Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 8 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From MetroHealth's fired CEO suing over alleged open meetings law violations, to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs settling disability discrimination violations, here are eight hospital lawsuits and settlements Becker's has reported on since Nov. 8: 
  2. Louisiana hospital taps CareCloud for revenue cycle management

    Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals West Monroe (La.) has selected digital revenue company CareCloud to handle its revenue cycle management services.
  3. Patients are disappointed with their digital experiences: 4 things to know

    Health systems are increasing their investment in digital care tools, yet 61 percent of patients skipped their medical appointments due to unsatisfactory experiences with digital technology, MM+M reported Nov. 28.  

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  1. 3 highly used clinical algorithms that contain racial bias

    A coalition, created by New York City, has identified three highly used healthcare algorithms that contain racial bias, Politico reported Nov. 28. 
  2. Telehealth companies lobby for permanent controlled substance prescribing flexibilities

    More than 100 health startups and medical associations are lobbying for permanent permission to prescribe controlled substances via telehealth, a permission that has been temporarily granted due to the pandemic-era flexibilities, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 25. 
  3. CHI asks Congress to extend safe harbor for high-deductible health plans for telehealth coverage

    Omaha, Neb.-based CHI Health sent a letter to Congress on Nov. 28 urging them to continue the pandemic-era safe harbor for first-dollar high deductible health plan telehealth coverage.
  4. Low-income patients lose access to diverse specialists in wake of Wellstar AMC closure

    Seventy-three percent of physicians at Wellstar's Atlanta Medical Center were non-white. And when the hospital closed Nov. 1, it displaced those clinicians — leaving a hole in a community that was working toward healthcare representation, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Nov. 29. 

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  1. UAB, University of Mississippi Medical Center launch $3.4M remote diabetes monitoring program

    University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson have launched a remote monitoring program for diabetes patients.
  2. Viewpoint: Healthcare price transparency improvements in lawmakers' hands

    When the next Congress begins its first session in January, it has the opportunity to strengthen healthcare price transparency laws, founder Cynthia Fisher said in a Nov. 27 opinion piece in the Dallas Morning News. 
  3. 'Serve with joy': Cleveland Clinic's supply chain officer on priorities and the supply chain ecosystem

    Over the last year as Cleveland Clinic's chief supply chain and patient support services officer, Steve Downey has achieved a checklist of items that will make anyone tired just reading it. 
  4. Washington hospital appoints Winnie Adams as chief nursing officer

    Astria Sunnyside (Wash.) Hospital appointed Winnie Adams, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer.

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  1. Monitoring work burnout factors could prevent physicians from leaving profession

    Researchers found feeling valued and efficient teamwork were two factors that reduced burnout throughout the pandemic. 
  2. Hoag, Ochsner, Northwell among digital marketing winners at eHealthcare Leadership Awards

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag and New Orleans-based Ochsner Health were among the big winners in the digital marketing category at the eHealthcare Leadership Awards.
  3. Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast seeks CFO

    Jacksonville-based Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast ministry market is searching for a CFO following the departure of Steve Quiriconi after two and a half years in the role, an Ascension spokesperson shared in an email with Becker's Hospital Review.
  4. Patient dies after defibrillator fire at Tennessee hospital

    Nashville, Tenn.-based TriStar Centennial Medical Center is reviewing a Nov. 24 incident in which a fire erupted as staff members were using a defibrillator on a patient who later died, ABC affiliate WKRN reported Nov. 28.
  5. What physicians think of health system rebrands

    When hospitals and health systems rebrand, it's not just the signage and stationery that need to be changed. Physicians and other providers also have to get used to having new names and, in some cases, new employers.
  6. North Texas hospitals have a $38.4B economic impact, study finds

    A Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council study found that healthcare has a $38.4 billion economic impact on the region, D Magazine reported Nov. 28.
  7. Researchers use mRNA technology for potential universal flu vaccine

    Penn Medicine researchers are targeting a "cornucopia of antigens" with mRNA-based technology to develop a universal flu vaccine, and human clinical trials for the 20-subtype candidate are in the works. 
  8. Twitter ends labeling of COVID-19 misinformation

    Twitter said it ended a policy of labeling posts that contained misinformation about COVID-19 and providing supplemental corrective information. 
  9. How COVID-19 has changed what we know about the flu

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts didn't believe the flu could be contained. But, when flu transmission came to a halt during the pandemic, scientists were able to gain a new understanding of the virus. 

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