Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Man arrested after Cleveland Clinic worker abducted, assaulted

    A man was arrested in connection with the abduction and assault of a female healthcare worker at Cleveland Clinic's campus in Weston, Fla., according to a news release from the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
  2. 'This discovery is a little disturbing': Centura Health data reports miss 2,500 COVID-19 hospitalizations since April 

    Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health failed to report almost 2,500 COVID-19 hospitalizations dating back to last April because of a system coding issue, according to a Jan. 8 The Journal report. 
  3. UK variant found in 8 states; hospitalizations top 100K for 40 days — 6 COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. is reporting record seven-day averages for COVID-19 deaths, cases and hospitalizations, according to Jan. 10 data from The COVID Tracking Project.  

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  1. Executive who left Seattle Children's, citing racism, to practice at UW Medicine

    Ben Danielson, MD, who cited racism when he resigned as the medical director of one of Seattle Children's clinics, will practice at UW Medicine.
  2. Fewer than 40% of Americans could afford $1K unexpected medical bill

    Fewer than four in every 10 American adults can afford a $1,000 surprise medical bill, according to survey results released Jan. 11 by finance company Bankrate.
  3. Biden plans stimulus relief worth trillions: 5 things to know

    President-elect Joe Biden is working on a stimulus relief proposal worth trillions of dollars, according to The Washington Post.
  4. Capitol riot was potential COVID-19 superspreader, experts say

    Lawmakers and health experts are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 after thousands of rioters supporting President Donald Trump swarmed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6. 

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  1. New COVID-19 variants may trigger false results in COVID-19 tests, FDA warns

    The FDA sent out an alert Jan. 8 stating that new coronavirus strains may cause false negative results in molecular COVID-19 tests. 
  2. Georgia nursing home faces 2 lawsuits involving resident deaths

    Two lawsuits were filed last month against the Windermere Health and Rehabilitation Center in Augusta, Ga., according to a Jan. 7 report from The Augusta Chronicle. Both lawsuits involve a resident death after allegations of poor care. 
  3. St. Peter's oncologist was removed for harming patients, CEO says

    Helena, Mont.-based St. Peter's Health removed longtime oncologist Tom Weiner, MD, after learning that the physician had been harming patients for years, CEO Wade Johnson wrote in a letter to the Independent Record.
  4. Adeptus Health declares bankruptcy

    Adeptus Health, an Irving, Texas-based operator of freestanding emergency rooms, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

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  1. Health officials ask grocery store pharmacies to help speed COVID-19 vaccinations

    Health officials across the U.S. are reaching out to grocery store pharmacies weeks earlier than planned to ask for help in administering COVID-19 vaccines amid a slower-than-expected rollout, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  2. Google's 6 latest health-related job openings

    Google recently posted several job openings related to its health business.
  3. Pfizer vaccine effective against UK, South Africa COVID-19 strains, study suggests

    The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech appears to be effective against virus strains discovered in the U.K. and South Africa, according to research published Jan. 7 on the preprint server bioRxiv. 
  4. New York to launch COVID-19 vaccination phase 1b

    New York will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for recipients included in phase 1b on Jan. 11, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a Jan. 8 news briefing.
  5. Beaumont's patient portal crashes amid heavy influx of COVID-19 vaccine sign-ups

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health's online patient portal crashed Jan. 8 after a high volume of patients flooded the website to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines, Detroit Free Press reports.
  6. Physician viewpoint: 5 tips to help patients maximize telehealth benefits  

    Telehealth has been a key tool for providers and patients to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, but its effectiveness can vary by the way patients use it.
  7. West Virginia health center email breach exposes 3,700+ patients' info

    Prestera Center for Mental Health Services in Huntington, W.Va., began notifying more than 3,700 patients Dec. 31 of an email security incident that exposed some of their protected health information.
  8. Alaska hospital to install $1M Cerner EHR

    Petersburg (Alaska) Medical Center is moving forward with plans to deploy a new Cerner EHR system, according to a Jan. 7 Petersburg Pilot report.
  9. Pennsylvania Hospital CMO Dr. Daniel Feinberg's advice for aspiring physician leaders

    Daniel Feinberg, MD, chief medical officer of Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Hospital, sees the CMO role becoming more operational in the next few years.

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