Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Appreciation bonuses helping with retention, hospital execs say

    U.S. hospital and health system workers have been serving nearly two years on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. To recognize these workers, organizations have offered bonus payments during the public health crisis. It has been part of an ongoing effort to retain and recruit employees as hospitals deal with staff shortages and burnout during surges of the virus.
  2. 21 most diverse colleges in 2021

    Schools in California dominated the top 21 schools in the diversity category of this year's Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
  3. Equitas Health CEO resigns after employees allege racism within system

    Bill Hardy, the president and CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based Equitas Health, has stepped down following claims of racism and discrimination within the health system.

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  1. Blue Shield of California, Google Cloud launch real-time claims processing

    Blue Shield of California and Google Cloud are collaborating on a cloud-based solution that allows the insurer to process claims in real time. 
  2. 22 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are 22 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  3. How proactive revenue recovery strategies can reduce revenue leakage

    A major problem for hospitals and health systems is revenue leakage, which has been exacerbated during the pandemic.
  4. Washington physician assistant's license suspended after more than a dozen COVID-19 complaints

    The Washington Medical Commission suspended the license of a pediatric physician assistant following more than a dozen complaints for prescribing medication without seeing patients and interfering with the care of COVID-19 patients, according to an Oct. 15 report from The Columbian.
  1. Hospitals offered limited public support of Black Lives Matter movement, study says

    Researchers analyzed the top 100 hospitals' Twitter accounts to analyze their support of Black Americans, social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement, according to an Oct. 15 report published in JAMA Network Open.
  2. Staff shortages force patients to wait for hospice care

    Staff shortages in hospice facilities around the country are causing some facilities to postpone patient care, according to an Oct. 16 report from The New York Times. 
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    ​​Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  4. States can order COVID-19 vaccines for kids 5-11 starting Oct. 20

    On Oct. 7, Pfizer submitted its request for the FDA to extend its COVID-19 vaccine's emergency use authorization to include children between ages 5 and 11. Since then, the CDC released a guide to which states can refer when making plans ahead of the FDA's decision.
  1. Prisma Health names new CEO for Tuomey Hospital

    Greenville, S.C.-based Prisma Health has appointed Joseph DiPaolo CEO of Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter, S.C. His role became effective Oct. 18.
  2. BCBS without nationwide mandate as Kansas affiliate requires employees get vaccinated

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is requiring its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to WIBW.
  3. Public health short on staff, funding and authority: 4 takeaways

    The nation's public health system, which was already short staffed and underfunded before the pandemic hit, may be less equipped to confront a future pandemic than it was in early 2020, The New York Times reported Oct. 18.
  4. Statewide lotteries had no effect on COVID-19 vaccine uptake, study shows

    Nineteen states rolled out lotteries for COVID-19 vaccine recipients, but none of them saw increased vaccination rates as a result, according to a study published Oct. 15 in JAMA Health Forum.
  5. 5 key investments Walgreens has made in 2021

    Here are five key deals Walgreens has pursued in 2021 to advance its pharmacy operations and push itself further into the primary care sector.
  6. US to lift restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers

    Starting Nov. 8, international travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to visit the U.S., reversing a ban on nonessential travel for foreign nationals that has been in place since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, the White House announced Oct. 15.
  7. Mandates spur uptick in employee vaccinations: Early results from 5 Massachusetts hospitals, health systems

    Mandates requiring COVID-19 vaccination at Massachusetts health systems have prompted many healthcare workers to get inoculated, although some are still holding off amid looming deadlines and threats of termination, The Boston Globe reported Oct. 15, citing information from hospital officials in the state.
  8. Vaccination-related employee departures at 28 hospitals, health systems

    Amid health system and state COVID-19 vaccination requirements, workers have been fired for noncompliance, and some have resigned or quit. 
  9. MD Anderson faces ethics complaint from advocacy group over cancer trial

    Transparimed, an advocacy group focused on clinical trial transparency, has filed an ethics complaint with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston over undisclosed results from a clinical trial completed in 2005. 

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