Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Merck VC arms backs UCLA digital pathology spinoff in $15.2M funding round

    PictorLabs, a digital pathology spinoff from Los Angeles-based UCLA, has launched with $18.8 million in funding.
  2. State of Oregon to review $3.9B Amazon-One Medical deal

    The state of Oregon is reviewing Amazon's proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of membership-based primary care company One Medical.
  3. General Catalyst leads $67M funding round for clinical trials startup Vial

    General Catalyst has led a $67 million series B funding round for digital clinical trials startup Vial.

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  1. Trinity Health affirmed at 'AA-' rating, outlook stable, even as group reports large losses

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the country, has had its ratings affirmed at "AA-," both for bonds it holds and for the company's overall rating, Fitch said Dec. 1. The outlook for the healthcare group, which holds about $6.9 billion of debt, remains stable.
  2. Financial updates from 23 health systems: CommonSpirit, Tenet and more

    Several health systems recently reported financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of the year, with many seeing higher expenses eat into revenue gains. 
  3. 30% of providers unsatisfied with patient payment platforms

    Most healthcare providers have implemented a new patient payment platform in the past five years, but only 58 percent said they were highly satisfied with their current system, according to a survey from Bank of America. In addition, 30 percent said their patient payment platform integration was unsuccessful.
  4. Vanderbilt earns Magnet redesignation

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center has redesignated Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a Magnet facility for the fourth consecutive time, despite pressure from some nurses across the country to withhold the recognition. 

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  1. California hospital applies for $34.5M grant for earthquake protection

    Mountain Mesa, Calif.-based Kern Valley Hospital applied for a $34.5 million grant to meet a 2030 deadline that requires the hospital be "reasonably capable" of providing care following an earthquake, Bakersfield.com reported Nov. 30.
  2. Fenway Health swaps Athenahealth EHR with Epic

    Boston-based Fenway Health went live Dec. 1 with a new Epic EHR.
  3. Akron Children's names new leader of primary care network

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital has named Brian Dinger as its vice president of primary care, where he will lead the overall administration, operation, financial management and business development of the hospital's physician practices in the community.
  4. What 100+ healthcare executives told Becker's about leadership + strategy

    They may oversee teams of varying sizes and scopes, and serve patients in different markets, but one thing more than 100 healthcare executives shared in 2022 was taking the time to share their thoughts on leadership and healthcare strategy with Becker's Hospital Review. 

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  1. 6 nursing priorities Congress should enact by 2023: ANA

    The American Nurses Association is calling on Congress to include actions to support the nation's nursing workforce in any end-of-year package legislation.  
  2. A look at 5 women who made Forbes '30 Under 30' in healthcare list

    Ten women under 30 years old in healthcare made the annual Forbes "30 Under 30" list honoring young professionals focused on "saving lives and creating a more equitable future." Here's a look at five of them.
  3. Labor shortages and expenses remain 'formidable challenge' well into 2023, Fitch says

    The problem of higher labor costs will continue to be a "formidable challenge" for nonprofit hospital systems well into 2023 and even beyond, Fitch Ratings said in a report released Dec. 1. That is even if general inflationary pressures cool, Fitch added.
  4. Maine pharmacy board fined Walgreens 15 times for staffing issues

    Walgreens has been fined 15 times and CVS four times so far in 2022 for violating Maine's staffing and operating hours laws, The Maine Monitor reported Nov. 30. 
  5. VA failed to protect 500,000 employees' COVID-19 vaccination data

    The Department of Veterans Affairs admitted it failed to protect the COVID-19 vaccination status data for about 500,000 of its employees after a spreadsheet containing the information was improperly shared in October 2021, FedScoop reported Nov. 30. 
  6. Wyoming couple can advance case against Riverton hospital over son's birth, state Supreme Court rules

    A Wyoming couple can now proceed with their case against the hospital where their disabled son was born, the state's Supreme Court ruled, according to a Nov. 30 report from the Cowboy State Daily.
  7. Amazon's access to patient data raises privacy concerns

    Amazon is increasing its healthcare presence with its planned acquisition of One Medical and its new telehealth platform Amazon Clinic, but privacy experts are concerned about how the tech giant is going to handle protecting consumers' health data, Wired reported Dec. 1. 
  8. Athenahealth launches clinical advisory board

    EHR vendor Athenahealth has launched a clinical advisory board to serve as a forum providing feedback to improve EHR workflows for clinicians.
  9. IT update causes Florida Hospital computers, record system to go offline

    A system update at Baptist Health Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital caused registration and digital record-keeping systems to go offline, BocaNewsNow reported Nov. 30.

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