Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Minnesota clinic employee accidentally emails 535 patients' info to external account  

    A Mankato (Minn.) Clinic employee exposed 535 patients' protected health information by mistakenly emailing the data to an external email account, the clinic said in a Sept. 20 notification. 
  2. Cleveland Clinic develops exec program to break free of 'autopilot' leadership

    Cleveland Clinic and consulting firm, Korn Ferry, are collaborating to offer healthcare leadership development programs to drive innovation, empathic leadership and more.
  3. MUSC launches genomics program to drive precision medicine: 3 details

    The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston is launching a genomic dataset with Helix, a direct-to-consumer genomics company, in a partnership that has been dubbed the first of its kind.

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  1. 11 hospitals hiring CISOs

    Below are seven hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking chief information security officers in the last month.
  2. New campaign spotlights nurses' front-line COVID-19 experience

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses launched the Hear Us Out campaign Sept. 20 to illustrate nurses' front-line reality as they care for COVID-19 patients. 
  3. New portable device can quickly diagnose COVID-19, other diseases

    Engineers at the University of Texas at Austin have created a "lab-on-a-chip" device that can detect small amounts of virus in a sample. With the device, one silicon chip can test several patients with the accuracy of a clinical test, without the need for a trip to the hospital.
  4. New York health system restores employee vaccination religious exemptions

    Syracuse, N.Y.-based St. Joseph's Health is giving back COVID-19 vaccination religious exemptions to workers after a federal court granted a temporary restraining order related to the state's vaccine mandate, according to a memo to staff from Leslie Paul Luke, the system's president and CEO. 
  1. Cleveland Clinic shares strategy, roadblocks to complying with CMS price transparency rule

    According to a Patient Rights Advocate study published in July, Cleveland Clinic is among 28 hospitals and health systems in the U.S. complying with CMS' price transparency rule.
  2. Mergers improve care outcomes for rural hospitals, study finds

    Mergers and acquisitions improved patient care outcomes for rural hospitals, a new study published in JAMA Network Open suggests.
  3. Top payers ranked by customer satisfaction, experience

    Forrester and Verint each released independent reports ranking payers by customer satisfaction and experience.
  4. 4 experts on why the US should limit COVID-19 boosters

    The FDA on Sept. 17 voted against booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for the general population — a decision that came after the U.S. said Aug. 18 it was prepared to offer booster shots for all fully vaccinated Americans beginning the week of Sept. 20.
  1. 66% of nurses say pandemic has made them consider leaving profession

    Nurses are leaving hospital settings or the profession amid extreme and sustained demands of caring for unvaccinated, hospitalized patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new American Association of Critical-Care Nurses survey. 
  2. COVID-19 patient flown 1,200 miles for lifesaving therapy

    A severely ill COVID-19 patient in Florida was flown to Connecticut in August to receive a lifesaving treatment known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after 169 hospitals in the Southeast turned him away because their beds were filled with other COVID-19 patients, CNN reported Sept. 19.
  3. Apple's software update allowing health data-sharing with physicians hits iPhones

    Apple iPhone's latest software update, iOS 15, launched Sept. 20 and will allow users to share their Health app data with their physicians, according to a Sept. 20 report by The Verge.
  4. US to mandate vaccines, negative COVID-19 tests for all arriving international travelers

    Starting in early November, all international travelers entering the U.S. will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, NBC News reported Sept. 30. 
  5. 24,000 Kaiser workers could be heading for a strike, union says

    The union representing 24,000 registered nurses and healthcare professionals at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is looking at the option of striking amid dissatisfaction with contract proposals it says will make staffing shortages worse.
  6. 3 states reporting moderate flu activity — 4 CDC FluView takeaways

    Three states — New Mexico, Idaho and Georgia — reported moderate flu activity for the week ending Sept. 11, according to the CDC's FluView report published Sept. 17.
  7. Ascension bounces back with $5.7B net income

    St. Louis-based Ascension rebounded in fiscal year 2021, ending the period with higher revenue and net income, according to financial documents. 
  8. Baptist Health taps chief digital and information officer

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health has named Aaron Miri senior vice president and chief digital and information officer, a newly created position by the health system.
  9. Mount Sinai Health System names new president 

    Margaret Pastuszko has been appointed president and COO of New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System. She is the first woman to be named president of a large academic health system in New York, according to a news release shared with Becker's Sept. 20. 

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