Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Atlantic Health hospital names Dr. Stanley Fiel chief medical officer

    Morristown (N.J.)  Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has named Stanley Fiel, MD, chief medical officer. 
  2. How customers perceive Oracle Cerner

    Large health systems are more likely to say they don't have an optimistic view of Oracle Cerner, with reasons including delays in its revenue cycle product and staffing issues, a March 21 KLAS Research report found.
  3. MedPAC: Hospitals don't need a big Medicare boost in 2024

    General acute care hospitals don't need a significant increase in 2024 Medicare rates to stay afloat, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's annual March report to Congress.
  1. Strike set at MarinHealth Medical Center

    Members of the California Nurses Association are set to strike March 28 at MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae, Calif. 
  2. States mull nurse staffing ratios: 6 updates from coast to coast

    Mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios are on trial in legislative sessions nationwide — stalling in some states, clearing hurdles in others. Here are six updates from across the country: 
  3. 5 healthcare jobs at Amazon

    From an EHR expert to an account executive who will work with health system C-suite leaders, here are five healthcare jobs at Amazon.
  4. PeaceHealth suffers credit downgrade amid 'operational stress'

    Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth was downgraded as the 10-hospital system continues to deal with "considerable operating stress," Fitch Ratings said March 21.

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  1. Labor negotiations spur big raises for healthcare workers

    Workers across industries are securing large raises at the bargaining table, with about 100 labor deals ratified in 2022 including a double-digit pay increase in their first year, according to an analysis of Bloomberg Law labor data.
  2. Cincinnati health system names CIO

    Donna Peters has been named senior vice president and CIO of Cincinnati-based TriHealth, Cincinnati Business Courier reported March 21.
  3. Hospital supplies disrupted by COVID-19 will soon replenish, FDA says

    The FDA revised its list of medical device shortages spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic on March 16 to update more than a dozen products returning to normal supply levels in 2023. 
  4. Cleveland Clinic hospital is 1 of 4 in the nation to implement new labor and delivery model

    A new labor and delivery model was recently implemented at Cleveland Clinic Akron General in Ohio, making it one of only four other hospitals in the nation to take the approach. 

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  1. Highmark Health's IT company reports more than $1B in revenue

    Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health's IT services company, enGen, reported more than $1 billion in revenue for the fiscal year of 2022 as demand for services increased. 
  2. Labor costs to be biggest single issue for healthcare going forward, S&P says

    While demand for healthcare services is robust, the biggest question mark remains over the sector's ongoing struggle with labor costs, S&P said in a March 21 report.
  3. DOJ dismisses appeal challenging UnitedHealth-Change Healthcare's $7.8B merger

    The Justice Department has withdrawn its appeal to block UnitedHealth Group's $7.8 billion acquisition of Change Healthcare, Reuters reported March 21. 
  4. AHA: 12 ways Congress can support the healthcare workforce

    As the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions begins to develop bipartisan legislation to curb the healthcare workforce crisis, the American Hospital Association is urging it to take precise measures to sustainably address the "national staffing emergency that could jeopardize access to high-quality, equitable care for patients," according to a March 20 letter.
  5. Spectrum Health to pay $6M to settle alleged ERISA violations

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health has agreed to pay $6 million to settle an alleged violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Pension and Investments reported March 20.
  6. 3 quantum computing, AI projects Cleveland Clinic, IBM have in the works

    From using quantum computing to screen and optimize drugs, to using quantum-enhanced prediction models for cardiovascular disease, Cleveland Clinic and IBM's 10-year Discovery Accelerator partnership is using artificial intelligence, quantum computing and cloud technologies to work on projects that aim to advance the pace of biomedical research.
  7. 6 hospital closures in 3 months

    From decreasing inpatient volumes to reimbursement challenges and rising demand for outpatient care, various factors lead hospitals to shut down or enter bankruptcy. 
  8. Women in healthcare need healthcare, too: How 1 CEO plans to improve access

    Forty-five percent of women forgo preventive healthcare, according to a recent poll conducted by the Alliance for Women's Health and Prevention and Ipsos. Millicent Gorham hopes to see those numbers fall. 
  9. Rush looks to build new $70M outpatient care facility

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center will build a new $70 million, 60,000-square-foot outpatient facility at a former Sears site on the West Side, NBC Chicago reported March 21.

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