Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 

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  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. '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.
  4. 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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  1. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health's net loss reaches $150M in Q3

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health recorded a net loss in the quarter ended March 31, which the Lebanon, N.H.-based system attributed to a steep decline in patient volume during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recently released financial documents. 
  2. Yale New Haven Health posts $208M loss in first half of fiscal year

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health recorded a $208.6 million net loss in the six-month period ended March 31, according to recently released financial documents. This compares to a $100.4 million net income in the same period one year prior. 
  3. Stroke patients slower getting to treatment during pandemic, study finds

    Though minutes can make all the difference in the treatment of people having strokes, many of them are seeking help at hospital and other treatment centers hours later than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.
  4. NIH opens 'All of Us' precision medicine dataset to researchers

    The National Institutes of Health has launched beta testing for its All of Us precision medicine research platform, which comprises an initial set of health data from nearly 225,000 of its first participants. 
  5. CARES Act payments per hospital bed: 4 things to know

    The formula HHS used to allocate $50 billion in COVID-19 relief aid favored hospitals with the highest share of private payer revenue, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. 
  6. Google tackles mental health with new search updates

    Google is providing a clinically certified questionnaire for all users who search for information about anxiety beginning May 28, a feature implemented to help address mental health concerns inflicted by pandemic-related stress.
  7. Healthcare billing fraud: 6 latest lawsuits, settlements

    From a Tennessee hospital settling false billing allegations to a Michigan physician accused of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare for treatments that weren't provided, here are the six healthcare billing fraud cases that made headlines since March 1.  
  8. The nation's top 17 patient-recommended hospitals

    The following hospitals were the top patient-recommended hospitals in the country, according to updated HCAHPS scores. Pennsylvania had four highly recommended hospitals, more than any other state. 
  9. Cincinnati Children's allocates $450K for AI, telehealth & other COVID-19 research projects

    Cincinnati Children's is dedicating $450,000 to launch six COVID-19-focused research projects.

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