Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 4 oncologists on the move

    These four oncologists joined new practices or received new appointments over the last few weeks. 
  2. Pfizer vaccine 93% effective at preventing hospitalizations in 12-18 year olds, CDC says

    Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was 93 percent effective at preventing hospitalizations from the virus in children ages 12 to 18 in a real-world study conducted by the CDC, the agency said Oct. 19. 
  3. Hospital Leaders: Build Your 2022 Strategy Around These 5 Priorities

    The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched hospitals thin. Hospital leaders are now trying to understand how to leverage their remaining resources to rebuild and move forward.

Innovation is a core Cerner value – and one that is certainly not taken lightly

As seen through the healthcare IT leader’s new Cerner RevElate™ Patient Accounting product launch, announced on October 6, 2021.
  1. Mercy Health partners with Ohio State cancer center

    Mercy Health-Springfield (Ill.) announced a new affiliation with the Columbus-based Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, which will allow those in Clark and Champaign counties to stay close to home while receiving care from OSUCCC.
  2. Cleaner, bolder & more web-friendly: Inside the National Rural Health Association's rebrand

    The National Rural Health Association, a nonprofit with more than 21,000 members, recently got a new logo and domain name. 
  3. 8 payers ranked by customer satisfaction

    The American Customer Satisfaction Index released its annual Insurance and Health Care Study on Oct. 19, which gauges payer customer experiences.
  4. 10 specialties with the highest markups over Medicare

    Research from the Urban Institute found that among many healthcare specialties, markups above Medicare prices were upward of 330 percent. 
  1. Illinois clinic calls looming BCBS contract termination 'unimaginable'

    Springfield Clinic (Ill.) alerted patients of an upcoming contract deadline with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, calling the thought of the insurer terminating the contract as "unimaginable."
  2. Male physician specialists earn 33% more than female counterparts, report finds

    The Medscape Female Physician Compensation Report 2021 published Oct. 15 found male physician specialists earn 33 percent more than female counterparts. 
  3. Concierge care may exacerbate physician shortages, experts say 

    While concierge medicine has been scrutinized since its inception two decades ago, experts are saying it may be exacerbating physician shortages, according to an Oct. 19 report from Scientific American. 
  4. New Mexico paves way for hospitals to activate crisis standards

    New Mexico has activated crisis standards of care for healthcare facilities across the state, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
  1. Mayo CIO on top IT investment priorities for hospitals

    As technology budgets are rising, CIOs at hospitals, such as Mayo Clinic, are spending more on enhancing flexibility and developing data tools, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 18.
  2. Colin Powell's death spurs confusion over vaccine efficacy

    News that Colin Powell, the country's first Black secretary of state, died from COVID-19 complications after being fully vaccinated led to some reports questioning the effectiveness of vaccines. 
  3. Tower Health denied tax exemptions for 3 hospitals

    A Chester County judge denied West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health's bid to get property tax exemptions for three of its Pennsylvania hospitals, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Oct. 19.
  4. Vaccination-related employee departures at 29 hospitals, health systems

    Amid health system and state COVID-19 vaccination requirements, workers have been fired for noncompliance, and some have resigned or quit. 
  5. Ransomware hackers steal data from California hospital, publish it to dark web

    Los Angeles-based Barlow Respiratory Hospital is investigating a ransomware attack after hackers posted stolen data online.
  6. Outdated hospital billing practices present challenge to meeting new debt collection rules

    Outdated billing practices, particularly in hospitals and physician offices, are causing some issues for debt collection firms as they revamp their consumer communication practices as required by law, Bloomberg Law reported Oct. 19. 
  7. Trinity Health joins $25M funding round for Providence's digital health spinout

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health on Oct. 19 joined 14 other health systems in investing in Xealth, a digital health startup spun out of Renton, Wash.-based Providence in 2017.
  8. UNC Health hospital opens Nov. 1 after COVID delays

    UNC Rex Holly Springs (N.C.) Hospital has rescheduled its opening for Nov. 1 now that the number of COVID-19 cases has declined in the area, The News & Observer reported Oct. 19.
  9. FDA will allow mixing and matching doses for COVID-19 boosters

    The FDA is planning to allow Americans to receive a COVID-19 booster made by a different drugmaker than the one that made the vaccine with which they were initially inoculated, The New York Times reported Oct. 18.

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