Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Chesapeake Regional Healthcare completes $135M cancer center addition

    Two years after announcing the project, Chesapeake (Va.) Regional Healthcare completed its $135 million, 12,000-square-foot expansion to its cancer center, The Virginian Pilot reported Oct. 11.
  2. Optum sues former employees for allegedly stealing health data

    OptumCare is suing Miami-based Cano Health in New Mexico, alleging that two former Optum employees stole medical data to poach patients and physicians.
  3. Humana continues Tennessee expansion with new plans

    Humana is bringing new Dual Eligible Special Needs Medicare Advantage and PPO plans to Tennessee, the company announced Oct. 12.

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  1. Where states stand on unemployment for workers fired over vaccination mandates

    Generally, healthcare workers who are fired for refusing to comply with COVID-19 vaccination mandates likely can't collect unemployment benefits, although there may be exceptions based on the state and a worker's situation, employment experts told CNBC.
  2. How Cerner's new CEO Dr. David Feinberg plans to take EHRs to full potential: 5 insights 

    As part of his strategy for leading Cerner, David Feinberg, MD, is focused on improving EHR usability and interoperability, he said during the Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR company's virtual event Oct. 12. 
  3. HHS rolls out Spanish language app to help patients prepare for in-person, telehealth visits

    HHS launched a Spanish version of its QuestionBuilder app to help Latino patients prepare for their telehealth and in-person appointments.
  4. Quest Diagnostics opens one of world's biggest medical labs

    Secaucus, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics opened its 250,000-square-foot lab in Clifton, N.J., the company said Oct. 12.
  1. CDC, AMA launch campaign warning of #FluFOMO

    The CDC, American Medical Association and the Ad Council on Oct. 12 launched a new campaign to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu.
  2. Kansas hospitals split $50M to boost nurse pay

    The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas committee released a breakdown Oct. 11 of how they are splitting the State Finance Council's $50 million for hospital nurses.
  3. Many community clinics haven't been paid for COVID-19 vaccine administration

    Many community clinics haven't been reimbursed for administering COVID-19 shots since the vaccines obtained emergency use authorization, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 11.
  4. Healthcare has lost half a million workers since 2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has seen healthcare workers leave their jobs, and the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed another decline.
  1. Best Buy to acquire remote care monitoring platform: 5 details

    Best Buy signed an agreement to acquire remote patient monitoring and telehealth company Current Health, the company said Oct. 12.
  2. COVID-19 cases up in 8 states, down in 27, flat in 15

    Over the last week, seven-day COVID-19 case averages have risen in eight states, are flat in 15 and dropping in 27, according to data tracked by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
  3. Anesthesiologists ask for investigation on alleged UnitedHealth anti-competitive actions

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists called on the Justice Department Oct. 7 to have its Antitrust Division investigate alleged anti-competitive behavior from UnitedHealth Group. 
  4. Dana-Farber reverses trustee investment policy

    Two longtime Dana-Farber Cancer Institute trustees have resigned, and the Boston-based institute will no longer permit board member investment in hospital startups after a recent Boston Globe investigation revealed that some trustees had opportunities for personal enrichment through investing in hospital-grounded startups.
  5. Why partnerships are a primary focus of a California CEO's strategy

    As the new CEO of Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital, John Hennelly is focused on partnerships, he told the Sonoma Index-Tribune.
  6. Poll finds many Americans' health, finances still far from baseline due to pandemic

    Even as COVID-19 infections begin to fall more than a year and a half into the pandemic, many Americans continue to face severe financial problems and disruptions to healthcare access, poll findings released Oct. 12 found. 
  7. Texas governor bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Oct. 11 banning any entity in the state, including private employers, from enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandates. 
  8. States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: Oct. 19

    Here are the rates of positive COVID-19 tests in each state, along with the number of new cases most recently reported and number of tests conducted per 100,000 people. 
  9. Which states have CON laws? A breakdown

    Certificate-of-need laws require healthcare providers to get approval from state regulators before expanding facilities or investing in technology. 

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