Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Medical bills paid by private insurance vs. Medicare: Comparison by state

    Private insurance plans in the U.S. paid 248 percent of what Medicare would have paid for the same medical services in 2020, the 2022 National Hospital Price Transparency Study by Rand found.
  2. Novartis suspends production of 2 cancer treatments over quality concerns

    Novartis is temporarily suspending production of Lutathera and Pluvicto over "potential quality issues identified in its manufacturing processes," it said May 5. 
  3. Healthcare workers protest Crozer closures in Pennsylvania

    Healthcare workers, community members and elected officials protested outside Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa., in response to Crozer Health's plan to end several services, WHYY reported May 4.

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  1. Adventist Health names chief people officer

    Joyce Newmyer was selected as chief people officer of Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health.
  2. Pennsylvania university to launch healthcare innovation center

    Gwynedd Mercy University, based in Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa., is using a $10 million gift to develop a healthcare innovation campus.
  3. 9 recent healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a telehealth company accused of using unsafe prescribing practices to dozens of medical practices suing UnitedHealth, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.
  4. Foreign nurses arrive in 31 states to address shortages

    Foreign-educated registered nurses welcomed to the U.S. in the first quarter of 2022 are beginning their employment in 31 states, according to a May 5 news release from healthcare staffing firm Health Carousel.

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  1. 2 organizations collaborate to reduce healthcare supply chain snags

    Collaboration is key in building patient care supply resiliency, according to a May 2 report from the Healthcare Industry Resilience Collaborative and Supply Risk Solutions.
  2. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: We need to have our teams' backs when they face racist, discriminatory patient behavior

    The pandemic has shined a light on some of  the weaknesses that were present in the healthcare system before the arrival of COVID-19. Across the nation, this has included an escalation of incidences of verbal and physical violence in healthcare settings. Behaviors that were becoming more common before the pandemic have now intensified as tempers and patience have grown short and divisions within our nation have persisted. 
  3. Mass General Brigham awards $1M to biotech innovations

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham awarded $1 million to 10 biotech innovations. 
  4. Digital health investment is not a bubble, but it is frothy

    Digital health is not in an investment bubble, though innovators may want to prepare for tighter capital markets in the future, according to a Rock Health report released May 2.

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  1. Walgreens to pay $683M to settle Florida opioid suit 

    Walgreens has agreed to pay Florida $683 million to resolve all claims related to the "distribution and dispensing of prescription opioid medications." 
  2. LeanTaaS Recognized as Winner for Clinical Efficiency Innovation in 2022 MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program

    Annual awards program honors LeanTaaS’s iQueue product suite as an outstanding health and medical technology product
  3. Black, Latino consumers say their healthcare is affected by their race

    Some Black and Latino patients hold perceptions of the healthcare system as being indifferent to their needs, with some feeling discriminated against by providers due to their race, according to a May 4 McKinsey report. 
  4. Financial toll of 340B discount restrictions magnifies for hospitals: 4 findings

    Hospitals' estimated annual financial losses due to 340B discount restrictions have doubled since December 2021, according to a report from the advocacy group 340B Health.
  5. 4 recent drug approvals

    Here are four new drugs or treatments the FDA approved since March 23, starting with the most recent: 
  6. FDA: 'No evidence' 2nd Paxlovid course stops recurring symptoms

    An FDA official said there is currently no evidence a longer course of Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral treatment would benefit patients experiencing a rebound in symptoms.
  7. Hackensack Meridian Health launches innovation challenge to reduce readmissions

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health on May 3 launched an innovation challenge encouraging New Jersey companies to create tools to improve healthcare delivery.
  8. The 10 largest data breaches ever reported in healthcare

    Data breaches in healthcare can cause widespread damage, including the loss of medical records, financial losses for the organization, identity theft and fraud, lawsuits, and a loss of patient trust. Now the industry is more at risk of severe cyberattacks than ever before.
  9. Froedtert Health names chief strategy and transformation officer

    Caryn Esten was promoted to senior vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer of Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health.

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