Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. The 25 most common passwords

    With cybersecurity threats on the rise, having a safe and secure password is increasingly important to protecting your online presence. NordPass compiled a list of 25 passwords that are most commonly used. 
  2. Treatment costs for these diseases grew, dropped the most

    The average cost of treating disease in the U.S. is 1.6 times more expensive in 2022 than in 1999, according to an April 25 report from healthcare.com.
  3. 'A perfect storm': Labor expenses rise 37% from pre-pandemic levels, Kaufman Hall finds

    Labor expenses in hospitals have risen by more than one-third from pre-pandemic levels, a May 11 Kaufman Hall report found.

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  1. BA.2 subvariant prevalence grows: 4 COVID-19 updates

    The latest CDC variant proportion estimates show a sublineage of the BA.2 omicron variant is gaining foothold in the U.S., coinciding with a nationwide increase in cases and hospitalizations. 
  2. Bon Secours Mercy Health creates digital company to accelerate digital health investments, partnerships

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health launched a digital holding company to accelerate the health system's investments and partnerships in digital health services.
  3. The unhealthiest county in each US state | 2022

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in Madison have released their 2022 County Health Rankings.
  4. Kids' hepatitis outbreak grows to 348 cases: 5 updates

    New reports of unusual hepatitis cases among children in the U.S. have brought the global total to 348 probable cases from 20 countries, the World Health Organization said May 10.

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  1. 5 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since May 3: 
  2. 10 executives on quality improvement measures deserving more attention

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused quality leaders to seek innovative solutions to not only maintain but reinvigorate quality efforts, with renewed attention on maintaining measures as hospitalizations have dwindled since the omicron surge.
  3. Wisconsin health system names successor for retiring CEO

    Derek Daly was selected as the next CEO of Tomah (Wis.) Health.
  4. The healthiest county in each US state | 2022

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in Madison have released their 2022 County Health Rankings.

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  1. Upper Allegheny Health System names interim leaders

    Upper Allegheny Health System has selected an interim president and an interim COO. 
  2. 4 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Four chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered since May 4: 
  3. US sees unusual late-season flu uptick

    The nation's flu positivity test rate reached nearly 10 percent in mid-April, making it the first time such an increase has occurred so late in the flu season since 1982, according to an NBC News analysis of CDC flu data from the past seven years.
  4. 9 out of 10 patients worry about misdiagnoses with AI

    While patients are excited about the potential of healthcare artificial intelligence in theory, when it comes down to the real thing most have major concerns, according to a May 4 study published in JAMA Network Open. 
  5. 18 HHS moves in the last month

    From a declaration of intention to protect abortion access to warnings over data breaches and cybercriminals, these are 18 HHS moves over the last month:
  6. CommonSpirit, historically Black medical school partner to train more nurses

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles said they are joining forces to diversify and expand the nursing workforce.    
  7. 5 recent anonymous donations to healthcare organizations

    Whether supporting financially struggling hospitals or funding nurse workforce initiatives, several donors to healthcare organizations have chosen to remain anonymous.
  8. Redeemer Health pursues partnership for hospital, physician practices

    Huntingdon Valley, Pa.-based Redeemer Health is seeking a strategic partnership for its 236-bed hospital in Meadowbrook, Pa., and physician practices, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 10.
  9. U of California-Davis starts demolition for $3B tower

    Construction crews began demolishing temporary offices to build a nearly $3.8 billion tower at Sacramento-based University of California Davis Medical Center, the Sacramento Bee reported May 10.

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