Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Amazon Care leader on extended break

    Kristen Helton, PhD, general manager and director of Amazon Care, is taking time away from the tech giant's primary healthcare initiative as it acquires One Medical, Bloomberg reported Aug. 11.
  2. CDC does away with quarantine: 6 notes on updated COVID-19 guidance

    People exposed to someone infected with the coronavirus, vaccinated or not, no longer need to quarantine, according to updated CDC guidance released Aug. 11. The new COVID-19 recommendations focus on mitigating the risk of severe disease, rather than infection itself. 
  3. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: Patient experience is rebounding, but our work is not over

    As we move through the summer and see third quarter patient survey results begin to come in, it is a good time to take stock of where things are with regard to recovering the patient experience in our organizations. At NewYork-Presbyterian, we have seen a strong rebound in our ratings as the year has unfolded, after a very challenging start in the first quarter.

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  1. Dr. Marc Harrsion leaving Intermountain for General Catalyst

    Marc Harrison, MD, will leave his role as president and CEO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare this fall to run a healthcare platform business for General Catalyst.
  2. 7 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From nurses suing AdventHealth over an active shooter drill to a news organization suing eight Indiana hospitals, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  3. Early warnings, few false alerts: What physicians want out of AI sepsis detection tools

    A new artificial intelligence sepsis detection system had an 89 percent adoption rate by physicians and nurses, higher than other legacy tools, which typically garner a 10 percent adoption rate, a study published July 21 shows.
  4. How 1 health system is addressing employees' counseling needs on site

    Neely Conner, director of the employee assistance program at Roanoke, Va.-based Carilion Clinic, knows the importance of providing objective support to employees, particularly as they face increased stress and burnout. 

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  1. Grand View Health names Keith Hammerschmidt vice president of strategy

    Sellersville, Pa.-based Grand View Health has named Keith Hammerschmidt, the hospital's former executive director, its new vice president of strategy. 
  2. Johns Hopkins debuts free course on infectious disease transmission

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has launched a free virtual course on infectious disease transmission models for public health officials and practitioners who make policy decisions. 
  3. Cardinal Health selects chief financial officer as new CEO

    Cardinal Health's board of directors has elected Jason Hollar as the company's new CEO, effective Sept. 1. The company's current CEO, Mike Kaufmann, is stepping down. 
  4. Q&A with Epic's interoperability chief on how data-sharing is advancing

    As health data-sharing improves, but at a slow pace, the nation's largest EHR vendor, Epic, plays a big role in helping to create a clinically interoperable healthcare system. The company controls about a third of the U.S. hospital market share.
  1. Man charged in assault of 4 Pennsylvania hospital workers

    A suspect was charged with assaulting four hospital employees at Wellspan Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital, ABC affiliate WHTM reported Aug. 11. 
  2. Sonoma Valley Hospital names Jessica Winkler new chief nursing officer 

    Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital appointed Jessica Winkler, DNP, RN as its new chief nursing officer, The Sonoma Index Tribune reported Aug. 11.
  3. Hiccups in supply chain are easing, forecasts show

    The global supply chain could soon step out of the 18-monthslong storm of shortages and high costs, according to the Financial Times. 
  4. 5 states with highest, lowest central line infection rates

    New Mexico hospitals have the highest central line-associated bloodstream infection rate in the country while hospitals in North Dakota have the lowest, CDC data shows. 
  5. Lakeland Community Hospital names Jennifer Young CEO

    Haleyville, Ala.-based Lakeland Community Hospital has named Jennifer Young, the hospital's current COO, its new CEO, the Northwest Alabamian reported Aug. 10. 
  6. 10 COVID-19-related research findings 

    Here are 10 COVID-19-related studies Becker's has covered since July 18: 
  7. Reinfection with BA.2.75 unlikely after bout with BA.5, experts say

    Countries in the middle or just past the peak of a surge driven by the BA.5 omicron subvariant, such as the U.S., likely won't experience a subsequent wave from BA.2.75, another omicron relative, some experts predict. 
  8. Facebook's legal scrutiny over patient data sharing raises concerns for health site tracking tools

    Facebook is facing two lawsuits over a tracking tool that allegedly has been targeting ads to people based on information about their health collected via code in hospital websites, raising concerns over the potential digital gaps in patient privacy protections, Bloomberg Law reported Aug. 10.  
  9. Mayo Clinic adds a second round of AI startups to innovation accelerator program

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has added seven new AI startups to its innovation accelerator program, marking the second cohort of health tech startups to join the initiative. 

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