Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CMS Innovation Center spearheading 5 health system transformation objectives by 2030

    CMS Innovation Center on Oct. 20 unveiled five strategic objectives to drive healthcare transformation, improve health equity, reduce costs and engage payers and providers.
  2. Top 12 tech markets ranked by salary

    The San Francisco Bay Area pays its tech employees the highest salaries on average nationwide, according to an October Hired study.
  3. BayCare breaks ground on new Florida hospital

    Construction began Oct. 18 for the new Plant City-based South Florida Baptist Hospital, which was originally scheduled for August but was delayed because of a surge of COVID-19 cases.

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  1. How 8 health systems track their brand perception

    To craft effective messaging strategies, healthcare marketing professionals must track the way consumers perceive and trust their brand. Below, executives from eight health systems across the country share their process.
  2. 3 overhyped tech trends CIOs think most hospitals should skip

    Technology holds vast potential to improve hospital operations and care delivery, but not every piece of technology that promises to drive better outcomes will be the right fit for hospitals to implement.
  3. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR incentive program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to ONC data.
  4. US News changes physician survey for best hospitals methodology: 6 things to know

    U.S. News & World Report has made changes to the physician survey that has long been part of the methodology for determining its annual best hospital rankings.
  1. Supreme Court justice declines to immediately halt enforcement of Maine vaccination mandate for healthcare workers

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has rejected a request from healthcare workers to immediately block enforcement of Maine's COVID-19 vaccination mandate based on their religious objections, according to The Washington Post and The New York Times.
  2. The in-person interactions CEOs prioritize in the workplace

    A lot of communication in the workplace is conducted electronically. However, it is essential for hospital and health system leaders to have face-to-face conversations with employees in some situations.
  3. FTC's merger filing influx: What healthcare execs should know

    The Federal Trade Commission is facing a "tidal wave" of merger filings this year that are straining agency resources and causing hiccups for some merging entities.
  4. 2022 is the year of nonmedical benefits for Medicare Advantage plans

    An Oct. 19 Avalere analysis of 2022 Medicare Advantage offerings found significant growth among nonmedical benefits.
  1. UnitedHealthcare, UWH of North Carolina launch prenatal care initiative

    UnitedHealthcare is partnering with Unified Women's Healthcare of North Carolina on an initiative to expand its group prenatal care model.
  2. Mayo Clinic, U of Minnesota get $19.4M for heart disparity research center

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have received a five-year, $19.4 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to create a research center aimed at reducing heart health disparities. 
  3. US probing sale of $1.8M in counterfeit masks to Cleveland Clinic

    Federal authorities are investigating several shipments of fake 3M N95 masks sent to Cleveland Clinic during the pandmeic, cleveland.com reported Oct. 20. 
  4. Most hospitals facing supply shortages, hefty price increases, Kaufman Hall says

    Ninety-nine percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems surveyed by healthcare consultant Kaufman Hall in 2021 reported challenges in supply procurement, including shortages of key items and significant price increases. 
  5. Radiologists launch coalition to fight $5B in federal payment cuts

    The Radiology Business Management Association in Fairfax, Va., launched Oct. 19 a coalition dubbed the Radiology Patient Action Network to prevent over $5 billion in federal payment cuts, according to a press release.
  6. Nursing homes slow to vaccinate staff as officials wait for federal  mandate

    The delay in a nationwide vaccination mandate for nursing home staff members has families and residents expressing frustration and concern about unvaccinated individuals providing direct care, The New York Times reported Oct. 20. 
  7. Amazon, FDA & others partner to integrate sensor data into patient care

    The Digital Medicine Society — a professional society for the digital health field that refers to itself as DiMe — on Oct. 20 launched a collaborative initiative focused on integrating sensor-generated data into patient care and clinical research.
  8. 34% of nurses report poor emotional health: 7 survey findings

    More than two-thirds of nurses have reported experiencing stress, exhaustion and frustration over the past two weeks, according to an Oct. 14 survey from the American Nurses Foundation, the American Nurses Association's philanthropic arm.
  9. ACA extras would cost $553B, extend coverage to 4 million people, budget office says

    A letter from the Congressional Budget Office found that expanding the ACA — including tax credits, eligibility and Medicaid programs in holdout states — would cost $553 billion. 

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