Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 14 US hospitals patients are least likely to recommend

    At least 20 percent of patients at these 14 hospitals said, "No, I would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital," according to the most recent HCAHPS scores.  
  2. Erlanger defends leadership, health system against 'chaos' claim

    The board of trustees at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System is defending the organization and its leadership after a claim of "chaos" at the health system emerged last week, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  3. Where Microsoft is headed in healthcare

    Microsoft has been on the forefront of supporting healthcare delivery and services during the pandemic, and on May 20 rolled out its cloud for healthcare offering. 

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  1. How Michigan Medicine balances its 'big data' deals, patient privacy 

    The increased sharing of patient data as hospitals and health systems research COVID-19 and seek new revenue streams as businesses seek "mining rights" to that data has raised patient privacy concerns.
  2. Amazon website temporarily crashed: 5 details

    Amazon's website and app crashed for thousands of users in the U.S. on May 28, according to Business Insider.
  3. UPMC extends $0 telehealth visits through September: 4 things to know

    UPMC Health will continue to provide $0 cost-sharing for telehealth through the end of September, according to a report from a WETM 18, the local NBC affiliate.
  4. Google.org grants $1M to Morehouse medical school to study COVID-19 pandemic's impact on communities of color

    Google.org awarded $1 million to support Atlanta-based Morehouse School of Medicine's ongoing research on the disproportionate effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on communities of color. 

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  1. Remdesivir sent to hospitals without eligible patients + 4 more COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. has reported 1,721,926 COVID-19 cases and 101,662 deaths as of 9 a.m. CDT May 29. Globally, there have been 5,840,369 reported cases and 361,119 deaths, while 2,443,458 people have recovered.
  2. Beaumont, Summa Health cancel $6.1B merger plan

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health announced May 29 that it is calling off a proposed merger with Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health. 
  3. FCC awards $68M in telehealth funding to 53 providers

    The Federal Communications Commission approved its eighth wave of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, granting $68.22 million to healthcare providers nationwide.
  4. West Virginia system joins Allegheny Health's network, GPO

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health System has joined Allegheny Health Network's clinically integrated network and group purchasing organization. 

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  1. Fired Washington ER physician sues PeaceHealth, TeamHealth; seeks reinstatement

    An emergency room physician who was fired after criticizing his hospital's coronavirus response is suing Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth, its COO Richard DeCarlo and national medical staffing firm TeamHealth.
  2. Kaiser extends COVID-19 cost waiver through end of year

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is extending its waiver for most member out-of-pocket costs for services related to the treatment of COVID-19 through Dec. 31. 
  3. Southcoast Health furloughs 10% of workforce

    New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Health has furloughed more than 10 percent of its 7,500-person workforce, according to Southcoast Today. 
  4. Patient experience 'never events' from 16 execs at Cleveland Clinic, Providence & more

    While patient experience "never events" may not always be entirely preventable, there are certain actions to avoid and strategies that hospitals can implement to foster a great patient experience. 
  5. U of Mississippi Medical Center lays off 250, cuts exec pay to offset COVID-19 losses

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is laying off employees and taking several other steps to offset financial damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to WLBT. 
  6. Thomas Jackiewicz named president of University of Chicago Medical Center, health system COO

    UChicago Medicine health system has tapped Thomas E. Jackiewicz as the new president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and COO of the health system.
  7. Former Pennsylvania health system COO pleads guilty in $1.3M fraud scheme

    The former COO of Butler (Pa.) Health System and her husband pleaded guilty this week to federal fraud and tax charges, according to the U.S. Justice Deparment. 
  8. 'Healthcare is healing and about feeling': 10 patient care standards from Scripps CXO Dr. Ghazala Sharieff

    Ghazala Sharieff, MD, corporate vice president, chief experience officer at Scripps Health in San Diego, and her team developed 10 standards for a superior patient experience.
  9. Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola president: 5 things that should never get in the way of patient care

    As health systems resume elective surgeries and find the "new normal" for operations amid the pandemic, the patient experience is more important than ever.

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