Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Medicaid expansion improving hospital finances, research shows 

    Expansion of Medicaid benefits has reduced uncompensated care costs, a study published in Medical Care Research and Review shows.
  2. CVS Health looking to sell individual plans through the 2022 marketplace

    CVS Health is planning to sell individual insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act in up to eight states in 2022, according to Forbes. The chosen states have not been disclosed.
  3. COVID-19 cases will fall sharply by July, CDC models predict

    The U.S. will see a drastic decrease in new COVID-19 cases by July if vaccination rates remain high and Americans maintain public health measures such as masking and social-distancing, the CDC forecasted in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published May 5.

Converge: All together now

Read the interview. COVID-19 has forever changed healthcare and consequently has led to a massive acceleration in the use of telehealth.
  1. Illinois hospital gives COVID-19 patient ivermectin following court order

    Elmhurst (Ill.) Hospital administered ivermectin to a comatose COVID-19 patient May 3 after a judge's order to do so, the Chicago Tribune reported.
  2. 20 freebies, discounts to honor National Nurses Week

    Nurses Week 2021 starts May 6. Here are 20 companies offering nurses freebies or discounts in recognition, as listed by USA Today and Delish. 
  3. 6 big ideas in healthcare marketing

    From their thoughts on crafting an authentic brand voice to combating COVID-19 misinformation to executing a strong digital front door strategy, here are six key quotes about healthcare marketing and communications that hospital executives recently shared with Becker's Hospital Review:
  4. Federal lawmakers seek billions earmarked to fight antibiotic resistance

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the House Committee on Appropriations to allocate more funding to fight antibiotic resistance on a federal level.

Celebrating healthcare organizations who made a considerable impact in their communities through virtual care

As COVID-19 vaccines continue to be rolled out and a post-pandemic world seems within reach, it is still important to reflect on the past year and how Amwell clients exemplified telehealth excellence and led the way in providing and expanding access to quality care.
  1. WHO: Investing in midwives could save 4.3 million lives yearly

    In response to a global shortage of midwives, the World Health Organization is calling for more investments in the profession, saying that it could save 4.3 million lives each year. 
  2. Most physicians didn't work in private practices last year, AMA analysis finds

    Shifts away from physician-owned practices continued in 2020, with the share of physicians in private practices dropping below 50 percent for the first time since the American Medical Association began measuring the metric in 2012, according to the latest analysis released May 5 by the AMA.
  3. Cerner's net earnings increase 17% in Q1: 5 details 

    Cerner reported $172.3 million in net earnings for the first quarter of 2021, up 17 percent from $147.2 million during the same period last year. 
  4. What full approval of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could mean for rollout

    Pfizer said May 4 that it will file for full FDA-approval of its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this month. But what does full approval mean, and will it change the vaccine rollout? 

How patient phenotyping can help power value-based care

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  1. High-quality primary care for all Americans: National Academies release plan to achieve it

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released an implementation plan May 4 for the U.S. government, recommending it provide high-quality primary care to all Americans. 
  2. Lawmakers urge organ collection groups to tighten performance measures

    Improve performance measures or face tighter regulations, lawmakers warned organ procurement groups during a May 4 hearing, The Washington Post reports.
  3. Pfizer to seek September OK for COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as 2

    Pfizer plans to apply in September for emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine to be given to children between the ages of 2 and 11, the drugmaker said May 4, according to The New York Times.
  4. US to export 10% of COVID-19 vaccines produced for domestic use by July 4

    The U.S. will export 10 percent of all COVID-19 vaccines produced for domestic use by July 4, White House COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt announced via Twitter May 4.
  5. Is your system underestimating the work behind AI?

    Artificial intelligence is viewed as innovative technology that simplifies hard or tedious tasks. Yet, the work of the people who support AI by doing the behind-the-scenes labor is often overlooked, according to a May 4 report by the Cambridge, Mass.-based MIT Sloan School of Management.
  6. Scripps sites still down; patients turn to Facebook for answers

    Scripps Health websites are still down after a May 1 cyberattack, and patients are turning to Facebook to see if their appointments and surgeries are still on. 
  7. Billings Clinic, Aspirus share their framework for curbing burnout

    Burnout in healthcare employees has been one of the most disruptive forces in hospitals as front-line employees battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. Cerner CEO Brent Shafer to depart 

    Cerner CEO and Chair Brent Shafer will depart from his position, the Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR company said May 5. 
  9. South Shore Health in Massachusetts names new COO

    William Johnston was named executive vice president and COO of South Shore Health, the South Weymouth, Mass.-based health system said last week. 

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