Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. When layoffs arrive 'quickly and less thoughtfully'

    Layoffs can take two or three months when orchestrated well, but pressure to move quickly in a weakening economy can leave companies at odds with employees and at greater risk of giving improper notice, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 28. 
  2. Houston hospitals largely unaffected by boil water advisory

    The city of Houston operated under a boil water notice Nov. 28, which posed little disruption to hospitals' patient care or operations, the Houston Chronicle reported. 
  3. Fired CEO sues MetroHealth over alleged open meetings law violations

    Akram Boutros, MD, who was fired as president and CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth System, has filed a lawsuit against the organization's board of trustees and board Chair Vanessa Whiting.

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  1. Columbia University, Bassett Healthcare partner on digital cardiovascular health

    New York City-based Columbia University is partnering with Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network to bring digital cardiovascular care to the rural New York system.
  2. Shuttered Kansas hospital up for auction

    Halstead (Kan.) Hospital, which closed 20 years ago, is up for auction with adjacent parcels of land and property, NBC affiliate KSNW reported Nov. 28.
  3. Advocate Aurora raises overnight stay prices up to 5.5% to battle expenses

    Milwaukee and Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Aurora Health is to increase the price of overnight patient stays at its Milwaukee locations by up to 5.5 percent to counter inflation and other pressures such as staffing costs, according to a Nov. 28 WTMJ report citing the Milwaukee Business Journal.
  4. CMS reminds hospitals of obligation to protect patients, staff from workplace violence

    CMS on Nov. 28 issued a memorandum reminding hospitals of their obligation under Medicare's conditions of participation to ensure patients and staff have an environment that prioritizes their safety and the effective delivery of care.

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  1. 5 health systems seeking revenue cycle vice presidents

    Five health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle vice presidents. 
  2. Astria Health ending heart surgery program due to staff, cost

    Sunnyside, Washington-based Astria Health is ending all heart procedures and interventional cardiology services at its clinics and Astria Sunnyside Hospital, YakTriNews reported Nov. 28.
  3. Amwell exploring $200M acquisition of Talkspace

    Amwell is reportedly exploring a $200 million buyout of online therapy company Talkspace, Seeking Alpha reported Nov. 28. 
  4. Consumer groups push for antitrust investigation of hospital suppliers

    A coalition of nine consumer advocacy groups sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission Nov. 22 urging it to open an antitrust investigation into group purchasing organizations.

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  1. No Surprises Act disputes hit 'logjam' as lawsuit looms

    The Texas Medical Association's lawsuit challenging the validity of the No Surprises Act's independent dispute resolution could increase an already lengthy backlog, Bloomberg Law reported Nov. 28. 
  2. Where remote work is up, down

    The rate of remote workers varies widely among states, according to a LendingTree analysis published Nov. 28.
  3. California hospital swaps Meditech for Oracle Cerner in $12M EHR migration

    Adventist Health Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg, Calif., is going live with a new Oracle Cerner EHR on Dec. 1.
  4. When it comes to bad behavior, workplace incentives can be both 'cure' and 'poison'

    Leaders may believe that performance-based incentives, such as higher bonuses, will motivate employees to perform better. However, recent research suggests some workers reach those high targets through unethical means, The Washington Post reported Nov. 28. 
  5. 5 reasons hospitals are ramping up emergency preparations

    Many hospitals are evolving their emergency preparedness procedures to protect against rising threats, from cyberattacks to extreme weather, Time reported Nov. 25. 
  6. Montefiore reports 2nd straight loss as investment returns slump

    New York City-based Montefiore Health System exacerbated losses in the first nine months of 2022 even as its operating revenues increased and expenses were largely stable. 
  7. UMass Chan Medical School unveils formal nurse preceptor training program

    UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, Mass., is working with partners to launch a formal nurse preceptor academy to address the New England region's nursing shortage and increase access to care. 
  8. Physician pleads guilty to profiting from misbranded, tampered products

    San Francisco physician Lindsay Clark, MD, and her medical practice pleaded guilty to charges of receiving and delivering misbranded drugs and misbranded and adulterated devices, the Justice Department said Nov. 28.
  9. JPMorgan bets big on healthcare

    While JPMorgan is a cornerstone of the global financial system, most observers don't associate the 151-year-old firm with healthcare. 

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