Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to pay $5.5M settlement in nurse class-action suit

    A Washington healthcare system will pay $5.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in which thousands of nurses claim they weren't properly paid for lunch and other breaks, reports The Kitsap Sun.
  2. Potential 'Havana syndrome' symptoms reported in 200 Americans: 5 things to know

    About 200 Americans have reported symptoms potentially linked to "Havana syndrome," a mysterious illness first identified in 2016 among diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, NBC News reported July 19.
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.

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  1. Large employers don't have enough power to negotiate hospital prices, study says

    Self-insured employers face low market power, stripping them of their ability to negotiate for lower prices with providers, according to a study. 
  2. Health insurers must cover PrEP for HIV at no cost, Labor Department says

    Payers are responsible for covering preexposure prophylaxis, a drug therapy that prevents HIV infection, for their members at no cost, the Department of Labor announced July 19.
  3. Black patients face worse safety outcomes than white patients at same hospitals, study finds

    Black patients are more likely to experience hospital-acquired illnesses or injuries than white patients within the same hospitals, according to a large analysis from the Urban Research Institute published July 20. 
  4. WebMD buys video-based patient education platform for hospitals

    WebMD acquired the Wellness Network, a digital platform that provides hospitals and health systems with video-based patient education resources, the company said July 20. 

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  1. Full FDA approval means more vaccine mandates, experts say

    Once the FDA grants full approval for COVID-19 vaccines, businesses and government agencies will no longer face the legal and public relations obstacles that have been preventing many of them from instating vaccination requirements for employees and customers, NBC News reported July 20.
  2. 'Obesity paradox': Obese patients with this cancer may live longer, study finds

    Obesity is typically linked to a higher death risk for most cancers, but it may lengthen survival among some patients with advanced prostate cancer, according to research recently presented at the European Association of Urology congress. 
  3. Kaiser workers plan protest over job outsourcing

    Workers from Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente will protest July 20 at Kaiser Woodland Hills (Calif.) Medical Center against the outsourcing of call center jobs to other states, according to the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West.
  4. Illinois medical group's computers, phone system restored after nearly a weeklong outage

    The phones and computer systems are back online at Downers Grove, Ill.-based DuPage Medical Group after a nearly weeklong outage, according to a July 19 Chicago Tribune report.
  1. Hospitals nationwide grapple with fewer beds, more COVID-19 patients

    As COVID-19 cases rise in all 50 states, hospitals across the nation are once again dealing with capacity issues in terms of beds and staffing as patients present with COVID-19 and other illnesses.
  2. White House reviewing policies to curb health misinformation on social media 

    The White House is exploring regulatory actions that would hold social media companies liable for publishing false information that can cause people harm, such as misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines, CNBC reported July 20. 
  3. Houston Methodist confirms its 1st lambda variant case

    Houston Methodist Hospital has identified its first COVID-19 hospitalization linked to the lambda variant, the Houston Chronicle reported July 19.
  4. UnitedHealthcare CMO departs for health chief role at digital health startup

    Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD, has left his role as CMO of UnitedHealthcare to head up health initiatives at Commure, a health tech startup focused on connecting apps and data used by physicians and patients during the appointment process. 
  5. Walmart files to provide healthcare in 37 states as it pushes deeper into telehealth

    Walmart has filed paperwork to operate its healthcare business in 37 states, Insider reported July 19.
  6. Why physicians decided to leave HCA New Hampshire hospital

    Physicians who have left practices affiliated with Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H., told the Foster's Daily Democrat that their reasons for leaving vary, with the hospital's acquisition by HCA Healthcare and contract issues among the contributing factors.
  7. 25 top MBA programs ranked by Fortune

    Fortune ranked the top MBA programs across the United States in July. 
  8. HCA sees revenue grow 30% to $14B in Q2

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare saw its revenue grow 30 percent in the second quarter of 2021, as inpatient, outpatient and emergency department visits saw double-digit percentage growth year over year.
  9. RWJBarnabas Health fires 6 workers over vaccine mandate

    RWJBarnabas Health has fired six workers for not complying with the West Orange, N.J.-based health system's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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