Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Americans are curbing health spending as inflation rises. Here's how employers can help

    Americans' health can be negatively affected by redirecting financial resources — a symptom of inflation that is on the rise, according to a Nov. 29 Harvard Business Review article. 
  2. The effect of AI on medical imaging: 3 updates

    Artificial intelligence has had a massive effect on the medical imaging industry. While radiologists have not been replaced by the algorithm, they are learning to adopt these new tools at scale, and it is changing the way imaging is done. VentureBeat reported on three recent AI imaging updates Nov. 28. 
  3. New Amazon Omics service being used by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Amazon has launched a new genomics service that is already being used by such organizations as Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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  1. Viewpoint: Physicians should complete competency assessments as they age

    Given the crucial nature of their work, Sandeep Jauhar, MD, PhD, believes physicians should undergo periodic competency assessments after age 65. 
  2. Vizient to grab gloves from Ochsner Health's supply company

    Ochsner Health's medical supply company, SafeSource Direct, will provide chemo-rated nitrile gloves to Vizient, a healthcare consulting company. 
  3. Bayfront Health plans 'institute square' featuring specialty centers

    St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Bayfront Health is planning a cluster of specialty healthcare facilities on its St. Petersburg hospital campus, the St. Pete Catalyst reported Nov. 28. 
  4. Construction on $1.9B Ohio hospital resumes after repairs to cracked column

    Construction on Columbus, Ohio-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's $1.9 billion hospital tower resumed Nov. 28 after a crack was found Nov. 23, Construction Dive reported.

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  1. Cleveland Clinic expands global network of in-country representatives

    Cleveland Clinic now has five new in-country representatives to assist patients worldwide with their care journey, including help with questions and appointment scheduling.
  2. UNC Southeastern reveals $75M loss in 'difficult' year

    UNC Health Southeastern, which fully completed its transition under the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health umbrella during fiscal year 2022, reported a $74 million loss for the period ending June 30, admitting the year had been "difficult" as it struggled to recover from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Kettering Health to offer virtual breastfeeding support through partnership

    Nest Collaborative, a virtual breastfeeding support platform, has partnered with Kettering (Ohio) Health to provide telehealth breastfeeding support to patients giving birth at the system's maternity centers. 
  4. 8 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From MetroHealth's fired CEO suing over alleged open meetings law violations, to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs settling disability discrimination violations, here are eight hospital lawsuits and settlements Becker's has reported on since Nov. 8: 

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  1. Louisiana hospital taps CareCloud for revenue cycle management

    Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals West Monroe (La.) has selected digital revenue company CareCloud to handle its revenue cycle management services.
  2. Patients are disappointed with their digital experiences: 4 things to know

    Health systems are increasing their investment in digital care tools, yet 61 percent of patients skipped their medical appointments due to unsatisfactory experiences with digital technology, MM+M reported Nov. 28.  
  3. 3 highly used clinical algorithms that contain racial bias

    A coalition, created by New York City, has identified three highly used healthcare algorithms that contain racial bias, Politico reported Nov. 28. 
  4. Telehealth companies lobby for permanent controlled substance prescribing flexibilities

    More than 100 health startups and medical associations are lobbying for permanent permission to prescribe controlled substances via telehealth, a permission that has been temporarily granted due to the pandemic-era flexibilities, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 25. 
  5. CHI asks Congress to extend safe harbor for high-deductible health plans for telehealth coverage

    Omaha, Neb.-based CHI Health sent a letter to Congress on Nov. 28 urging them to continue the pandemic-era safe harbor for first-dollar high deductible health plan telehealth coverage.
  6. Low-income patients lose access to diverse specialists in wake of Wellstar AMC closure

    Seventy-three percent of physicians at Wellstar's Atlanta Medical Center were non-white. And when the hospital closed Nov. 1, it displaced those clinicians — leaving a hole in a community that was working toward healthcare representation, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Nov. 29. 
  7. UAB, University of Mississippi Medical Center launch $3.4M remote diabetes monitoring program

    University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson have launched a remote monitoring program for diabetes patients.
  8. Viewpoint: Healthcare price transparency improvements in lawmakers' hands

    When the next Congress begins its first session in January, it has the opportunity to strengthen healthcare price transparency laws, founder Cynthia Fisher said in a Nov. 27 opinion piece in the Dallas Morning News. 
  9. 'Serve with joy': Cleveland Clinic's supply chain officer on priorities and the supply chain ecosystem

    Over the last year as Cleveland Clinic's chief supply chain and patient support services officer, Steve Downey has achieved a checklist of items that will make anyone tired just reading it. 

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