Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Biden transition team receives first official COVID-19 response briefing

    President-elect Joe Biden's transition team received their first official Operation Warp Speed briefing from Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz, MD, deputy surgeon general, on Nov. 23, reports CNBC. 
  2. New York hospital warns of possible mass layoffs, bankruptcy

    Montefiore St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh, N.Y., is facing a potential financial crisis because lenders are calling in loans worth $40 million, President and CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk told the Times Herald-Record. 
  3. Advocate Aurora's loss grows to $435M over 9 months

    Advocate Aurora Health saw revenue and operating income increase year over year in the third quarter of this year, but the system ended the first nine months of 2020 with a loss, according to financial documents released Nov. 23. 

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  1. Relatives of SARS-CoV-2 found in Japan, Cambodia

    The first known relatives to the pandemic virus outside of China have been found in Japan and Cambodia, which could potentially bring researchers a step closer to understanding the pandemic's origin, according to a Nov. 23 Nature report. 
  2. North Carolina radiologist raises $263K for cancer research after receiving life-saving cancer therapy

    A Charlotte, N.C.-based radiologist, Robyn Stacy Humphries, MD, raised more than $263,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after participating in a successful clinical trial that led to remission from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, local CBS affiliate WBTV reports. 
  3. Mask mandates curb COVID-19 spread, CDC finds

    After Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly ordered a mask mandate July 3, counties that adhered to the mandate experienced a decrease in the rate of COVID-19 spread, while counties that declined to implement the measure faced an increase, according to the CDC's Nov. 20 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 
  4. Ohio university launches 16-month nursing program amid COVID-19 staffing shortages

    Many hospitals across the country have issued calls for extra help from people in the medical field as they care for an influx of COVID-19 patients, and the addition of accelerated nursing programs at Xavier University in Cincinnati is coinciding with these shortages, reports local ABC affiliate WEWS. 

Influenza vaccination is more important than ever: Immunization Action Coalition launches new mass vaccination resources website

There has been a dramatic reduction in the nation’s pediatric and adult immunization coverage rates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. 5 hospital, health system malware, ransomware and phishing incidents in November

    Here are the healthcare provider malware, ransomware and phishing incidents Becker's Hospital Review reported on in November.
  2. 9 recently launched healthcare marketing campaigns

    Below is a roundup of marketing campaigns launched by hospitals, health systems, healthcare organizations and local governments during November.
  3. UPMC's operating income more than tripled through Q3

    Through the third quarter of 2020, Pittsburgh-based UPMC saw its operating income more than triple, compared with the same period one year prior, according to recently released financial documents. 
  4. Sanford Health launches cybersecurity health innovation hub 

    Sanford Health partnered with Dakota State University to create a national cybersecurity health innovation hub focused on expanding the cybersecurity workforce and driving digital transformations in healthcare.

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  1. Viewpoint: How telemedicine may reshape emergency medicine 

    The shift to a greater use of telemedicine during the pandemic presents a new opportunity to reduce reliance on, and subsequent overcrowding in, emergency rooms, according to Austin Frakt, PhD.
  2. Cerner in the headlines: 5 latest stories

    Here are five updates on Cerner's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November.
  3. Epic in the headlines: 7 latest stories

    Here are seven updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November.
  4. 12 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are 12 hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief medical officers.
  5. New Yorkers are paying people to wait in line for them at COVID-19 testing sites

    Some New York City residents are paying other people to wait in long lines for them at COVID-19 testing sites amid an increase in testing demand ahead of the holidays, reports Business Insider.
  6. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported on or after Nov. 18.
  7. State-by-state breakdown of 134 rural hospital closures

    Nearly one in five Americans live in rural areas and depend on their local hospital for care. Over the past 10 years, 134 of those hospitals have closed.
  8. 7 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Seven hospitals or health systems have announced, advanced or completed construction projects since Nov. 16:
  9. Connecticut launches bundled payment program

    In an effort to reduce healthcare costs, Connecticut will abandon its fee-for-service program in favor of a bundled payments model for its state employees. 

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