Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. COVID-19 rebound can occur without Paxlovid treatment, study suggests

    Rebounding COVID-19 symptoms may occur in nearly one-third of people infected with the virus, even if they haven't taken Paxlovid, early research suggests. 
  2. Federal drug-pricing bill has a 'major flaw,' APCI says

    The American Pharmacy Cooperative praised the drug-pricing bill crawling through Congress but said Aug. 3 its provisions are "bandages on a broken prescription drug pricing system," arguing the real issue is pharmacy benefit managers. 
  3. 3 capabilities leaders will need to become effective with Lee Ann Liska

    Lee Ann Liska is the chief operating officer at Nashville, Tenn-based Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

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  1. 5 cardiologists on the move

    Five cardiologists who have stepped into new roles or retired since July 15: 
  2. Missouri health system launches hospital-at-home program

    Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System has partnered with Medically Home to create a hospital-at-home program that provides high-acuity care at home for patients. 
  3. Meet the CIOs of US News' top 10 hospitals

    The role of chief information officer became vital during the pandemic as hospital officials looked to them to provide their prowess of data knowledge to treat an influx of patients. Below are brief biographies of the CIOs at the hospitals that took the top 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 best hospital rankings.
  4. 3rd California city approves $25 hourly minimum wage for some healthcare workers

    The Monterey Park (Calif.) City Council approved a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private hospitals, integrated health systems and dialysis clinics in the city, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Aug. 2.

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  1. Dr. Amit Vashist discusses his worry about the long-term impact of the pandemic on healthcare caregivers

    Amit Vashist, MD, is the senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Johnson City, Tenn-based Ballad Health.
  2. Mount Sinai expands home health services 

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and Contessa, a home-based care provider, expanded their partnership Aug. 2 by combining the system's home health agency into their existing joint venture. 
  3. Los Angeles hospitals launch telestroke program

    Los Angeles-based hospital CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has launched a telestroke program in collaboration with the University of Southern California's Keck Medicine.
  4. Fred Hutchinson gets $25M grant for breast cancer research

    Researchers at Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center have received a four-year, $25 million federal grant to learn how to destroy metastatic cancer cells before they can spread.
  1. CMS awards $33M digital modernization contract

    CMS has awarded a $33 million contract to consulting and technology services company ICF to digitally modernize CMS' office of information technology.
  2. 10 oncologists on the move 

    Ten oncologists joined new practices or received new appointments in the last few weeks.
  3. American Hospital Association elects 6 trustees to the board

    The American Hospital Association elected six new members to its Board of Trustees, according to an Aug. 2 press release from the organization.
  4. 4 health systems switching to Epic EHR systems

    Below are four health systems that launched a new Epic EHR system or announced plans to do so since June 16.
  5. 'Code dark': How Children's National defends against cyberattacks

    Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Hospital has implemented a code that signals staff to unplug or turn off internet-connected devices to mitigate cyberattacks, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  6. Fitch: Outlook is negative for CHS

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the "B-" long-term issuer default ratings of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, and revised the company's rating outlook to negative from stable. 
  7. COVID-19, the Great Resignation and now a recession; a leader from Seattle Children's Hospital discusses the everchanging healthcare system

    Russ Williams is the senior vice president and chief operating officer at Seattle Children's Hospital. 
  8. Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians plan open-ended strike

    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers are set to begin an open-ended strike Aug. 15 at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California.
  9. R1 RCM's revenue hits $392M in Q2

    R1 RCM's revenue reached $391.9 million in the second quarter of 2022, according to the revenue cycle firm's financial report released Aug. 3.

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