Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 13 hospitals that faced COVID-19 outbreaks this year

    The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened infection risks in the hospital setting, causing some facilities to experience outbreaks among patients and staff.
  2. AIDS Healthcare Foundation calls UnitedHealthcare, OptumRx fees 'unethical' in protest

    The AIDS Healthcare Foundation organized a protest Oct. 26 at UnitedHealthcare's Minnetonka, Minn., headquarters over what it called "unethical" costs. 
  3. 3 ways med schools are sharpening their focus on digital health

    As artificial intelligence and other digital health tools become increasingly integrated into care delivery, medical schools are developing programs to prepare incoming medical professionals for these trends. Here are three examples:

3 physician strategies to improve performance in 2022

The current changes in reimbursement and care delivery models, along with increased physician burn out make it a critical time to reevaluate your physician strategy. 
  1. Methodist Le Bonheur calls potential for US intervention in fraud suit 'abusive'

    Attorneys representing Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare are asking a federal court to prevent the Justice Department from intervening in a false claims lawsuit filed by whistleblowers against the Memphis, Tenn.-based health system, according to the Commercial Appeal.
  2. 13 recent hospital, health system CNO, CMO moves

    The following chief nursing officer and CMO moves have been reported since Oct. 1:
  3. FDA panel votes to recommend Pfizer's COVID-19 shot for kids 5-11

    The FDA's vaccine advisory panel voted Oct. 26 to recommend the FDA authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. 
  4. New infection controls in place after 2 staffers test positive for COVID at Rhode Island hospital

    Eleanor Slater Hospital in Burrillville, R.I., has suspended all visitation for 14 days after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in the facility's Zambarano Unit, according to WPRI 12.
  1. NYC Health + Hospitals, CUNY expand partnership to strengthen graduates pathways

    New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals and the City University of New York announced Oct. 26 an expanded partnership to place recent nursing school graduates throughout the system's hospitals. 
  2. 22 COVID-19 related research findings

    Here are 22 COVID-19-related research findings covered by Becker's Hospital Review since Sept. 10:
  3. 10 hospitals hiring CIOs, CMIOs

    Here are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CIOs and chief medical information officers.
  4. Listen to nurses to learn how to support them: Insights from an award-winning nurse leader

    Hospital leaders are grappling with multiple challenges that affect their nursing workforce. Surmounting these challenges begins with identifying where problems stem from and applying intelligent solutions.
  1. Children's Health to nearly triple bed count at 1 campus

    To keep up with its growing population, Dallas-based Children's Health on Oct. 26 broke ground on its 300,000-square-foot tower at its Plano, Texas, campus, which will increase the total number of beds from 72 to 212.
  2. Viewpoint: Future of public health lies in revisiting past efforts 

    The future of public health lies in looking at past attitudes and practices, and encompassing individuals who don't necessarily work in healthcare, wrote Ed Yong for The Atlantic Oct. 23. 
  3. 4 recent heart care partnerships

    Below are four partnerships and affiliations centered on cardiac and cardiovascular care announced recently.
  4. California practice's direct primary care model lends hand to uninsured

    The St. Luke's Family Practice in the Central Valley of California has a new strategy for providing direct primary healthcare in which patients who can afford it help pay for uninsured patients, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 26.
  5. Maine unveils initiatives to strengthen, expand healthcare workforce

    Maine is pursuing tuition support programs that will provide financial support to allow more people to become medical professionals, part of initiatives to strengthen the state's healthcare workforce, Gov. Janet Mills announced Oct. 25.
  6. TransUnion divests RCM unit in $1.74B deal

    nThrive, a healthcare revenue cycle management software-as-a-service platform, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TransUnion Healthcare, the healthcare data and analytics business of TransUnion.
  7. Congress weighs paid leave plan, but US still lags behind: 4 things to know

    If Congress accepts a plan to provide four weeks of paid leave, it would remove the U.S. from the list of only six countries worldwide that do not provide any form of national paid leave, The New York Times reported Oct. 25.
  8. Alaska still reporting highest COVID-19 cases per capita: See how other regions compare

    Alaska is still reporting the highest rate of COVID-19 cases per capita, above all other regions in the U.S., according to state and local health agency data cited by The New York Times
  9. LifePoint, Kindred to create new company with 79 hospitals: 8 things to know

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health and Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare will establish a new healthcare company with 79 hospital campuses when their deal is complete, the companies said Oct. 26.

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