Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Where people go wrong with 'incidental' COVID-19 hospitalizations

    The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. in many ways differs from earlier surges, with breakthrough infections now a norm and not the exception. 
  2. Connecticut asks nursing homes to accept positive COVID-19 hospital transfers

    Connecticut is asking nursing homes to accept patients who are positive for COVID-19 and discharged from an acute care hospital, according to new guidance from the state department of public health. 
  3. California hospital workers to begin striking Jan. 13

    Hundreds of healthcare workers at Doctors Hospital of Riverside (Calif.) are expected to strike Jan. 13, according to the union that represents them. 
  1. 3 strategies disruptors could use to dominate primary care

    Big tech and retail disruptors have the power to revolutionize or distort the primary healthcare industry, Harvard Business Review reported Jan. 7. 
  2. OSF innovation arm launches $100M digital health venture fund

    OSF Ventures, the innovation investment arm of Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare, launched a $100 million fund to invest in digital health products and services.
  3. Less than 20% of diabetes patients managing heart disease risk

    Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are successfully managing their heart disease risk, according to a scientific statement published Jan. 10 in the American Heart Association's Circulation journal. 
  4. 3 North Carolina hospital CEOs hold 1st joint press conference as COVID-19 surges

    The CEOs of several major health systems in North Carolina urged the public Jan. 10 to take measures to protect themselves and others amid a COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant. 

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  1. ZAP Surgical Inspires Expansion of Novel Non-Invasive Brain Tumor Procedures to Unique Suburban Settings

    High Tech Brings Potentially Lifesaving Radiosurgery to Underserved Populations for the First Time, Reducing the Cost of Care
  2. This area is recording most COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people

    Washington, D.C., is seeing the highest average rate of daily COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people in the nation, according to federal data cited by The New York Times.
  3. How digitization is complicating healthcare data

    Patients' communication with physicians during the pandemic has become more virtual as telehealth offerings increase, but this can pose a challenge to the patient experience as data becomes less centralized, VentureBeat reported Jan. 10.
  4. Omicron may be more mild, but not for hospitals — here's why

    As cases and hospitalizations rapidly rise nationwide, healthcare workers across 11 states told The Atlantic how and why this surge is pushing their hospitals to the brink. 
  1. 9 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are nine hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the past month.
  2. Digital health startups raised $29.1B in 2021

    Across 729 deals, digital health startups in 2021 raised $29.1 billion, Rock Health reported Jan. 10 in its year-end funding report.
  3. 7 hospital construction projects worth $1B or more

    In the last three months, seven hospitals and health systems have announced, advanced or completed expansion or renovation projects costing $1 billion or more.
  4. Loyola email breach exposes nearly 17,000 patients' info

    Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, a part of Trinity Health, recently notified patients of an October data breach that exposed patients' protected health information.
  5. Purdue launches degree in health promotion, education

    Purdue University Global is rolling out a bachelor of science degree in health education and promotion.
  6. Hospital rebrands: 5 recent name changes

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that have announced name changes or other rebranding efforts since Jan. 3.
  7. 16% of healthcare transactions were megamergers in 2021, Kaufman Hall report finds

    Although 2021 saw fewer healthcare transactions than in 2020, the sizes of the transactions were larger, with 16.3 percent being megamergers, according to a recent Kaufman Hall report.
  8. HHS calls for review of Medicare Part B premium hike following Aduhelm price cut

    HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra is ordering CMS to review its 2022 Medicare Part B premiums following the announcement that Biogen would be slashing the price of its Alzheimer's disease drug in half, according to a Jan. 10 news release. 
  9. NYC Health + Hospitals taps new Harlem CEO

    Georges Leconte has been appointed CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, effective Jan. 10.

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