificial intelligence investments with two new partnerships.

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  1. 8 healthcare finance trends to know for 2023

    Health system leaders are expecting multiple intersecting challenges in 2023  healthcare decisions in 2023 to be defined by eight themes across four areas including regulatory, financial, technological and supply chain considerations, according CommerceHealthcare's Healthcare Finance Trends for 2023 report.
  2. Nurses at 2 New York City hospitals approve labor deals after strike

    Nurses at two New York City hospitals where strikes occurred earlier this month have approved three-year agreements with Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. 
  3. 2 states sue HHS, aim to divorce from WHO's authority

    Texas and Oklahoma are suing HHS for granting the World Health Organization the authority to determine and define what constitutes a public health emergency in the U.S. 
  4. Florida hospital speeds up expansion after competitor closes

    Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Venice (Fla.) campus is speeding up its expansion project to meet increased demand following the closure of local competitor ShorePoint Health Venice, WFLA reported Jan. 23.

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  1. Opioid use disorder costs hospitals $95B annually

    Care for patients with opioid use disorders in the hospital setting has resulted in billions in annual hospital costs — most of which were not reimbursable or were paid for by public payers, according to data published Jan. 24 by Premier Inc. AI Applied Sciences.
  2. 20 health systems with highest contract labor expenses

    Twenty large integrated delivery networks spent more than $9 billion combined on contract labor in one year, according to a data set provided to Becker's Hospital Review by Definitive Healthcare. 
  3. Stanford Medical School exits US News rankings, crafts its own system

    Approximately one week after Boston-based Harvard Medical School withdrew from U.S. News & World Report's rankings, Stanford (Calif.) School of Medicine has done the same. 
  4. Tufts to eliminate 240 positions, save $22M

    Boston-based Tufts Medicine aims to save $22 million annually through workforce reductions, according to The Boston Globe.

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  1. Amazon rolls out RxPass prescription service for $5 per month

    Amazon Pharmacy rolled out RxPass, a $5 per month medication prescription service, on Jan. 24.
  2. Opioid prescribing at ED discharge declines, CDC data shows 

    Fewer patients are leaving emergency departments with opioid prescriptions, a continuation of a trend that began a decade ago, according to CDC data brief released Jan. 19. 
  3. What will save rural healthcare?

    Rural hospitals and healthcare facilities face amplified financial challenges amid persisting workforce shortages, rising costs and leveling reimbursement. Reserves are dwindling and without urgent action, hundreds of facilities face closure. 
  4. 9 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  5. University of Chicago launches incubator for AI healthcare startups

    University of Chicago has debuted an accelerator to develop and fund artificial intelligence and data science startups, including those focused on healthcare.
  6. How Gen Z sees healthcare: 10 stats

    Generation Z is known among their predecessors for demanding difference: different workplace norms, different social initiatives, different technological approaches. They'll want a different healthcare industry, too, as many literally wear their health metrics on their sleeve. 
  7. Former Mayo Clinic director named rural hospital CFO

    Brent Feickert has been named CFO of Jefferson County Health Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Fairfield, Iowa. 
  8. Tampa General Hospital rolls out mobile units with exam rooms, labs, testing

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital is rolling out two new mobile health units to conduct physicals, screenings and immunizations for community members and employers.
  9. Willis-Knighton affirmed credit ratings at 'AA' amid positive recovery expectations

    Shreveport, La.-based Willis-Knighton Health System had its overall and specific bonds ratings affirmed at "AA-" amid expectations it has a strong enough market presence and robust financial profile to recover margins "materially" in 2023, Fitch Ratings said Jan. 23.

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