Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Taking telehealth, predictive analytics to the next level: Q&A with the Permanente Federation CIO Dr. Edward Lee

    Edward Lee, MD, executive vice president of IT and CIO of the Permanente Federation, part of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, joined the Becker's Healthcare podcast to discuss the intersection of patient care and technology, particularly telehealth.
  2. Viewpoint: Despite optics, the tech industry still fails to recognize women's achievements

    Tech companies often showcase their female workforce to seem inclusive or defend themselves against criticism, but women in the industry still sometimes fail to have their contributions recognized or expertise taken seriously, technology historian Mar Hicks, PhD, wrote in an opinion piece published Aug. 3 in MIT Technology Review.
  3. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since July 28:

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  1. Marketing healthcare to baby boomers? Do these 4 things

    Baby boomers are an essential demographic healthcare marketers must know how to reach, but not all marketers have kept up with the changes to this generation's needs, preferences and consumer behavior that have transpired since the pandemic began.
  2. Test all surgical patients for COVID-19, anesthesiologists urge

    Patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures should get tested for COVID-19 within three days of their procedure, regardless of their vaccination status, two anesthesiologist groups said in updated guidelines released Aug. 4. 
  3. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: Have we moved beyond languishing yet?

    Reading headlines this week, many of us are experiencing déjà vu. Is it summer 2020 or summer 2021? 
  4. Ransomware attack forces Indiana hospital to divert patients 

    Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health shut down its IT network and went on diversion early Aug. 4 in response to an attempted ransomware attack, the hospital confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review. 

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  1. Hackers steal patients' info from UNM Health: 4 details 

    University of New Mexico Health in Ålbuquerque began notifying patients Aug. 3 that their protected health information was exposed during a recent hacking incident. 
  2. 7 most engaged healthcare companies worldwide

    Seven healthcare companies have been selected as among the top 50 most engaged employers in the world.
  3. California joins 4 states revamping their healthcare data breach reporting requirements

    Five states are increasing data breach protections for residents. From new reporting deadlines to protecting businesses from lawsuits enacted by breached individuals, here's what cybersecurity leaders need to know:
  4. Hacker gains access to UNC Health email account: 10,000 affected

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health and Chapel Hill School of Medicine begin notifying 10,832 patients that their data may be exposed in a data breach.
  1. Duke, UNC Health mandates spur hundreds of employee vaccinations within a week

    Vaccine mandates at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System and Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health resulted in hundreds more vaccinations among their employees.
  2. CVS Health revenue hits $72.6B in Q2

    CVS Health reported its second-quarter earnings Aug. 4.
  3. Judge decertifies class in suit against UnitedHealth subsidiaries alleging underpayment of consultants

    A Minnesota federal judge on Aug. 2 decertified a class-action lawsuit against two UnitedHealth Group subsidiaries, Optum and The Advisory Board, that alleged that the companies misclassified independent contractors and underpaid them.
  4. Long COVID-19 among children rare, study suggests

    Among 1,734 children in the U.K. with a COVID-19 infection, less than 5 percent had symptoms that lasted four weeks or longer, suggesting long COVID-19 is rarer in children than adults,  according to research published Aug. 3 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health found. 
  5. Ophthalmology group challenges payers recommending biosimilars for eye disease treatment

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology has asked CMS and HHS to prohibit health insurers from recommending biosimilars as alternative treatments for eye disease.
  6. 7 things to know about New York's new vaccine rule

    New York City will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter bars, restaurants and other venues. Here are seven things to know about the new rule and the tech behind it, according to an Aug. 4 MIT Technology Review report.
  7. Aetna, CVS to enter ACA marketplace in 8 states

    Aetna and CVS Health will enter the ACA individual insurance marketplace in eight states.
  8. WHO calls for global halt on booster doses amid low vaccination rates in vulnerable countries

    The World Health Organization is asking countries that are considering COVID-19 booster shots to hold off through at least September as people in many parts of the world remain unvaccinated, The Washington Post reports. 
  9. Delta may push herd immunity threshold over 80%, experts say

    Infectious disease experts say the percentage of the population that needs to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to reach herd immunity could be 80 percent or higher, now that the delta variant is spreading rapidly across the U.S., according to Medscape.

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