Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Illinois hospital ending inpatient pediatric services

    FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Ill., is discontinuing inpatient pediatric services, effective Oct. 3.
  2. A new 'striketober'?

    Last year, a movement of labor actions was deemed "striketober" online and on social media as union workers in healthcare and other industries walked off the job or threatened to do so. Now the possibility of another "striketober" looms amid increased union activity over issues such as working conditions, pay, benefits and staffing, The Guardian reported Sept. 26.
  3. HHS to pay for 60K doses of Eli Lilly's COVID-19 drug following its commercialization

    The federal government said Sept. 23 that it will cover the cost for 60,000 doses of bebtelovimab, Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody drug. The news comes about a month after the drugmaker started selling the treatment commercially for $2,000 per dose.

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  1. Health IT lessons from the VA: A Q&A with CTO Charles Worthington

    In the aftermath of the failed rollout of HealthCare.gov, the White House created the U.S. Digital Service. Charles Worthington's job there was, as he put it, to "help the government be more awesome at delivering software."
  2. Herpes virus may kill cancer cells, UK researchers find

    The herpes simplex virus has been used to shrink and kill cancer tumors in a trial in the United Kingdom, the BBC reported Sept. 23.
  3. CDC starts tracking BF.7: 5 notes on the subvariant

    The CDC recently started tracking a new omicron subvariant, BF.7, which is now the third most-prevalent strain in the U.S. 
  4. Moderna, Pfizer seek clearance of pediatric omicron booster

    Less than a month after federal regulators authorized Moderna and Pfizer's modified COVID-19 boosters for emergency use, the vaccine-makers are looking for the FDA's OK on their pediatric version. 

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  1. Mark Cuban's pharmacy on track to make profit in 2023

    Mark Cuban's pharmacy, Cost Plus Drugs, is expected to be profitable in 2023, Forbes reported Sept. 26.
  2. Lawsuit claims Mon Health didn't protect patients from data breach

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health is being sued over a December 2021 data breach, The (Morgantown) Dominion Post reported Sept. 24.
  3. Minnesota primary care chain staffs NPs exclusively

    A chain of primary care clinics in Minneapolis is responding to the nation's physician shortage with a unique model: staffing nurse practitioners only, Medscape reported Sept. 23.
  4. HCA, Tenet hiring hospital CFOs

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare are seeking CFOs for several hospitals. 

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  1. Hospitals cut jobs, services to resuscitate finances

    Hospitals and health systems are facing many financial pressures this year, and more than half of hospitals are projected to have negative margins for the rest of 2022. 
  2. Tennessee hospital physicians support board following 'lost confidence' notice from city council

    A group of physicians at Maryville, Tenn.-based Blount Memorial Hospital has responded to a notice of lost confidence sent from the city council to two hospital board members, The Daily Times reported Sept. 25.
  3. 10 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 10 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service.
  4. Focus on data metabolism to build dynamism across the healthcare industry ecosystem

    Neerav Patel is the healthcare and analytics leader at DXC Technology Americas. 
  5. Atlanta mayor blocks medical center redevelopment

    In a Sept. 26 executive order, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens directed the Department of City Planning to refuse applications to redevelop Wellstar Health System's Atlanta Medical Center, which controversially announced its intent to shutter last month. 
  6. US anticipates monkeypox will be eradicated: 6 updates 

    Federal health officials are optimistic that the U.S. will be able to eliminate monkeypox as cases decline nationwide, The New York Times reported Sept. 22. 
  7. CDC drops universal masking guideline for healthcare workers

    The CDC dropped its universal masking guideline for healthcare workers after a weeklong slowdown in COVID-19 hospitalizations and nursing home infections nationwide, CBS News reported Sept. 23.
  8. HHS must eliminate Medicare appeals backlog, AHA says

    The American Hospital Association is asking a federal judge to deny HHS' request to modify a court order requiring the department to completely eliminate its Medicare appeals backlog. 
  9. Oracle executives bring in more than $138M

    Larry Ellison and Safra Catz — chair and CEO, respectively, of the EHR and software giant Oracle — were compensated more than $138 million in the company's last fiscal year, according to Sept. 23 reporting in The Wall Street Journal.

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