Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New Jersey health system rolls out UNC, Google-developed wellness app for front-line workers 

    Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Health Care launched a wellness app created by Google Cloud and University of North Carolina to support the mental health of front-line workers and first responders, according to a Nov. 17 Central Record report.
  2. 7 recent hospital-union conflicts, agreements

    The following hospital-union events have been reported on or after Oct. 27:
  3. Cerner names healthcare consulting firm CEO to board of directors

    Cerner appointed retired Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, MD, of the U.S. Army to its board of directors, effective Nov. 16.

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  1. Lee Health promotes several leaders

    Lee Health has made several l promotions as part of a strategy to standardize clinical care and boost collaboration between clinical and nonclinical leaders, the Fort Myers, Fla.-based health system said Nov. 6. 
  2. PhRMA releases industrywide principles on clinical trial diversity

    The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America released the first industrywide principles on clinical trial diversity, shortly after the FDA released its final guidance on clinical trial diversity. 
  3. Drug shortages are public health crisis, AMA says

    The American Medical Association has adopted a policy declaring drug shortages an urgent public health crisis and updated its approach to mitigating the shortages, it said Nov. 17.
  4. Healthgrades names 100 best hospitals for prostate surgery

    Healthgrades has released its 2021 list of the best hospitals for prostate surgery.
  1. 5 female CIOs share their advice for young women in STEM

    The number of U.S. women who received degrees for science, technology, engineering and mathematics has increased 66 percent since the 2008-2009 academic year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education. 
  2. Some COVID-19 patients die in denial virus is real, South Dakota nurse says

    Multiple COVID-19 patients with critical infections have refused to accept that they have the virus, insisting it must be the flu or perhaps lung cancer, Jodi Doering, RN, an emergency room nurse at a South Dakota hospital, told CNN. 
  3. 4 recent cancer center constructions, expansions

    Here are four hospitals, health systems and cancer treatment centers that have expanded their cancer care facilities or shared plans to open new centers since Nov. 11. 
  4. 3 key vaccine production challenges drugmakers are facing

    Pfizer and Moderna both recently said their COVID-19 vaccine candidates are 95 percent effective in preventing the disease. The news is encouraging, but the U.S. is still a long way from manufacturing enough doses to inoculate its residents on a mass scale.

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  1. 9 barriers for patients accessing telehealth 

    The lack of access to technology and broadband internet are the most frequently cited barriers that physicians perceive as preventing their patients from participating in telehealth, according to the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition.
  2. The challenges & tech needed for COVID-19 vaccine distribution: 7 things to know

    As pharma giants including Moderna and Pfizer and BioNTech make breakthroughs in their COVID-19 vaccine developments, healthcare officials are facing tech and data challenges associated with widespread distribution.
  3. FDA issues emergency approval for first at-home COVID-19 diagnostic test

    The FDA has issued an emergency authorization for the first at-home COVID-19 test that can deliver results in less than 30 minutes. 
  4. US children on track to miss 9M vaccine doses this year, study finds

    About 40 percent of parents say their children missed routine vaccinations due to the pandemic, lowering community protection against vaccine preventable diseases, according to a data analysis published Nov. 18 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
  5. US maternal care, mortality rate lagging behind other developed countries, report finds

    In 2018, the U.S. saw 17 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births — a ratio more than double the rate of other high-income countries, according to a Nov. 18 report from the Commonwealth Fund. 
  6. 3.6 million Americans may be contagious with COVID-19, researchers say

    More than 3 million Americans may have active COVID-19 infections and be contagious, according to a new estimate cited by The Washington Post.
  7. AMA updates stance on high deductibles, covering uninsured

    Expanding health insurance coverage to uninsured Americans and improving the design of high-deductible health plans are initiatives that the American Medical Association supports, the organization's house of delegates said.
  8. UnitedHealth: Move routine imaging out of hospital, lower spending by 62%

    Patients and employers could see their healthcare costs decrease by 62 percent if diagnostic imaging was shifted from hospital outpatient settings to lower-cost imaging centers, according to a report from UnitedHealth Group.
  9. 87% of nursing home staff haven't completed COVID-19 training, CMS says

    About 12.5 percent of nursing home employees nationwide have undergone a free federal training program to help combat the spread of COVID-19, CMS said Nov. 17. 

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