Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CDC invests $263M to forecast infectious disease threats

    The CDC is dolling out $262.5 million over five years to research centers across the U.S. The goal? To develop a national network that can forecast infectious disease outbreaks, something akin to the National Weather Service, according to a Sept. 20 Boston Globe report. 
  2. AI most exciting new tech in healthcare, UPMC report says

    Artificial intelligence is the new technology healthcare executives are the most excited about, according to a new study from KLAS Research and the Center for Connected Medicine, a research arm of Pittsburgh-based UPMC.
  3. 1 day, 5 executive exits

    Between Sept. 20-21, Becker's reported five executive exits from hospitals and health systems: 

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  1. The cost of physician turnover

    Physician turnover rates are increasing as more clinicians experience burnout and decide to retire early, leave the field or refresh their practice setting.
  2. Nuvance Health downgraded; consultant call-in likely

    Danbury, Conn.-based Nuvance Health may not meet its debt service coverage obligations in fiscal 2023 and will therefore be likely to call in consultants, S&P Global said Sept. 21.
  3. Duke Health aims to become leader in 'trustworthy' AI

    Michael Pencina, PhD, Duke Health's chief data scientist, says he aims for the health system to be an organization that many come to for guidance when it comes to algorithms, The Chronicle reported Sept. 20. 
  4. CommonSpirit, HCA IT leaders join AI council

    IT leaders from CommonSpirit, HCA Healthcare and Sutter Health have been appointed as council members to health tech company Augmedix's AI Advisory Council. 

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  1. CHOP, Lehigh Valley Health Network to affiliate

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network have inked an affiliation agreement to expand on their long-standing relationship. 
  2. Google Health's chief clinical officer envisions AI as a vital support tool

    Michael Howell, MD, chief clinical officer of Google Health, said in a Sept. 20 JAMA article that AI is going to be tasked with assisting people in things that take them away from the bedside and away from "the cognitive, procedural or emotional work of being a clinician."
  3. Tri-City Medical, Sebastian River + 82 other hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

    A number of hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges. 
  4. 55 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 55 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global in 2023. 

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  1. What 68 health system leaders have done to boost the bottom line

    Becker's asked C-suite executives from hospitals and health systems across the U.S. to share their organization's areas of growth for the next few years. 
  2. Nevada health system names chief nursing officer

    Sara Carmack, MSN, RN, has been named chief nursing officer of Saint Mary's Health Network in Reno, Nev., the organization said in a September LinkedIn post. 
  3. FTC sues US Anesthesia Partners, PE firm for alleged anticompetitive scheme

    In a lawsuit filed Sept. 21 against U.S. Anesthesia Partners and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm, the Federal Trade Commission alleges that the two companies executed an anticompetitive scheme to consolidate anesthesiology practices in Texas, drive up the price of services and boost their profits.  
  4. 100 Moxi robots to be in 30 hospitals by end of '23

    Diligent Robotics plans to expand its Moxi robot systemwide at most of its 22 health system clients after receiving a $25 million cash infusion Sept. 21.
  5. West Virginia health systems, facilities allocated $19M in federal funds

    Nine West Virginia healthcare sites, including some operated by two of the state's largest providers, will receive approximately $19.3 million in federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a Sept. 21 report in The Inter-Mountain.
  6. 10 women making moves in healthcare

    The following leadership moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since June 29:
  7. The many forms of hospital masking

    With masking policies now left in the hands of individual hospitals and health systems to decide, one thing is clear: There is no one-size-fits-all approach for the infection control measure this fall. 
  8. MD Anderson Cancer Center breaks ground on $668M research facility

    Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center broke ground on a $668 million research facility Sept. 20, Houston Business Journal reported.
  9. Federal legislation could close pay gap for nursing faculty

    Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would address the pay gap between clinical and faculty nursing positions in order to reduce the nursing shortage.

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