Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CDC urges providers to encourage MMR vaccine for Afghan evacuees

    Clinicians caring for individuals recently evacuated from Afghanistan should notify state or local health departments of suspected measles cases and encourage unvaccinated patients to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, according to CDC guidance released Sept. 20. 
  2. 11 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Sept. 15:
  3. Apple developing iPhone features to detect depression, cognitive decline

    In an effort to expand iPhones' ability to detect health conditions, Apple has partnered with the University of California Los Angeles for a mental health study and drugmaker Biogen for a study focusing on cognitive decline, sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. OIG: Medicaid telehealth fraud for behavioral health goes unchecked in most states

    States must improve how they track telehealth to treat behavioral health among Medicaid enrollees, as most states don't monitor fraud or measure how virtual visits improve patient care and access, HHS' Office of Inspector General said in a Sept. 21 report.
  2. Eli Manning joins Hackensack Meridian's board of trustees

    Retired football hero Eli Manning has joined Hackensack Meridian Health's board of trustees.
  3. Louisiana hospital reopens after Hurricane Ida

    After being closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, La., has reopened its doors to patients. 
  4. Saint Vincent physicians to striking nurses: 'Come back to work'

    Physicians who care for patients at Worcester, Mass.-based Saint Vincent Hospital are asking their nurse colleagues participating in a monthslong strike to end the walkout.
  1. US Labor Dept. gets $163K in back wages for workers at shuttered Tennessee hospital

    An investigation of Perry Community Hospital in Linden, Tenn., resulted in the recovery of $163,785 in back wages for 72 former employees, the U.S. Labor Department said.
  2. 15 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are 15 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking CMOs in the last week.
  3. Children accounted for 25% of COVID-19 cases last week: 5 updates

    The U.S. reported 243,373 new COVID-19 cases among children in the week ending Sept. 16, the third highest weekly tally seen since the pandemic started, according to the latest data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.
  4. Ascension's tech business to eliminate 330 more jobs

    Ascension Technologies, the IT subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension, plans to outsource about 330 tech jobs by Nov. 19 following a round of IT layoffs earlier this year, according to a recent notice filed with the state. 
  1. Medicare benefit expansion: 13 stats on the state of current beneficiaries

    A new Sept. 21 Kaiser Family Foundation report provides a backdrop for congressional conversations on expanding Medicare benefits to include dental, vision and hearing. 
  2. Remdesivir cut high-risk COVID-19 hospitalizations 87% in trial, Gilead says

    Giving COVID-19 patients at high risk of developing severe disease a three-day course of remdesivir within a week of experiencing symptoms reduced hospitalizations 87 percent in a clinical trial, Gilead said Sept. 22. 
  3. US to donate 500M more Pfizer vaccines abroad

    The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to donate to lower income countries, the drugmaker said Sept. 22.
  4. Delta now dominant globally; CDC updates variant labels— 5 updates

    While the delta COVID-19 variant is the dominant strain in the U.S., it's now officially the dominant strain worldwide "by far," officials from the World Health Organization said during a Sept. 21 pandemic update. 
  5. CDC vaccine advisory panel meeting on COVID boosters: 4 notes

    The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is set to meet Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 in Atlanta to discuss COVID-19 booster shots.
  6. How vaccination rates are changing in each state: Up in 26, down in 24

    An average of 761,100 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day were administered in the past week, a less than 1 percent decrease from the week before, according to The Washington Post.
  7. Federal judge extends temporary halt on New York vaccine mandate for religious exemptions

    Judge David Hurd, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, has extended a temporary restraining order on New York state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers claiming religious exemption to Oct. 12, according to news station WHEC.
  8. Nearly 1 in 4 providers report higher mortality rates after ransomware attacks

    Ransomware attacks can be fatal for patients, according to a September report by the Ponemon Institute.
  9. Penn Medicine to open $1.6B hospital in October

    Penn Medicine will open a $1.6 billion hospital in Philadelphia at the end of October, marking the completion of one of the largest hospital projects in the U.S. 

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