Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Healthcare ransomware attacks cause patient deaths, health IT security experts say

    Healthcare ransomware attacks are causing patient deaths, according to a new survey of 579 cybersecurity professionals.
  2. HR careers among US' fastest growing

    It's a great time to be a human resources professional, according to a Jan. 18 LinkedIn report. 
  3. Kansas health system taps 2 hospital leaders

    Topeka, Kan.-based Stormont Vail Health has named two leaders to its Flint Hills campus, based in Junction City. 

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  1. 12 healthcare systems with affirmed credit ratings

    The following hospital and healthcare systems have experienced affirmed credit ratings in recent weeks as their operating performance continues to hold up relatively well in a sustained difficult market:
  2. 48% of physicians are happy at work, survey finds 

    Physicians' happiness fell amid the pandemic and is not rebounding easily, according to Medscape's 2023 Physician Lifestyle and Happiness Report.
  3. FTC asks for Shkreli to be held in contempt

    The infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli should be held in contempt for opening another drug company, the Federal Trade Commission urged a federal judge Jan. 20. 
  4. Lourdes Health taps CEO

    Pasco, Wash.-based Lourdes Health has named Mark Holyoak, BSN, its new CEO. 

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  1. CEO, CFO resign from California hospital

    The acting CEO and acting CFO of El Centro (Calif.) Regional Medical Center have resigned from their positions after the hospital's board accepted a termination notice from its management company. 
  2. Hospitals have more questions than answers on noncompetes amid FTC proposal

    The Federal Trade Commission on Jan. 5 issued a proposed rule that would ban noncompete agreements, but whether that rule will apply to nonprofit hospitals is unclear. 
  3. NYU Langone Health exits diabetes vaccine trial

    Researchers from New York City-based NYU Langone Health departed from a trial investigating a tuberculosis vaccine's potential as a pediatric Type 1 diabetes vaccine, The New York Times reported Jan. 20. 
  4. Kansas hospital goes live with Meditech EHR

    Amberwell Health Hiawatha (Kan.) and Amberwell Highland Clinic went live with a Meditech Expanse EHR system on Nov. 1, Atchison Globe reported Jan. 20.

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  1. Viewpoint: 'All eyes are locked on MultiCare' as it takes reins at Washington hospital

    Talk is cheap, the Yakima Herald-Republic's editorial board wrote in a Jan. 20 opinion article, and MultiCare is not the first healthcare company to enter Washington's Yakima Valley with "big promises of better services." 
  2. Digital healthcare community builds 'an endless table' for women

    A new digital community is booting up and aims to be a launching pad for women in the healthcare industry. 
  3. Mass General Brigham faces federal patent infringement lawsuit

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham is being accused of infringing on the patent of a diagnostic technology, according to an amended federal lawsuit filed Jan. 18.
  4. As XBB.1.5's prevalence grows, COVID-19 activity falls: 7 updates

    COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths fell nationwide this week, even as the highly transmissible omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 grew to account for about half of all U.S. infections, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Jan. 20. 
  5. Ascension Texas names hospital president

    Adam Messer was named president of Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas in Austin, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, according to a news release shared with Becker's.
  6. Troubled Tower Health pledges transparency for investors

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health, which has recently reduced its hospital count and laid off a number of employees, has pledged greater transparency with its current bondholders, according to a Jan. 20 filing.
  7. How flu cases compare to past seasons

    The U.S. may see a higher amount of flu cases this season compared to past years, preliminary CDC estimates suggest. 
  8. M&A, strategic partnerships will lead to obtaining greater talent, innovation

    Almost half of the more than 400 executives surveyed in a recent Mercer report on workplace trends said they will be looking at strategic partnerships as a way of harnessing talent in a challenging macro environment.
  9. Mass General Brigham shuffling community hospital leaders, shifting CEOs to COOs

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham is restructuring its community hospital leadership and consolidating oversight of its community physicians to further integrate operations and reduce expenses across the health system, The Boston Globe reported Jan. 20.

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