Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. COVID-19 cases fall 7% nationwide: 10 CDC findings

    COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths fell nationwide this week, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Aug. 5.
  2. Needle in a haystack: The challenges of finding value in patient data

    From incomplete pictures of a patient's health journey to trying to unify patient data, health system chief data officers, who oversee the collection of their systems patient data in order to transform it into a more meaningful resource, face challenges with making sense of the data they possess. 
  3. The value of 'organizational intelligence': How 2 health systems are keeping experienced workers engaged

    Hospitals and health systems nationwide are experiencing increased workforce challenges and staffing shortages, making it more crucial than ever that they engage with experienced employees and ensure they are content in their job.

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  1. Sutter Health posts $51M operating loss in Q2

    Sutter Health reported a year-over-year decline in revenues in the second quarter of this year, and the Sacramento, Calif.-based health system ended the period with a loss, according to unaudited financial documents. 
  2. 20 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Aug. 1: 
  3. Amwell revenue up 7% to $64.5M

    Amwell reported a second quarter revenue of $64.5 million, up 7 percent from $60.2 million in the second quarter of 2021.
  4. How 6 drugmakers fared in Q2

    After more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resurgence of a global monkeypox outbreak, here's where six major pharmaceutical companies stand after 2022's second quarter:

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  1. Drones carrying medical supplies: Fad or future of healthcare?

    It's time to look up — literally — when it comes to how medical supplies and medications are transported, according to hospital and healthcare leaders using drone delivery.
  2. Greater capacity, stronger care: how UCSD Moores Cancer Center reduced infusion patients’ no-show rate by up to 50%

    With its high patient volume and mission to deliver comprehensive cancer care “from bed to bench” for each patient, University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) Moores Cancer Center prioritizes its capacity to accommodate patients safely and effectively at every step.
  3. 9 hospitals hiring chief medical officers

    Below are nine hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  4. FDA approves 1st targeted HER2-low breast cancer therapy

    The FDA approved Enhertu Aug. 6, the first targeted therapy for HER2-low breast cancer.
  1. 2 recent findings on long COVID-19 

    Here are two recent studies on long COVID-19 in children and adults: 
  2. Q&A with CIO Donna Roach on what's stalling healthcare data-sharing 

    Health data interoperability has long been a goal of health IT executives and policy experts. But it's 2022 — and the healthcare system doesn't appear all that close to getting there.
  3. Viewpoint: CMS' health equity plans lack key details 

    CMS in April released a plan to revamp its approach to equitable healthcare, but it has not provided enough details on how it will address critical barriers that may occur during implementation, Janelle Alleyne and Stefanie Doyle wrote in an opinion piece in Bloomberg Law on Aug. 5.
  4. Iowa children's hospital taps Dr. Derek Zhorne as 1st associate chief medical officer

    Derek Zhorne, MD, has been selected as the first associate chief medical officer for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City, according to an Aug. 4 memo from the health system's CMO. 
  5. Amid monkeypox vaccine scramble, FDA weighs dividing doses

    After the White House declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency Aug. 4, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, said the agency is considering splitting one dose of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine into five doses, according to The Hill. 
  6. Forecast mixed for travel nurse pay

    There are differing views as to the future of wages and contracts for traveling nurses among healthcare executives, MedPage Today reported Aug. 4.
  7. Jefferson COO takes top spot at BayCare

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System has named Stephanie Conners as its next president and CEO. 
  8. More notice needed for No Surprises Act compliance, medical practices tell CMS

    A lobby representing medical practice administrators wants at least six months' notice from CMS before more requirements for the No Surprises Act are enforced.
  9. Amwell announces CVS Health virtual care partnership

    Amwell is working with CVS Health to roll out the retail drugstore giant's new virtual primary care service, the telehealth provider announced in its Aug. 4 second quarter earnings call. 

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