Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Feds expand use of HIPAA subpoenas: 5 things to know 

    Federal prosecutors are increasingly turning to the HIPAA subpoena to support investigations as the Justice Department continues to crack down on criminal healthcare cases, according to a Sept. 21 JD Supra report. 
  2. Biden names 30 members to science and technology advisory council

    The White House has selected 30 science and technology experts to serve on a council that will advise the president on policy regarding future pandemics, climate change and other national challenges. 
  3. FDA decision means Pfizer boosters for healthcare workers: 5 things to know

    Healthcare workers are now among those eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, as the FDA on Sept. 22 granted emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for Americans who are ages 65 and older, have a job that increases their risk of infection and are at high risk of severe COVID-19.

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  1. How US News' top 20 hospitals fare in digital patient access

    Consumer expectations around digital patient access can influence how they choose a new provider. Here's what digital access looks like at the top 20 hospitals ranked by US News & World Report, according to a report by Kyruus.
  2. Spending bill clears House: 4 healthcare takeaways

    The House approved legislation Sept. 21 that aims to keep the government funded through early December and raise the debt ceiling.
  3. California woman sold Medicare tool that gave improper access to 500,000 patients' data, feds say 

    A California woman was sentenced Sept. 21 to three years of probation for her role in a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud scheme that exposed the private data of more than 500,000 patients, according to the Justice Department. 
  4. New cases up 80% in Wisconsin; Alaska reports highest case ratio per capita — 8 COVID-19 trends

    As hospitalizations and new cases start to level off or decline, the U.S. is still recording an average of more than 2,000 newly reported COVID-19 deaths a day, the most since February. 
  1. St. Jude names chief medical information officer 

    Shannon Dean, M.D., has been appointed chief medical information officer at Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  2. New York hospital slated for closure goes up for sale

    Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport, N.Y., slated to close in 2023, is now listed for sale, according to The Buffalo News.
  3. Aspirus to replace 52-year-old Michigan hospital, close skilled nursing facility

    Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health plans to replace the 52-year-old Aspirus Ontonagon (Mich.) Hospital and close its skilled nursing facility.
  4. Pandemic surgery delays exact an emotional toll, too, physicians say

    As hospitals again pause nonemergency surgeries in response to surging COVID-19 patient volumes, healthcare leaders and physicians are closely watching what effect this will have on patients' health and healthcare experience. 
  1. World's top 5 hospitals in 10 specialties, ranked by Newsweek

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is the highest-ranked facility in four of the 10 specialties ranked in Newsweek's 2022 list of world's best specialized hospitals. 
  2. Alaska enacts crisis standards of care

    The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services activated crisis standards of care Sept. 22 for hospitals in the state.
  3. Michigan physician convicted in $100M healthcare fraud case

    A physician in Michigan was convicted Sept. 22 in a more than $100 million healthcare fraud and money laundering scheme, and he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, according to the Justice Department. 
  4. Male CEOs with deeper voices paid more, study finds

    A male CEO's pay may be directly linked to how masculine his voice sounds, according to a Sept. 2 study published in the Journal of Management Studies.
  5. Why hospitals are worried about the No Surprises Act

    Hospitals are concerned that the No Surprises Act won't address the main problems driving high surprise medical bills and that its implementation date is coming too soon for them to adequately prepare, Bloomberg Law reported Sept. 23.
  6. Tampa General plans $550M expansion

    A new intensive care unit is the first step in Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital's $550 million expansion plan, the academic medical center announced Sept. 22. 
  7. Why skipping flu shot amid pandemic is risky — 8 things to know about upcoming flu season

    Uncertain how COVID-19, the flu and vaccines relate? You're not alone.
  8. Ivermectin misinformation highlights flaws in how data is used in research, experts say

    Global demand for ivermectin has highlighted flaws in using non-transparent data to guide patient treatment, according to a Sept. 22 report published in Nature Medicine.
  9. Atrium Health taps new senior vice president, north market president

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health has appointed Roy Hawkins Jr. senior vice president and north market president, effective immediately. Mr. Hawkins will lead operational strategy for six hospitals and emergency departments, according to a Sept. 21 news release.

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