Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Nearly 1 in 4 providers report higher mortality rates after ransomware attacks

    Ransomware attacks can be fatal for patients, according to a September report by the Ponemon Institute.
  2. Penn Medicine to open $1.6B hospital in October

    Penn Medicine will open a $1.6 billion hospital in Philadelphia at the end of October, marking the completion of one of the largest hospital projects in the U.S. 
  3. US sanctions Russian crypto exchange accused of laundering ransomware payments

    To deter future cyber extortion attacks, the Treasury Department on Sept. 21 sanctioned a Russian-owned cryptocurrency exchange accused of  helping launder ransomware payments, The Wall Street Journal reported. 

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  1. Mayo Clinic CEO: Telehealth & AI are the keys to healthcare's future

    Telemedicine, hospital-at-home programs and artificial intelligence will be key to improving healthcare access and affordability in the future, according to Gianrico Farrugia, MD, president and CEO of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.
  2. 700 Yale New Haven employees face termination if not vaccinated by Sept. 30 deadline

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health said about 700 of its employees remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 and could eventually face termination if they fail to meet the system's vaccination requirement, according to The Register Citizen.
  3. Hospitals, health systems mandating vaccines for workers

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees is growing.
  4. 20 insurers received half of $9.2B in suspicious Medicare payments, feds report

    A new HHS Office of Inspector General report details that 20 insurers received about half of a $9.2 billion pool of suspicious Medicare payments made over the course of a year. 
  1. 2 North Carolina hospital board members resign over HCA ownership

    Two members of Transylvania Regional Hospital's board resigned Sept. 20, saying they are "powerless, voiceless and definitely unessential" now that the hospital is owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare. 
  2. US likely to miss big winter COVID-19 surge, analyst models predict

    The U.S. may be spared from a significant surge in COVID-19 cases this winter, according to the latest analysis from the COVID-19 Scenario Modeling Hub — a group of researchers that advises the CDC. 
  3. Tennessee urges providers to save antibody treatments for the unvaccinated 

    Tennessee is recommending that healthcare providers preserve the state's monoclonal antibody supplies for unvaccinated residents only, The Tennessean reported Sept. 21.
  4. Hospitals slam Lown Institute's social responsibility ranking

    The American Hospital Association is taking aim at the Lown Institute's social responsibility ranking, which ranks 3,010 hospitals across the U.S. on 54 metrics. 
  1. 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs in the last few weeks.
  2. Excessive free time nearly as bad for one’s well-being as scarce free time

    Excessive free time does not make people happier, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  3. Mississippi health system promotes leaders as part of 'systemness' reorganization

    Tupelo-based North Mississippi Health Services has promoted several senior leaders as part of a "systemness" reorganization that takes effect Oct. 1, said M. Shane Spees, the organization's president and CEO.
  4. Families left in the dark about projected costs of their children's hospital stays, Stanford study finds

    Despite wanting to have conversations with hospital staff about the projected cost of their children's care, many families are left in the dark, a new study led by Stanford (Calif.) Medicine found. 
  5. Why the definition of 'electronic health information' is a barrier to compliance with HHS' interoperability rules

    The definition of "electronic health information" will need to be standardized to ensure compliance with HHS' Cures Act Final Rule, according to a recent report by The American Health Information Management Association, the American Medical Informatics Association and the Electronic Health Record Association.
  6. 9 hospitals honored with Diversity Impact Awards

    Nine hospitals have won 17 awards for their employee resources groups, enterprisewide diversity resource groups and diversity action, according to a Sept. 17 ranking by the Global ERG Network.
  7. FBI withheld ransomware decryption key for 19 days from hospitals & more to target hackers

    The FBI had the decryption key to unlock hundreds of hospitals and businesses' IT systems held hostage by REvil's ransomware attacks but chose not to since it planned to carry out an attack on the hacker group, according to a Sept. 21 report by The Washington Post.
  8. 12 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Here are 12 hospitals or health systems that have announced, advanced or completed construction projects in the last two weeks:
  9. Employee resignations, declined job offers linked to vaccination mandate, UNC Health says

    About 60 employees have resigned from their jobs at UNC Health, citing the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based system's vaccination requirement, system spokesperson Alan Wolf confirmed to Becker's.

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