Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CVS, Amazon shutting down their health businesses

    Amazon and CVS have been trying their hand at the healthcare industry for years, but not without fail —  the two healthcare disruptors recently announced that they would be shuttering some of their healthcare initiatives. 
  2. 'That bill has died': Staffing rules cut from Minnesota legislation

    Regulations that would have required Minnesota hospitals to form nurse staffing committees to establish staffing levels were cut from a controversial bill during final-hour negotiations May 22, the Star Tribune reported. 
  3. New York hospital CIO takes on chief medical officer duties

    Sam Amirfar, MD, CIO of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Hospital Center, has also been named the facility's chief medical officer.
  1. Capital Health receives $500K grant for expansion in Trenton

    Trenton, N.J.-based Capital Health Care has received a $500,000 grant from Bank of America to help with the expansion of its Regional Medical Center in Trenton, according to a May 22 Philadelphia Business Journal report.
  2. EHR vendor market share in the US

    Epic continued to pull away from the competition in 2022, adding dozens of hospitals and thousands of hospital beds to its EHR market share, a May 23 KLAS Research report found.
  3. CEO grilled on state of hospital finances

    Franklin County commissioners have serious concerns about the state of Apalachicola, Fla.-based Weems Memorial Hospital after questioning CEO David Walker on the back of a financial report compiled by Alliant Management Services, The Apalachicola Times reported May 22. 
  4. CEOs' office comeback

    CEOs are heading back to the office close to full-time — and they expect their workers to follow suit, Fortune reported May 22. 

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  1. Georgia university plans 3rd medical school campus

    Augusta University's Medical College of Georgia is planning to open a four-year medical school in Savannah to increase access to physician education and training in the state. 
  2. New device reduces risk of esophagus injury during ablations

    An electrophysiologist at Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center helped invent a new device that makes atrial fibrillation treatment safer.
  3. Donor heart travels from Alaska to Boston; breaks record

    Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital transplanted a heart that broke the record for distance a donor heart successfully traveled.
  4. Catholic Health secures more time to meet requirements of $44M loan

    Catholic Health in Buffalo, N.Y. reached an agreement that will buy it time to meet requirements of its nearly $44 million loan, Buffalo Business First reported May 22.

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  1. Healthcare M&A bill up for discussion again in North Carolina

    House Bill 737, which would give more regulatory oversight in planned healthcare mergers and acquisitions, is back on the negotiating table in North Carolina, according to a May 22 report in the Winston-Salem Journal.
  2. Top PBMs by 2022 market share

    One pharmacy benefit manager makes up one-third of the market, according to a May 23 report from Drug Channels. 
  3. Denials management requires the most RCM subject matter expertise: Survey

    Hospital CFO and revenue cycle leaders surveyed overwhelmingly said denials management requires the most RCM subject matter expertise, according to a May 23 report from Akasa, a revenue cycle firm that uses artificial intelligence. 
  4. North Carolina nurse sentenced, loses license after replacing pain meds with saline

    A former Fuquay-Varina, N.C. nurse was sentenced to 48 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for tampering with painkillers for surgery patients.
  5. 1,129 hospitals reporting losses on patient services, state by state

    Rural hospitals across the U.S. are taking losses on patient services, meaning insurers aren't paying enough to cover the cost of care delivery, according to a report from the Center for Healthcare Quality & Payment Reform.
  6. More hospitals exit Mississippi Hospital Association

    More hospitals are terminating their memberships with the Mississippi Hospital Association, according to the Magnolia Tribune. 
  7. California hospital to file for bankruptcy

    San Benito Health Care District, the board overseeing Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, voted May 22 to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, which it said will pave the way to "tackle the systemic challenges it continues to face." 
  8. CommonSpirit to replace retiring COO Marvin O'Quinn in late summer

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit will replace its current COO and president, Marvin O'Quinn, in August when he is due to retire, CFO Dan Morissette told a May 22 investor call.
  9. Stanford, Mayo + more join Epic's interoperability pledge

    Leading health systems from across the country such as Stanford Health Care and Mayo Clinic have pledged to use Epic's software to share health information with the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. 

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