Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 17 patient care organizations ink principles for telehealth regulations

    The American Heart Association and American Cancer Society and 15 other patient organizations on Sept. 24 released a set of principles for legislators to consider for telehealth implementations.
  2. 7 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following leadership moves by women have been reported since Sept. 18:
  3. Dr. Amer Zureikat selected as surgical oncology chief at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

    Amer Zureikat, MD, was named chief of surgical oncology at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh.

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  1. Fired BayCare Health System cardiologist files wrongful termination suit

    Cardiologist Gary Idelchik, MD, has filed a lawsuit against Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System, alleging he was fired for raising concerns about care quality at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., but the health system contends he was fired because while at work he spoke about using guns to shoot people, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
  2. Cringeworthy conversations: 4 healthcare marketers sound off on language they find most annoying

    The marketing teams within hospitals and health systems are faced with the tough task of making their organization appear as the top choice from which patients can receive care — a job with intricacies those who work outside of healthcare marketing may not fully understand.
  3. At nearly $7M, Premera Blue Cross agrees to pay 2nd largest HIPAA fine in OCR history

    Premera Blue Cross agreed to pay HHS' Office for Civil Rights $6.85 million to settle potential violations related to a HIPAA breach that affected more than 10.4 million people.
  4. NYC Health + Hospitals launches telemedicine program for non-urgent services

    NYC Health + Hospitals is rolling out a new virtual care program for non-life threatening health issues, according to a Sept. 22 news release.
  1. How 3 academic medical centers have reached out to community, backed employees during COVID-19

    During the pandemic, hospitals and health systems must ensure employees feel supported as they battle COVID-19, and, at the same time, ensure the communities they serve feel safe receiving care during a public health crisis. 
  2. Value as a business differentiator: 6 execs on what makes their ACOs high-performing

    In mid-September, CMS released 2019 results from its Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, with participants generating a record $1.2 billion in total net savings for the program.
  3. 2 former Massachusetts VA leaders criminally charged amid probe into COVID-19 outbreak

    The former superintendent and medical director of Soldiers' Home in Holyoke (Mass.) are each facing 10 criminal charges tied to a facility COVID-19 outbreak in which at least 76 veterans died, reports The Boston Globe. 
  4. Bulk of clinical AI systems' data comes from just 3 states, study finds

    The lack of geographic diversity within the data that makes up medical artificial intelligence systems could mean the technology is unduly applying a one-size-fits-all approach to patient care, according to research published Sept. 22 in JAMA Network Open.
  1. Statins could reduce COVID-19 severity and hospital stays, study finds

    Statins, a class of commonly-prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, could reduce patients' risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to research recently published in the American Journal of Cardiology.
  2. Why the shift to virtual learning, collaboration is an untapped opportunity for academic medical centers: 3 leaders discuss

    Academic medical centers sit at the nexus of clinical care, education and research. Even under normal circumstances, balancing these priorities can be difficult, but the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges.
  3. Women more likely than men to have anxiety, 2019 CDC analysis finds

    In 2019, women in the U.S. were more likely to report mild, moderate or severe anxiety than men, according to a CDC analysis.
  4. Rush University Medical Center seeks to add 84-bed specialty hospital

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center plans to build an 84-bed hospital for critical illness recovery and inpatient rehabilitation on its Near West Side Chicago campus. 
  5. University Health System to buy land in San Antonio for new hospital

    San Antonio-based University Health System plans to purchase an 80-acre parcel of land to build a second hospital, according to The Midland Reporter-Telegram.
  6. Bright Health raises another $500M

    Medicare Advantage startup Bright Health raised another $500 million in its latest venture capital funding round.
  7. Washington hospital may leave Kaiser Permanente's insurance network

    Kittitas Valley Healthcare in Ellensburg, Wash., is planning on leaving Kaiser Permanente's insurance network, according to the Daily Record.
  8. How Yale New Haven increased ICU capacity by 75% amid pandemic

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital increased its intensive care capacity 75 percent through the implementation of an alternative care model that converted general patient care units and perioperative spaces to ICUs and therefore required more critical care nurses.
  9. Ex-cancer center president indicted in antitrust conspiracy

    A federal grand jury returned an indictment against William Harwin, MD, founder and former president of Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, for his alleged participation in a long-running antitrust conspiracy, the Department of Justice announced Sept. 24. 

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