Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Geisinger CIO leaves for software company

    John Kravitz, the former CIO of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger, has left the health system for software company Workday, according to a HealthTech Magazine story.
  2. American College of Cardiology adds VR training program

    The American College of Cardiology is partnering with Osso VR to provide VR training to cardiovascular professionals.
  3. RSV caseloads, severity up: 4 notes from a physician survey

    New survey data indicates emergency room and critical care physicians in the U.S. are seeing more patients with respiratory syncytial virus, and that cases are more severe than in previous years. 

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  1. LifeBridge Health raises minimum wage for thousands of workers to $16 an hour

    Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health is raising the minimum wage for many of its employees to $16 an hour. The move follows a similar increase that came roughly two years ago to $15 an hour.
  2. Pharma giants ditch Twitter after fake Eli Lilly tweet

    After one fake tweet about Eli Lilly offering insulin for free went viral and the company's shares plunged, 12 of the 18 biggest drugmakers that advertise on Twitter have cut their spending to $0, Endpoints News reported Nov. 21. 
  3. Health system labor expenses still climbing

    When the pandemic began, many hospitals and health systems were forced to pay top dollar for traveling nurses to treat patients. Now, many are cutting back on contracted labor in favor of full-time employed staff. But labor costs are still on the rise.
  4. 6 health systems choosing Oracle Cerner EHRs

    Oracle Cerner continues to be a major player in the EHR market. Here are six hospitals and health systems opting for Oracle Cerner that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 9:

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  1. Lawmakers urge Justice Department to respond to anti-trans threats against children's hospitals

    Lawmakers are joining medical associations in asking the Justice Department to step in to protect hospitals that have reported threats and harassment over medical care they provide to transgender children.
  2. Providence closes all 27 retail clinics in Southern California

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence closed all 27 of its ExpressCare retail clinics in Southern California on Nov. 17, three days after it reported a $1.1 billion operating loss for the first nine months of 2022. 
  3. House committee 'seriously disappointed' in No Surprises Act final rule

    The House Ways and Means Committee is calling for "swift action" to fix the No Surprises Act final rule issued in August, which it said violates the law passed by Congress "in the same way as before."
  4. MetroHealth fires CEO over more than $1.9M in unreported bonuses

    The board of trustees at Cleveland-based MetroHealth System has fired President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD.

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  1. Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs adds 82 drugs to portfolio

    Mark Cuban's online pharmacy now offers nearly 1,000 generics after adding 82 drugs to its repertoire, the company said Nov. 21. 
  2. DeVos Children's Hospital makes emergency request to add beds amid RSV surge

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based DeVos Children's Hospital has filed an emergency request with the state health department to add 48 additional beds as it grapples with a surge of patients sick with respiratory syncytial virus, local news outlets reported Nov. 21. 
  3. MUSC Health, UpStream partner on improving equity for underserved and patients with chronic conditions

    The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleson has partnered with healthcare risk management company UpStream with the aim of improving health equity for underserved patients and patients with chronic conditions.
  4. Patient advocacy leads North Carolina hospital to post charity care application online

    Ashville, N.C.-based Mission Healthcare, a subsidiary of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has made its charity care financial assistance application available online following a public advocacy campaign, Asheville Citizen Times reported Nov. 21.
  5. Inflation slowing as Wall Street looks bullish on healthcare sector

    Wall Street's roil has stabilized somewhat in recent days, with the S&P 500 brushing up against its 200-day moving average and rising more than 10 percent since its October lows, as of publication time.
  6. Utah hospital names CFO

    Price, Utah-based Castleview Hospital has named Jay Noyes as its CFO.
  7. Walmart Health seeks Epic analyst

    Walmart Health is seeking an Epic revenue cycle analyst. 
  8. Fewer coinfections than expected: 3 COVID-19 surveillance trends to note

    Although COVID-19 positivity rates are up, there have been fewer coinfections with other respiratory viruses than expected, according to recent findings from Helix, a lab that assists the CDC with variant tracking. 
  9. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.

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