Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: The national outlook for patient experience in 2022

    As we forge ahead into a new year, we find ourselves, once again, facing the unrelenting challenges of COVID-19. Here in New York City, the omicron wave appears to have crested; we are seeing cases begin to drop after another significant surge over the last few weeks. Sadly, we’ve grown accustomed to the rising cases, staffing challenges and restrictions on visitation that come with each new wave. But it still takes a toll each time. 
  2. Person shot in New York hospital waiting room

    One person was shot and wounded in the emergency department of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in New York City on Jan. 25, according to NBC New York.
  3. Curb costs or get fined, state tells Mass General Brigham

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham must develop a performance improvement plan to reduce costs after the state's healthcare watchdog determined that the health system pushed healthcare spending above acceptable levels throughout the last few years, according to a press release emailed to Becker's on Jan. 25. 
  1. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics taps new COO

    Emily Blomberg has been appointed COO for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, effective March 14.
  2. US data indicates omicron less severe: CDC

    While the highly transmissible omicron variant has pushed U.S. cases and hospitalizations to record highs, a smaller proportion of cases resulted in hospitalization compared to earlier pandemic surges, according to the CDC's Jan. 25 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 
  3. FDA blasts Eli Lilly for 'misleading' Instagram ads

    The FDA sent a letter to Eli Lilly scolding the drugmaker for Instagram ads it posted for its Type 2 diabetes drug Trulicity.
  4. Vaccines and therapeutics' efficacy against omicron: 6 things to know

    Here are six recent findings about the effectiveness of vaccines and therapeutics in protecting against the omicron variant.

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  1. Pfizer launches trial for omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer and BioNTech said Jan. 25 they have launched a clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of an omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
  2. Cedars-Sinai's EHR tool saves nurses hours per week

    The neonatal intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is using an algorithm within its Epic EHR to calculate a score that displays infants' weight change from birth in an easily accessible time series visualization, EpicShare reported Jan. 24.
  3. UnityPoint Health aims to recruit terminated Illinois hospital workers

    With hundreds of open positions in the Central Illinois and Quad Cities/Muscatine regions, UnityPoint Health is targeting staff terminated from Galesburg (Ill.) Cottage Hospital, the West Des Moines, Iowa-based health system confirmed to Becker's. 
  4. 5 best online master's in nursing programs, ranked by US News

    The University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina and Ohio State University are among the schools with the best online master's in nursing programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Online Programs rankings published Jan. 25. 

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  1. UNC to create triple negative breast cancer center after $25M gift

    The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., has received a record-setting $25 million donation to establish a center dedicated to triple negative breast cancer. 
  2. Texas offering hiring bonuses for some healthcare positions

    Texas is offering hiring bonuses of up to $5,000 to nurses and other healthcare workers at state-supported living centers and state hospitals, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission said Jan. 24. 
  3. TailorMed, UnityPoint Health partner to reduce treatment cost

    Financial navigation technology company TailorMed and UnityPoint Health, a network of hospitals, clinics and home care services, are partnering to help bring down the cost of treatment for patients.
  4. New York mask mandate is unconstitutional, judge rules

    New York state's mask mandate has been shot down as unconstitutional, a judge ruled, The New York Times reported Jan. 25. 
  5. 1 thing that should be on CMOs' priority list, per Leapfrog CEO Leah Binder

    Some hospitals are bringing in underqualified or nonspecialized physicians because of staffing shortages, a move Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, believes may sacrifice patient safety.
  6. 3 top patient safety concerns right now, per Leapfrog CEO

    Amid the pandemic's omicron surge, one expert has three patient safety and infection control issues top of mind.
  7. 7 healthcare organizations naming facilities, programs after donors

    Seven healthcare organizations have honored their donors in the last couple months by naming a building or program after them:
  8. Cybersecurity incident takes down Kentucky hospital's phone lines

    Campbellsville, Ky.-based Taylor Regional Hospital released an urgent notice Jan. 25 about a cybersecurity incident that affected the hospital's system and phone lines, KRDO reported Jan. 25.
  9. Why the US should relax public health restrictions as soon as cases fall: Viewpoint

    Once U.S. COVID-19 cases decline significantly, mask mandates and restrictions on indoor gatherings should be relaxed, according to Ashish Jha, MD. 

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