Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'Whenever there's chaos, there's opportunity,' says Stanford Health Care chief data scientist Dr. Nigam Shah

    The first supercomputer for artificial intelligence in medicine was developed at Stanford University in the early 1970s. So it makes sense that the health system affiliated with the university recently named its inaugural chief data scientist to integrate AI into patient care.
  2. State approves Mass General Brigham's plan to cut spending by $128M

    The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission voted to approve the performance improvement plan submitted by Mass General Brigham, in which the provider plans to cut spending by $127.8 million, according to a Sept. 27 news release from the commission.
  3. California hospital 1st to earn new Joint Commission recognition

    Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center is the first to receive the Leading Laboratories designation from The Joint Commission and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. 

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  1. J&J names spinoff consumer health business

    Johnson & Johnson's consumer health business, which will break away from its pharmaceutical and medical device arm, will be named Kenvue, the company said Sept. 28. 
  2. Philadelphia staffing company to pay $9.3M in back wages, damages over allegations of denied overtime pay

    A Philadelphia-based healthcare staffing company will pay $9.3 million in back wages and liquidated damages for 1,756 employees to resolve allegations it misclassified workers and willfully denied their overtime pay, the Labor Department announced Sept. 27.
  3. 7 health system CIO exits from the past year

    Here are seven healthcare CIOs who have left their jobs since October.
  4. CMS missed $2.8M in savings due to price substitution error, OIG audit finds

    Medicare lost out on $2.8 million in savings in 2020 by incorrectly implementing price reductions on Medicare Part B drugs, an HHS Office of Inspector General audit found. 

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  1. HCA hospitals make 16 leadership changes

    HCA Healthcare, a 182-hospital system based in Nashville, Tenn., has made leadership changes at several of its hospitals in recent months. 
  2. Mass General Brigham, GV, General Catalyst part of $32M funding round for mental healthcare company focused on older adults

    Mass General Brigham Ventures, Alphabet-backed GV and General Catalyst are all part of a $32 million seed funding round for Rippl, a tech-driven mental healthcare company focused on older adults.
  3. Humana's 3rd-party vendor breach affects 22,767 patients

    Choice Health, the company used to help Humana sell its products, experienced a data breach that resulted in the protected health information of 22,767 patients being compromised. 
  4. When does this count as a crisis, physicians ask of capacity issues at children's hospitals

    Children's hospitals across the U.S. are being inundated with patients sick with respiratory viruses. 

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  1. These are the largest US counties with the most medical debt

    Texas counties have the highest percentage of residents with medical debt out of the country's 20 largest counties, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of Urban Credit Institute data. 
  2. Texas hospital restores clinical systems 3 weeks after cyberattack

    Richmond, Texas-based OakBend Medical Center has almost completely restored its clinical systems after a Sept. 1 ransomware attack took them offline. 
  3. DEA seizes 10M pills laced with fentanyl

    A year into its One Pill Can Kill initiative, the Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration has seized the equivalent of more than 36 million lethal doses of fentanyl between May 23 and Sept. 8. 
  4. How nursing schools are tackling high nurse practitioner demand 

    Nursing schools are enacting changes to their programs to meet the high demand for nurse practitioners, Fortune reported Sept. 27. 
  5. 9 hospitals have closed this year — here's why

    From cash flow and staffing challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to shut down. 
  6. Reliance on single-use devices leads to supply chain disruptions, HHS report says

    A Department of Health and Human Services report found single-use medical devices account for most of hospital greenhouse gas emissions and lead to supply chain disruptions.
  7. Biogen's Alzheimer's drug slowed cognitive decline by 27%

    Following Biogen's recent failure of Aduhelm and a CEO resignation on the horizon, the drugmaker's new Alzheimer's drug candidate showed promising results in a phase 3 trial with a 27 percent slower cognitive decline. 
  8. Strike by mental health workers looms at Minnesota hospitals

    Members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa are set to begin a three-day strike Oct. 3 at M Health Fairview and Allina Health facilities in Minnesota.
  9. Houston Methodist reports flu levels not usually seen until December

    Houston Methodist is reporting an early increase in flu cases, with numbers hitting levels not usually seen until the end of the year.

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