Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Healthcare workers can't get off the COVID-19 rollercoaster

    Healthcare workers left the proverbial loading platform in 2020 for a ride of COVID-19 surges that only get tougher, not easier, to stomach. 
  2. 9 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Jan. 5:
  3. Geisinger opens hospital as part of JV with Highmark

    Geisinger Medical Center Muncy (Pa.) opened to the public Jan. 10 as part of a joint venture between Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health.
  1. DC mayor declares limited public health emergency

    District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a limited public health emergency Jan. 11 amid the latest COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant.
  2. Red Cross declares nation's first blood crisis

    The American Red Cross, which supplies 40 percent of the nation's blood, on Jan. 11 declared the first-ever national blood crisis. 
  3. Tenet CEO: Why USPI is its 'gem for the future'

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's United Surgical Partners International is the company's "gem for the future," CEO Saum Sutaria, MD, said during the JPMorgan Health Conference Jan. 11.
  4. Glassdoor: Best places to work in healthcare for 2022

    Glassdoor released its list of "Best Places to Work" in 2022, and four hospitals and health systems made the list. 

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  1. Linking EHR data key to maximizing clinical trial insights, Cerner exec says

    Hospitals face challenges when conducting clinical trials, such as high costs, difficulty recruiting patients and a lack of resources. Health systems facing these obstacles can accelerate research by extracting insights from EHR data, according to a Jan. 11 blog post written by Christy Dueck, PhD, Cerner's vice president of clinical research and real world data.
  2. Omicron surge will end as rapidly as it started, physician leaders predict

    In line with national forecasts, health systems on opposite sides of the country — NewYork-Presbyterian and Phoenix-based Banner Health — both anticipate the omicron-driven COVID-19 surge to peak at some point this month. 
  3. Tampa General, USF Health launch physician group

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital and the University of South Florida Health in Tampa have launched a new physician group, called USF Tampa General Physicians. 
  4. MSK Cancer Center launches innovation fund after $100M gift

    New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has created a fund to find more effective cancer treatments after receiving a $100 million gift from the Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Foundation.
  1. CMS unveils preliminary Aduhelm coverage decision

    CMS intends for Medicare to cover Aduhelm, Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment, for patients taking part in clinical trials, the agency announced Jan. 11. 
  2. Lifespan, Care New England merger would provide $3.3B in economic impact, report finds

    The proposed merger among Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University — all based in Providence, R.I. — would increase the economic impact of the academic medicine sector from $8.2 billion in 2020 to $11.5 billion by 2035, an independent report found.
  3. With appointments scarce, more patients turning to DIY healthcare

    As the pandemic made scheduling medical appointments harder and continued to strain an overburdened healthcare system, some patients are turning to do-it-yourself care at home, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 11.
  4. Anthem files to overturn order temporarily extending Northside network contract

    Anthem filed a pair of motions Jan. 7 that aim to end a temporary court order requiring it keep Atlanta-based Northside Hospital System in its network.
  5. COVID-19 may increase diabetes risk among children, CDC finds

    After a COVID-19 infection, children are more likely to be diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, compared to those who haven't been infected, according to the CDC's Jan. 7 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 
  6. Second Bartlett Regional exec steps down 4 months after CEO departure

    Kevin Benson will resign from his role as CFO of Juneau, Alaska-based Bartlett Regional Hospital on Jan. 28.
  7. Yale New Haven Health, MultiCare lean on internal experts to evaluate Aduhelm

    CMS said Jan. 11 it is limiting Medicare coverage of Aduhelm, Biogen's controversial Alzheimer's drug, only to patients who are taking part in clinical trials. While hospitals awaited this guidance from CMS, some conducted reviews of the drug on their own.
  8. Viewpoint: Telemedicine eases burden on hospitals but wears out clinicians

    The pandemic caused explosive growth in telehealth, but one Colorado physician is saying the tool has added to some medical industry burnout, reported KRDO Jan. 11.
  9. ONC adds guidelines for e-prescribing, public health reporting

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology updated its Interoperability Standards Advisory to include specifications for e-prescribing and public health reporting.

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