Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UCHealth taps CEO for regional hospitals

    Lonnie Cramer was named president and CEO of Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth's hospitals in the Pikes Peak region.
  2. 5 physician specialties with the largest, smallest gender pay gaps

    In 2021, there was a 28 percent gender pay gap between male and female physicians. In 2022, it fell to 26 percent — but the cost is still significant, according to Doximity's 2023 Physician Compensation Report. 
  3. Lina Khan's FTC has challenged health system mergers — but not disruptors

    Two years ago, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan voiced concerns about a merger boom in the U.S., warning that the high volume of transactions is stretching agency resources. That boom has arrived, with healthcare deal revenues hitting an all-time high of $45 billion in 2022 and showing no signs of abating.
  1. Stillbirth data is 'deeply flawed,' says NIH

    Stillbirth rates in the U.S. have been deemed "a major public health concern," according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health published March 15.
  2. Arizona nursing school avoids abrupt shutdown

    Phoenix-based Aspen University's nursing program has been at the center of investigation for more than a year from accrediting authorities and the state's board of nursing. Newly proposed amendments to its teach-out agreement allowed it to avoid a shutdown vote from the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
  3. Health system CIOs focus on automation as other capital tech investments slump

    As U.S. hospitals and health systems face significant financial hurdles, they are seeing capital technology investments slow and are investing strategically into tech that can automate repetitive tasks and increase operational efficiency, CIOs told Becker's.  
  4. Top success factors for each major EHR vendor

    Clinicians who are highly satisfied with their EHRs tend to like their personalized tools and have taken the initiative to learn the systems, a March 24 KLAS Research study found.

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  1. Billings Clinic uses wearable tech to see what nurses see

    Montana State University and Billings (Mont.) Clinic have teamed up on a research effort to see what their nurses see — literally, according to NBC affiliate KULR-8 News. 
  2. 15 most, least innovative states

    A new examination of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for innovation-friendliness factors a number of key indicators, from the share of STEM professionals to research and development spending per capita to tech-company density. 
  3. New York hospitals struggle to reopen psychiatric beds amid staff shortages

    New York hospitals are struggling to reopen hundreds of psychiatric beds by the governor's April 1 deadline, Politico reported March 23.
  4. Instacart expands 'food as medicine' service with Boston Children's, Mount Sinai, UCSF Health

    Boston Children's Hospital has launched a virtual food pharmacy with the help of Instacart Health, which is expanding its "food as medicine" service for healthcare providers.

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  1. Nurses at California hospital reach agreement, call off strike

    Members of the California Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement with MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae, Calif., averting a planned strike.
  2. New York physician facing manslaughter charge in patient's overdose death

    A second New York physician is facing a manslaughter charge over the opioid overdose death of a patient, Rochester Beacon reported March 23.
  3. Moody's: Interest expense will jump 20% for most low-rated healthcare companies in 2023

    Interest expense will spike and cash flows will drop for most low-rated healthcare companies this year, Moody's Investor Service said in a March 22 report.
  4. UPMC's expanded partnership to create academic hospital in Kazakhstan

    UPMC signed a new agreement with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan to grow its medical residency program and form an academic medical center, the health system said March 23.
  5. Why this CEO filmed his colonoscopy

    Most people wouldn't jump at the opportunity to film their colonoscopy, but Georges Leconte, CEO of New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, is an exception. 
  6. Northwell has 41 open Epic-related roles after selecting EHR giant as new vendor

    As New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health switches from Allscripts to Epic, the health system is seeking candidates for 41 Epic-related roles, according to a search of Northwell's website.
  7. How LeanTaaS uses AI to take pressure off of operating rooms

    Software company LeanTaaS released Perioperative Transformation as a Service, a new service that aims to use LeanTaaS' workflow automation and artificial intelligence tools to take pressure off operating rooms. 
  8. AU Health experiences downgrade as cash flow problems remain, danger of covenant breach looms

    Augusta, Ga.-based AU Health System was downgraded amid negative operating cash flow and concern it may breach covenants later this year, Moody's said March 23.
  9. Texas hospital names CEO

    Methodist Hospital Texsan in San Antonio has named Esther Kwon its next CEO, effective May 1. 

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