Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mayo physician fired after publishing book critiquing system's policies: 10 things to know

    Steven Weiss, MD, a physician at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has been fired after self-publishing a book about working through the pandemic and identifying himself as a Mayo employee, according to a June 19 report by the Leader-Telegram.
  2. More NPs, PAs working as locum tenens providers, survey suggests

    Healthcare professionals who temporarily fill in for colleagues, known as locum tenens, have long been part of the industry. For a closer look at these professionals, Staff Care, a national physician staffing firm and a subsidiary of AMN Healthcare, surveyed locum tenens physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists and dentists about their practice patterns and preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Ohio health system among 1st in US to use novel heart failure therapy

    University Hospitals in Cleveland became one of the first in the U.S. to treat a heart failure patient using cardiac contractility modulation, or CCM, a novel therapy meant to improve heart contractions. 

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  2. US healthcare employment picks up: 5 things to know

    Compared to April, U.S. healthcare employment is growing, according to a new analysis from nonprofit research firm Altarum.
  3. How 3 dozen US health systems are pursuing for-profit ventures abroad

    About three dozen of the largest health systems in the U.S. have augmented their revenues by establishing an overseas presence, Kaiser Health News reported June 22.
  4. Screen all children for potential heart issues, medical group says

    The American Academy of Pediatrics now says all children should be screened for conditions that can lead to cardiac arrest or death — a reversal from 2012 guidance that mainly focused on children who play sports.

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  1. 4 hospitals added to CaptureRx victim tally: 21 hospitals, healthcare organizations affected

    Catholic Health's Mount St. Mary's and Sisters of Charity hospitals, Marshall Medical Center and Harbor Regional Health Community Hospital have been added to the tally of CaptureRx data breach victims. The four hospitals are among 21 hospitals and healthcare organizations targeted by the ransomware attack that exposed patient data. 
  2. Delta variant likely to become dominant in US within weeks; may see July COVID-19 surges among unvaccinated

    The delta coronavirus variant likely will become predominant in the U.S. within weeks, according to an analysis published June 21 by preprint server medRxiv.
  3. Hackers accessed New Jersey medical group's computers for 1 month, stole patients' info 

    Old Bridge, N.J.-based Coastal Medical Group in April discovered its computer systems had been hacked and accessed by an unauthorized user for more than a month, Central Jersey reported June 18. 
  4. How Texas Children's Hospital fostered a culture of financial stewardship — 5 takeaways

    Many health systems struggle with management and performance reporting.
  1. Shuttered Massachusetts hospital to rebuild after major flooding

    Norwood (Mass.) Hospital, which closed a year ago because of widespread flood damage, will be rebuilt, according to WCVB 5. 
  2. 21 hospital, health system executive resignations in 2021

    The following hospital and health system executive resignations were reported in 2021.
  3. 7 hospitals laying off workers

    Many U.S. hospitals are turning to layoffs to cut costs as they recover from the financial hit of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  4. New Jersey investor files to reopen Illinois hospital shuttered by Pipeline

    A New Jersey private investment company is seeking approval to reopen an Illinois hospital that was shuttered by Pipeline Health, according to a June 21 report in the Forest Park Review.
  5. 'It would be a behemoth': Employer group raises concerns about proposed Spectrum-Beaumont merger

    A Michigan employer group is expressing concern about the proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health, which would create a new 22-hospital system, according to MiBiz.
  6. Former Hacienda Healthcare CEO pleads guilty to fraud

    The former CEO of Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix pleaded guilty to two counts of felony fraud, the Arizona attorney general said June 22. 
  7. Keeping up with the consumer: 5 insights on heeding feedback, boosting reputation score

    When making purchasing decisions, consumers increasingly rely on online reviews, particularly through Google, a trend that has extended into healthcare. Although healthcare executives recognize this trend, most are struggling to take advantage of the opportunity.
  8. CEO named for Encompass home health, hospice

    Barbara Jacobsmeyer, president of Encompass Health's inpatient hospitals business, was named CEO of the Birmingham, Ala.-based post-acute provider's home health and hospice business June 21.
  9. Epic's widely used sepsis prediction model performs worse than claimed, research finds

    A sepsis prediction model developed by Epic and used by hundreds of U.S. hospitals and health systems performs worse than claimed on the prediction tool's fact sheet, according to a validation study published June 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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