Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Physicians lack trust in patient-administered test results, GE Healthcare study finds

    Fifty-two percent of clinicians said they trust virtual care, remote patient monitoring and telehealth to provide accurate diagnoses, but many are skeptical about patients conducting at-home testing by themselves, a June 6 study from GE Healthcare found. 
  2. Hacker access' Arizona hospital's network

    An unauthorized individual accessed Little Colorado Medical Center's systems from March 7, 2022 to April 21, 2022.
  3. Why don't millionaires fund medical students?

    The physician shortage in the U.S. is common knowledge. Why don't more donors put their money toward tuition for people to become physicians? 
  1. Illinois hospital gets big grant for Epic EHR

    McLeansboro, Ill.-based Hamilton Memorial Hospital has received a $895,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help fund its Epic EHR system, WSIL reported June 7. 
  2. The cost of quality metric reporting

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital spent more than $5.6 million on quality metric reporting in 2018, according to a study published June 6 in JAMA Network. 
  3. 15 states where nonprofit hospitals see lowest expenses

    Nonprofit hospitals' adjusted expenses per inpatient day can vary greatly by region and state, with a threefold difference between the lowest and highest and and a national average of $3,013. 
  4. 7 benefits Spectrum saw in its dual-role nurse initiative

    A dual-role nurse pilot project launched in 2019 at Spectrum Health’s Cardiothoracic Cardiac Care Unit in Grand Rapids, Mich., with an aim toward reducing turnover and advancing nurse training. The initiative, which spanned multiple years, gleaned insights for hospital leaders into practices to combat nurse burnout and boost retention.

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  1. Former ED physician, cardiac nurse win award for workplace program

    The American Heart Association is awarding its Meritorious Achievement honor to two women from separate major companies who teamed up to advance health equity. 
  2. 59 COO moves in 2023

    The following hospital and health system COO moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's this year:
  3. Froedtert Health affirmed at 'AA' ahead of ThedaCare merger

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health, which is due to merge with Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare, had the "AA" rating affirmed both for $626 million of debt and for its default rating, Fitch said June 7.
  4. Colorado health systems, insurers may be heading to agreement over public option rates

    Signs are emerging that both payers and large health systems operating in Colorado are nearing agreement on public health insurance rates, a system that is the brainchild of Gov. Jared Polis, according to a June 7 report in The Colorado Sun.

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  1. Walter Reed Medical gets new director of research, education

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., has named Wesley Campbell, MD, as its new director of research, education and training, according to a June 7 news release.
  2. The link between the ED, older adult delirium risk: 3 study notes

    The longer an elderly patient's emergency department stay is, the more likely they are to develop incident delirium, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. 
  3. Woman who refused TB treatment detained, will be quarantined for up to 45 days

     A woman in Washington has been detained after more than a year of refusing treatment for an active case of tuberculosis and repeatedly failing to appear in court, NPR reported June 3.
  4. Dropped, revised or in effect: Where COVID-19 vaccine rules stand at systems now

    As HHS finalizes the end of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of CMS-certified healthcare facilities, hospitals and health systems have varied approaches to their own rules. 
  5. Texas hospital lays off workers in 28 departments

    White Rock (Texas) Medical Center has laid off 30 workers across 28 departments, including clinical and administrative roles. 
  6. 5 hospitals and health systems launching home-based care programs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that launched, expanded or announced plans to launch a hospital-at-home program:
  7. Washington system taps CEO from Ascension hospitals

    Morton, Wash.-based Arbor Health — also known as Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 — has named Robert March its next CEO. 
  8. Amazon Web Services launches virtual innovation center for healthcare

    Amazon Web Services has partnered with health IT interoperability organization the Interoperability Institute to launch a virtual innovation center aimed at advancing healthcare interoperability.
  9. Woman arrested for tweet threatening to 'blow up' Nicklaus Children's

    A woman was arrested June 6 after police said she threatened Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Hospital via tweet, Local10 reported. 

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