Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. There's no time to be nervous; Dr. Jerome Williams, Jr., focuses on the excitement of the future

    Jerome Williams, Jr., MD, is the senior vice president of consumer engagement of Novant Health. 
  2. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since July 26:
  3. Death of Prisma Health tech from patient assault ruled a homicide

    A mental health technician died in June after being kicked by a patient at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter, S.C. The local county coroner's office has ruled the death as a homicide. 

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  1. Employers push back on hospital prices

    U.S. employers are carefully analyzing price data to ensure they get the best health insurance prices for their employees; this is causing tension with some hospitals, according to an Aug. 2 report from Bloomberg Law.
  2. Why we may be in 'omicron land' for a while

    Omicron and its sublineages' now 10-month influence likely won't recede anytime soon, one expert predicts. 
  3. Kaiser Permanente, Geisinger among 37 organizations affected by vendor ransomware attack

    Dozens of healthcare providers and health plans were affected by a data breach involving printing and mailing vendor OneTouchPoint.
  4. US healthcare workforce: 30 stats, study findings for hospital leaders to know

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems across the U.S. have grappled with workforce challenges, including staffing shortages. For a closer look at the healthcare workforce, Becker's Hospital Review compiled key stats and study findings for hospital and health system leaders to know. 

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  1. Medical groups urge Congress to reauthorize program to improve physician workforce shortage

    In letters to the House and Senate, medical groups urged Congress to pass the Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act, which incentivizes foreign physicians to serve in underserved communities. The bill would extend the Conrad 30 waiver program, which allows these international medical graduates to remain in the United States. 
  2. US organ transplant network is outdated, insecure, report says

    The nonprofit that operates the country's organ transplant system uses outdated technology and may be vulnerable to security flaws, according to a July 31 Washington Post story.
  3. The initiative that's bringing nurses back to the bedside at Jefferson Health

    Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health launched its "Nursing SEAL Team" program in July, which aims to give nurses more flexibility with where they work. Now, in the month since the initial team launch, the program has expanded into other departments and is attracting former employees back to the system. 
  4. NYU Langone researchers tie exposure to 'forever chemicals' to 13 medical conditions

    Exposure to a group of chemicals found in many household items may be tied to infertility, diabetes and other medical conditions, according to a new study that involved almost 5,000 Americans.
  1. Epic's naloxone script reminders working at Nebraska Medicine

    Prescriptions for the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone have increased dramatically at Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine since the health system put a prescribing reminder in its Epic EHR, the vendor said in an Aug. 1 report.
  2. 95% of online pharmacies are illegal. Here's what that means as the abortion pill fight grows

    While social media platforms tackle dangerous "DIY abortion" trends and organizations that sell medication abortion rush to respond to high demand, illegal online pharmacies are poised to trick consumers seeking abortion pills, Politico reported Aug. 1.
  3. Digital health company Pear Therapeutics lays off 9% of staff

    Pear Therapeutics, a company that offers digital therapy programs by prescription, has let go of 9 percent of its workforce, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  4. UT Southwestern Medical Center expands use of clinical informatics

    Dallas-based University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is expanding its informatics program to further the use of data to improve patient care and public health research.
  5. Ascension Genesys Hospital to end inpatient pediatric care

    Grand Blanc, Mich.-based Ascension Genesys Hospital said it will no longer offer inpatient pediatric care after September, WNEM, a CBS affiliate, reported Aug. 2. 
  6. New HHS tool helps hospitals estimate supply levels in emergencies

    The HHS launched a service July 29 for hospitals to track the availability of medications, personal protective equipment, products used for burn patients and supplies for trauma patients. 
  7. US let 28M monkeypox vaccine doses expire

    As the nation faces a shortage of Jynneos monkeypox vaccines, about 28 million doses expired in the Strategic National Stockpile, and federal officials repeatedly chose to not refill the supply, The New York Times reported Aug. 1. 
  8. 6 systems seeking post-acute talent

    Below are six hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking post-acute care talent.
  9. $9.5M grant funds esophageal cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 

    Researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a $9.5 million grant Aug. 1 to investigate the most common form of esophageal cancer in the U.S.

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