Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Healthcare ransomware attacks are on the rise: 4 things to know

    The healthcare and public health sector was the most targeted critical infrastructure sector for ransomware attacks in 2022, according to a March 22 crime report from the FBI. 
  2. Atrium establishes region's 1st women's cardiovascular center

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute opened the region's first women's cardiovascular health center.
  3. Digital health: Who's up, who's down

    The digital health market is constantly changing, with startups coming onto the scene and more established companies restructuring their strategies.
  1. Managing violent patients — just another thing healthcare workers have to do

    Just as healthcare workers are frustrated and burned out, so are patients who often have to wait for long periods of time for care in overcrowded waiting rooms or in patient rooms when clinicians are busy tending to other people or necessary administrative work. 
  2. The 'Great Resignation' in 102 numbers, state by state

    Workers are fleeing careers affected by COVID-19, taking advantage of vast opportunities in a labor market demanding talent. This so-called "Great Resignation" has carried on through high-profile layoffs and rising inflation — tipping the workforce scale in workers' favor. 
  3. Foodborne bacteria may cause half a million UTIs each year: Study

     E. coli strains from meat products might be responsible for up to 640,000 urinary tract infections in the U.S. every year, according to a new study from researchers at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 
  4. Advocate Health backs virtual behavioral health startup that raised $32M

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Advocate Health is among the backers of virtual behavioral health startup Bend Health, which has raised $32 million since launching in 2021 and recently partnered with a Wisconsin health system.

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  1. Henry Ford operating margin back in the black

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System reported an operating margin of $138,000 in 2022, a $168 million improvement over the prior year, the health system said in a March 24 news release. 
  2. After another 5 lawsuits, hospitals bear brunt of data breach litigation

    Five class-action lawsuits have been filed involving a data breach that affected as many as 4.2 million patients, at a time when hospitals are enduring an increase in legal action over cybersecurity, SC Media reported.
  3. For hospital leaders, cultivating strong relationships is an 'investment in the future'

    Hospital executives are always focused on managing looming issues at hand and often their presentation at the next meeting on their calendars. Success, in all areas of leadership, is tied not only to tangible actions but to soft skills, as well.
  4. Memorial Healthcare System names Dr. Aharon Sareli chief medical officer

    Memorial Healthcare System has selected Aharon (Ari) Sareli, MD, a critical care physician, to serve as chief medical officer. The Hollywood, Fla.-based system also appointed Holly Neville, MD, as associate CMO. 

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  1. How can hospital leaders help clinicians 'recapture the joy' of medicine?

    The U.S. healthcare marketplace is facing a list of challenges that, on some days, might seem insurmountable. 
  2. 6 recent FDA recalls, warnings, approvals

    Here are six FDA recalls, approvals and warnings Becker's has covered since Feb. 24:
  3. Gun violence is a public health threat, Tower Health hospital CEO tells lawmakers

    Charles Barbera, MD, president and CEO of Tower Health's Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pa., told state lawmakers that unlike progress made in cancer treatments, motor vehicle safety and heart disease, the U.S. is "losing the ground to gun violence." 
  4. 25 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's since Feb. 10:
  5. Health system bucks industry norms, names majority female leaders

    The average healthcare leadership team is 25 percent female. But at Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua Health, women hold nearly 55 percent of the senior leadership roles. 
  6. UCHealth taps CEO for regional hospitals

    Lonnie Cramer was named president and CEO of Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth's hospitals in the Pikes Peak region.
  7. 5 physician specialties with the largest, smallest gender pay gaps

    In 2021, there was a 28 percent gender pay gap between male and female physicians. In 2022, it fell to 26 percent — but the cost is still significant, according to Doximity's 2023 Physician Compensation Report. 
  8. Lina Khan's FTC has challenged health system mergers — but not disruptors

    Two years ago, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan voiced concerns about a merger boom in the U.S., warning that the high volume of transactions is stretching agency resources. That boom has arrived, with healthcare deal revenues hitting an all-time high of $45 billion in 2022 and showing no signs of abating.
  9. Stillbirth data is 'deeply flawed,' says NIH

    Stillbirth rates in the U.S. have been deemed "a major public health concern," according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health published March 15.

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