Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Atefeh Riazi's mission: Spreading healthcare tech around the world

    The CIO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Atefeh Riazi has a passion for spreading the benefits of healthcare technology around the world, with a focus on those from the global South. Through her non-profit CIOs Without Borders, she is inviting CIOs of other healthcare organizations to join in her mission.
  2. 'Cybersecurity needs to be a part of every organization’s DNA,' this CIO says

    Brian Shea serves as CIO at Columbus, Ohio-based MedOne Hospital Physicians. 
  3. 6 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Six chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered since June 23:

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  1. Physicians give up Medicare revenue by rarely using these billing codes

    Primary care physicians forgo considerable amounts of Medicare revenue because they infrequently use billing codes for prevention and coordination services despite having eligible patients, according to a study published June 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
  2. Turning challenges into opportunities with 1 healthcare leader

    A leader discusses labor shortages, inflation and electronic health.  Craig Richardville is the senior vice president and chief information and digital officer at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. Mr. Richardville will serve on the panel "Big Tech and Retail Healthcare: Friends, Competitors or Both?" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Digital Health + RCM Annual Meeting: The Future of Business and Clinical Technologies. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  3. How COVID-19 and the 'Great Resignation' affected health systems

    A healthcare professional goes in-depth about the changes in healthcare and what's becoming the new normal.  Neal Patel, MD, serves as the chief information officer at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Patel will serve on the panel "Top IT Investments of Smart CIOs" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Digital Health + RCM Annual Meeting: The Future of Business and Clinical Technologies. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  4. No. 1 challenge for CIOs: Tight tech labor market forces 'a salary reckoning'

    IT staffing remains a major challenge for hospital systems, as they compete with tech companies for skilled employees in the midst of a tight labor market, several CIOs told Becker's.

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  1. Henry Ford using tech to make ultrasounds more accessible

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health has partnered with health information company Exo to make ultrasounds more portable and accessible. 
  2. Athenahealth, Nuance create AI-based EHR documentation tool

    Athenahealth has launched a virtual voice assistant that helps clinicians document patient visits within its EHR system. 
  3. Cardinal Health launches program to ease preorders before flu season

    Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health will open an inventory reserve program designed to anticipate supply chain needs and better equip health systems and labs ahead of the flu season, according to a June 29 press release. 
  4. Sanofi slashes insulin prices to $35 for month supply

    Pharmaceutical company Sanofi plans to lower the cost of its 30-day packages of insulin from $99 to $35 for uninsured Americans with diabetes.
  1. Demand for abortion pills surges as White House pushes to protect access

    Organizations offering medication abortion, a regimen of taking two drugs to terminate a pregnancy in the first 10 weeks, are seeing a hike in demand after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade June 24. 
  2. More than 1 in 4 physicians are friends with patients: report

    Twenty-nine percent of physicians said they have friends who are also their patients, even though that is discouraged by the American Medical Association.
  3. Novant Health using drones to deliver medications to patients

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health is working with drone delivery company Zipline to fly specialty medications to patients via drones. 
  4. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital designated as rare disease clinical center 

    Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital were designated as a Pheo Para Clinical Center June 28 for patients with rare neuroendocrine tumors.
  5. Where health system IT teams are headed: 10 observations

    CIOs are taking on larger roles within health systems as technology is growing to support all departments and the system's central mission.
  6. $5.3M grant funds Washington University School of Medicine lung cancer recurrence research 

    St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine received a $5.3 million grant June 28 from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for lung cancer recurrence research efforts. 
  7. Brigham and Women's study seeks data insights on medication management for seniors

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital is partnering with Israeli digital health company FeelBetter to determine whether the use of data and technology can improve medication management for older Americans.
  8. WVU Medicine sued by former employee for wrongful termination

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based WVU Medicine faces a lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleges she was wrongfully fired, the West Virginia Record reported June 23.
  9. Amazon Web Services poised for explosive growth

    Amazon Web Services is set to flourish in the coming years as the IT sector shifts to the cloud, a tech analyst and its CEO say.

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