Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Ohio hospital accused of sharing patient information with third parties, like Meta

    A lawsuit was filed Jan. 10 accusing Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital of sending patient information to Meta and other third parties using code on their website, ABC affiliate WCPO reported.
  2. CVS, Walmart to cut hours at most pharmacies in March

    Two national chains will reduce operation hours at their pharmacies this spring, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 27. 
  3. Press Ganey recognizes top healthcare organizations for patient experience

    Press Ganey recognized 95 hospitals, health systems, ASCs, medical groups, and other healthcare providers that rate in the 95th percentile for patient experience.

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  1. Every CMS 1-star hospital, ranked by profitability

    The most profitable of all 192 CMS 1-star hospitals in the nation is Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, according to data from Sage Transparency, which was launched by the Employers' Forum of Indiana.
  2. CEO resigns from Granville Health System

    John Snow will resign as CEO of Oxford, N.C.-based Granville Health System after more than four years in the role, according to a Jan. 27 news release. 
  3. New York hospital names 1st surgeon leader

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery named Bryan Kelly, MD, its president, making him the first surgeon selected for the position.
  4. Union calls upon Sanford, Fairview to halt merger

    IAM Healthcare — a division of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers — has called upon Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health System to halt their proposed merger. 

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  1. Former CEO named CFO at Texas health system

    St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas, appointed David McKnight CFO, effective Dec. 30, 2022. 
  2. 12 women making moves in healthcare

    The following leadership moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Jan. 19:
  3. 8 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Eight chief medical and nursing officer moves Becker's has covered since Jan. 20: 
  4. 'Workaholic' men are working less, study finds

    The highest-earning group of men is spending more time off the clock, according to a study reported by The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 26.

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  1. Clinical trial platform Paradigm debuts with $203M in funding, Dr. Stephen Klasko on board

    Paradigm, a tech company that aims to integrate clinical trials more broadly into the healthcare system, launched Jan. 27 with a $203 million series A funding round co-led by venture capital firm General Catalyst.
  2. New York officials file appeal in healthcare worker vaccine mandate case

    State officials have filed a notice of appeal in a case involving New York's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
  3. Private equity firms own at least 130 rural hospitals: 8 things to know

    Private equity healthcare deals were down in 2022 but still had their second-biggest year on record, according to a Jan. 10 Bain & Co. report. The industry has an estimated $1.78 trillion lined up for potential investments in 2023, a 35 percent increase over September 2021.
  4. MyChart on smart TVs, two-way texting, genomics: Epic's plans for '23

    After a year in which it debuted several new software programs and worked with Big Tech companies such as Google and Apple, Epic has big plans and goals for 2023.
  5. Software vendor data breach affects nearly 49,000 individuals at UCHealth

    A third-party data breach affected 48,879 patients, providers and employees of UCHealth, the Aurora, Colo.-based health system reported.
  6. CMS allows California prison inmates to receive Medicaid care

    CMS will allow Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Plan funds to treat people in prisons, jails and youth correctional facilities for the first time ever in California.
  7. ChatGPT can't be an author, scientific journal editors and publishers say

    In the last week, thousands of scientific journals have updated their policies to clarify that ChatGPT — an artificial intelligence chatbot that generates humanlike responses — cannot be listed as an author on research papers. Some have also moved to outlaw its use in the preparation of articles, according to a Jan. 26 report from The Guardian. 
  8. Electricity company to donate $50 to UPMC for every new customer

    Electricity and natural gas supplier NRG will donate $50 for every new electricity customer and $25 for every new natural gas customer to Pittsburgh-based UPMC Children's Health Foundation after the company selected the health system to be the beneficiary of its Choose to Give program.
  9. FDA panel votes for bivalent COVID-19 shots, debates 'annual' schedule

    All COVID-19 vaccines should be targeted to the original and dominant strains, an FDA advisory panel said Jan. 26, but members debated whether a new modified vaccine every 12 months is optimal.  

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