Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Why healthcare mergers and acquisitions are a cybersecurity risk

    As Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, formed by the merger of Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives in 2019, dealt with a weeks-long fallout from a ransomware attack, health system CIOs and chief information security officers say these large acquisitions can make healthcare systems more vulnerable to security breaches.
  2. California hospital CEO writes open letter to governor following $127M loss

    Gary Herbst, the CEO at Visalia, Cali.-based Kaweah Delta Health Care District, wrote an open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom describing a "dire situation" for the hospital that has lost $127 million through Sept. 30, Yourcentralvalley.com reported.
  3. Why CEOs prefer these interactions in person

    For hospitals and health systems, communication with employees is crucial, especially amid today's workforce, financial and operational challenges. Although the pandemic has increased dependence on electronic and virtual communication, hospital and health system leaders continue to place high value on face-to-face conversations.

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  1. Nebraska hospitals contend with historic financial pressure

    The Nebraska Hospital Association predicts the high costs associated with the pandemic will be lasting, WOWT reported Nov. 15. 
  2. Health tech company will be biggest in the world, VC investors say

    A health tech startup will one day be the "biggest company in the world," according to two investment partners with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
  3. Henry Ford Health partners with tech company Arcascope to help shift workers sleep better

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health is partnering with digital health company Arcascope to improve the circadian rhythms of its healthcare workers.
  4. Mount Sinai Hospital debt ratings confirm 'A' grade, stable outlook

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital has had various debt obligations affirmed as an "A" rating amid stable operating performance and because of its dominant position within its wider health system, Fitch Ratings said Nov. 16.

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  1. HHS to partner with health systems on national patient safety alliance

    HHS is partnering with some of the country's largest health systems on a national alliance to advance patient safety that will launch next year. 
  2. Teladoc reaches 50M visits

    Telehealth company Teladoc has reached the 50 million visit milestone, and a quarter of Americans now have access to Teladoc through their employer or health plan.
  3. Ohio hospital to close award-winning heart surgery program after 23 years

    Sandusky, Ohio-based Firelands Regional Medical Center is closing its award-winning open heart surgery program after 23 years, the Sandusky Register reported Nov. 15.
  4. U of California physicians hold rallies to support bargaining

    Resident physicians and fellows, represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents, participated in rallies Nov. 16 at University of California campuses amid contract negotiations.

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  1. Uber Health looking to expand medical delivery, healthcare ride services

    Uber Health is looking to expand its platforms as it sees an increased demand for medical device delivery services and healthcare rideshare services, Yahoo Finance reported Nov. 16. 
  2. 9 New York hospitals fall short on giving back to community by $727M: Lown Institute

    Nine New York hospitals out of a study of 21 are failing to invest in their communities in an amount equal to the tax breaks they receive on a federal, state and local level, the Lown Institute reported Nov. 16. 
  3. 'Hire for passion and potential': Cedars-Sinai supply chain VP on priorities, challenges and listening

    As a supply chain leader, Motz Feinberg isn't just focused on getting product to the point of care. The vice president of supply chain at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System is also intent on guiding and leveraging other leaders' understanding of supply chain operations.
  4. Temple Health slumps to $64M loss for the quarter

    Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System, which operates four major hospitals in the city, reported an overall net quarterly loss of $64.2 million as it dealt with lower patient revenues, higher expenses and loss on investment income.
  5. Healthcare employment in 20 numbers

    Healthcare employment has fluctuated in recent years amid changing economic circumstances and as workers departed their roles for various reasons.
  6. Google's healthcare ambitions: 6 recent moves

    From entering into an agreement with EHR vendor Epic to piloting its clinical search tool at two health systems, Google is continuing its push into the healthcare industry. Here are six recent healthcare moves from the company as reported by Becker's.
  7. 75% of cardiology awards given to white individuals: 5 notes

    Researchers found that professional societies in cardiology are more likely to award men and white individuals than women and minority groups, tctMD reported Nov. 15.
  8. Physicians: Tolerating bullying is not part of the job — here are 3 ways to stop it

    Harassment and bullying are not new to medicine, but they have been on the rise the last few years — especially among female and minority physicians, according to a Nov. 16 American Medical Association article.
  9. CommonSpirit reports $227M quarterly loss: 6 details

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health reported a multimillion-dollar operating loss and tightening margins for the first quarter of the 2023 fiscal year, ending Sept. 30.

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