Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Pregnant women who get COVID, then vaccine more likely to pass antibodies to babies: study

    University of California Los Angeles researchers found pregnant women who receive the COVID-19 vaccine after recovering from the virus are more likely than other mothers to pass antibodies to their newborns, HealthDay reported Sept. 29.
  2. FDA drops push for medical device cybersecurity requirement

    The FDA user-fee agreements bill was recently reauthorized, but without the previously introduced medical device cybersecurity rules, SC Magazine reported Sept. 29.
  3. New California law ensures meal breaks for patient care workers

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill guaranteeing breaks for direct patient care workers in the public sector and at the University of California, according to a Sept. 30 news release from National Nurses United. 

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  1. Dr. Amy Goldberg appointed dean of Temple medical school

    Amy Goldberg, MD, was appointed dean of Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
  2. 'Fully vaccinated' term may get a rebrand with omicron boosters

    The CDC revised its "up to date" COVID-19 vaccination term Sept. 30 to include the primary series and the recently authorized omicron-targeting booster. 
  3. Florida health systems resuming operations in Ian's aftermath

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, some health systems in the state are returning to normal operations, the Orlando Sentinel reported Sept. 30.
  4. US suicide rates increased 4% in 2021

    According to newly released data from the CDC, suicide deaths in the U.S. increased by 4 percent from 2020 to 2021.

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  1. Anesthesiologist, Army physician spouse charged with conspiring to share medical records with Russia

    A Maryland anesthesiologist and her spouse, a major in the U.S. Army and a physician, were charged by indictment for allegedly providing confidential health information to an undercover FBI agent to assist Russia related to the conflict in Ukraine, the Justice Department announced Sept. 29.   
  2. UMMC to fill void as Merit Health set to close Mississippi's only burn center

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson said it will step in to provide burn care as Merit Health prepares to close the state's only burn. 
  3. EHR vendor leaders rank among 400 richest Americans

    Two leaders of EHR vendor companies appeared on the recent Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans.
  4. National Institutes of Health CIO to retire

    National Institutes of Health CIO Andrea Norris plans to retire Dec. 31, the agency said.

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  1. Maury Regional Health names interim CEO to permanent post

    Martin Chaney, MD, has been named the permanent CEO of Columbia, Tenn.-based Maury Regional Health after serving in an interim capacity twice, The Daily Herald reported Sept. 30. 
  2. Tennessee hospital names Charlie Boyd COO

    Hermitage, Tenn.-based TriStar Summit Medical Center has named Charlie Boyd COO effective Oct. 10, the Wilson Post reported Sept. 30. 
  3. 4 Chicago systems employ health literacy specialists

    Chicago health systems are hiring specialists to improve patients' health literacy, a skill in which only 12 percent of Americans are proficient, Chicago Health reported Sept. 29. 
  4. 'Cloud projects are powering forward': Health system CIOs on cloud spending amid economic pressures

    As many hospitals and health systems deal with declining revenues and tightening margins, departments including IT are looking for areas to cut their budgets. But is the cloud one of them?
  5. Boston U School of Medicine to be renamed after $100M gift

    Boston University School of Medicine will be renamed to the Boston University Aram V. Chobanian and Edward Avedisian School of Medicine after Mr. Avedisian donated $100 million to the school, The Boston Globe reported Sept. 29.
  6. Physician burnout continues to climb after 6-year decline: Study

    The burnout rate among U.S. physicians spiked from 38.2 percent in 2020 to 62.8 percent in 2021, an increase of 24.6 percentage points, according to a Sept. 13 analysis from Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
  7. 5 health systems' biggest patient safety win this year 

    From creating safety culture tools to collaborating with other systems, hospitals and health systems are consistently working to improve patient safety. 
  8. 13 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Sept. 23:
  9. Memorial Hermann switching from Oracle Cerner to Epic for EHR

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System is switching its EHR vendor from Oracle Cerner to Epic.

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