Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Spanish firm developing diagnostic tech 1,000 times more sensitive than current lab standard

    Spanish startup Mecwins is developing in vitro diagnostic testing lab technology that detects concentrations in femtograms per milliliter — 1,000 times more sensitive than widely available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, the company said Sept. 24.
  2. Amazon Q3 profits projected to dip $2B as money is flooded into Amazon Care

    While profits have remained steady, Amazon's operating costs are higher as it focuses on longterm growth, including its Amazon Care venture, according to a Sept. 23 Seeking Alpha report.
  3. Moderate flu activity in Nevada, Ohio — 4 CDC FluView takeaways

    Two states — Nevada and Ohio — reported moderate flu activity for the week ending Sept. 18, according to the CDC's FluView report published Sept. 24.

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  1. 22 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported on or since Sept. 17:
  2. Task force recommends dropping race from kidney function assessments

    Race should be eliminated from a formula commonly used to evaluate kidney function, according to a Sept. 23 task force recommendation. 
  3. University of Rochester Medicine to close 11 labs Sept. 28

    Staff shortages are forcing the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center to temporarily close 11 labs, the university said Sept. 23.
  4. Delirium may be common side effect among severe COVID-19 patients: 7 study findings

    A majority of severe COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Michigan Medicine early in the pandemic experienced delirium, according to a recent study published in BMJ Open.
  1. New York hospitals, officials prepare for potential staff shortages ahead of vaccine mandate deadline

    Ahead of the effective date for New York state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, state officials and hospitals are bracing for possible shortages of healthcare workers because of the requirement, The Washington Post reported Sept. 24.
  2. 9 hospitals laying off workers

    Several hospitals across the U.S. are laying off workers before the end of November. 
  3. HRSA gives hospitals 60-day grace period on COVID-19 relief fund reporting

    The Health Resources and Services Administration is giving hospitals a 60-day grace period for the first round of provider relief fund reporting. 
  4. CMS reviewing mid-build exception denials

    CMS is reviewing its decision to deny a majority of requests by hospitals for a mid-build exception to the site-neutral payment policy. 
  1. Montana healthcare providers, patients challenge state ban on vaccine requirements

    A group including medical providers, individual patients and the Montana Medical Association is challenging a Montana state law that prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status, according to court documents and media reports.
  2. CDC director recommends boosters for healthcare workers, despite panel's vote

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, recommended booster doses for healthcare workers and other Americans whose jobs put them at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection, siding with the FDA's recommendation instead of her own agency's advisory panel, according to The Hill.
  3. Cerner joins $135M funding round for EHR-embedded health research tech

    Elligo Health Research, a healthcare research company that uses EHRs to connect patients to clinical research, has raised $135 million in a series E funding round.
  4. Memphis hospitals treat 12 victims of grocery store shooting

    Hospitals in the Memphis, Tenn., area treated 12 victims of a Sept. 23 shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tenn., which left two dead, The New York Times reported.
  5. UC San Diego Health sued over data breach affecting 500,000 patients

    A former patient has sued UC San Diego Health claiming the health system took too long to notify patients of a data breach and that it had inadequate cybersecurity measures in place after hackers accessed employee email accounts for four months, according to a Sept. 24 report by the The San Diego Tribune.
  6. Rhode Island Hospital closes part of ED over staff shortage

    Providence-based Rhode Island Hospital was forced to close part of its emergency department Sept. 23 because of a nursing shortage, according to the Boston Globe. 
  7. Ransomware attack shuts down New Hampshire clinics: 3 details

    A ransomware attack on Berlin, N.H.-based Coos County Family Health Services caused an IT outage and forced some of its clinics to shut down, according to a Sept. 23 Conway Daily Sun report.
  8. Nursing home industry worries vaccine mandates will force facility closures

    Almost every U.S. nursing home (99 percent) and assisted living facility (96 percent) is facing a staffing shortage, according to a Sept. 22 survey from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. 
  9. Hispanic heritage spotlight: 6 thoughts on leadership from healthcare execs

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Becker's Hospital Review asked Hispanic leaders in the healthcare industry to share their insights on leadership.

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