Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. MPAC Healthcare names new COO

    Chicago-based MPAC Healthcare named Hailey Paley as the new COO, according to a Sept. 22 news release.
  2. Dr. David Sousa on the state of long COVID-19 after 2 years of treating patients

    David Sousa, MD, has been seeing patients suffering from long COVID-19 at Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health's COVID Recovery Center for nearly two years. 
  3. As new vaccines emerge, some health systems are re-evaluating worker requirements

    Throughout the pandemic, hospitals and health systems have implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees, citing a need to protect patients, workers and the communities they serve. The list continued to grow once CMS announced its vaccination mandate covering healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid. Now, health systems continue to update their policies as the virus situation changes and additional vaccines become available. 

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  1. Excela Health appoints Vasanth Balu new CIO

    Greensburg, Pa.-based Excela Health has appointed Vasanth Balu its new senior vice president and CIO, according to a news release shared with Becker's.
  2. Humana looking to buy primary care provider Cano Health: report

    Humana and others are interested in acquiring primary care provider Cano Health, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 22. 
  3. FDA loosens restrictions on naloxone distribution

    The FDA is loosening requirements surrounding the distribution of naloxone to increase Americans' access to the opioid overdose antidote.
  4. General Catalyst's Daryl Tol on what the VC firm looks for in hospital partnerships

    Daryl Tol has gotten an upfront look at healthcare's digital shift from both the hospital C-suite and as a venture capitalist.

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  1. U of Michigan, nurses reach tentative agreement

    Members of the Michigan Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement with the University of Michigan.
  2. Administering the wrong vaccine tops common vaccine errors list: analysis

    Among the 1,440 vaccine errors reported to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a third of them were because of age-related mistakes, such as the incorrect dosage or the wrong vaccine. 
  3. Emory Healthcare swaps Oracle Cerner EHR with Epic

    Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is transferring its EHR from Oracle Cerner to Epic as it aims to more seamlessly share patient records and improve its billing and scheduling functions.
  4. 5 recent moves from nurses unions

    Here are five moves from nurses unions across the country that Becker's has covered since Aug. 31:

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  1. California to create 1st US office to combat gun violence

    The California Department of Justice is launching an Office of Gun Violence Prevention, the first state in the U.S. to do so. 
  2. Primary care physicians market to hit $850B by 2030

    The primary care physicians market value is projected to grow to $850 billion by 2030, according to a Sept. 22 analysis from Global Market Insights.
  3. FDA's authorization process hindered COVID-19 tests in 2020: HHS report

    From an unusual number of submissions of low-quality COVID-19 tests to limits at U.S. laboratories, the FDA faced multiple barriers in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, an HHS report found. 
  4. 82% of young workers say 'quiet quitting' is appealing, survey finds

    In recent months, the term "quiet quitting" has gained traction on social media, referring to a phenomenon in which workers to reduce their enthusiasm at work and stick to the minimum expectations of their role. The exact phrase has particularly caught on among younger workers, with 82 percent of millennials and Generation Z workers saying that the concept appeals to them, according to a new study.
  5. IT restructuring to affect 104 employees at Bangor St. Joseph Hospital

    Covenant Health, the parent organization of Maine-based Bangor St. Joseph Hospital, partnered with a new cybersecurity company, which will cause 104 employees at Bangor to take jobs with a new contractor, switch to different jobs in the healthcare system or leave the organization, Bangor Daily News reported Sept. 21. 
  6. Amazon Web Services distributes $14M for healthcare cloud equity

    Since the launch of its AWS Health Equity Initiative, Amazon Web Services has awarded $14 million in cloud credits to more than 90 organizations with the aim of closing the health equity gap. 
  7. South Georgia Medical Center names new director of enterprise applications

    Valdosta-based South Georgia Medical Center has named Zachary White as director of enterprise applications.
  8. 8 health systems' initiatives to help homeless populations

    Homelessness has been linked to negative health outcomes, but some health systems have trouble reaching these patients and discharging them safely at the care course's conclusion. 
  9. Physician assistant burnout, by specialty

    Last year, 30.6 percent of certified physician assistants reported experiencing burnout, according to a new report from the National Commission of Certification on Physician Assistants published Sept. 20. 

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