Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 5 Virginia hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Virginia hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS. 
  2. 9 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From health systems facing antitrust lawsuits to hospital employees suing over retirement plan fees, here are the latest hospital lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  3. 7 Vermont hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Vermont hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  1. CDC uses 'FOMO' in campaign to get Gen Z, millennials vaccinated

    The CDC is playing up FOMO, or "fear of missing out," as one strategy to get Generation Z and millennials vaccinated, PR Week reported Jan. 25.
  2. 12% of US hospitals critically understaffed, 23% anticipate shortages: Numbers by state

    More than 12 percent — or 742 of 6,008 — of hospitals reporting staffing levels in the U.S. are experiencing critical staffing shortages, according to HHS data posted Jan. 27.
  3. Alaska hospital names leadership shifts following recent CEO, CFO departures

    Juneau, Alaska-based Bartlett Regional Hospital has announced transitions in leadership following the departures of its CEO and CFO in the last four months. 
  4. 6 healthcare executives on managing supply chain disruptions 

    Supply chain issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic have led leaders at health systems across the U.S. to develop innovative solutions to manage disruptions. 

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  1. Webinar: Saving Time and Money with Virtual Care

    eVisit works with some of the largest health systems to build world-class Virtual Care programs. One of its standout partners is Concentra, the industry leader in providing care for work-related injuries and illnesses.
  2. A better methodology for managing payer cost allocations — 4 takeaways

    The rapidly changing healthcare landscape, along with unrelenting pressure to control costs, challenges payers to find better ways to manage the complex cost allocation processes.
  3. Google Cloud seeking blockchain experts

    Google Cloud is putting together a team of blockchain experts to create a business around blockchain applications for healthcare, retail and various other industries, CNBC reported Jan. 27.
  4. Michigan pursues Eli Lilly probe over insulin costs

    Michigan is seeking court approval to investigate Eli Lilly over its insulin prices, Attorney General Dana Nessel said Jan. 26.

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  1. Houston company to develop 5-layer COVID-19 mask for kids

    Houston-based respirator manufacturer Aegle plans to develop a five-layer children’s mask to protect against the transmission of COVID-19, other airborne particles and pollution from wildfires, the company said Jan. 27. 
  2. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics names interim CEO

    Kimberly Hunter, DNP, RN, will serve as interim CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics beginning March 1.
  3. 8 of the most popular TikTok physicians

    Healthcare professionals have begun to call TikTok home. From giving out health advice to battling health misinformation, the platform has given physicians a place to connect with patients in a different way, MM+M reported Jan. 27.
  4. Cleveland Clinic exceeds $2B fundraising goal

    Cleveland Clinic surpassed its $2 billion fundraising goal — accumulating more than $2.6 billion — which it set 10 years ago.
  5. Former Dallas Cowboys owner's family donates $7.5M to Children's Health

    Dallas-based Children's Health received a $7.5 million gift from Bright Industries, led by the family of late Dallas Cowboys owner Harvey Roberts "Bum" Bright, to go toward the new emergency department at Children's Medical Center Plano. 
  6. 10 recent payer exec moves

    From the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association finding its top-level information security officer to Colorado Access making history with its new president and CEO — the first woman and person of color to hold the position — here are 10 recent payer executive moves:
  7. Dr. Jeremiah Stamler, preventive cardiology pioneer, dies at 102

    Jeremiah Stamler, MD, known as the father of preventive cardiology, died at his New York home on Jan. 26. He was 102.
  8. 10 top medication safety concerns from 2021

    Medication safety plays a critical role in patient safety, so it's imperative hospitals know which common errors to avoid. Here are the top 10 medication safety concerns from 2021, according to a report released Jan. 27 by the Institute of Safe Medication Practices.
  9. A year later, 75% of COVID-19 ICU patients report physical symptoms

    A year after COVID-19 patients left intensive care, almost 75 percent reported lingering physical symptoms, more than 26 percent reported mental symptoms and more than 16 percent had cognitive symptoms, according to a study published Jan. 24 by JAMA Network.

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