Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 3 trends for healthcare marketers

    Healthcare marketers should keep a pulse on trends emerging in the industry if they want to deliver patients the most up-to-date and engaging information, according to Ajay Prasad, the founder and CEO of healthcare digital marketing agency GMR Web Team.
  2. Remdesivir becomes first FDA-approved COVID-19 treatment

    The FDA on Oct. 22 granted approval to remdesivir, which Gilead sells under the brand name Veklury, as a COVID-19 treatment for hospitalized patients aged 12 years and older.
  3. 4 providers join deployment of BCBS Illinois, Epic payer platform

    Four healthcare providers have signed on to implement a new payer platform jointly developed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and EHR software giant Epic.

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  1. FDA flags quality issues with Eli Lilly plant that makes its COVID-19 antibody drug

    FDA inspectors found quality control issues with an Eli Lilly plant in New Jersey that makes a COVID-19 antibody drug the company has requested emergency use authorization for, Bloomberg reported. 
  2. A breakdown of the 4 COVID-19 vaccine trials in late-stage testing

    Moncef Slaoui, PhD, chief of the White House task force to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, has been reporting positive updates on the vaccine race, saying on Oct. 21 that all Americans should be inoculated by June. Four drugmakers have entered late-stage testing in the U.S. for experimental COVID-19 vaccine candidates, and the candidates vary significantly in terms of technology being used, conditions for storage and size of clinical trial.
  3. Why Kaiser chose Best Buy Health as a tech partner

    Chris Stenzel, vice president of national business development and innovation at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, played an integral role in the health system's partnership with Best Buy Health to develop remote patient-monitoring tools for older adults. He describes how the partnership came about in a recent episode of the Becker's Healthcare podcast.
  4. Homeless face higher death risk after heart attack, study finds

    Homeless patients are three times more likely to die than non-homeless patients after a heart attack, reports HealthDay. 

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  1. Adventist Health Portland names new president

    Adventist Health Portland (Ore.) has selected Kyle King as president, the organization said.
  2. SSM Health hospital names new CMO

    SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis selected Marya Strand, MD, as CMO, the hospital said Oct. 21. 
  3. Bankruptcy court approves $20M sale of Washington hospital

    A bankruptcy judge on Oct. 21 authorized the $20 million sale of Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima, Wash., and a neighboring medical office building to an investment group, according to the Yakima Herald. 
  4. New York health exec voted CEO of Chicago's public health system

    The Cook County Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved the appointment of Israel Rocha Jr., CEO of two hospitals in New York City's public health system, to serve as the next CEO of Cook County Health in Chicago. 
  1. Former Walter Reed prosthetics chief pleads guilty to accepting bribes

    The former chief of the prosthetics and orthotics department at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center pleaded guilty to accepting gifts from a public official as part of a purchasing scheme, according to the Department of Justice. 
  2. Ochsner, Loyola New Orleans launch nursing program

    Ochsner Health and Loyola University New Orleans partnered on a new undergraduate nursing program in an effort to address workforce shortages in Louisiana and the nation.
  3. 7 aspects of EHRs that increase physicians' stress

    Physicians say overwhelming amounts of information and slow system response times from EHRs are some of the main causes attributed to increased levels of stress and burnout.
  4. AdventHealth forms COVID-19 vaccine task force: 6 things to know

    In anticipation of a future COVID-19 vaccine, AdventHealth has put together a task force to ensure the health system is prepared for a fast and efficient distribution when a vaccine is approved. 
  5. Purdue researchers use spider web design to retool 3D biomedical imaging tech

    West Lafayette, Ind.-based Purdue University researchers have applied architectural features from spider webs to create 3D photo detectors for biomedical imaging, according to an Oct. 21 news release.
  6. Drug shortages expected to worsen as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

    In the U.S. and Europe, 29 of 40 drugs used to treat COVID-19 are currently in shortage, and shortages are expected to be worse than the spring as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations surge, according to a report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
  7. 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From a surgeon suing a children's hospital for alleged retaliation to a Philadelphia health system arguing it needs to merge with another system in response to a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines. 
  8. Indiana National Guard to help combat COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

    As nursing home deaths from COVID-19 in Indiana surpass 2,200, Gov. Eric Holcomb will deploy the state's National Guard members next month to help protect people in long-term care facilities and nursing homes, reports Indiana's The Times. 
  9. Women with inflammatory breast cancer now living longer, but racial disparities remain, study says

    The survival rate for inflammatory breast cancer patients has increased over the last four decades, according to a study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

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