Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. December ransomware attack cited in pay delay for healthcare workers in 3 states

    A Dec. 11 ransomware attack of Kronos Private Cloud continues to delay pay for healthcare workers in three states, according to news reports.
  2. Virginia governor issues 30-day state of emergency

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Jan. 10 issued a limited 30-day emergency order to help hospitals facing an influx of patients during the latest COVID-19 surge.
  3. Hoag, Providence to split: 5 things to know

    Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., and Providence, a Catholic health system based in Renton, Wash., will end their affiliation Jan. 31.
  1. US COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high

    COVID-19 hospitalizations have surpassed levels seen during last winter's surge and are now at an all-time high, HHS data shows.
  2. ECRI ranks 7 at-home COVID-19 tests for usability

    ECRI, a nonprofit organization focused on patient safety and healthcare quality, released the first public ranking of commonly used at-home COVID-19 test kits based on usability. 
  3. 14 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are 14 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  4. 8 hospitals, health systems mandating boosters for employees

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 booster shots for employees is growing as the omicron variant spreads in the U.S.

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  1. 14 hospitals temporarily or permanently shelving services because of staffing shortages

    As hospitals struggle with critical staff shortages, several have had to permanently or temporarily halt some services.
  2. HHS head defends CDC director: 'She doesn't have a degree in marketing'

    Amid public criticism over CDC guidelines and updates, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra defended CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, on CNN Newsroom on Jan. 10.
  3. What Northwell's new chief quality officer refuses to look away from

    Peter Silver, MD, hasn't allowed the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic distract him from the goal that has defined his career: providing his patients with the highest quality of care possible. 
  4. 14 best-paying healthcare jobs, per US News

    Of 25 best-paying jobs on U.S. News & World Report's new list released Jan. 11, 14 are healthcare jobs.  
  1. In medical first, surgeons transplant pig heart into man

    Baltimore, Md.-based University of Maryland School of Medicine clinicians performed the first successful transplant of a genetically modified pig heart in a patient with end-stage heart disease, the university said Jan. 10.
  2. Unlocking capacity with technology: 5Qs with Lisa Stump, SVP and CIO, Yale New Haven Healthcare

    Lisa Stump is a dynamic leader and strong IT strategist who believes in the power of technology, data, and digital tools to transform and power health.
  3. Nearly 4 in 10 US News' best jobs are in healthcare: 2022

    Nearly 4 in 10 jobs of the 100 Best Jobs of 2022 are healthcare or healthcare support roles, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released Jan. 11.
  4. 29 best healthcare jobs, per US News: Nurse practitioner is No. 1

    Nurse practitioner is the best healthcare job for 2022, with 114,900 projected jobs and a median salary of $111,680, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released Jan. 11.
  5. University Hospitals Lake Health closes ED amid COVID-19 surge

    University Hospitals Lake Health is temporarily closing its freestanding emergency department at UH Madison (Ohio) Health Center.
  6. Meditech to launch online training program for Expanse users

    Meditech partnered with New York City-based MedPower, a cloud-hosted e-learning solution, to bring interactive online training courses to healthcare organizations for its Expanse EHR.
  7. Viewpoint: IU Health price freeze is a PR stunt

    Bloomington-based Indiana University Health's five-year price freeze isn't enough to get its prices to national averages, Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economics Research, wrote Jan. 9 in the Star Press.
  8. Payers must cover at-home COVID-19 tests starting Jan. 15

    Private insurers must cover the cost of up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests per month effective Jan. 15, according to an HHS news release.
  9. 2022 open enrollment period pacing 21% higher enrollment over previous year

    HHS announced 13.8 million people are enrolled in an ACA plan, expanding on an enrollment record set in December, according to a Jan. 10 news release. 

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