Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. MUSC launches ICU-telehealth program

    MUSC Health Columbia (S.C) Medical Center Downtown partnered with telemedicine company Hicuity Health to launch tele-ICU services. 
  2. Brain fog may last for 2 years after COVID-19, study finds

    Brain fog and other neurological issues may linger for two years after a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to a study published Aug. 17 in The Lancet Psychiatry. 
  3. Dr. Raymond Damadian, inventor of the first MRI scanner, dies at 86

    Raymond Damadian, MD, who built the first MRI scanner more than forty years ago, died Aug. 3, The New York Times reported Aug. 17. He was 86. 

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  1. With mountain of opioid lawsuits, Endo files for bankruptcy

    Endo International, an Ireland and Malvern, Pa.-based pharmaceutical company, filed for bankruptcy Aug. 16 as it shoulders about 31,000 lawsuits accusing the company of fueling the opioid crisis, according to The Wall Street Journal. 
  2. Omicron-tweaked vaccines could be for everyone 12 and up, White House says

    The updated COVID-19 boosters aimed at targeting omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 could soon be authorized for people 12 and older, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha, MD, told NBC News Aug. 17.
  3. 7 health organizations seeking chief quality officers

    Below are seven hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.
  4. Optum Store adds $55 telehealth visits

    Optum's online marketplace, which aims to provide affordable healthcare products and services, now has virtual care visits.

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  1. Novant hospital just missed Medicare contract termination, report says

    A Novant hospital in North Carolina narrowly avoided termination of its Medicare contract Aug. 12 by hiring hundreds of nurses to address issues state inspectors identified in June, according to an Aug. 17  report from WECT News 6. Most of the newest hires were travel nurses, the station said.
  2. 8 health systems with strong finances

    Here are eight health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service.
  3. UW Medicine Heart Institute 1st to perform minimally invasive heart tumor removal

    Interventional cardiologists at the Seattle-based UW Medicine Heart Institute performed the first minimally invasive heart tumor removal using a catheter-delivered device July 27.
  4. Dartmouth Health requiring COVID-19 booster for employees

    Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health is requiring COVID-19 booster shots for employees.
  1. Monkeypox cases jump 20% in 1 week, WHO finds: 5 updates

    Global monkeypox cases have increased by about 20 percent for the second week in a row, with nearly 7,500 new monkeypox cases reported last week, the World Health Organization said in a news conference Aug. 17. 
  2. What Epic pays its top IT professionals

    Epic pays software developers $77,000 to $140,000 per year based on experience and other factors, according to
  3. ChristianaCare, Prospect Medical Holdings cancel 4-hospital deal

    ChristianaCare signed a letter of intent in February to acquire Crozer Health from Prospect Medical Holdings. The health systems announced Aug. 18 that the deal will not move forward. 
  4. Union pickets Las Vegas hospital after firing of 40-year union member

    Culinary Union workers picketed Valley Hospital in Las Vegas Aug. 17 after the firing of a committee leader and 40-year union member, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
  5. Missouri hospital CEO, CFO are out

    Memphis, Mo.-based Scotland County Hospital's board announced Aug. 17 that the hospital has new leadership, effective immediately. 
  6. Dustin Thomas named U of Missouri Health Care CFO

    Dustin Thomas has been named CFO of Columbia, Mo.-based University of Missouri Health Care. 
  7. New CMS website assists with No Surprises Act resolution

    CMS has launched a website with resources and guidance for resolving disputes related to the No Surprise Act.  
  8. Pharma giants slam Medicare drug price negotiation

    The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 opens the door for Medicare to negotiate prices for certain drugs — a change that drug manufacturers strongly oppose. 
  9. With workplace violence on the rise, some health systems are hiring experts to address it

    Amid increased calls to address workplace violence, some health systems are hiring personnel specifically to focus on the issue. The directors often oversee areas of the organization related to safety and security.  

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