Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. WHO: Current evidence suggests boosters unnecessary for healthy children

    There is no evidence "right now" indicating a COVID-19 booster dose is necessary for healthy children and adolescents, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said during a Jan. 18 press conference. 
  2. Mayo Clinic Health System nurses petition for action on staffing challenges

    More than 670 Minnesota Nurses Association members at six Mayo Clinic Health System facilities are demanding wage fairness and retention bonuses to address staffing issues and recognize workers, according to a union news release. 
  3. 'The pandemic we were afraid of in 2020': Some patients dying because Massachusetts hospitals at capacity

    As Massachusetts hospitals struggle amid the current omicron surge, multiple reports have emerged of patients dying because they couldn't be transferred to higher-level care, NPR reported Jan. 18. 
  1. Despite promise, big data fell short in COVID-19 fight, op-ed says

    Facing the biggest public health emergency of our time, big data and artificial intelligence seemed poised to transform our lives, yet fell short, according to an op-ed published in PLOS Digital Health on Jan. 18. 
  2. 6 states where delta is lingering

    The omicron variant accounts for 99 percent of new COVID-19 cases nationwide, but some states are still seeing delta variant proportions as high as 43 percent, according to the Walgreens COVID-19 Index, an interactive tracking tool the company launched Jan. 19.
  3. Why the US is seeing more COVID-19 hospitalizations than other high-income countries

    The U.S. has reported more COVID-19 hospitalizations than other high-income countries during the omicron surge, according to Our World in Data.
  4. Patients who are Black, unmarried or on government insurance described more negatively in EHR, study shows

    The language clinicians use in their EHR notes varies by patients' race, marital status and type of insurance, according to a study published Jan. 19 in Health Affairs. 

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  1. Apple's 7 most recent health-related job openings

    Apple recently posted several job openings related to its health business. Below are seven open positions, as of Jan. 19:
  2. 10 hospitals, health systems seeking philanthropy leaders

    Several hospitals and health systems are hiring philanthropy talent. Here are 10 open positions:
  3. Marshfield Clinic hospital opening in May receives name

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System will open its new hospital in May, which is named Marshfield Medical Center-River Region at Stevens Point (Wis.).
  4. CMS healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccination mandate enforceable nationwide after Texas suit dismissed

    CMS may enforce its COVID-19 vaccination mandate nationwide after a federal court on Jan. 19 dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas, Bloomberg Law reported. 

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  1. 5.3 million Medicare beneficiaries struggle to afford meds, study finds

    About 3.5 million Americans ages 65 and older and 1.8 million Medicare beneficiaries younger than 65 had difficulty affording their medications in 2019, according to a report released Jan. 19 by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation's Office of Health Policy.
  2. Google develops AI-powered tool for faster disease detection

    Google partnered with the University of California Santa Cruz Genomics Institute to create an artificial intelligence-powered method that accelerates genome sequencing data analysis for faster disease detection.
  3. 43 top-rated hospitals for patient experience: California

    Becker's has compiled a list of the best hospitals for patient experience in California using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  4. FAH names board chair for 2022

    Marty Bonick, president and CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services, has been named chair of the Federation of American Hospitals for the 2022 calendar year.
  5. UPMC Children's veteran named president of organization

    Diane Hupp, DNP, MSN, has been appointed president of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
  6. Pfizer CEO awarded $1M Genesis Prize 

    Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, is the 2022 Genesis Prize Laureate for his work leading the company and developing its COVID-19 vaccine, the Genesis Prize foundation said Jan. 19.
  7. Capital Health, Trinity hospital sign agreement for acquisition

    Pennington, N.J.-based Capital Health and Trenton, N.J.-based St. Francis Medical Center have signed a definitive agreement to move forward with Capital Health's plan to acquire the Trinity Health hospital.
  8. 2 UCSF design leaders on transforming the hospital into a place of healing

    Elizabeth Polek, vice president of new hospital planning at University of California San Francisco Medical Center, and Stuart Eckblad, vice president of major capital projects for UCSF Health, want to make the Northern California medical center, ranked No. 9 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, more than a hospital.
  9. Minnesota family clinic data breach affects 200,000 patients

    St. Paul, Minn.-based Entira Family Clinics notified patients Jan. 13 that a data security incident hit its cloud IT service provider, Netgain Technology, affecting approximately 200,000 patients.

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