Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Startup says $100 genome could be on the way

    Ultima Genomics, a startup that has raised more than $600 million, said it plans to release a $100 genome, a step that could revolutionize disease diagnosis and precision medicine.
  2. 10 top players in expected $132.5B wearable medical device industry

    The market for wearable medical devices is set to explode in the coming years amid the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence and 5G, the embrace of self-monitoring of health conditions and the predilection for home healthcare, a study by Growth Plus Reports found.
  3. Vermont hospital taps COO as interim CEO

    Jonathan Billings, COO of Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vt., was selected as the hospital's interim CEO.

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  1. NYC Health + Hospitals hosts 400 clinicians, social service providers for long COVID-19 symposium

    New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals partnered with the city's health department to host a long COVID-19 symposium, an event aimed at advancing care coordination for residents experiencing persistent symptoms. 
  2. U of Illinois at Chicago teams up with Moroccan university for health IT partnership 

    The University of Illinois at Chicago teamed up with  the University of Mohamed Premier (UMP) in Oujda, Morocco, to collaborate on health IT and clinical informatics. 
  3. 9 hospital, health system deals called off this year

    Nine health system and hospital deals have been canceled this year, whether it be a scrapped merger or acquisition or the unwinding of a partnership.
  4. San Francisco's largest SNF begins discharging patients ahead of closure

    Laguna Honda, San Francisco's largest skilled nursing facility, began discharging its 700 patients as part of a federally mandated plan to relocate all residents by September, The San Francisco Chronicle reported June 17. 

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  1. Walmart to raise pay for 36,000 pharmacy technicians

    More than 36,000 Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacy technicians will be paid more than $20 per hour effective this week, according to a June 16 press release. 
  2. 8 hospital groups support bill that would protect healthcare workers like flight crews

    Eight national hospital organizations have endorsed a bill to protect healthcare workers from violence that is modeled after protections for aircraft and airport workers.
  3. 12 health systems opening hospitals

    Several health systems have recently opened hospitals, announced plans to do so or have advanced projects. Here are 12 reported by Becker's since May 16:
  4. Georgia hospital adds digital diagnostic imaging sharing for patients

    Habersham Medical Center partnered with software company PocketHealth to give its 80,000 patients access to their medical reports and images via any device.
  1. Nursing home booster rates slow as COVID-19 cases quadruple: AARP

    COVID-19 infections in U.S. nursing homes quadrupled between mid-April and mid-May as booster rates waned, a new AARP analysis published June 16 found.
  2. Pandemic-era flu shot rates mirror COVID-19 vaccine polarization: Study

    Concerns and polarized views about COVID-19 vaccinations spilled over to flu vaccination rates in adults, according to a study by researchers who examined over two pandemic years on both vaccines by state. 
  3. HCA Florida Osceola Hospital taps new chief nursing officer

    HCA Florida Osceola Hospital announced the appointment of Michelle Farris, BSN, as its new chief nursing officer. 
  4. Kansas hospital administrator resigns

    Elmore Patterson, the former administrator of Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola, Kan., and Anderson County Hospital in Garnett, Kan., submitted his resignation June 10, a spokesperson for the hospitals confirmed to Becker's via email.   
  5. Maine nursing home adjusts policies after 'historic' discrimination lawsuit 

    A Maine nursing home will establish policies and procedures to ensure it is a welcoming place for LGBTQ seniors after a 79-year-old transgender woman filed a discrimination lawsuit, NBC News reported June 16.
  6. Justice Department sues American Health Foundation alleging 'grossly substandard' nursing home care

    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit June 15 against the American Health Foundation, its affiliated management corporation and three affiliated nursing homes, alleging they provided "grossly substandard" services to residents between 2016 and 2018.
  7. 21 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since June 10: 
  8. 'We've come to expect the unexpected:' 6 supply chain leaders on backorders

    While backorders have always been a possibility with specific manufacturing issues, domestic and global factors have exacerbated the issue for healthcare systems across the U.S.
  9. More than 400K Walgreens, Kroger over-the-counter medications recalled

    Citing the lack of childproof packaging, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 407,050 units of four medications June 16. 

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