Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 happiest, unhappiest states in America

    Utah is the happiest state in the U.S., according to an analysis by personal finance website WalletHub. 
  2. Colorado hospitals treating some accident injuries must bill Medicare before patient

    Colorado hospitals treating Medicare patients injured in accidents caused by other people will have to bill Medicare before seeking payment from the patient, the state's Supreme Court decided Sept. 13.
  3. New CMS rule requires hospitals, not vendors, to do annual safety self-checks: 5 details  

    CMS recently updated regulations for its Medicare Promoting Interoperability program to require eligible hospitals to complete an annual self-assessment of their EHRs using ONC-sponsored safety guidelines. 

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  1. Raise the price transparency noncompliance fee from $300 to $5.5K a day, researchers say

    Federal price transparency rules are doing an insufficient job at maximizing savings related to healthcare costs, according to a research released Sept. 14 by Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
  2. Biden to call for 70% of world vaccinated against COVID-19 in 1 year

    President Joe Biden is set to urge global leaders to newly commit to combating the pandemic, including fully vaccinating 70 percent of the global population by next September, according to a list of targets obtained by The Washington Post.
  3. Florida hospital investigates nurse for potential HIPAA violation after posting patient photos online 

    Jackson Health System in Miami, Fla., is investigating a nurse who allegedly posted photos mocking a neonatal intensive care unit patient on social media, CBS Miami reported Sept. 12. 
  4. Why wellness influencers are some of the biggest catalysts for health misinformation

    Wellness influencers — those who have garnered large social media followings by posting about natural remedies and new age spirituality — have contributed significantly to the country's health misinformation crisis, The Washington Post reported Sept. 12.
  1. North Memorial Health names CNO

    Robbinsdale, Minn.-based North Memorial Health has made Molly Reagan, RN, its permanent vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer, effective immediately. She has served in the role in an interim capacity since October 2020, a news release shared with Becker's Sept. 14 said.
  2. Steward Health Care taps first president to oversee South Florida Region

    Marisela Marrero, MD, has been named the first president of Dallas-based Steward Health Care's South Florida region. She will oversee the five hospitals the health system acquired from Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare in August.
  3. Census Bureau releases 2020 coverage report: 7 statistics

    The Census Bureau unveiled its health insurance findings from the previous calendar year in a Sept. 14 release. 
  4. 'Give up on the idea that you've got some magic power': How a negotiation expert would reach the willfully unvaccinated

    On the surface, a vaccine hailed as the solution to ending a deadly pandemic seems something that would be widely welcomed. Yet even after more than 660,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, intense divisions persist between those inoculated against the virus and those who are not. 
  1. Hardin Medical Center names new CEO

    Savannah, Tenn.-based Hardin Medical Center has named Jim Edmondson its new CEO, effective Oct. 18.
  2. Self Regional Healthcare taps new CEO

    Matthew Logan, MD, has been named president and CEO of Greenwood, S.C.-based Self Regional Healthcare, effective Dec. 21. He will succeed Jim Pfeiffer, who is retiring.
  3. Employee vaccination status: To badge or not to badge — health system leaders share thoughts

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems have evaluated policies and guidelines for employees regarding stickers on badges, or badge reels, to identify a worker's vaccination status. Some organizations provide this as an option for workers, while others don't. Here, healthcare leaders discuss their strategies and reasons for their decision.
  4. Most South Dakotans believe hand-washing is greatest COVID-19 mitigation strategy

    The majority of South Dakota residents said hand-washing is the most important measure one can take to prevent COVID-19 infection, according to poll findings from Brookings-based South Dakota State University. 
  5. COVID-19 vaccine approval for kids under 12: 6 things to know

    With pediatric COVID-19 cases are on the rise as schools reopen and the delta variant spreads, many are asking when vaccines will be available for children under the age of 12. 
  6. Boston Children's gets $20M gift to support pediatric heart disease research

    Boston Children's Hospital received a $20 million gift to advance pediatric heart disease research and treatment, the organization said Sept. 14.
  7. Children accounted for 28% of COVID-19 cases last week: 5 things to know

    Children represented 28.9 percent of all COVID-19 cases reported nationwide in the week ending Sept. 9, up from 26.8 percent the week prior, according to new data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.
  8. 10 'most innovative universities' for healthcare professions in 2022: US News

    U.S. News & World Report released its "Best Colleges in 2022" Sept. 13. Here are the most innovative U.S. universities that have healthcare programs.
  9. Healthcare staffing CEO quits amid questions over anti-mask efforts

    Brian Cleary, RN, the CEO of healthcare staffing company Overland Park, Kan.-based Krucial Staffing, has resigned amid questions about his connection with anti-masking initiatives, according to a Sept. 10 report by NPR affiliate KCUR.

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