Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 3 medical panels support potentially revoking licenses of physicians who post vaccine misinformation 

    The American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Pediatrics on Sept. 9 issued a statement supporting the Federation of State Medical Boards' recent warning that physicians could lose their medical licenses over posting vaccine misinformation online. 
  2. Projected job growth of 10 healthcare professions by 2030

    Total employment in the U.S. is projected to grow from 153.5 million to 165.4 million from 2020 to 2030, with healthcare and social assistance projected to add the most jobs among industry sectors, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Sept. 8. 
  3. Valleywise Health CEO: 'This is not your grandfather's county hospital anymore'

    Steve Purves is the CEO of Phoenix-based Valleywise Health, a title he has held since 2013. The health system, formerly called Maricopa Integrated Health System, has undergone a billion-dollar transformation since 2014. Mr. Purves spoke to Becker's in August.

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  1. Wisconsin health system selects 4medica to manage lab data

    Data management firm 4medica will provide services for Wisconsin's Marshfield Clinic Health system's labs, Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based 4medica said Sept. 8.
  2. 15 hospitals closing departments, ending services

    Several healthcare organizations have closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or prevent patient care lapses. 
  3. How Baptist Health South Florida is becoming 'the Amazon Prime of healthcare'

    In August 2020, Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida initiated a $100 million digital transformation project, which CEO Brian Keeley said would help the system achieve its goal of becoming the "Amazon Prime of healthcare in South Florida."
  4. Hospitals receive staffing help amid latest COVID-19 wave: Snapshots from 6 states

    Amid the latest COVID-19 wave, U.S. hospitals and health systems are seeking staffing assistance to help free up resources for patient care and alleviate workforce strain.
  1. 13 hospitals, health systems halting nonemergency surgeries this month

    As hospitals across the U.S. grapple with a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations fueled by the highly transmissible delta variant, some are postponing nonemergency procedures to ensure they can adequately care for critical coronavirus patients. 
  2. Mississippi hospital to reopen after 5 years

    Quitman Community Hospital, a rural hospital in Marks, Miss., plans to reopen after being closed for about five years, Fox 13 Memphis reported Sept. 8. 
  3. Sanford Health gets $350M donation for virtual care center

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health received a $350 million donation that will create a virtual care center to improve healthcare access in rural and underserved communities.
  4. Ransomware attack wipes out Arizona clinic's EHR, corrupts 35,000 patients' records 

    Queen Creek, Ariz.-based Desert Wells Family Medicine recently began notifying 35,000 patients that their EHR data was compromised by a ransomware attack. 
  1. National brands sue Anthem, BCBS, cite 'continuing conspiracy' to stifle competition

    A cast of national brands — including the likes of FedEx, Boeing, Meijer, and Walgreens — filed an antitrust complaint against Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield, alleging that the insurers aimed to use their market leverage to influence employer-sponsored health insurance plans.
  2. TransUnion looking to sell healthcare revenue cycle subsidiary

    Credit reporting agency TransUnion is seeking a buyer for TransUnion Healthcare, its subsidiary for healthcare revenue cycle management, five sources familiar with the matter told PE Hub Sept. 8.
  3. South Carolina system terminates employee unvaccinated by system deadline

    Tidelands Health has fired one of its employees for not complying with the Georgetown, S.C.-based system's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's.
  4. One physician's case for refusing to treat unvaccinated patients in person

    A family medicine physician has given the nearly 3,000 patients of her independent practice in South Miami a deadline of Sept. 15 to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or terminate their patient-physician relationship, the Miami Herald reports.
  5. CDC, AmeriCorps aim to boost public health workforce

    The CDC and Americorps have created a program to reinforce the nation's public health workforce, the federal agencies said Sept. 8. 
  6. UnitedHealth: Average of $684 saved when shifting common procedures outside of hospital

    Moving routine procedures like colonoscopies and cataract removals away from a hospital outpatient department and to an ambulatory surgery center can save an average of $684 per procedure, UnitedHealth Group said in a report released Sept. 8.
  7. US employment projected to rise 7.7% by 2030: 5 takeaways for healthcare leaders

    Total employment in the U.S. is projected to grow by 11.9 million jobs, or 7.7 percent, from 2020 to 2030, with healthcare and social assistance projected to add the most jobs among industry sectors, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Sept. 8. 
  8. U of Iowa wins approval for $395M hospital campus: 5 things to know

    The Iowa Board of Regents unanimously approved University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics' plan to build a new hospital campus in North Liberty, Iowa, according to The Gazette. 
  9. What are hospital CIOs spending their cybersecurity budgets on? Medical devices, remote work safety & more 

    As the scale and frequency of cyberattacks continues to increase in healthcare, hospitals and health systems are tinkering their budgets and investing in IT areas to ward off threats. 

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