Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CHS releases financial guidance: 4 things to know

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems expects revenue to increase year over year in 2022, according to a Jan. 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commision. 
  2. Top 10 health policy issues for 2022 

    There are many pieces of healthcare policy on the legislative agenda this year addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, issues of health equity, and more, according to a report from law firm McDermott, Will & Emery published in the The National Law Review on Jan. 13
  3. VA scales up API-sharing program with Google Cloud deal

    The Department of Veterans Affairs signed a $13 million deal with Google Cloud to deploy Apigee, its application programming interface management platform.
  1. 5 US counties seeing 1,000%+ jump in COVID hospitalizations

    As of Jan. 18, five U.S. counties have reported more than 1,000 percent increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the last 14 days, according to HHS data tracked by The New York Times.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. UPMC names leader of health system's first hospital in China

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has named Randy Jernejcic, MD, CEO of the health system's first hospital in China, effective Feb. 1.
  4. 20 hospitals, health systems that provide the most 'unnecessary' care: Johns Hopkins

    Health systems that employed fewer primary care physicians, have higher bed counts or are investor owned were more likely to provide more unnecessary or low-value care, a study published Jan. 14 in JAMA found.

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  1. 6 healthcare organizations revisiting vaccination deadlines

    After the Supreme Court upheld the CMS COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers Jan. 13, hospitals and health systems are taking another look at their own requirements.
  2. COVID-19 peaking in Northeast + 2 more forecasts to know

    COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record high numbers nationwide, though some parts of the country are seeing cases plateau or fall, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, said Jan. 16 on CNN's "State of the Union."
  3. 13 states experiencing workforce shortages in at least 25% of hospitals; 23 anticipate it

    Almost 17 percent — or 908 of 5,451 — of hospitals reporting staffing levels in the U.S. are experiencing critical staffing shortages, according to HHS data posted Jan. 17.
  4. 24 states must ensure healthcare workers are fully vaccinated by March 15, CMS says

    CMS issued updated guidance Jan. 14 for enforcement of the agency's healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccination mandate, including that covered providers must ensure their employees are fully vaccinated by March 15.
  1. 'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli banned from industry, ordered to repay $64.6M

    Disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli must pay $64.6 million and will be barred from the pharmaceutical industry for life for violating antitrust law, a federal court ordered Jan. 14.
  2. Pharmacists expect role to expand by 2030; 2 more survey findings

    Amid a worsening healthcare provider shortage, many people trust pharmacists to play a larger role in their care management, according to research findings released Jan. 11. 
  3. 9 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Nine hospitals and health systems have announced, advanced or completed construction projects since the start of the new year, as reported by Becker's.
  4. Viewpoint: Telemedicine will be vital for future of emergency medicine

    The pandemic required emergency departments to rely on digital technology, but telemedicine should be extended beyond the realm of the pandemic and become further integrated into emergency medicine, a commentary written in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst Dec. 21 suggested.
  5. 5 recent transitions, appointments at NYC Health + Hospitals

    The following leadership transitions and appointments at New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals have been reported since Dec. 10, 2021:
  6. Massachusetts gives PAs, residents practice flexibility

    Under orders from Gov. Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Jan. 14 released several emergency orders to ease strain on the state's healthcare system, including allowing qualified physician assistants to practice independently. 
  7. Christus to build $50M hospital

    Christus St. Michael Health System will break ground on a new Texarkana, Texas-based hospital, called Christus St. Michael Hospital-West, in early 2022.
  8. 3 hospital leaders share how MLK's leadership inspires them

    Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, members of the MLK Observance Committee at Boston Children's Hospital penned a blog post Jan. 14 highlighting how the civil rights leader and minister inspires them as leaders. 
  9. Mercy using $2.2M from FCC to expand telehealth services in 3 states

    Mercy will use a $2.2 million from the Federal Communications Commission to expand its telehealth services for patients in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

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