Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. US shares COVID-19 technology with WHO

    The White House announced May 12 that it is licensing key COVID-19 vaccine and research technologies to the World Health Organization, The Hill reported.
  2. 55% of COVID-19 survivors have at least one symptom 2 years later, study finds

    In what researchers are calling the longest follow-up study to date, findings published May 11 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine suggest more than half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 still have at least one symptom two years later. 
  3. Community Health Systems' launches AI-based maternal-fetal warning monitoring to improve obstetrics care

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health System's affiliated hospitals that offer obstetrics services have deployed an AI-based maternal-fetal early warning system to advance patient safety in obstetric programs. 

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  1. 'We have turned to AI to disrupt the future,' Michael Dowling says

    Hospital systems can employ artificial intelligence to reduce the types of health inequities that have made communities of color more vulnerable to COVID-19, the leader of one of the nation's largest health systems says.
  2. Mayor's letter prompts HCA Healthcare CEO to visit North Carolina hospital

    The formation of a community advisory group was among the issues discussed when HCA Healthcare CEO Samuel Hazen met with local leaders over complaints and concerns at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, N.C., ABC affiliate WLOS reported.  
  3. 6 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since May 6.
  4. Data is the 'lifeblood' of the digital health economy: Sanford CIO on how to keep up

    Digital technologies and data analytics have become vital to health systems aiming to run efficient organizations, reduce burnout and provide excellent patient care.

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  1. Wyoming hospital to end labor and delivery services amid staffing problems

    Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins, Wyo., will end its labor and delivery services June 15, Wyoming Public Radio reported May 12.
  2. Michigan health system cybersecurity incident takes down IT system, exposes PHI

    Sandusky, Mich.-based McKenzie Health System notified patients that a cybersecurity incident had exposed their personal health information and disrupted some of its IT systems. 
  3. 13 hospitals hiring chief medical officers

    Below are 13 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  4. The barriers to hospital price transparency compliance

    Although CMS' price transparency rule went into effect in January 2021, hospitals have been slow to comply with the regulation. 

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  1. Nebraska health system names CFO

    Brodstone Healthcare, a single-hospital system in Superior, Neb., named Crystal Wyatt CFO. 
  2. Dr. Ashish Jha calls $10B 'bare minimum' needed to curb COVID-19 surges

    While the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve and American's immune protection wanes, $10 billion in federal aid to support the purchase of more tests, therapeutics and vaccines remains tied up in a congressional stalemate. 
  3. Mount Sinai to build engineering, precision medicine center to accelerate development of new tech

    New York City-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Troy, N.Y.-based Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will co-create a center for precision medicine and engineering.  
  4. Michigan grants full practice authority for CRNAs

    Michigan is the 20th state to allow certified registered nurse anesthetists to practice without physician supervision after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill into law granting full practice authority for those providers, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology.
  5. The healthcare ransomware epidemic: 5 best practices for safeguarding your organization

    Ransomware has been a concern in healthcare for several years, with the number of bad actors growing.
  6. Rudeness: A care quality issue

    For many people, rude behavior is no more than an unwelcome nuisance. But for those in healthcare, the consequences can be far more detrimental. 
  7. Nonprofit hospital margins to remain weak through Q2, Fitch says

    Nonprofit hospital margins will continue to struggle through the second quarter of 2022 following the operational challenges from the omicron variant, Fitch Ratings said in a May 12 report.
  8. California's $18B inflation relief package includes payouts for hospital, nursing home staffs

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed an $18.1 billion inflation relief package that includes $1,500 direct payments to hospital and nursing home employees across the state.
  9. Top-paying metro areas for 4 healthcare careers

    The metropolitan areas where healthcare workers in multiple careers earn the highest annual mean wage are concentrated in California, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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