Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Fee-for-service care could cost Medicaid $4.4T, UnitedHealth Group says

    Continuing to use fee-for-service care for Medicaid and dual-eligible recipients could cost the federal government upwards of $4.4 trillion over the next 10 years, according to a UnitedHealth Group report. 
  2. MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros to retire: 7 things to know

    Akram Boutros, MD, will retire as president and CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth System at the end of 2022 after more than eight years at the helm of the organization.
  3. 14 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are 14 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 

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  1. Workers accuse Sparrow of anti-union stance

    Amid contract negotiations, the union representing about 2,200 workers at Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Hospital is alleging the hospital has repeatedly violated federal labor law.
  2. Mon Health to adopt plain language emergency alerts

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health System will be one of the first healthcare organizations in the state to transition from emergency codes to plain language alerts Dec. 1.
  3. UC Davis Health, Amazon launch cloud innovation center 

    UC Davis Health is looking to improve digital health innovation and equity through launching a cloud innovation center powered by Amazon Web Services, it announced Nov. 29.
  4. 'Vaccine' crowned as Merriam-Webster's 2021 word of the year

    Search trends played a factor in the selection of Merriam-Webster's 2021 Word of the Year: vaccine, the company said Nov. 29. 
  1. 6 recent studies on post-acute care 

    Recent studies on post-acute care have focused on quality of care in private-equity owned nursing homes, medical school residents' knowledge of nursing facilities and more. 
  2. Montana hospital hires new oncologist after terminating long-time physician

    Helena, Mont.-based St. Peter's Health named Elizabeth Bigger, MD, the system's new oncologist and hematologist, according to a Nov. 22 press release.
  3. Massachusetts hospital facing potential fine over closed beds amid nurses strike

    Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., is facing a potential fine if it does not either begin permanently closing inpatient behavioral health services that have been closed during a nurses strike, or immediately plan to reopen these services, according to a letter sent to the facility by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  4. Best Buy buys remote monitoring platform for $400M: 4 details on its healthcare plans 

    Best Buy closed its acquisition of remote care monitoring platform Current Health for about $400 million, company CEO Corie Barry said during its third-quarter earnings call Nov. 23. 

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  1. Viewpoint: Why it's time to nix IT departments

    While IT departments are designed to oversee digital transformation, the idea of siloing staff with expertise in IT management into one separate division is the main force preventing companies from being innovative, according to Joe Peppard, PhD. 
  2. 1 in 10 US lung transplants are for COVID patients

    COVID-19 patients now account for about 1 in 10 U.S. lung transplants, according to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing, as cited by NPR.
  3. Experimental treatment may have cured Type 1 diabetes for the first time

    In a Vertex Pharmaceuticals clinical trial, an experimental treatment may have cured Type 1 diabetes for the first time in a 64-year-old patient, The New York Times reported Nov. 27.
  4. State-by-state breakdown of $7.5B in rural healthcare pandemic aid

    HHS on Nov. 23 started distributing $7.5 billion in payments to rural healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. COVID-19 surge intensifies in Michigan: 4 updates

    The federal government is sending medical teams to Michigan to help hospitals respond to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state.
  6. Mayo Clinic names new CNO addition to southwest Wisconsin leadership team 

    Lisa Archer, RN, has been named chief nursing officer for Mayo Clinic's Southwest Wisconsin region, the health system said Nov. 24.
  7. Hospitals, health systems mandating vaccines for workers

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees is growing.
  8. Physicians concerned over 'perceived loss of autonomy' after removal of Erlanger chief of staff

    In a recent development, physicians outside of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System are expressing concern following the removal of Chris Young, MD, from his roles as trustee and chief of staff, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  9. 10 top universities for entrepreneurs

    Stanford University is the best college for entrepreneurs, according to financial database PitchBook's annual ranking of the top 50 colleges for business founders. 

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