Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. In medical first, surgeons transplant pig heart into man

    Baltimore, Md.-based University of Maryland School of Medicine clinicians performed the first successful transplant of a genetically modified pig heart in a patient with end-stage heart disease, the university said Jan. 10.
  2. Unlocking capacity with technology: 5Qs with Lisa Stump, SVP and CIO, Yale New Haven Healthcare

    Lisa Stump is a dynamic leader and strong IT strategist who believes in the power of technology, data, and digital tools to transform and power health.
  3. Nearly 4 in 10 US News' best jobs are in healthcare: 2022

    Nearly 4 in 10 jobs of the 100 Best Jobs of 2022 are healthcare or healthcare support roles, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released Jan. 11.
  1. 29 best healthcare jobs, per US News: Nurse practitioner is No. 1

    Nurse practitioner is the best healthcare job for 2022, with 114,900 projected jobs and a median salary of $111,680, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released Jan. 11.
  2. University Hospitals Lake Health closes ED amid COVID-19 surge

    University Hospitals Lake Health is temporarily closing its freestanding emergency department at UH Madison (Ohio) Health Center.
  3. Meditech to launch online training program for Expanse users

    Meditech partnered with New York City-based MedPower, a cloud-hosted e-learning solution, to bring interactive online training courses to healthcare organizations for its Expanse EHR.
  4. Viewpoint: IU Health price freeze is a PR stunt

    Bloomington-based Indiana University Health's five-year price freeze isn't enough to get its prices to national averages, Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economics Research, wrote Jan. 9 in the Star Press.

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  1. Payers must cover at-home COVID-19 tests starting Jan. 15

    Private insurers must cover the cost of up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests per month effective Jan. 15, according to an HHS news release.
  2. 2022 open enrollment period pacing 21% higher enrollment over previous year

    HHS announced 13.8 million people are enrolled in an ACA plan, expanding on an enrollment record set in December, according to a Jan. 10 news release. 
  3. Where people go wrong with 'incidental' COVID-19 hospitalizations

    The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. in many ways differs from earlier surges, with breakthrough infections now a norm and not the exception. 
  4. Connecticut asks nursing homes to accept positive COVID-19 hospital transfers

    Connecticut is asking nursing homes to accept patients who are positive for COVID-19 and discharged from an acute care hospital, according to new guidance from the state department of public health. 
  1. California hospital workers to begin striking Jan. 13

    Hundreds of healthcare workers at Doctors Hospital of Riverside (Calif.) are expected to strike Jan. 13, according to the union that represents them. 
  2. 3 strategies disruptors could use to dominate primary care

    Big tech and retail disruptors have the power to revolutionize or distort the primary healthcare industry, Harvard Business Review reported Jan. 7. 
  3. OSF innovation arm launches $100M digital health venture fund

    OSF Ventures, the innovation investment arm of Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare, launched a $100 million fund to invest in digital health products and services.
  4. Less than 20% of diabetes patients managing heart disease risk

    Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are successfully managing their heart disease risk, according to a scientific statement published Jan. 10 in the American Heart Association's Circulation journal. 
  5. 3 North Carolina hospital CEOs hold 1st joint press conference as COVID-19 surges

    The CEOs of several major health systems in North Carolina urged the public Jan. 10 to take measures to protect themselves and others amid a COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant. 
  6. ZAP Surgical Inspires Expansion of Novel Non-Invasive Brain Tumor Procedures to Unique Suburban Settings

    High Tech Brings Potentially Lifesaving Radiosurgery to Underserved Populations for the First Time, Reducing the Cost of Care
  7. This area is recording most COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people

    Washington, D.C., is seeing the highest average rate of daily COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people in the nation, according to federal data cited by The New York Times.
  8. How digitization is complicating healthcare data

    Patients' communication with physicians during the pandemic has become more virtual as telehealth offerings increase, but this can pose a challenge to the patient experience as data becomes less centralized, VentureBeat reported Jan. 10.
  9. Omicron may be more mild, but not for hospitals — here's why

    As cases and hospitalizations rapidly rise nationwide, healthcare workers across 11 states told The Atlantic how and why this surge is pushing their hospitals to the brink. 

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