Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 hospital CIOs share their most exciting EHR project this year

    Here, seven hospital CIOs share the EHR project they've been most excited by or proud of in 2021, from integrating home care to facilitating mass vaccination efforts to improving the patient experience.
  2. 6 vendor cybersecurity breaches: 10 million patients, 200+ hospitals affected in last year

    Six vendor's data breaches have exposed 9,970,368 patients and information from more than 200 hospitals and health systems in the last year.
  3. To bring more Black men into healthcare, advocates turn to sports

    Developing a strong athletics-to-medicine pipeline could encourage more Black men to become healthcare providers, supporters of the strategy say, according to the nonprofit publication Undark. 

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  1. 8 EHR snooping cases at hospitals in the last year

    Below are seven hospitals and health systems that have experienced nine cases of employees snooping patients' medical records in the last year.
  2. 23 virtual care companies, services launched this year

    Below is a list of 23 new telehealth companies and services that were rolled out in 2021.
  3. US to buy millions of Pfizer vaccines for global donation

    The White House will buy hundreds of millions more doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to other countries, two people familiar with the deal told The Washington Post Sept. 17.
  4. Leader of California's ACA exchange to leave post

    Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California, will leave the state's health insurance marketplace next year.
  1. Logan Health nurses approve first union contract

    Six hundred fifty registered nurses approved their first union contract with Kalispell, Mont.-based Logan Health Sept. 16, an agreement that includes pay raises and seniority recognition, according to a union news release.
  2. Alabama, Texas hospitals face shortage of antibody drugs after HHS distribution change

    Amid a change in how HHS distributes COVID-19 monoclonal antibody drugs, hospitals in Alabama and Texas — both states that are seeing high numbers of COVID-19 cases — say they're dealing with shortages of the critical treatment. 
  3. 33 recent hospital, health system exec moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported on or since Sept. 10:
  4. Huntsville Memorial names new CEO

    Patrick Shannon was appointed CEO of Huntsville (Texas) Memorial Hospital, a role that became effective Sept. 16.
  1. US COVID cases tick up after week of decline: 9 CDC stats

    After falling for the first time since late June, COVID-19 cases are again increasing in the U.S., according to the CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review published Sept. 17.
  2. Only 60% of US nursing home staffs were fully vaccinated in July, study finds

    Nursing home aides were the staff members least likely to be vaccinated at more than 14,900 facilities nationwide, according to a research letter published Sept. 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
  3. 10 best, worst states ranked by health insurance coverage

    Massachusetts leads the pack while Texas lags behind in a 24/7 Wall St special report detailing states' insurance coverage landscapes.
  4. California hospital ends Anthem contract after alleged contract breaches

    Redding, Calif.-based Shasta Regional Medical Center is cutting its contract with Anthem short because of alleged contract violations, the provider said. 
  5. CMS won't enforce payer interoperability rules

    CMS is issuing new guidance on data exchange provisions included in its May 2020 interoperability rule, saying it will hold off on enforcement until finalized rules are issued. 
  6. 17 health plans land top scores on NCQA's 2021 report card

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance collectively awarded 17 commercial, Medicaid and Medicare plans perfect 5.0 scores after a review of over 1,000 health plans.
  7. 'A grim initiation': New nurse shares what it was like learning amid pandemic

    Kathryn Ivey, RN, a critical care nurse in Nashville, Tenn., detailed her experience as a new nurse starting amid the pandemic — with no baseline for what "normal nursing" looked like — in an op-ed published by Scientific American.
  8. 9 things to know about ADEM — a rare inflammatory disorder likely linked to COVID-19

    Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis case reports have deemed the coronavirus as the trigger, NBC News reported Sept. 16.  
  9. Where vaccination mandate lawsuits have been filed, withdrawn, dismissed

    As more hospitals, health systems and states have mandated COVID-19 vaccination, medical workers have filed lawsuits contesting the policies. 

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