Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UnityPoint Health Ventures backs telehealth startup OpenLoop in $15M round

    UnityPoint Health Ventures, the venture capital arm of West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health, is participating in a $15 million funding round for telehealth platform OpenLoop.
  2. Viewpoint: Health systems need a 'Ford strategy'

    It is time for health systems to reconsider their strategy. Cars might offer some clarity, according to Kenneth Kaufman, managing director and chair of KaufmanHall. 
  3. Cities where a $100K salary doesn't stretch far

    As inflation rises, workers are demanding higher wages — and securing them at hospitals and health systems nationwide. But in some cities, even six figures does not feel like much anymore, according to Bloomberg. 
  1. Patients settle with maker of freezer tank that failed at San Francisco fertility clinic

    When a freezer tank at the Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco malfunctioned in 2018, around 4,000 embryos and eggs inside were destroyed. Patients affected by the failure have now settled out of court with Chart, the manufacturer of the freezer tank for an undisclosed amount, The Washington Post reported March 15. 
  2. Shortage of prostate cancer drug worries physicians

    The shortage of a drug approved just shy of one year ago by the FDA to treat prostate cancer is now in limited supply, concerning some physicians.
  3. 'A true AI revolution feels out of reach': Why this physician is wary

    The rise of artificial intelligence systems such as ChatGPT have many speculating about its use in medicine, and Benjamin Mazer, MD, an assistant professor of pathology at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University, sees a future where AI becomes a new way to bill patients.
  4. Illinois physician accused of removing part of patients' uteruses in healthcare fraud scheme

    A Chicago-area physician is accused of 13 counts of healthcare fraud, including performing medically unnecessary procedures such as removing part of patients' uteruses.

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  1. Mount Sinai, NYC libraries offer classes on accessing telehealth, health records

    New York City-based Mount Sinai is partnering with the New York Public Library to offer digital literacy classes for individuals trying to access healthcare via telehealth or through electronic information technologies. 
  2. Indiana health system says employee inappropriately accessed patient records

    South Bend, Ind.-based Beacon Health System is notifying 3,117 patients that some of their personal information may have been accessed by an unauthorized employee who viewed patient records outside the scope of their job duties. 
  3. Montefiore receives $100M anonymous donation

    New York City-based Montefiore Health System has announced that an anonymous donor contributed $100 million to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y., one of the largest gifts in the college's history. 
  4. Maryland health system taps COO

    Easton, Md.-based UM Shore Regional Health has named LuAnn Brady senior vice president and chief operating officer. 

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  1. BJC names community health VP

    St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare has named Deidre Griffith its vice president of community health improvement. 
  2. Pennsylvania hospital CEO retires after 6-decade career

    Barbara Nichols, RN, is retiring as CEO of Corry (Pa.) Memorial Hospital after 23 years in the role, the Erie Times-News reported March 16. 
  3. North Memorial points to decreased contract labor spend as operating income improves

    Robbinsdale, Minn.-based North Memorial Health isn't unusual in reporting a net loss in 2022, but the two-hospital system did show signs of improved operating income in the final quarter as contract labor costs declined, according to a March 16 filing.
  4. Minnesota lawmakers look to increase charity care accessibility

    Minnesota lawmakers introduced new legislation that, if passed, will require hospitals to screen all uninsured patients for charity care eligibility and assist them during the application process, the Post Bulletin reported March 16.
  5. $35M replacement hospital project begins at Marshfield Clinic location

    Construction is underway at one of the 12 hospitals operated by Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System, according to a March 15 WXPR report.
  6. 'Meet the patient where they are': Cone Health revenue cycle VP talks goals, payer side experience

    Taking on the role of vice president of revenue cycle at Cone Health has felt at times like "drinking from a fire hose," Jason Nelms told Becker's, but added "that's not a bad thing."
  7. Former longtime Baltimore hospital nursing leader dies at 71

    Diane Johnson, BSN, former Sinai Hospital of Baltimore chief nursing officer, died of breast cancer March 10. She was 71, The Baltimore Sun reported.
  8. Mid-career switches could help ease nursing shortages, nurses say

    The nurse shortage could find aid in an unlikely place: midcareer switches from other professions, the Commercial Appeal reported March 16.
  9. Hackensack Meridian: New lung cancer procedure could displace more invasive method

    Standard surgical procedures for lung cancer patients are still effective even when done in a minimally invasive manner, according to new research from Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township, N.J.

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