Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 6 pharmacy organizations slam Cigna, Express Scripts for Tricare drop

    Pharmacist organizations scolded Cigna and Express Scripts for plans to drop 15,000 pharmacies from their 2023 Tricare networks, which could affect more than 400,000 people in the Defense Department's health plan.  
  2. Investors withdraw from real estate investment trusts in face of uncertain commercial market

    Real estate investment trusts, including those largely involved in healthcare facilities, may be under increasing pressure from investors anxious over the current state of the commercial real estate market.
  3. Karmanos Cancer Institute appoints Regina Doxtader as CFO

    Detroit-based Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute appointed Regina Doxtader as vice president and chief financial officer.

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  1. Kaiser Permanente names Toby Marsh regional chief nursing executive

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente tapped Toby Marsh, MSN, RN, as regional chief nursing executive and vice president, clinical integration for the Northern California region.
  2. Hospital, health system rebrands of 2022

    Below are hospitals and health systems that have announced name changes or other rebranding efforts in 2022.
  3. Catholic Health taps former Northwell Health leader as hospital COO

    Randolph G. Howard Jr. was named COO of Catholic Health's St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown, N.Y.
  4. UCSF Health merges medical, oral health records into Epic EHR

    UCSF Health and UCSF Dentistry, both based in San Francisco, have merged medical and oral health records into its Epic EHR system. 

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  1. Children's hospitals still under pressure as RSV peak nears

    Many children's hospitals are still grappling with capacity challenges amid an influx of patients with respiratory illnesses, even as the surge in respiratory syncytial virus appears to be slowing in some parts of the U.S.
  2. Employee inappropriately accesses UC Davis' EHR for 5 years

    An employee of Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health accessed the health system's electronic health records system without proper cause, potentially compromising the personal information of 408 patients. 
  3. Connecticut hospital nurses resolve nearly year-long labor dispute

    Members of the Windham Federation of Professional Nurses have approved a new contract with their employer that resolves a nearly year-long labor dispute.
  4. How oncologists can reduce suicide risk in prostate cancer patients

    Men with prostate cancer are at increased risk of mental distress and suicide, but their oncologists can help, MedPageToday reported Dec. 6.

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  1. Modified vaccines less effective against new variants, 2 studies show

    Two studies have found the omicron booster to be lacking when it comes to its strength against new COVID-19 subvariants BQ.1.1, XBB and BA.2.75.2 — which, together, account for 38 percent of cases. 
  2. Pfizer eyes the next COVID-19 drug

    As other COVID-19 drugs stumble in efficacy as the virus evolves, Pfizer and Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech startup Clear Creek Bio have partnered to develop a new treatment. 
  3. OSF HealthCare, Insight Hospital join Chicago healthcare innovation initiative

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare and Chicago's Insight Hospital & Medical Center have joined the Chicago ARC collaborative that aims to make healthcare more equitable through innovation.
  4. 50 states ranked by clinical care: Massachusetts leads, Texas lags

    Clinical care makes up one of the five categories that inform America's Health Rankings for 2022 from the United Health Foundation. Zeroing in on this single category, Massachusetts leads the way and Texas trails the nation. 
  5. What Epic is doing with Apple, Google + Microsoft

    Epic has been working with Big Tech companies lately to help hospitals and health systems better manage their EHRs.
  6. Hospital report shows 30th straight month of growth, but supply and labor concerns remain

    Economic activity, driven by easing staff hiring conditions and greater inpatient volumes, grew in November for the 30th straight month in the hospital subsector, the Institute for Supply Management said Dec. 7.
  7. Be prepared to treat cholera in travelers from certain countries, CDC tells clinicians

    Clinicians should be prepared to treat cholera in travelers returning from countries with widespread cholera outbreaks, the CDC said in a Dec. 5 advisory. 
  8. Georgia lands $100M to strengthen healthcare workforce

    The CDC is awarding Georgia $100 million to bolster the state's public health infrastructure, workforce and data systems, NPR affiliate GPB reported Dec. 6.
  9. 8 strikes that (almost) were

    Healthcare workers have participated in labor strikes across the U.S., citing concerns about staffing, patient care, working conditions and employee retention. But there are several situations where workers averted such walkouts, just days or weeks before they were scheduled to occur.

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