Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Press Ganey to add nurse award nominations to patient surveys

    More than 5,400 healthcare facilities that partner with The Daisy Foundation will have the option to add award nomination information to Press Ganey patient experience surveys, according to an Aug. 15 news release. 
  2. Ascension seeks strategy chiefs

    Ascension is hiring chief strategy officers for its markets in Alabama and Indiana. 
  3. 9 leaders on health equity priorities for the rest of 2022

    As health equity takes center stage for new policies – with the CDC and HHS unveiling a tool to track health effects of environmental issues and NCQA updating guidelines to address disparities – health systems nationwide are ramping up their own efforts.

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  1. 4 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are four hospitals that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  2. Healthcare staff info accidentally exposed by education firm

    The contact information of hundreds of healthcare professionals was left inadvertently exposed by education company PlatformQ.
  3. Where Mayo Clinic is exploring clinical AI development

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is exploring artificial intelligence in a variety of areas including patient scheduling, prior authorization with payers, revenue cycle applications, radiology, cardiology, remote diagnostics and management based on healthcare sensor data, according to an Aug. 8 MIT Sloan Management Review article. 
  4. HCA hospitals make 21 leadership changes

    HCA Healthcare, a 182-hospital system based in Nashville, Tenn., has made leadership changes at several of its hospitals in recent months. 

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  1. Digital pharmacy Truepill cuts 14% of staff in another round of layoffs

    Truepill has reduced its global workforce by 14 percent in another round of job cuts for the digital pharmacy, a spokesperson told Becker's.
  2. Healthcare billing fraud: 10 recent cases

    From a Florida man being charged with allegedly using a Pennsylvania hospital in a $25 million Medicare scam, to the indictment of a New York physician in an alleged kickback scheme, here are 10 healthcare billing fraud cases that have made headlines since July 26.  
  3. Physician viewpoint: Traumatic injuries should be framed as chronic conditions 

    Traumatic injuries should be classified as chronic conditions to improve outcomes and recovery experiences, Juan Herrera-Escobar, MD, and Jeffrey Schneider, MD, wrote Aug. 13 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
  4. North Carolina Medicaid expansion legislation falls through

    As North Carolina's legislative session came to a close, a deal that included expanding Medicaid fell through, Axios Raleigh reported Aug. 15. 
  1. California hospital names Nana Deeb CEO

    Palmdale (Calf.) Regional Medical Center appointed Nana Deeb as CEO, according to an Aug. 15 report from the Antelope Valley Press. 
  2. US hits high for newly certified PAs: 10 states with the largest increases

    A total of 10,950 physician assistants earned their initial certification last year, marking a record number of newly certified physician assistants, according to new data from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  3. These are the CIOs for U.S. News' top 10 cancer hospitals

    For specialty and regular hospitals alike, IT is a huge part of healthcare operations, keeping CIOs busy with everything from cybersecurity to cloud migration.
  4. Delivery issues curb monkeypox vaccine supply

    Supply chain issues have impeded the nation's access to Jynneos monkeypox vaccines for months, and health officials say the distribution has been "completely inefficient," The New York Times reported Aug. 15. 
  5. J&J to end sale of talc-based baby powder globally

    Johnson & Johnson will discontinue its talc-based baby powder after tens of thousands of lawsuits have slammed the New Brunswick, N.J.-based pharmaceutical company about the product allegedly containing cancer-causing ingredients.
  6. Initial diagnoses can sway physicians' 2nd opinions, study suggests

    Information about a patient's initial diagnosis can influence physicians offering a second opinion and may even lead to incorrect diagnoses, according to a study published Aug. 10 in JAMA Dermatology.
  7. Pfizer CEO tests positive for COVID-19

    Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla, PhD, has tested positive for COVID-19, the executive said in an Aug. 15 statement on the company's website. 
  8. C. auris growing more drug-resistant, experts say

    Infections caused by the fungi Candida auris and Aspergillus are becoming harder to treat with medication, experts told NBC News in an Aug. 13 report. 
  9. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.

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