Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. White House aims to expand birth control coverage under ACA

    The Biden administration aims to expand access to free birth control under the Affordable Care Act through a proposed rule issued Jan. 30.
  2. Baylor Scott & White plans $265M hospital

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health plans to build a $265 million hospital in Frisco, Texas, Community Impact reported Jan. 30.
  3. Sky Lakes continues to report profit as expenses rise

    Expenses rose and investment income fell, but Klamath Falls, Ore.-based Sky Lakes Medical Center was still able to post net income of $7.3 million in fiscal 2022. That figure compared with net income of $9.6 million in 2021.

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  1. 3 ways health systems are using AI to improve patient care

    From backing artificial intelligence-based startups that can detect emotions to developing an artificial intelligence-based tool that can predict "ICU delirium," here are three ways hospitals and health systems are using artificial intelligence to improve patient care:
  2. UW Health's clinic unveils new rebranding

    Madison, Wis.-based UW Health has changed the name of its Rockford, Ill.-based clinic, Riverwest Clinic, to UW Health Marchesano Drive Clinic, Rock River Current reported Jan. 27. 
  3. Children's Hospital LA appoints chief transformation, digital officer

    Omkar Kulkarni has been promoted to vice president and chief transformation and digital officer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which also established a new Office of Transformation, according to a Jan. 30 news release shared with Becker's.
  4. Amazon in the headlines: 7 recent healthcare moves

    From rolling out a new medication prescription service, to clearing a regulatory hurdle regarding its pending One Medical acquisition, Amazon is continuing to increase its healthcare presence. 

Innovation in the ED — The 3 steps South Shore Hospital took to better manage high-risk patients

Adverse drug events and readmissions can quickly burden EDs. Here are 3 steps this New England hospital took to better manage high-risk patients.
  1. Nebraska Medicine continues to report positive income even as expenses rise

    Nebraska Medicine, which operates a 718-bed acute care hospital in Omaha, said it had net income of $12.7 million in the six months ended Dec. 31, 2022, even as expenses rose significantly.
  2. The housing crisis strands many with disabilities in nursing homes. A lawsuit wants to change that.

    A federal class-action lawsuit intends to highlight and rectify how people with disabilities are being housed in nursing homes without proper resources or plans to transition them to appropriate settings, radio station GBH News reported Jan. 26.
  3. Louisiana university appoints new nursing dean

    Thibodaux, La.-based Nicholls State University named Raquel Engolio, EdD, RN, dean of nursing.
  4. Former Oracle exec to lead digital health efforts at the FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration has tapped former Oracle Senior Vice President Troy Tazbaz as its director of digital health.

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Dayton Children's fully embraced nurse feedback and is now Forbes' best employer in Ohio. See how the hospital boosted nurse engagement and satisfaction here.
  1. 6 organizations launching nursing programs

    Here are six organizations opening or expanding nursing programs: 
  2. Women and Infants Hospital taps chief medical officer

    Providence, R.I.-based Women & Infants Hospital tapped Dr. Nejat Zeyneloglu as its chief medical officer.
  3. What Oracle Cerner did in January

    From U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs EHR updates to new genomics and kidney diagnostic tools, here is what Oracle Cerner did in January.
  4. Cleveland Clinic implements 'code sepsis' protocol to rapidly assess, treat patients

    Throughout Cleveland Clinic's healthcare system, a protocol known as "code sepsis" allows physicians to diagnose and treat the infection before it becomes life threatening. The hospital's standardized sepsis response is carried out by by specialized response teams at the bedside. 
  5. Oracle Cerner looks to create a modernized healthcare ecosystem in 2023

    Coming off of its $28.4 billion acquisition from Oracle, Cerner is looking to create the "world's first truly modern healthcare ecosystem," Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of Oracle Global Industries, told Becker's. 
  6. Meditech in the last 30 days

    From new partnerships with health systems to a new integrated clinical tool, here are six updates on Meditech's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in January.
  7. CMS updates Medicare cost report for hospitals

    CMS has made several changes to the Medicare cost report for hospitals that include uncompensated care, Medicare disproportionate share hospital, bad debt and graduate medical education, according to legal news website JDSupra.
  8. Tower Health names new CFO, hires advisory firm

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health has named Mike Eesley as its new CFO, effective immediately. The healthcare system has also retained advisory firm Houlihan Lokey to "strengthen the system's financial structure."
  9. 'Difficult patient' flag leads to treatment disparities, researchers say

    Behavioral flags in electronic health records are designed to to help prevent violence against clinicians, but the flags might also prevent some patients from receiving full care, according to a recent study.

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