Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 4 states announce new COVID-19 guidelines for nursing homes 

    Several states have recently announced new guidelines and initiatives to combat rising COVID-19 infections among residents and staff at nursing homes.
  2. 6 ways Gen Z interacts differently with the healthcare system

    Compared with older generations, members of Generation Z were more likely to report feeling emotionally distressed during the COVID-19 pandemic but less likely to seek help for their behavioral health challenges, according to a report by management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. 
  3. New COVID-19 lockdown in China could worsen supply chain issues, experts say 

    Experts say many industries could face further supply chain disruptions if China imposes widespread lockdown measures to curb the spread of the omicron variant, The New York Times reported Jan. 16. 
  1. Federal COVID-19 test distribution plan further strains US supply

    The Biden administration's plan to distribute 1 billion rapid COVID-19 tests is putting pressure on manufacturers and distributors to bolster tight nationwide supplies, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 16. 
  2. Bon Secours Mercy Health settles false claims case for $1M

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations it submitted false claims to Medicare, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  3. 6 things to know ahead of UnitedHealth Group's Jan. 19 earnings report

    UnitedHealth Group will release its fourth quarter earnings report on Jan. 19, and the company is positioned to maintain the momentum it saw in the third quarter of 2021. 
  4. Oscar Health notifies members of data breach: 5 things to know

    Oscar Health announced that a vendor printing issue may have led to the mishandling of member information, according to a Jan. 14 news release. 

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  1. 6 recent firsts in cardiology

    The advancement of minimally invasive procedures and new treatments continues at a rapid pace in cardiology. 
  2. 10 career goals for CIOs in 2022

    CIOs looking to advance their careers in 2022 must choose goals that resonate with them, a CIO article reported Jan. 17.
  3. Atlantic Health System expands AI-powered patient registration

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System partnered with Vouched, an artificial intelligence developer, to provide patients with a safe and secure way to complete new patient registration forms via their smartphones.
  4. Lee Health moves trauma center in $315M project

    Lee Health relocated its trauma center from Lee Memorial Hospital to Gulf Coast Medical Center, all based in Fort Myers, in a $315 million project.
  1. Henry Ford Health using EHR to screen for human trafficking victims 

    An EHR system used by Henry Ford Health System is helping staff identify victims of human trafficking.
  2. CHS releases financial guidance: 4 things to know

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems expects revenue to increase year over year in 2022, according to a Jan. 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commision. 
  3. Top 10 health policy issues for 2022 

    There are many pieces of healthcare policy on the legislative agenda this year addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, issues of health equity, and more, according to a report from law firm McDermott, Will & Emery published in the The National Law Review on Jan. 13
  4. VA scales up API-sharing program with Google Cloud deal

    The Department of Veterans Affairs signed a $13 million deal with Google Cloud to deploy Apigee, its application programming interface management platform.
  5. 5 US counties seeing 1,000%+ jump in COVID hospitalizations

    As of Jan. 18, five U.S. counties have reported more than 1,000 percent increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the last 14 days, according to HHS data tracked by The New York Times.
  6. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  7. UPMC names leader of health system's first hospital in China

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has named Randy Jernejcic, MD, CEO of the health system's first hospital in China, effective Feb. 1.
  8. 20 hospitals, health systems that provide the most 'unnecessary' care: Johns Hopkins

    Health systems that employed fewer primary care physicians, have higher bed counts or are investor owned were more likely to provide more unnecessary or low-value care, a study published Jan. 14 in JAMA found.
  9. 6 healthcare organizations revisiting vaccination deadlines

    After the Supreme Court upheld the CMS COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers Jan. 13, hospitals and health systems are taking another look at their own requirements.

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