Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Dr. Maulik Purohit appointed chief health information officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network

    Maulik Purohit, MD, has been named chief health information officer of Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network, Becker's learned Aug. 3.
  2. Value-based payments company Clarify Health lays off 5% of staff

    Clarify Health, a tech company that provides data analytics and value-based payment services, has reduced its workforce by 5 percent.
  3. St. Bernard Parish Hospital selects new CEO

    Alanna "Lani" Fast was selected as the new CEO of St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette, La.

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  1. Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center scales back services after $40M loss

    Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Burlington has closed its skilled care unit and has limited patient bed capacity in three additional units following a $40 million operating cost loss, The Hawk Eye reported Aug. 3. 
  2. States ranked by drug overdose death rate

    West Virginia has the highest drug overdose death rate of any state, according to the most recent data available from the CDC. 
  3. How HCA, Tenet, CHS and UHS fared in Q2

    Four major for-profit hospital operators saw profits decline in the second quarter of 2022. 
  4. TidalHealth using AI to reduce physician burnout

    Salisbury, Md.-based TidalHealth is collaborating with artificial intelligence company Regard to reduce clinician burnout within its ranks.

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  1. McDonald's plucks new CIO from Cardinal Health

    Former Cardinal Health CIO Brian Rice has been appointed to the same role with McDonald's, effective Aug. 31.
  2. St. Louis VA hospital could get $1B overhaul

    St. Louis Veterans Administration Health is planning a $1 billion renovation for its St. Louis-based John Cochran Veterans Hospital, St. Louis Public Radio, an NPR affiliate, reported Aug. 2. 
  3. As recession risk looms, some CEOs adopt tougher talk

    Amid the potential for an economic downturn, CEOs across the U.S. are becoming more hard-line with their discussions and actions compared to the warmer tone they may have used earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  4. Revecore acquires 2 RCM firms

    Revecore has acquired specialized revenue cycle management firms Kemberton and Cura Revenue Cycle Management, the company said Aug. 3.
  1. These CIOs oversee health IT for US News' top 10 hospitals

    In our technology and our data-driven society, CIOs play an increasingly important role in managing hospitals and health systems, with many of them taking on more responsibilities and becoming entrenched in the business side of healthcare operations.
  2. Failed trials shift future of Alzheimer's treatments

    Drugs exclusively focused on treating plaque buildup in the brain aren't the answer for Alzheimer's patients, forcing drugmakers to reroute their research, NBC News reported Aug. 2. 
  3. Apps, bots & beyond: A conversation with Kaiser Permanente IT chief Diane Comer

    Kaiser Permanente has long been known as one of the leading health systems for IT and digital innovation. So Diane Comer was excited to take over as the Oakland, Calif.-based provider and health plan's executive vice president and chief information and technology officer in April 2021, having been with the organization since 2007.
  4. Novant Health taps Kim Henderson as enterprise patient experience officer

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health selected Kim Henderson, senior vice president and chief of staff to the CEO, to also serve as the system's enterprise patient experience officer, it said in an email to Becker's Aug. 2.
  5. COVID-19 deaths at 'horrible plateau,' expert says 

    The pace of COVID-19 deaths has remained steady since May at about 400 deaths a day, with a slight uptick in July, USA Today reported Aug. 3.
  6. Cardinal opens facility to boost lab kit production

    Cardinal Health has opened a 110,000-square foot facility in East Hartford, Conn., to support the manufacturing and distribution of specimen collection kits, the company said Aug. 3. 
  7. Justice Department files 1st post-Roe lawsuit over abortion access

    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Idaho over the state's abortion restrictions.
  8. Prat Vemana, chief digital officer of Kaiser Permanente, is using digital innovation to 'spearhead' patient care

    Prat Vemana, chief digital officer of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, said digital adoption was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, giving the health system an advantage to use its innovation to serve patients beyond their greatest times of need, VentureBeat reported Aug. 1. 
  9. Sanford Health leverages patient data to develop diagnostic AI products

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health has partnered with health tech startup Dandelion Health to develop AI products that can aid medical decisions, improve diagnostics and drug development. 

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