Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  2. Former Texas hospital nurse convicted in capital murder of 4 patients

    A former nurse at Tyler, Texas-based Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital and Christus Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler was found guilty Oct. 19 of capital murder, NBC reported. 
  3. Medical organizations declare children's mental health crisis

    Pediatricians and psychiatrists are declaring what they are calling a national state of emergency in children's mental health caused by stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Hospitals urge CMS to fix 'problematic' prior authorization process

    On behalf of its nearly 5,000 member hospitals and health systems, the American Hospital Association is urging CMS to revise proposed regulations around prior authorizations and address "problematic" usage of prior authorizations by certain Medicare Advantage health plans. 
  2. New York-Presbyterian exec joins Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as COO

    Alan Lee has been appointed COO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.
  3. How 2 CNOs are tempering staff resentment toward travel workers

    For hospitals facing COVID-19 surges and staffing strain, travel workers have been a much relied upon resource to help fill workforce gaps, creating an environment in which these organizations must compete for nurses in the labor market with agencies that offer lucrative, temporary contracts amid increased demand.
  4. Nurses union calls for incentive pay, bonuses from Washington hospitals

    As many nurses and front-line workers go on strike during the staffing crisis, the Washington State Nurses Association laid out several actions Oct. 19 it recommends hospitals take to improve working conditions.
  1. What we know about mixing COVID-19 vaccine doses

    The FDA is planning to allow Americans to receive a COVID-19 booster made by a different drugmaker than the one that made the vaccine with which they were initially inoculated, despite little peer-reviewed efficacy data on the practice.
  2. CDC updates list of underlying conditions that raise risk of severe COVID-19

    The CDC made several additions to its list of underlying medical conditions associated with a higher risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in an Oct. 14 update, including certain lung diseases and mental health conditions. 
  3. Ambetter, Teladoc Health partner on virtual health plan

    Ambetter, a Centene healthcare program, and Teladoc Health are partnering to launch a virtual access plan. 
  4. Amazon's freshly launched innovation hub to use AI in antibody design

    AION Labs, the artificial intelligence innovation hub backed by Amazon Web Services and other leading pharmaceutical companies, is seeking to use AI to find antibodies.
  1. Meet the tech exec and the neuroscientist joining forces to disrupt women's healthcare

    Before they met each other, Laura A. Pace, MD, PhD, and Fidji Simo belonged to very different industries. Now, they've joined forces to found the Metrodora Institute, an integrated women's neuroimmune clinic and research center.
  2. FDA moves to allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter

    The FDA Oct. 19 proposed a rule that would allow some hearing aids to be sold over the counter, a move the agency says would boost accessibility and lower costs of the devices. 
  3. Roche, Atea COVID-19 antiviral pill fails midstage trial

    Atea Pharmaceuticals said Oct. 19 that the COVID-19 antiviral drug it is developing with Roche failed to benefit nonhospitalized patients in a midstage trial. 
  4. CEO Andy Daniels to resign from Memorial Regional Health

    Andy Daniels will resign from his role as CEO of Craig, Colo.-based Memorial Regional Health, the Craig Press reported Oct. 18. 
  5. 18 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are 18 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking CMOs in the last two weeks.
  6. Chicago hospital nurses issue strike notice

    Registered nurses at Community First Medical Center in Chicago plan to strike for three days amid contract negotiations with the hospital, according to an Oct. 18 announcement from the union that represents them.
  7. 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs in the last month.
  8. Sanford Health sees net income of $205M

    Sanford Health's net income fell to $205.5 million in the nine months ending Sept. 30, a 6 percent decrease from 2020, according to its quarterly financial report.
  9. COVID-19 ICU visitation restrictions add to staff stress, burnout, small survey finds

    Strict visitation restrictions in intensive care units had a  negative effect on the job satisfaction of hospital workers, according to a small Medscape survey published Oct. 19.

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