Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Overdose deaths up 15% in 2021, CDC data shows

    Overdose deaths have reached a new high in the U.S., with the latest CDC data showing a 15 percent increase in fatalities last year. 
  2. Bill would require hospitals to create workplace violence prevention plan

    U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation requiring healthcare and social service employers to implement a workplace violence prevention plan to avoid and reduce workplace violence among employees.
  3. Johnson & Johnson names CEO of spin-off consumer health company

    Johnson & Johnson named Thibaut Mongon as CEO of its spin-off consumer health company. 

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  1. FDA approves new indication for drug to treat severe COVID-19

    The FDA on May 11 approved Eli Lilly and partner Incyte's baricitinib, which goes by the brand name Olumiant, to treat COVID-19 in certain hospitalized adults. 
  2. Couple donates $20M to Nuvance Health for new pavilion

    Nuvance Health has received a $20 million donation toward Norwalk Hospital's new patient pavilion, the Danbury, Conn.-based health system said May 12.
  3. Fauci: Cadence for COVID-19 boosters will be clearer this summer

    The nation's top infectious disease expert on May 11 said he expects data to inform how often COVID-19 boosters could be needed to maintain strong protection to be available by mid-summer. 
  4. Computer scientist pay by state

    Data scientists, a position increasingly in demand at hospitals, make an average of $108,660 annually, according to the latest data released March 31 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  1. 9 hospital, health system COO moves

    Nine hospital and health system COO moves have been reported on by Becker's since April 12.
  2. COVID-19 funding and Congress: No clear path forward

    Aid to boost the availability of COVID-19 tests, therapeutics and vaccines nationwide continues to dwell in a congressional logjam. 
  3. Labor actions among physicians intensify in California

    Citing a desire for the best possible patient care and strong worker protections, physicians in California have been involved in several labor actions this year.
  4. 'Evil empire' UnitedHealth schemes to underpay providers, Envision suit alleges

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare is suing UnitedHealth Group, accusing the payer of scheming to underpay front-line healthcare providers and push organizations out of network. 

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  1. Consumer expectations driving digital change, say 6 healthcare execs

    Six healthcare leaders from some of the largest corporations in the nation discussed how healthcare will change as technology advances and creates a digital-first system, reported Fortune May 12. 
  2. Hospitals' finances are hurting

    Many hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are feeling the effects of higher expenses and market volatility in the first quarter of 2022. 
  3. Imaging dye shortage means rocky 8 weeks ahead for hospitals

    A shortage of a key ingredient used for imaging services is forcing physicians to ration medical scans for only the most crucial cases, a challenge that will likely continue for the next six to eight weeks until supplies are replenished, The Washington Post reported May 11.
  4. HHS releases $16M to expand telehealth for family planning groups

    HHS announced it will release $16.3 million in grants for family planning groups to expand their telehealth services and infrastructure. 
  5. Atrium, Advocate Aurora merger to accelerate digital health innovation

    The merger of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health will advance digital health innovation, data analytics and digital consumer infrastructure. 
  6. Nurses take to streets ahead of RaDonda Vaught sentencing

    Nurses from across the country are heading to Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Tenn., this week to march for better working conditions and to show support for RaDonda Vaught. 
  7. HHS releases $450M to rural healthcare providers

    HHS released $450 million in payments to rural healthcare providers to address financial challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic on May 10, according to the American Hospital Association.
  8. Ballad Health reports operating loss of $37.3M

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health reported an operating loss of $37.3 million for the three months ended March 31, compared to an operating income of $16 million in the same period last year, according to its financial results.
  9. Idaho health system files lawsuit over 'smear campaign,' protest after infant's treatment

    Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke's Health System filed a lawsuit May 11 related to a March protest over an infant's care that prompted a hospital lockdown.

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