Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Patient dies after defibrillator fire at Tennessee hospital

    Nashville, Tenn.-based TriStar Centennial Medical Center is reviewing a Nov. 24 incident in which a fire erupted as staff members were using a defibrillator on a patient who later died, ABC affiliate WKRN reported Nov. 28.
  2. What physicians think of health system rebrands

    When hospitals and health systems rebrand, it's not just the signage and stationery that need to be changed. Physicians and other providers also have to get used to having new names and, in some cases, new employers.
  3. Forbes' '30 Under 30' list honors rising stars in healthcare

    Forbes on Nov. 29 released its annual "30 Under 30" list honoring young professionals in 20 categories, including healthcare.

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  1. North Texas hospitals have a $38.4B economic impact, study finds

    A Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council study found that healthcare has a $38.4 billion economic impact on the region, D Magazine reported Nov. 28.
  2. Researchers use mRNA technology for potential universal flu vaccine

    Penn Medicine researchers are targeting a "cornucopia of antigens" with mRNA-based technology to develop a universal flu vaccine, and human clinical trials for the 20-subtype candidate are in the works. 
  3. Twitter ends labeling of COVID-19 misinformation

    Twitter said it ended a policy of labeling posts that contained misinformation about COVID-19 and providing supplemental corrective information. 
  4. How COVID-19 has changed what we know about the flu

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts didn't believe the flu could be contained. But, when flu transmission came to a halt during the pandemic, scientists were able to gain a new understanding of the virus. 

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  1. Additional Minnesota nurses to join strike authorization vote

    Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association at St. Luke's Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors will join 15,000 nurses at 15 other facilities in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports in a Nov. 30 strike authorization vote.
  2. Rural Kansas hospital to be built using $108M USDA grant

    Colby, Kan.-based Citizens Medical Center is to build a replacement hospital and clinic with the aid of a $108 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development unit, according to a report from KWCH.
  3. Hospitals, health systems see mergers as path to survival

    Since 2005, 183 rural hospitals across 36 states have closed, leaving many people in those communities without timely access to essential medical services and often leading to a decline in the number of healthcare providers in those counties.
  4. 40M patient records have been stolen, exposed due to EHR security vulnerabilities

    Security vulnerabilities in EHR systems have caused more than 40 million Americans' medical records to have been stolen or exposed this year, USA Today reported Nov. 29. 

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  1. Google Health to commercialize mammography AI

    Google Health has struck a development and commercialization deal with medical technology company iCAD to integrate Google's artificial intelligence technology into iCAD's breast imaging solutions.
  2. Minnesota hospital taps new president

    St. Cloud, Minn.-based CentraCare has named Craig Henneman president of its Paynesville Hospital. 
  3. Biosimilar 'skinny labels' saved Medicare $1.5B, study shows

    From 2015 to 2020, FDA approvals of "skinny labels" on biosimilars saved Medicare $1.5 billion, according to a study published Nov. 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 
  4. Tamiflu fill rate jumps to over 100%

    The fill rate for Tamiflu, the nation's most popular flu prescription drug, is nearly 100 percent higher than it was this time last year, but the drugmaker has said it has "sufficient supply."
  5. Ohio's measles outbreak grows: 4 notes

    At least 44 unvaccinated children in the Columbus, Ohio, region have been infected with measles since the first few cases were confirmed in early November, according to a dashboard run by the city's health department. 
  6. Kent Hospital taps Dr. Tom Wold as chief medical officer

    Warwick, R.I.-based Kent Hospital has selected Tom Wold, DO, to serve as its chief medical officer, effective Dec. 12, it said in a Facebook post. 
  7. 10 hospitals seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  8. Athenahealth looks to go public again

    EHR vendor Athenahealth is looking to go public just 10 months after it was bought by Bain Capital and another private equity firm for $17 billion, the Boston Globe reported Nov. 28.
  9. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 22: 

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