Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Senate holds hearing on state, future of insurance: 8 takeaways

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing titled "Health Insurance Coverage in America: Current and Future Role of Federal Programs" on Oct. 20, where lawmakers and witnesses spoke on the state of health insurance in America. 
  2. Texas pain physicians to settle claims of ordering unneeded tests for $3.9M

    Two Texas physicians agreed to pay $3.9 million to resolve allegations they submitted false claims to government insurers for medically unnecessary urine drug testing, the Justice Department said Oct. 22.
  3. Medical boards can't share details of disciplinary charges, Iowa Supreme Court rules

    The Iowa Supreme Court on Oct. 22 ruled that healthcare regulators cannot publicly disclose information about formal disciplinary charges filed against physicians in the state, the Des Moines Register reported. 

3 physician strategies to improve performance in 2022

The current changes in reimbursement and care delivery models, along with increased physician burn out make it a critical time to reevaluate your physician strategy. 
  1. Nurses more likely to have suicidal thoughts than other workers, Mayo study finds

    Nurses are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than other members of the U.S. workforce and are less likely to tell anyone about it, according to a study published in the American Journal of Nursing.
  2. AdventHealth selects CEO to lead 2 Georgia hospitals

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth named Chris Self CEO of two of its Georgia hospitals.
  3. 9 recent health IT, innovation partnerships: Mayo, Jefferson Health & more 

    Here are nine recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations. 
  4. Telemedicine startups' expansion plans hit snag as states roll back pandemic waivers 

    Telemedicine startups have pulled a record year of funding, with more than 500 companies securing $13 billion as of Oct. 18. However, with uncertainty surrounding state licensing waivers and reimbursement, some key players are concerned about growth stalling out, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 21. 
  1. 5 recently launched healthcare marketing campaigns

    Here are five campaigns recently launched to spread awareness about pediatric vaccines, health screenings, flu shots and more.
  2. Delta not tied to more severe COVID-19 outcomes, CDC report suggests

    While the delta COVID-19 variant is known to be more transmissible, it isn't closely linked to more severe outcomes among hospitalized patients, according to the CDC's Oct. 22 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 
  3. Who can get a COVID-19 booster shot & when

    With the Oct. 21 approval of CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, booster shots of all three COVID-19 vaccines are now available for about 70 million Americans. 
  4. Amazon Care in-person services hits 4 cities, will soon add 5 more

    Kristen Helton, director of Amazon Care, unveiled at HLTH that Amazon Care's in-person services are now live in the Seattle, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Va., and Baltimore areas.
  1. VA secretary to Congress: Make full EHR rollout funding available despite pause

    The Department of Veterans Affairs wants its full 2022 budget for its Cerner EHR rollout even though it has money left over from an eight-month deployment pause, Federal Computer Week reported Oct. 21.
  2. 25% of Kentucky nurses likely to leave current jobs in next 3 months, report says

    Twenty-five percent of nurses sampled in an Oct. 22 survey from the Kentucky Nurses' Association indicated it was likely they would leave their current positions in the next three months. 
  3. 6 states are reporting low flu activity & 4 other CDC FluView takeaways

    No states are reporting high flu activity, according to new data from the CDC's FluView report published Oct. 22.
  4. White House issues first national gender equity strategy 

    The Biden-Harris administration announced Oct. 22 the first national gender strategy aiming to advance full participation of all people, including women and girls. 
  5. Wolfson Children's to name new tower after family that gave landmark gift

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Wolfson Children's Hospital received a landmark gift from the Borowy Family Foundation, which will go toward its project for a $224 million critical care tower.
  6. CrossFit to launch telemedicine program aiming to replace primary care

    Fitness company CrossFit, known for its high-intensity group workouts, has launched CrossFit Precision Care to provide customers with online personalized medicine, according to Time Oct. 19. 
  7. CEOs share their views on the 'Great Resignation': 5 takeaways 

    In collaboration with Deloitte, Fortune surveyed 117 CEOs on their thoughts on the "Great Resignation." 
  8. US COVID-19 hospitalizations fall 10%: 9 CDC stats to know

    The nation's seven-day average for COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths fell this week alongside cases, which have been declining for five consecutive weeks, according to the CDC's COVID data tracker weekly review published Oct. 22.
  9. 16 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following executive moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's since Oct. 15:

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