Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Appeals court in Ohio to hear challenges to federal vaccination mandate for businesses

    Challenges to the federal government's vaccinate-or-test mandate for businesses were consolidated Nov. 16 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, according to The New York Times.
  2. Mayo Clinic starts blog for cancer patients

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has created a consumer blog for people with cancer and their families to improve patients' quality of life, the health system said Nov. 15. 
  3. Connecticut health system explores joining Covenant Health

    Day Kimball Healthcare, a health system based in Putnam, Conn., inked an agreement to explore joining Tewksbury, Mass.-based Covenant Health. 

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  1. Sparrow workers move forward with strike authorization vote

    A union representing workers at Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System began a strike authorization vote Nov. 16.
  2. The problems that keep 6 hospital leaders up at night

    The Corner Office series asks healthcare leaders to answer questions about their life in and outside the office.
  3. Pregnant cannabis users turn to 'budtenders' for advice

    Pregnant women are using marijuana more often and are turning to their dispensaries for medical advice instead of healthcare professionals. A new study looked at healthcare workers and legal cannabis dealers' perceptions of the risks and benefits of cannabis use during pregnancy, published Nov. 15. 
  4. Washington loses 2 percent of hospital staff amid state mandate

    Washington has lost about 2 percent of hospital staff amid the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the Washington State Hospital Association said during a press briefing Nov. 15.
  1. Allina Health to close maternity unit at Minnesota hospital

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health has made the decision to move its labor and delivery services from Regina Hospital in Hastings, Minn., to United Hospital and Children's Minnesota, both based in St. Paul, effective Feb. 3, 2022, twincities.com reported Nov. 16.
  2. Payers, providers seeing more cut contracts: 5 takeaways

    Payers and providers are having a harder time landing network contracts, and patients' wallets are stuck in the middle as they face more out-of-network care, Forbes reported Nov. 16. 
  3. COVID-19 hospitalizations jump 60% in 3 weeks at Henry Ford

    The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 at Henry Ford Health System has increased by nearly 60 percent since late October, the Detroit-based system said Nov. 16.
  4. VA hospital employee sends 1,193 patients' data to unauthorized email

    Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center began notifying 1,193 patients that their protected health information may have been exposed during a 2020 email incident, according to data the hospital reported to HHS' data breach portal Nov. 1.
  1. How health systems in 95 countries are preparing for climate change

    It will become increasingly important for health systems to prepare for the effects of climate change and assess their own contributions to the issues. A Nov. 8 World Health Organization report reveals that nations are beginning to look into these problems. 
  2. Stanford couple to join UNC Health's leadership team

    Carolina Guimaraes, MD, has been appointed division chief of pediatric radiology at Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health. Her spouse, Lane Donnelly, MD, will also join the health system as executive medical director of pediatric population health and quality at the UNC School of Medicine.
  3. MIS-C cases by state 

    More than 5,000 kids in the U.S. have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children — a rare condition linked to COVID-19 — since 2020, according to the CDC.
  4. Henry Ford Health operating income drops to $6.5M through Q3

    Henry Ford Health System, a five-hospital system based in Detroit, Mich., saw a net income of $152.5 million in the nine months ended Sept. 30, a 50.6 percent drop from the same period in 2020, according to its quarterly financial report released Nov. 15.
  5. Regulators kick off review of Lifespan-Care New England merger

    The merger application between Lifespan and Care New England — both based in Providence, R.I. — has been completed and will go under review by the state attorney general's office and the Rhode Island Department of Health on Nov. 17, the office said Nov. 16.
  6. NIH embarks on long-term study of COVID-19's effect on children

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has enrolled the first participant in it's large-scale study centered on COVID-19's effect on children. 
  7. Missouri allows nursing homes to close temporarily for staffing shortages caused by vaccination mandate

    Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services announced Nov. 12 an emergency rule allowing nursing homes to close for up to two years without having to relinquish their licenses in light of federal vaccination mandates, KTTN reported Nov. 16.  
  8. 11 top client-rated RCM solutions, ranked by Black Book

    Black Book released the highest-rated vendors in customer satisfaction and client experience in 10 categories of RCM Software Tools and RCM Outsourcing Services.
  9. 40% of patients interact with providers more because of telehealth

    Forty percent of patients say they interact with their healthcare providers more because of telehealth, according to research released Nov. 15 by GoodRx.

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