Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. LifePoint leader named new president of mountain division

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health has named William Haugh president of the health system's mountain division, effective Jan. 31. 
  2. 3 drugs to watch in early 2022

    OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit manager unit of UnitedHealth Group, shared three drugs to watch in the first quarter of 2022 in its latest "Drug Pipeline Insights Report."
  3. Value-based care company Aledade to acquire Iris Healthcare  

    Aledade is set to buy Iris Healthcare, marking its first acquisition. 
  1. Mental health, obesity prevention benefits added to ACA plans for women, children

    The Health Resources and Services Administration is expanding ACA preventive care and screening coverage for women and children, HHS announced Jan. 11.
  2. J&J partners with Microsoft for digital surgery solutions

    Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with Microsoft to help build a cloud-connected software system for its digital surgery solutions.
  3. 114 drugs currently in shortage, per FDA

    Nationwide, more than 100 drugs are in short supply, including antibiotics, diuretics, opioids and heart failure medications, FDA data shows.
  4. 8 recent hospital donations of $50M or more

    Eight donations of $50 million or more have been made to healthcare organizations since September, which have gone toward advancing care, education and construction projects.

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  1. Pfizer to produce 120M courses of Paxlovid in 2022

    Pfizer expects to produce at least 120 million courses of Paxlovid, its COVID-19 antiviral pill, in 2022, the drugmaker's CEO, Albert Bourla, PhD, said during a J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference session Jan. 10.
  2. Texas hospital offering nurses $20K sign-on bonus

    Corpus Christi (Texas)-based Christus Spohn Health System is offering up to $20,000 sign-on bonuses at a nurse recruiting event Jan. 12. The event will be held at its Shoreline Hospital. 
  3. Intermountain names chief supply chain officer

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has appointed Allison Corry chief supply chain officer and vice president of the health system's supply chain organization.
  4. UF Health performs novel abdominal cancer surgery

    The surgery department at Gainesville, Fla.-based UF Health has successfully performed its first cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy to treat abdominal cancer. 
  1. CVS Caremark secures $3.4B North Carolina pharmacy benefit management contract

    North Carolina awarded CVS Caremark, CVS Health's pharmacy benefit manager, a $3.4 billion contract to serve the state's 727,000 public employees. 
  2. Payer advocates react to Biden at-home COVID-19 test coverage rule

    Payer representatives are both praising President Joe Biden's sweeping new at-home COVID-19 test coverage policy and raising concerns over its implementation and impacts. 
  3. Medical organizations continue to fight surprise-billing dispute process: 5 details

    A coalition of medical organizations, including the Physicians Advocacy Institute and 16 state medical associations, filed an amicus brief supporting a legal challenge to the No Surprises Act dispute resolution process, according to a news release emailed to Becker's.
  4. Teladoc expects $2.6B in revenue in 2022 

    Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic told virtual attendees at the annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference on Jan. 10 that the company expects to reach $2.6 billion in revenue in 2022.
  5. 5 oncologists on the move

    These five oncologists joined new practices or received new appointments over the last few weeks. 
  6. Stanford Health Care names new board chair

    Stanford (Calif.) Health Care has named Silicon Valley entrepreneur Marc Jones board chair. 
  7. HHS issues warning for healthcare ransomware threats

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordinator Center warned the healthcare sector about a cybercrime group targeting the industry.
  8. 8 recent hospital, health system executive resignations

    Several hospital and health system executives stepped down from their positions in recent months. 
  9. Northwell, Intermountain & Rush invest in digital health platform for self-insured

    Transcarent, a digital health platform for self-insured employers founded by former Livongo CEO Glen Tullman, closed a $200 million series C funding round Jan. 11.

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