Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. OSHA withdrawing emergency enforcement of COVID-19 vaccinate-or-test mandate for businesses

    The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it is withdrawing emergency enforcement of its vaccinate-or-test mandate for businesses, although the agency is not withdrawing it as a proposed rule.
  2. Telehealth for older adults should include family caregivers, study says

    Family caregivers for older adults were left out of the conversation when the switch to telehealth was made in the beginning of the pandemic, but many older patients need their help to navigate telehealth services, a Jan. 20 study published in the Annals of Family Medicine reported.
  3. 9 Washington hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Washington hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  1. UCHealth to build 12 housing units for employees in Colorado town

    UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and the city of Steamboat Springs, Colo., plan to start building housing units in July — pending funding — that would be available for hospital and city employees, Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Jan. 24.
  2. Ascension appoints first senior vice president of consumer experience

    Carol Campbell has joined St. Louis-based Ascension health system as senior vice president of consumer experience.
  3. World could be short 13 million nurses by 2030, report finds

    Without sufficient recruitment and retention, the world could face a shortage of up to 13 million nurses by 2030, according to a new report.
  4. 4 factors that may predict long COVID-19

    Clinicians may be able to determine which patients are at risk of developing prolonged COVID-19 symptoms based on four clinical factors measured at the time of diagnosis, according to a study published Jan. 24 in Cell.

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  1. Aflac launches 'Close the Gap' initiative to highlight disparities in US health system

    Insurance provider Aflac launched the "Close the Gap" initiative Jan. 19, aimed at highlighting those who fall through the cracks of the healthcare system, MM+M reported Jan. 24.
  2. Uber Health taps 1st CMO 

    Uber Health, the healthcare arm of the rideshare giant, has hired its first chief medical officer. 
  3. Inspira veteran named president of medical group

    Vineland, N.J.-based Inspira Health has appointed Scott Wagner, MD, president of Inspira Medical Group, effective immediately.
  4. Ascension Seton to build $320M women's tower

    Ascension Seton will build a $320 million, 282,000-square-foot women's tower on its Austin, Texas, campus.

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  1. Some pharmacies denying 4th COVID-19 shot to immunocompromised

    The CDC recommends immunocompromised people who initially received Pfizer or Moderna's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine get a fourth dose. Still, some pharmacies are turning away eligible people seeking a fourth shot, Kaiser Health News reported Jan. 25. 
  2. Excellus BCBS reaches tentative settlement over data breach

    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has agreed to a settlement for a class-action lawsuit over a 2015 data breach, according to fingerlakes1.com. 
  3. BCBS Association names chief information security officer

    The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association announced Chris Lugo as the organization's vice president and chief information security officer. 
  4. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  5. Labor Department makes mental health parity a 'priority,' works with HHS on enforcement

    A Labor Department report found faults both in provider and payer mental health parity, and is now moving forward to further enforce parity and "correct those failures," according to a Jan. 25 Marketplace report.
  6. 19 senators urge Medicare to cover at-home COVID-19 tests

    Nineteen senators co-signed a letter to HHS and CMS urging the agencies to cover at-home COVID-19 tests for Medicare beneficiaries. 
  7. CEO of Tenet's new South Carolina hospital announced

    Chris Mitchell has been appointed CEO of Piedmont Medical Center-Fort Mill (S.C.).
  8. US pharmacies get first shipments of free N95s

    Some pharmacies in the U.S. have started receiving their first shipments of N95 masks to distribute for free to the public. 
  9. 9 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Nine hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

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