Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. States reversing, pausing, reopening because of the pandemic

    Most states are well along the path toward reopening, though recent COVID-19 surges have prompted governors to close some sectors or consider new restrictions, according to The New York Times. Mask mandates and social-distancing guidelines remain in place nearly everywhere. 
  2. CHS sells 2 Texas hospitals

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems completed the sale of two hospitals in Texas Oct. 27. 
  3. Stamford Health CEO, VP on how the system avoided supply shortages, how it's preparing for another COVID-19 wave

    Smaller, independent hospitals and health systems at times struggle to maintain adequate supplies because they have limited purchasing power compared to larger systems. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stamford (Conn.) Health, viewed being an independent hospital as a benefit, as it helped the supply chain staff become more nimble and able to make decisions very quickly, according to Liz Longmore, RN, vice president of ambulatory services and COO of Stamford's Medical Group.  

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  1. Are Walmart, Walgreens and CVS clinics good or bad for health systems?

    Large retail companies like Walmart, Walgreens and CVS are increasingly offering healthcare services at their locations across the U.S. as well as online.
  2. NYC Health + Hospitals names interim CEOs of 2 hospitals

    NYC Health + Hospitals has selected interim CEOs of its Elmhurst and Queens hospitals, New York City's public health system said in an Oct. 26 news release.
  3. 11 hospital CEOs who have tested positive for COVID-19

    Eleven hospital CEOs have tested positive for COVID-19 this year in these 10 states:
  4. Why no rapid at-home COVID-19 tests have been FDA-approved

    Public health experts have said that rapid at-home COVID-19 tests could help the U.S. bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, but concerns about the tests' reliability and how consumers may use the tests have hindered test developers' attempts to receive FDA approval, Politico reported. 

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  1. 6 health systems opening hospitals

    The following health systems have opened hospitals, advanced proposals to build them or announced plans for them in the last two weeks:
  2. 6 recent donations to hospitals, health systems

    Several hospitals and health systems recently received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care and start renovations. Below are six of them:
  3. COVID-19 patients with GI symptoms have worse outcomes, study finds

    Patients experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms from COVID-19 have an increased risk of hospitalization, ICU care and intubation compared to patients without GI symptoms, according to a study presented at the 2020 American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course. 
  4. New York Hospital to provide free cancer screenings to uninsured, underinsured patients

    Free breast and cervical cancer screenings are now available to uninsured and underinsured patients through New York City-based St. John's Episcopal Hospital's new cancer services program, according to a news release shared with Becker's. 
  1. WellSpan Health deploys Epic EHR: 3 notes 

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health transitioned its facilities in Franklin and Cumberland counties onto the system's Epic EHR, according to an Oct. 26 news release.
  2. 10 hospitals hiring COOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking COOs during the past few weeks.
  3. Viewpoint: 3 ways to retool Medicare coverage, reimbursement for the digital revolution

    As society pushes toward the first stages of the "fourth industrial revolution," there is an increased opportunity for technology to modernize the U.S. healthcare system, according to two national healthcare policy experts.
  4. 5 hospitals hiring revenue cycle VPs

    Below are five hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking revenue cycle vice presidents during the past few weeks.
  5. 10 healthcare malware, ransomware and phishing incidents this month

    Here are the healthcare provider malware, ransomware and phishing incidents Becker's Hospital Review reported on in the past 30 days.
  6. Millennial women more likely than baby boomers to defer financial decisions to husbands, study finds

    Many millennial women believe men know more about finances and would rather leave financial planning responsibilities to their male partners, according to the New York Times.
  7. 9 recent health IT, innovation partnerships

    Here are nine recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations.
  8. Colorado launches Apple, Google COVID-19 exposure notification system

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Oct. 25 launched its statewide COVID-19 exposure notification system in partnership with Google and Apple.
  9. NYC partnership to provide companion animal services for patients

    Patients and travelers in New York City will receive free dog-walking and drop-in services under a new partnership to help people who need to safely separate from others to combat COVID-19.

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