Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 14 recent digital health investments

    Despite a wavering market for tech companies and investors, funders continue to pour money into promising digital health firms.
  2. RWJ University Hospital names Dr. Lewis Rubinson chief medical officer

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has tapped Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD, to serve as senior vice president, chief medical officer and chief quality officer, the New Brunswick, N.J.-based hospital said June 28.
  3. 20 most socially responsible hospitals: Lown Institute

    A hospital in California earned the top spot on the Lown Institute's 2022 list of socially responsible hospitals.

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  1. Former hospital executive convicted in $1.4B billing scheme

    The former leader of a rural hospital chain has been convicted for his role in an elaborate pass-through billing scheme, the Justice Department announced June 27. 
  2. Global hepatitis outbreak grows to 920 cases

    Global health officials have identified at least 920 probable cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin among children in 33 countries, the World Health Organization said June 24.
  3. FDA panel recommends altered COVID-19 vaccines to target omicron subvariants

    In a 19-2 vote, FDA advisers recommended vaccine-makers to focus on updated, omicron-containing vaccines after a daylong meeting June 28. 
  4. 23 medical supply recalls in 2022

    Here are 23 medical supply recalls Becker's Hospital Review has reported on this year: 

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  1. Omicron 'sister variants' now dominant: 3 COVID-19 updates

    Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 collectively account for 52 percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates for the week ending June 25. 
  2. E-messages from primary care physicians increased COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Black, Latino communities

    A simple message encouraging vaccination from primary care physicians can improve vaccination rates among Black and Latino communities, according to a June 17 study in JAMA Network Open. 
  3. Tech company Cue Health lays off 170 employees

    Cue Health, a tech firm that specializes in at-home diagnostics, has let 170 staffers go as it adjusts to the changing economy and cutbacks in COVID-19 funding.
  4. Providence's CIO zeros in on patient loyalty

    Improving the patient experience is a top strategic priority for Renton, Wash.-based Providence, even as finances tighten and health systems in general are struggling to generate free cash flow.
  1. Trust will be key to vaccinating youngest children in 'marathon' rollout, hospital CEOs say

    Now that children as young as 6 months old are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, hospitals and health systems are gearing up to address patient family concerns regarding those vaccines. 
  2. Cancer patients flooded with misleading ads on Facebook, report finds

    Cancer patients who use Facebook have been inundated with advertisements promoting dubious or even dangerous treatments for the disease, MIT Technology Review reported June 27.
  3. More than 200 Mayo Clinic nurses want to vote on leaving union

    Nurses at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minn., have signed a decertification petition seeking a vote on the removal of the Minnesota Nurses Association as their bargaining representative.
  4. 4 reasons consumers choose healthcare systems

    Consumers used to want a health system that was convenient, but now other facets such as patient data access, range of specialists, hospital resources and physician communication are growing in importance, changing the way they are choosing where to receive care, according to research by branding agency Monigle. 
  5. Medical scribes, EHR templates boost efficiency, satisfaction and care quality, report says 

    Medical scribes and EHR templates come out on top when compared to other EHR interface technologies and solutions, according to a June 25 paper published in Cureus.
  6. Keck Medicine of USC appoints chief human resources officer

    Ekta Vyas, PhD, was named chief human resources officer of Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of USC.
  7. Top 5 health IT issues, according to CIOs

    Staffing and cybersecurity are among the biggest challenges hospital CIOs face in 2022, 12 health system executives told Becker's.
  8. How UC Davis Health's AWS Cloud Innovation Center is changing the narrative of 'siloed' innovation

    Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health noticed a trend in the healthcare IT space — many IT organizations were siloed, leaving little room for cross-collaboration. For UC Davis Health, that was something the organization wanted to dismantle, so it became one of the first academic medical centers to create a Cloud Innovation Center. 
  9. Dr. Anthony Torres named CEO of Dignity Health hospital

    Anthony Torres, MD, was selected as the next president and CEO of Dignity Health's Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Ariz.

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