Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Ambulance with patient inside hijacked by gunman in Houston, police say

    An armed man hijacked an ambulance with a patient inside early July 23, police said. The suspected gunman has since been taken into custody, The Hill reports. 
  2. Sanford to open clinic where Altru wants to expand

    Sanford Health is opening a clinic in Devils Lake, N.D., the same city where Altru Health System wants to expand.
  3. BCBS of Tennessee, CHI Memorial at contract impasse

    A contract dispute between BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CHI Memorial Health Care System could leave thousands of state residents without in-network coverage, according to a Chattanooga Times Free Press article on Yahoo's website. 

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  1. Humana, Centene opioid recovery drug suits dismissed

    A district judge dismissed a pair of lawsuits from Humana and Centene against Indivior over alleged attempts to suppress competition of Suboxone, its opioid recovery drug. 
  2. CDC panel signals support for COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised people

    Several members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said immunocompromised people would benefit from a COVID-19 booster shot during the CDC panel's July 22 presentation.
  3. US buys 200M more COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer

    The U.S. purchased an additional 200 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, the drugmaker said July 23.
  4. 13 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported on or shared with Becker's since July 16:

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  1. Adventist Health + Rideout president to retire after 38-year healthcare career

    Rick Rawson, president of Adventist Health and Rideout, will retire Oct. 31 after 38 years in healthcare, he said July 22.
  2. 2 charged after camera found in New Hampshire hospital's staff bathroom

    Manchester police have charged two Manchester, N.H.-based Catholic Medical Center employees in connection with the discovery of recording equipment in a staff bathroom, according to a July 23 Boston25 News report.
  3. Texas woman sentenced for stealing, selling healthcare provider's EHR data 

    A Texas woman was sentenced July 22 to 30 months in federal prison for her role in stealing protected health information from a provider's EHR system, according to the Department of Justice. 
  4. Massachusetts interoperability collab 'fulfills mission,' dissolves after 15 years

    The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative said it has fulfilled its mission and is dissolving after more than 15 years.
  1. Vaccine mandate would cause staff shortage, Ballad Health CEO says

    Dozens of hospitals and health systems across the country are requiring COVID-19 vaccines for all employees, but Ballad Health President and CEO Alan Levine says there are a few reasons his system isn't mandating vaccines yet, according to TV station WJHL. 
  2. CDC reports 1st cases of untreatable fungus

    Two clusters of untreatable Candida auris infections have been detected in Texas and Washington, D.C., since January, according to the CDC's latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published July 23. 
  3. 'We just got caught up in a broader attack': UVM Medical Center details $50M ransomware strike

    Burlington, Vt.-based UVM Medical Center revealed how an October 2020 ransomware attack costing it at least $50 million in lost revenue and other expenses originated, VTDigger reported July 21. 
  4. Rush, Cerner + 7 other recent health IT exec moves

    The following health IT moves were reported since July 9:
  5. Aledade ACOs save Medicare $300M in 2020

    Aledade's ACOs saved Medicare an estimated $300 million in 2020, according to a July 22 news release. 
  6. 3 states responsible for 40% of COVID-19 cases

    Florida, Texas and Missouri accounted for 40 percent of new COVID-19 cases reported nationwide this week, Jeff Zients, the White House's COVID-19 response coordinator, said July 22.
  7. Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS: How telehealth costs, offerings compare

    From therapy to a sprained ankle, retail giants are offering on-demand virtual care for as little as $15 without insurance. Here is how the cost, accessibility and offerings compare at Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens and CVS.
  8. Ellis Medicine, St. Peter's put merger on hold

    Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peter's Health Partners and Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Medicine have paused their merger, according to a July 22 report in The Daily Gazette.
  9. 4 reasons South Carolina nurses are leaving the field

    Amid both a state and national nursing shortage, more than 50 nurses talked about the profession with NBC affiliate WYFF.

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