Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 states with the highest health insurance costs for employees

    Employees in Minnesota face some of the highest annual health insurance costs in the nation, according to a ranking from Yahoo Finance.
  2. Rite Aid hires VP of diversity, equity and inclusion

    Rite Aid has hired Texanna Reeves to be vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for the company. 
  3. Minnesota universities partner to offer doctoral nursing program

    St. Cloud (Minn.) State University and the University of Minnesota are working to advance primary care services in rural communities by developing a new Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree program, according to a Dec. 1 news release. 

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  1. Renown CEO defends COVID-19 care site after Trump tweet claims it's 'fake'

    Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health's CEO is speaking out against a tweet shared by President Donald Trump that falsely claims Renown's alternative COVID-19 unit is "fake."
  2. New Jersey hospital saw increase of hospital-acquired bacterial infection during earlier COVID-19 surge, CDC finds

    Between February and July, 34 patients at a New Jersey hospital acquired carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumanni infection or colonization, according to the CDC's Dec. 1 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The bacteria can lead to pneumonia and wound, blood stream and urinary tract infections. 
  3. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  4. UnityPoint Health names presidents, CEOs

    Clay Holderman was named president and CEO of West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health, and Sanjeeb Khatua, MD, was named to those same roles at the health system's clinic enterprise, UnityPoint Clinic, officials said Dec. 1. 
  1. Significant side effects in up to 15% of coronavirus vaccine users, Warp Speed chief says

    Both Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines are safe, and about 10 percent to 15 percent of recipients reported side effects that were "significantly noticeable," CNBC reported Dec. 1. 
  2. 70 workers at West Virginia hospital out due to COVID-19

    More than 70 employees of Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital are sidelined with COVID-19 or quarantined due to potential exposure to the virus, according to WTRF. 
  3. First mass shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine arrives in US

    United Airlines carried the first mass air shipment of COVID-19 vaccines last week from Brussels to Chicago, CNBC reported. 
  4. Tampa General, USF Health join forces to create research hub

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital and Tampa-based USF Health have created a joint office of clinical research to combine resources and work more closely on clinical trials, the organizations announced Nov. 30. 

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  1. Duke University, Microsoft develop ventilator splitting tech for COVID-19 patients

    A team of Durham, N.C.-based Duke University researchers partnered with Microsoft to create a ventilator splitting system to help COVID-19 patients in the wake of hospital surges and potential supply shortages, according to a Dec. 1 Microsoft blog post.
  2. Carnegie Mellon adds de-identified claims data to COVID-19 forecasting tool

    Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University teamed up with Nashville, Tenn.-based data analytics firm Change Healthcare to launch an updated COVID-19 indicators forecasting tool, according to a Dec. 1 news release.
  3. MetroHealth receives record $42M pledge

    The MetroHealth System in Cleveland received a $42 million pledge from JoAnn and Bob Glick, the largest gift in its 183-year history. 
  4. 7 ways to rethink health IT innovation 

    Increased digital access by patients and widespread adaptation of artificial intelligence will be some of the main drivers of digital transformation in healthcare over the next few years, according to Daniel Marchalik, MD.
  5. Drugmakers develop HIV drug specifically for infants

    A team of drugmakers has created a version of the HIV drug dolutegravir made specifically for infants, which will be available through a partnership with global public health organizations, The New York Times reported. 
  6. Beware of insider cyber threats, AMA warns hospitals

    Hospitals and health systems must stay on the lookout for Ryuk ransomware, which is one of the newest and biggest cyber threats emerging in the industry, according to the American Medical Association.
  7. FDA ends Unapproved Drugs Initiative

    The FDA is ending the Unapproved Drugs Initiative, which was created in 2006 to reduce the number of drugs on the market that didn't go through the FDA approval process. 
  8. Senators unveil $908B COVID-19 relief bill

    A bipartisan group of senators introduced a COVID-19 relief proposal Dec. 1 worth about $908 billion, according to The Washington Post.
  9. Guthrie CEO to retire

    Joseph Scopelliti, MD, is retiring as president and CEO of the Guthrie Clinic, the Sayre, Pa.-based health system said Dec. 1. 

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