Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Oak Street Health to offer primary care in dialysis centers

    Oak Street Health plans to provide its senior-focused primary care inside dialysis centers.
  2. Infectious disease leaders say field's 'trajectory is good' despite residency match decline

    Amid several years of declining entry to the field, infectious disease leaders analyzed results from recent residency matches to understand what the field's trajectory looks like ahead — and they reported positive things are on the horizon.
  3. Biden administration will not pursue action to lower cancer drug price

    The Biden administration has denied a petition that would have reduced the price of Xtandi, a drug developed at the University of California, Los Angeles, to treat prostate cancer.
  1. UofL Health latest system sued for allegedly sharing patient data with Meta

    Louisville, Ky.-based UofL Health is the latest health system to face a proposed class-action lawsuit over its use of the Meta Pixel consumer-tracking tool, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported March 24.
  2. Personal, medical data compromised in Community Health Systems breach affecting 1 million

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems said patients' personal and medical data was compromised in a recent data breach that affected nearly 1 million people.
  3. Penn State Health appoints VP, physician leader of pediatric services

    Penn State Health has appointed Yatin Vyas, MD, as its new vice president and physician leader for Penn State Health Children's services, according to a March 23 news release.
  4. New York City spends $18M+ on travel nurses for 1 hospital, union claims

    New York City spends millions on travel nurses to fill the staffing gap at Jacobi Medical Center, which lost about 20 percent of its nursing workforce last year, according to a March 23 report from the Bronx Times. 

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  1. How an on-site work-life center supports clinicians after adverse events

    An on-campus work-life mental wellness center for clinicians in Florida saw large turnout in its first few months, according to a new study published in the April 2023 edition of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Similar initiatives could improve access and reduce barriers to accessing mental health services for clinicians leading to decreased burnout. 
  2. Kaiser Permanente names senior VP to California service area

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has tapped Mitch Winnik to lead its Downey service area in Southern California. 
  3. Nonprofit hospitals' investment losses shouldn't be subsidized by taxpayers: health economists

    Nonprofit hospitals' losses in 2022 as a result of risky financial investments should not be subsidized by taxpayers or commercial payers, according to an analysis from health economists published March 24 in Health Affairs. 
  4. 68% percent of hospitals execs say digital health market is challenging to navigate

    Sixty-eight percent of hospital executives say they have a hard time navigating the digital health market, which in turn is causing them to have a difficult time realizing the full potential of available digital health solutions, according to a March 24 survey from digital health marketplace Panda Health. 

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  1. Walgreens launches pilot program to help manage patient medications post-discharge

    Walgreens and Village Medical have launched a new pilot program that helps patients manage new medications prescribed during their hospital stay. 
  2. How Mayo, Cleveland Clinic + more are using AI to improve patient care

    From using artificial intelligence to transcribe patient conversations to using the technology to improve value-based care, here are some ways hospitals and health systems are using artificial intelligence to improve patient care:
  3. 29 hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

    A number of hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges. 
  4. How GE Healthcare is revamping its branding post-spinoff

    On Nov. 30, GE's board approved the plan to spin off its healthcare business, GE Healthcare, and since then, the company has been working to establish itself as a separate entity by developing its branding, PRWeek reported March 23. 
  5. Lawmakers grill TikTok CEO over data collection: 4 healthcare takeaways

    On March 23, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before Congress regarding the app's data collection practices. The interaction was hardly amicable. 
  6. Mississippi hospital CEO to depart

    Garett May is leaving his role as CEO of Merit Health Natchez (Miss.) for a new role within Community Health Systems, the hospital's parent company, The Natchez Democrat reported March 24.
  7. Physician pay down 2.4% in 2022, survey finds

    Physician pay increases have failed to keep up with inflation rates in recent years, with average physician compensation declining by 2.4 percent last year. This decline is compared with an increase of 3.8 percent the prior year, according to Doximity's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report."
  8. Ascension St. Vincent CEO to exit

    Jonathan Nalli, who serves as CEO and ministry market executive of Indianapolis-based Ascension St. Vincent and senior vice president with St. Louis-based Ascension, will be leaving his role.
  9. 18 hospitals closing departments or ending services

    Several healthcare organizations have recently closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or address staffing shortages.

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