Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Oct. 6:
  2. 76% of patients leave physician's office unsatisfied, turn to the internet to supplement visits

    Most patients use the internet to research their health concerns after leaving their physician's appointment unsatisfied, according to an October report by the AHIMA Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the American Health Information Management Association.
  3. 60 Oregon hospitals deploy nation's 1st statewide bed management tool: 3 details

    Oregon hospitals and GE Healthcare partnered to launch the nation's first automated statewide hospital bed management tool.

Innovation is a core Cerner value – and one that is certainly not taken lightly

As seen through the healthcare IT leader’s new Cerner RevElate™ Patient Accounting product launch, announced on October 6, 2021.
  1. 5 updates on COVID-19 treatments

    As vaccination rates lag and people across the country continue to contract COVID-19, millions are being poured into development efforts for COVID-19 treatments. Here are five key updates:
  2. How 9 hospitals are approaching COVID-19 vaccines for transplant patients

    Many of the country's more than 250 organ transplant centers have recently moved to require COVID-19 vaccination for both organ recipients and donors, Kaiser Health News reports. 
  3. How an online pharmacy made millions selling unproven COVID-19 drugs

    Digital pharmacy Ravkoo took advantage of relaxed telehealth and prescribing regulations to fill thousands of prescriptions amid the pandemic, most of which were for unproven COVID-19 treatments promoted by anti-vaccination groups, Time reported Oct. 13.
  4. Former CMS administrator: Medicare Advantage is a 'money machine'

    An opinion piece co-authored by Donald Berwick, MD, former CMS administrator, chalks up the surge of Medicare Advantage offerings in recent years to the system being a "money machine" for payers. 
  1. 71% of beneficiaries did not compare Medicare plans during open enrollment, study says

    A Kaiser Family Foundation study found that seven in 10 (71 percent) of Medicare beneficiaries did not shop around among plans during the 2018 open enrollment period.
  2. SSM Health president, CEO: Optum partnership 'leans in together' on innovation

    On the heels of a wave-making partnership with Optum, Laura Kaiser, president and CEO of St. Louis-based SSM Health, is looking to leverage the newfound support to transform healthcare.
  3. Indiana hospital plans $300M expansion

    South Bend, Ind.-based Memorial Hospital hopes to expand with a new patient tower, apartments, hotel and health club through a $300 million project, the South Bend Tribune reported Oct. 13.
  4. How vaccination rates are changing in each state: Up in 12, down in 38

    An average of 837,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day were administered in the past week, an 11 percent decrease from the week before, according to The Washington Post. 
  1. Former Texas hospital workers demand jobs back after governor bans vaccination mandates

    Former Houston Methodist employees who resigned or were fired for not complying with the system's vaccination requirements are demanding their jobs back after Texas Gov.Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates, according to Houston Public Media. 
  2. Mayo Clinic, Northeastern U roll out digital healthcare transformation master's program

    The teaching hospital division of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic teamed up with Boston-based Northeastern University to offer an online master's management degree in digital healthcare transformation, the schools said Oct. 12.
  3. 2 EHR measures that can predict physician departures

    Two key EHR use metrics can help flag which physicians are most likely to leave their position, according to a study published Oct. 12 in JAMA Network Open.
  4. 15 healthcare companies named to Forbes' best employers in the world

    Fifteen healthcare companies were named to Forbes' 2021 list of the 750 best employers in the world.
  5. Boston Children's wants to acquire Franciscan Children's in move to upgrade mental healthcare

    Boston Children's Hospital hopes to enhance mental healthcare services by acquiring Brighton, Mass.-based Franciscan Children's Hospital, the organizations announced Oct. 12. 
  6. UPMC defends surgery practices in battle with feds

    UPMC is defending its surgery and billing practices after the Justice Department filed a false claims complaint against the Pittsburgh-based system, its physician group and the chair of its department of cardiothoracic surgery.
  7. Missouri Hospital Association's data arm launches health equity dashboards: 3 details

    The Missouri Hospital Association launched a data dashboard Oct. 11 that displays details of health inequities by zip code, symptom and prevalence, according to details shared with Becker's.
  8. The daily hazard proving untenable in hospitals and strategies to curb it

    The recent fatal shooting of a nursing assistant at Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was a stark reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is not the healthcare industry's sole challenge
  9. Hospitalizations due to delayed care put extra stress on health systems

    Many hospitals are reporting an influx of patients who delayed care during the pandemic and now require acute care for their worsening conditions. This demand is placing extra stress on organizations already facing capacity issues amid a surge in COVID-19 patients.

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