Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Georgia system fired physician for voicing concerns over ED policy, suit says

    An emergency physician filed a lawsuit against Warner Robins, Ga.-based Houston Healthcare Nov. 19, claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting concerns about the system's admitting practices, according to court documents obtained by Becker's.
  2. Mercyhealth applies to end inpatient care at Illinois hospital

    Mercyhealth, which has seven hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois, filed an application with the Illinois Health and Services Review Board to end inpatient services at Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton next year, local news station WTVO reported Nov. 24. 
  3. 3 departing health system CEOs on what comes next

    The following CEOs have announced their planned departures from health systems they've led for decades. What will they do once they leave?

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  1. Former California hospital executives must face criminal charges, judge rules

    A judge refused to dismiss a case against three executives of Healthcare Conglomerate Associates, a hospital management firm based in Tulare, Calif., alleging they swindled taxpayer money from a hospital, the Visalia Times Delta reported Nov. 18. 
  2. 4 healthcare deals questioned by feds in 2021

    Several potential hospital mergers have been issued a second request for information or were challenged by the Federal Trade Commission or Justice Department this year.
  3. Viewpoint: How physicians can help patients understand EHR notes

    Patients having access to their caregivers' EHR notes is not helpful unless they can understand the notes' meaning and context, Eliana Miller Perrin, MD, wrote in a Nov. 23 opinion piece for Bloomberg.
  4. Pharmacies testing new strategies to get kids on board with COVID-19 shots

    About 3.1 million children ages 5-11 have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov. 22, but many of them receive their shots with tears in their eyes, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  1. Cleveland Clinic Q3 operating income rises to $148M

    Cleveland Clinic ended the third quarter of this year with higher revenue and operating income than in the same period a year earlier. 
  2. How the pandemic has changed digital healthcare forever, according to leaders

    During the Stanford (Calif.) University symposium "The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19," health leaders from both hospitals and the tech sector discussed the future of digital healthcare. 
  3. Verdict expected in TeamHealth lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare: 4 things to know

    Parties are expecting a jury's decision to be made in a lawsuit between UnitedHealthcare and TeamHealth in Nevada after lawyers made their closing statements Nov. 23. 
  4. Inova Health to invest $1B for new medical campus

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health plans to invest $1 billion to build a new medical campus out of an 11-acre site, which was recently purchased by the city of Alexandria, Va., for $54 million, the Commercial Observer reported Nov. 23.
  1. 6 recent heart study findings 

    Recent cardiology studies have focused on the risk of transcatheter aortic valve replacement for chronic kidney patients, Cleveland-Clinic protocol for heart attacks and more. 
  2. Cerner taps Google Health leader as new communications chief

    Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR company Cerner has appointed Johnny Luu to serve as its new chief communications officer. 
  3. Intermountain execs leverage digital care to improve diabetes prevention

    One year ago, Intermountain Healthcare made digital health company Omada Health's diabetes prevention program available as a covered benefit to the Salt Lake City-based system's medical group patients. Here, two executives familiar with the initiative answer questions about its progress and results.
  4. CDC counted 1.2 million extra vaccine doses in Pennsylvania

    The CDC on Nov. 23 corrected Pennsylvania's COVID-19 vaccination data after it had included 1.2 million more doses than were actually administered, The New York Times reports. 
  5. Jazz, motorbikes and sleeping in: 5 retiring CEOs reminisce on their tenure, share plans for the future

    As the healthcare industry continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the list of CEOs announcing their upcoming retirement continues to grow. Five CEOs of healthcare companies, health systems and hospitals reminisced on their time leading their companies, discussed the handover and shared their hopes for the future with Becker's.
  6. Hundreds of Google employees sign manifesto opposing vaccination mandate 

    At least 600 Google employees have signed a manifesto going against the tech giant's COVID-19 vaccination requirements, CNBC reported Nov. 23. 
  7. 4 specialities with most malpractice suits in 2021

    Plastic surgeons, general surgeons, orthopedists and urologists were the top four physician specialities facing medical malpractice suits in 2021, according to the 2021 Medscape Malpractice Report published Nov. 19. 
  8. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent 

    Ten health systems have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  9. CISA, FBI warn of holiday ransomware threats: 5 actions hospitals should take

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning Nov. 22 saying there may be an increase in cyberattacks, including potential ransomware attacks, during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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