Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Long COVID may cost US economy $3.7 trillion

    The CDC estimates long COVID-19 affects 7.7 million to 23 million Americans, which could cost trillions of dollars in treatment and economic impact, according to CNBC.
  2. Fired MetroHealth CEO factored SDOH work into own bonuses, records show

    Records released in November allege that Akram Boutros, MD, who was fired as president and CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth System, factored social justice initiatives into the metrics he established to authorize payment to himself of more than $1.9 million in supplemental bonuses, The Plain Dealer reported Nov. 30.
  3. FDA revokes Eli Lilly's COVID-19 drug's authorization

    The FDA pulled its emergency use authorization for Eli Lilly's bebtelovimab Nov. 30, which was the only monoclonal antibody treatment to be authorized for COVID-19. 

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  1. Viewpoint: 3 reasons digital health is not recession-proof

    In a Dec. 1 opinion piece for Fast Company, Jordan Teicher, former director of communications at digital health company Cedar, argued there are three main reasons medtech is not a recession-proof business.
  2. 'An infodemic alongside a pandemic': 5 health experts react to Twitter's dropped misinformation ban

    Many health experts are voicing an outcry after Twitter dropped its policy to label tweets that promote misinformation about COVID-19 on Nov. 23. 
  3. Reimbursement top barrier to telehealth + 6 other things to know: UPMC health IT report

    Artificial intelligence, telehealth and patient access are "top of mind" for health systems, according to a new report from the Center for Connected Medicine at Pittsburgh-based UPMC and KLAS Research.
  4. 11 RCM headlines from November to know

    From R1 RCM naming a new CEO and president to health systems selecting partners to handle services, here are 11 revenue cycle management stories Becker's reported in November:

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  1. SSM Health sues surgeons leaving to start competing practice

    Madison, Wis.-based SSM Health Dean Medical Group is suing two physicians who resigned to start a new practice, The Chippewa Herald reported Dec. 1.
  2. Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center closed 1 month ago. Here's why Grady's chief medical officer is 'cautiously optimistic.'

    Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center shuttered Nov. 1. In the month that followed, Grady Memorial Hospital — now the only level 1 trauma center in the city — assumed a portion of AMC's patient load and made adjustments to its staff and facilities to accommodate the rising volume. 
  3. UnityPoint reports $147.9M quarterly net loss, salary and wages up 15%

    West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health reported $147.9 million net loss for the quarter ending Sept. 30 on revenue of $1.2 billion.
  4. Wyoming hospital and board member settle over noncompete dispute, report

    Management at Jackson, Wyo.-based St. John's Hospital have reached an agreement with a current physician board member over a noncompete conflict, averting the need for a possible trial and payment of up to $260,000, according to a Nov. 30 report in the Jackson Hole News & Guide.

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  1. MetroHealth reports $5M quarterly loss amid CEO upheaval: 5 notes

    Cleveland-based MetroHealth reported operating loss for the quarter ending Sept. 30, but $24.3 million operating income for the 2022 calendar year so far shortly after the system's CEO departed.
  2. Meditech in the last 30 days

    From piloting a clinical search tool with Google Health to partnering with new health systems, here are seven updates on Meditech's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November.
  3. Alaska hospital CEO steps down

    Anne Marie Lynch is no longer CEO of Anchorage, Alaska-based North Star Behavioral Health System, the Anchorage Daily News reported Nov. 30.
  4. GE board approves GE healthcare spinoff

    GE said Nov. 30 its board approved the planned spin-off of its healthcare business, GE Healthcare. 
  5. Massachusetts clinics bring back incentives to increase COVID-19 booster rates

    To incentivize people to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, clinics across Massachusetts are offering $75 dollar gift cards through the end of the year, or until supplies last, according to CBS Boston. 
  6. FDA approves 1st fecal transplant therapy for C. diff

    The FDA approved the first fecal transplant therapy, Rebyota, for people with ongoing Clostridioides difficile, ABC News reported Nov. 30.
  7. HCA names East Florida CFO

    The East Florida division of HCA Healthcare named Richard Read as its CFO, effective January 1, 2023. 
  8. Nearly 10% of Texas hospitals are at risk of closing: 7 things to know

    The number of Texas hospitals at risk of closing has nearly doubled in the past two years, rising from 4.7 percent in 2020 to 9.2 percent this year, according to a November report from Kaufman Hall. 
  9. California hospital losing staff 'left and right' to competitors that can pay more, COO says

    Like most hospitals and health systems, staffing is the number one priority for Colton, Calif.-based Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a 3,500-employee organization that faces stiff competition in the labor market from big-box stores that can afford to pay staff more. 

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