Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Viewpoint: Hospitals are in need of hope 

    Despite advances in knowledge and treatment of COVID-19, hospitals are running dangerously low on hope, writes Sarah N. Cross, MD, assistant professor at the Minneapolis-based University of Minnesota Medical School in The Washington Post Jan. 5. 
  2. US set to miss WHO's 2022 vaccination goal, estimates show

    The U.S. is among 109 countries set to miss the World Health Organization's target of having every country fully vaccinate at least 70 percent of their populations against COVID-19 by mid-2022, projections from Our World in Data show. 
  3. The role of EHRs in pragmatic clinical trials

    Pragmatic clinical trials can use EHR data to help cut costs and human effort associated with randomized clinical trials, according to commentary published in JAMA Network Open on Dec. 28.
  1. 4 recent cancer partnerships

    Here are four cancer-related partnerships formed since Dec. 13. 
  2. BJC HealthCare postpones nonurgent surgeries amid COVID-19 surge

    St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare postponed nonurgent procedures Jan. 6 because of a high increase of COVID-19 cases, reporting more than 500 people hospitalized for the virus as of Jan. 4, KSDK reported.
  3. Davis Health System acquires West Virginia hospital

    Elkins, W.Va.-based Davis Health System has taken over operations of Webster County Memorial Hospital in Webster Springs, W.Va., WDTV reported Jan. 6.
  4. Basement to boardroom: Why supply chain leaders need a higher profile

    For years, healthcare organizations have underinvested in digital technology and the supply chain and are now paying for it as they struggle to meet customer demand, according to two executives at KPMG, based in the Netherlands.

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  1. Florida medical supply company to pay $600K in Medicare fraud settlement

    Owners of an Orlando-based medical supply company have agreed to pay $600,000 to resolve allegations they participated in a scheme to defraud Medicare. 
  2. 10 systems seeking supply chain talent 

    Ten health systems have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  3. Humana slashes 2022 Medicare enrollment outlook

    Humana is nearly halving its 2022 estimates for Medicare Advantage enrollment to reflect "higher than anticipated" terminations during the last enrollment period, according to a Jan. 6 SEC filing.
  4. 11 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Dec. 23:
  1. How to save US hospitals with least disruption to life amid omicron: Viewpoint

    U.S. policymakers must implement practical pandemic strategies that save hospitals while minimizing societal disruption, according to an op-ed published Jan. 3 by The Washington Post.
  2. Bryan Health acquires Nebraska hospital

    Kearney (Neb.) Regional Medical Center joined Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health on Jan. 1, expanding the system's number of employees by 850 to more than 6,300.
  3. Intermountain physician group email breach exposes patient protected health information

    Nampa, Idaho-based Saltzer Health, a physician group that joined Intermountain Healthcare in October, notified patients that some of their protected health information was compromised in an email breach that was detected on June 1.
  4. Jefferson Regional announces 2nd ASBrS appointment, new chief of staff: 5 things to know

    A second surgeon from Jefferson Regional Medical Center has been inducted into the American Society of Breast Surgeons, a leadership organization for surgeons treating breast disease. The Pine Bluff, Ark.-based medical center also has a new chief of staff. 
  5. Stanford Children's CEO named chair of Children's Hospital Association board

    Stanford Children's Health CEO Paul King has been appointed chair of the board of trustees of the Children's Hospital Association, effective Jan. 1, 2022. 
  6. US plant backed by 34 systems to produce 40M medical gowns annually

    A domestic medical gown manufacturing plant funded by 34 health systems will start production in early spring. 
  7. The unapologetic leadership of Dr. Marc Boom

    Marc Boom, MD, revisits the decisions he's made as CEO of Houston Methodist throughout the pandemic with a sense of conviction that can almost leave one under the impression it's been an easy 22 months.
  8. 6 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Six hospitals and health systems have announced, advanced or completed construction projects since Dec. 17, as reported by Becker's.
  9. 5 ways healthcare marketers can keep campaigns fresh in 2022

    The marketing field changes as culture does, so there are often new trends for healthcare marketers to incorporate into their campaigns. Here are five ways healthcare marketers can keep their campaigns up to date in 2022, according to a Jan. 4 report in AdAge.

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