Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. US healthcare spending picks up: 4 things to know

    Compared to last May, healthcare spending in the U.S. is picking up, according to a new analysis from nonprofit research firm Altarum.
  2. Biden to nominate Christi Grimm as HHS inspector general

    Christi Grimm, HHS principal deputy inspector general, is President Joe Biden's pick for inspector general, the White House said June 18.
  3. 1/3 of Medicare Part D costs come from drugs lacking cost-effectiveness analyses

    Nearly $50 billion of Medicare Part D costs in 2016 were for drugs that did not undergo a cost-effectiveness analysis, according to a study published June 18 in JAMA Network Open.

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  1. Remdesivir reduces mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 3 real-world studies show

    Remdesivir, the antiviral drug Gilead sells under the brand name Veklury, reduced mortality rates in hospitalized COVID-19 patients and increased their likelihood of being discharged by day 28 after a five-day regimen, Gilead said June 21.
  2. 113 patients possibly infected with TB after use of contaminated bone repair product

    A total of 113 patients across several states may have contracted tuberculosis after having spinal surgery or fracture repairs involving a contaminated bone repair product, The Washington Post reported June 18. The CDC, FDA and state health departments are investigating the outbreak. 
  3. LSU Health Shreveport chancellor resigns

    G.E. Ghali, MD, DDS, has stepped down from his roles as chancellor and department chair at LSU Health Shreveport (La.), according to the Shreveport Times.
  4. New York requires hospitals to create clinical staffing committees

    New legislation will require general hospitals in New York to establish clinical staffing committees composed of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, ancillary staff members and hospital administrators, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a news release.

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  1. Amazon launches digital health accelerator: 4 things to know

    Amazon Web Services has launched a health accelerator to offer digital health startups resources, expertise and opportunities to collaborate with AWS healthcare customers and partners.
  2. FCC awards $31M in telehealth funding to 32 healthcare organizations

    The Federal Communications Commission on June 17 awarded $31 million in funding to 32 healthcare organizations as a part of its $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, which funds telehealth projects developed by providers across the country.
  3. Georgia health system reverts to paper records after ransomware attack: 5 details 

    St. Joseph's/Candler has switched to backup operation methods, including paper documentation, after a ransomware attack forced the Savannah, Ga.-based health system's computers offline June 17, it said in a Facebook post. 
  4. Virginia seeks funding for 'overwhelmed' mental health hospitals

    Virginia's overfilled and understaffed state mental health hospitals are seeking federal funding support, The Washington Post reports.
  1. VA plans to offer gender-affirming surgeries

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to offer gender-affirming surgeries to transgender veterans, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said June 19, according to The New York Times.
  2. Severe national blood shortage may lead to 'suboptimal care'

    Amid a severe national blood shortage, some physicians are reserving blood for the most critical patients, ABC News reported June 20. 
  3. Albany Med to pay 7 former nurses restitution over 'repayment fee' provision

    Albany (N.Y.) Med Health System has agreed to pay $90,229 to seven former nurses to resolve allegations it illegally forced the nurses to pay fees after resignation or termination, according to a June 17 news release from New York Attorney General Letitia James.
  4. 4 hospital execs who recently left their roles for digital health companies

    Over the past month, Becker's Hospital Review has tracked four hospital and health system leaders who left their posts to join digital health companies focused on virtual care and digital transformation. 
  5. UVM Health still calculating losses 8 months after multimillion-dollar ransomware attack

    Burlington, Vt.-based UVM Health Network is still tallying the costs of an October 2020 ransomware attack that shut down its IT systems delayed patient care, local CBS affiliate WCAX reported. 
  6. How cash injections from a real estate firm boosted Steward's finances

    When Dallas-based Steward Health Care was controlled by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management and ran into financial trouble, it received hundreds of millions of dollars from a real estate firm, The Wall Street Journal reported June 21. 
  7. 21 top client-rated healthcare financial solutions, ranked by Black Book

    Black Book has unveiled the top client-rated financial solutions in the healthcare sector. 
  8. The ACA 11 years out: 4 things to know

    It's been 11 years since the Affordable Care Act was implemented. Here are four things to know:
  9. CHI Health, radiology group end 75-year partnership

    CHI Health in Omaha, Neb., and Advanced Medical Imaging terminated their relationship after 75 years, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.

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