Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Bon Secours Mercy Health settles false claims case for $1M

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations it submitted false claims to Medicare, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  2. 6 things to know ahead of UnitedHealth Group's Jan. 19 earnings report

    UnitedHealth Group will release its fourth quarter earnings report on Jan. 19, and the company is positioned to maintain the momentum it saw in the third quarter of 2021. 
  3. Oscar Health notifies members of data breach: 5 things to know

    Oscar Health announced that a vendor printing issue may have led to the mishandling of member information, according to a Jan. 14 news release. 
  1. 6 recent firsts in cardiology

    The advancement of minimally invasive procedures and new treatments continues at a rapid pace in cardiology. 
  2. 10 career goals for CIOs in 2022

    CIOs looking to advance their careers in 2022 must choose goals that resonate with them, a CIO article reported Jan. 17.
  3. Atlantic Health System expands AI-powered patient registration

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System partnered with Vouched, an artificial intelligence developer, to provide patients with a safe and secure way to complete new patient registration forms via their smartphones.
  4. Lee Health moves trauma center in $315M project

    Lee Health relocated its trauma center from Lee Memorial Hospital to Gulf Coast Medical Center, all based in Fort Myers, in a $315 million project.

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  1. Henry Ford Health using EHR to screen for human trafficking victims 

    An EHR system used by Henry Ford Health System is helping staff identify victims of human trafficking.
  2. CHS releases financial guidance: 4 things to know

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems expects revenue to increase year over year in 2022, according to a Jan. 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commision. 
  3. Top 10 health policy issues for 2022 

    There are many pieces of healthcare policy on the legislative agenda this year addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, issues of health equity, and more, according to a report from law firm McDermott, Will & Emery published in the The National Law Review on Jan. 13
  4. VA scales up API-sharing program with Google Cloud deal

    The Department of Veterans Affairs signed a $13 million deal with Google Cloud to deploy Apigee, its application programming interface management platform.

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  1. 5 US counties seeing 1,000%+ jump in COVID hospitalizations

    As of Jan. 18, five U.S. counties have reported more than 1,000 percent increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the last 14 days, according to HHS data tracked by The New York Times.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. UPMC names leader of health system's first hospital in China

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has named Randy Jernejcic, MD, CEO of the health system's first hospital in China, effective Feb. 1.
  4. 20 hospitals, health systems that provide the most 'unnecessary' care: Johns Hopkins

    Health systems that employed fewer primary care physicians, have higher bed counts or are investor owned were more likely to provide more unnecessary or low-value care, a study published Jan. 14 in JAMA found.
  5. COVID-19 peaking in Northeast + 2 more forecasts to know

    COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record high numbers nationwide, though some parts of the country are seeing cases plateau or fall, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, said Jan. 16 on CNN's "State of the Union."
  6. 13 states experiencing workforce shortages in at least 25% of hospitals; 23 anticipate it

    Almost 17 percent — or 908 of 5,451 — of hospitals reporting staffing levels in the U.S. are experiencing critical staffing shortages, according to HHS data posted Jan. 17.
  7. 24 states must ensure healthcare workers are fully vaccinated by March 15, CMS says

    CMS issued updated guidance Jan. 14 for enforcement of the agency's healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccination mandate, including that covered providers must ensure their employees are fully vaccinated by March 15.
  8. 'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli banned from industry, ordered to repay $64.6M

    Disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli must pay $64.6 million and will be barred from the pharmaceutical industry for life for violating antitrust law, a federal court ordered Jan. 14.
  9. Pharmacists expect role to expand by 2030; 2 more survey findings

    Amid a worsening healthcare provider shortage, many people trust pharmacists to play a larger role in their care management, according to research findings released Jan. 11. 

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