Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Steward Morton Hospital workers OK labor deal

    Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association have approved a three-year contract with Taunton-based Steward Morton Hospital.
  2. Gender gap hits remote work

    Men are disproportionately more likely to be offered remote work opportunities and have the option to work from home compared to women, according to a June 23 McKinsey survey.
  3. How to attract and retain healthcare employees in the current environment: foster a sense of belonging, development and wellness

    As healthcare workers continue to leave the industry at startling rates, health systems must find more effective ways to attract and retain employees. 

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  1. Maternal deaths rose dramatically during COVID-19: 3 study notes

    Maternal deaths in the U.S. rose 33 percent after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, according to a study published June 28 in JAMA Network Open. 
  2. Hospital Operations Virtual Summit Co-Hosted by LeanTaaS Reveals AI's Role in Achieving Healthcare ROI

    The tumultuous events of the past few years have increased pressure on hospitals and health systems, and irrevocably impacted how they operate.
  3. FDA steers updated vaccine to focus on dominant omicron subvariants

    The FDA told vaccine manufacturers June 30 to focus on leading omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, two days after an independent panel voted to recommend modified omicron-targeted vaccines. 
  4. 6 transformative health IT execs share their greatest innovations

    Health system IT and digital leaders have the opportunity to create and implement any number of innovations in the increasingly tech-driven healthcare industry.

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  1. Organ transplant group votes for hospitals to remove race from kidney calculations

    The Organ Procurement and Transportation Network has voted for transplant hospitals to remove race from their calculations of kidney function, the group said in a June 28 news release. 
  2. GE Healthcare recalls 4K ventilator batteries

    GE Healthcare has recalled 4,222 Carescape R860 ventilator backup batteries in a class 1 recall, the most serious type, after discovering replacement batteries were unexpectedly running out of juice.
  3. 6 themes linked to physician suicides, study finds 

    Six overarching themes contributed to physician job stress and suicides, a study published June 29 in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior found.
  4. Has smell, taste returned for COVID-19 survivors? 2 latest findings

    Temporary loss of smell emerged as a common indicator of COVID-19 early in the pandemic. Research into the cause and treatment of the condition, known as anosmia, is ongoing, though recent studies have brought us one step closer to answers. 
  1. Cybersecurity No. 2 concern of CIOs

    With hospitals sitting on so much data in our tech-heavy age, health systems have to be vigilant about safeguarding their patients' protected health information.
  2. 13 supply chain leaders on priorities for the rest of 2022 

    With the COVID-19 pandemic straining medical supply chains for more than two years, operation experts are still grappling with daily disruptions.
  3. 'The decision to end a pregnancy is a medical conversation, not a legal or political one'

    As expected, and as many feared, the U.S. Supreme Court has rolled back the privacy rights of women to make their own choices about their healthcare in the official decision released on June 24 to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  4. UAB names interim health system CEO

    Dawn Bulgarella was selected as interim CEO of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System.
  5. Merck to help early-stage AI, machine learning startups through new initiative

    Merck has launched a new program aimed at helping early-stage biomedical startups pilot their technologies. 
  6. CMS updates nursing home participation guidance

    CMS released updated guidance June 29 on minimum health and safety standards that long-term care facilities must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. 
  7. COVID-19 hospitalizations can be predicted through Google searches

    Information from Google searches as well as COVID-19 data on vaccination and previous hospitalizations can help create a real-time, predictive calculator of future hospitalizations, according to a June 11 study published in Nature. 
  8. HHS launches a website for reproductive care 

    HHS has launched a website, reproductiverights.gov, to help people understand their abortion rights and find access to contraception and abortion services, Politico reported June 29. 
  9. US to pay $3.2B for 105M doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer-BioNTech has inked a deal for $3.2 billion with the federal government to deliver 105 million COVID-19 adult and child vaccines by the end of summer 2022, according to a June 29 press release. 

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