Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. States ranked by percentage of COVID-19 vaccines administered: Oct. 28

    Wisconsin has administered the highest percentage of COVID-19 vaccines it has received, according to the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker.
  2. Cedars-Sinai, Houston Methodist & more systems roll out Amazon Alexa skill to remotely check on patients

    Amazon is launching a new skill for its Alexa voice assistant that will let hospital clinicians call and "drop in" on patients without physically entering their rooms, the company said Oct. 25. 
  3. A look at the most expensive hospital projects this year

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, several hospitals have forged ahead with costly renovations, improvements and expansions.

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  1. Florida Hospital Association: Delta surge in the state 'is over' 

    The Florida Hospital Association declared an end to the summer surge of the coronavirus's delta variant based on hospitalizations statewide. 
  2. Viewpoint: It's time to dump generational myths

    Generational stereotypes can create rifts between the way baby boomers, Generation X, millennials and Generation Z see one another. Bobby Duffy, professor of public policy at King's College London, argues in an essay in The Wall Street Journal that we should dump generational myths and work together to bridge divides.
  3. Senate holds hearing on state, future of insurance: 8 takeaways

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing titled "Health Insurance Coverage in America: Current and Future Role of Federal Programs" on Oct. 20, where lawmakers and witnesses spoke on the state of health insurance in America. 
  4. Texas pain physicians to settle claims of ordering unneeded tests for $3.9M

    Two Texas physicians agreed to pay $3.9 million to resolve allegations they submitted false claims to government insurers for medically unnecessary urine drug testing, the Justice Department said Oct. 22.
  1. Medical boards can't share details of disciplinary charges, Iowa Supreme Court rules

    The Iowa Supreme Court on Oct. 22 ruled that healthcare regulators cannot publicly disclose information about formal disciplinary charges filed against physicians in the state, the Des Moines Register reported. 
  2. Nurses more likely to have suicidal thoughts than other workers, Mayo study finds

    Nurses are more likely to have suicidal thoughts than other members of the U.S. workforce and are less likely to tell anyone about it, according to a study published in the American Journal of Nursing.
  3. AdventHealth selects CEO to lead 2 Georgia hospitals

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth named Chris Self CEO of two of its Georgia hospitals.
  4. 9 recent health IT, innovation partnerships: Mayo, Jefferson Health & more 

    Here are nine recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations. 
  1. Telemedicine startups' expansion plans hit snag as states roll back pandemic waivers 

    Telemedicine startups have pulled a record year of funding, with more than 500 companies securing $13 billion as of Oct. 18. However, with uncertainty surrounding state licensing waivers and reimbursement, some key players are concerned about growth stalling out, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 21. 
  2. 5 recently launched healthcare marketing campaigns

    Here are five campaigns recently launched to spread awareness about pediatric vaccines, health screenings, flu shots and more.
  3. Delta not tied to more severe COVID-19 outcomes, CDC report suggests

    While the delta COVID-19 variant is known to be more transmissible, it isn't closely linked to more severe outcomes among hospitalized patients, according to the CDC's Oct. 22 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 
  4. Who can get a COVID-19 booster shot & when

    With the Oct. 21 approval of CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, booster shots of all three COVID-19 vaccines are now available for about 70 million Americans. 
  5. Amazon Care in-person services hits 4 cities, will soon add 5 more

    Kristen Helton, director of Amazon Care, unveiled at HLTH that Amazon Care's in-person services are now live in the Seattle, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Va., and Baltimore areas.
  6. VA secretary to Congress: Make full EHR rollout funding available despite pause

    The Department of Veterans Affairs wants its full 2022 budget for its Cerner EHR rollout even though it has money left over from an eight-month deployment pause, Federal Computer Week reported Oct. 21.
  7. 25% of Kentucky nurses likely to leave current jobs in next 3 months, report says

    Twenty-five percent of nurses sampled in an Oct. 22 survey from the Kentucky Nurses' Association indicated it was likely they would leave their current positions in the next three months. 
  8. 6 states are reporting low flu activity & 4 other CDC FluView takeaways

    No states are reporting high flu activity, according to new data from the CDC's FluView report published Oct. 22.
  9. White House issues first national gender equity strategy 

    The Biden-Harris administration announced Oct. 22 the first national gender strategy aiming to advance full participation of all people, including women and girls. 

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