Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Physician 'gold card' law to reduce prior authorization delays in Texas

    A new Texas law took effect in September seeking to cut prior authorization delays by rewarding physicians with high prior authorization approval rates, according to the American Medical Association.
  2. Price transparency compliance adds financial hardship for rural hospitals, they say

    The CMS price transparency rule is straining rural hospitals that were already at risk of shutting down due to financial woes exacerbated by the pandemic, Bloomberg Law reported Sept. 15.
  3. Unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations cost $5.7B in 3 months, analysis says

    A surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations among unvaccinated adults has cost the U.S. health system $5.7 billion from June to August of this year, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.

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  1. Nevada Hospital Association names CEO

    Patrick Kelly has been appointed president and CEO of the Nevada Hospital Association in Reno. He succeeds Bill Welch, who will continue as a consultant until his retirement Dec. 31.
  2. Top 20 business schools of 2021-22, per Bloomberg

    Stanford University's business school was ranked the top U.S. business school, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which analyzed 19,000 student and alumni responses on their experience at these schools.
  3. 10 states with largest COVID-19 case increases in last week

    Below are 10 states with the largest seven-day COVID-19 case increases over the last week, according to data tracked by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
  4. Beaumont's human resources chief heads to UnityPoint

    Aaron Gillingham is the new chief human resources officer of UnityPoint Health, effective Oct. 18. 
  1. Parents are quitting their jobs over their kids' behavioral health

    In a survey of nearly 600 parents of children 18 or younger, 21 percent have voluntarily quit their jobs in the last year or are planning to quit their jobs in the year ahead to better care for their children's behavioral health needs.
  2. DuPage Medical Group adopts new name

    DuPage Medical Group, the Downers Grove, Ill.-based independent multispecialty group with more than 900 physicians, is now Duly Health and Care. 
  3. VA requests proposals for $1B telehealth contract: 4 takeaways

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking contractors for a $1 billion telehealth contract as the department seeks to modernize its system, according to a Sept. 13 Bloomberg Law report.
  4. Houston Methodist, Amazon piloting voice assistants in operating, exam rooms

    Houston Methodist and Amazon Web Services are collaborating to bring voice assistants into hospital settings, according to a Sept. 13 Financial Times report.
  1. Federal court freezes enforcement of New York vaccine mandate's prohibition of religious exemptions

    A federal court has granted 17 medical workers' motion for a temporary restraining order against the governor and the state Department of Health regarding New York's COVID-19 vaccine mandate that excludes religious exemptions, according to court documents filed Sept. 14.
  2. AdventHealth breaks ground on 100-bed Palm Coast hospital

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth broke ground Sept. 14 on its four-story, 100-bed hospital in Palm Coast, Fla., according to the Palm Coast Observer.
  3. NIH reviewing removal of early COVID-19 genetic sequences from database 

    The National Institutes of Health is examining the removal of COVID-19 virus genetic data from its archive after a scientist in June raised concerns about the withdrawal, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 13. 
  4. 6 recent heart study findings

    Recent cardiology studies have focused on how COVID-19 poses a higher risk for myocarditis than Pfizer's vaccine, how cannabis affects heart attack risk and more. 
  5. Spectrum Health allows vaccine mandate exemptions for workers with natural immunity

    Spectrum Health will allow exemptions to vaccinations for employees who prove natural immunity to COVID-19, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based system confirmed to Becker's.
  6. Northern California healthcare workers vote to strike in October

    More than 500 healthcare workers at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, Calif., and John Muir Behavioral Health Center in Concord, Calif., have voted to strike in October, according to Sept. 14 hospital and union statements.
  7. New research project invites all US colorectal cancer patients to participate

    Count Me In, a research initiative that allows cancer patients to share data directly with researchers, launched the Colorectal Cancer Project Sept. 14. 
  8. Amazon to hire 165,000

    Amazon is looking to hire more than 165,000 employees as the company continues to grow and rapidly expands its healthcare initiatives.
  9. Epic's sepsis model used at 100+ hospitals has conflicting results: 6 things to know

    A new study from researchers at Cleveland-based MetroHealth found that Epic's sepsis warning system, which is used at hundreds of U.S. hospitals and health systems, is associated with administering antibiotics faster, according to an Aug. 20 study published in Critical Care Medicine. 

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