Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 5 ways to engage men in their own health

    Men are more likely to experience negative outcomes or complications from a number of procedures and conditions compared to women, creating a large window of opportunity for health systems to improve men's health engagement, according to a Nov. 18 Healthgrades report. 
  2. Bill to close orphan drug loophole clears House

    The House voted unanimously Nov. 18 to pass the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act, according to Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., a co-sponsor of the bill. 
  3. States prepare for COVID-19 vaccination data reporting: 5 things to know

    Some states are retooling existing immunization registries to track future COVID-19 vaccinations, while others are creating new systems or using ones provided by the federal government, according to a Nov. 18 report from Kaiser Family Foundation.

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  1. Merger would create 4-hospital system in Southern Illinois

    Carbondale, Ill.-based Southern Illinois Healthcare and Harrisburg (Ill.) Medical Center have signed a letter of intent to merge, according to The Southern Illinoisan. 
  2. Patient shot at California hospital has died

    A patient shot by police Oct. 6 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center has died from wounds suffered when he was shot, the Los Angeles Times reported Nov. 17. 
  3. 3 lessons the COVID-19 pandemic has taught post-acute care providers

    From staffing challenges to lack of supplies, healthcare organizations across the country have faced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Apple's 8 latest health-related job openings

    Apple recently posted several job openings related to its health business.

Influenza vaccination is more important than ever: Immunization Action Coalition launches new mass vaccination resources website

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  1. Mayo Clinic inks data analytics partnership with AI-powered telehealth startup 

    Mayo Clinic formed a new collaboration focused on expanding clinical data analytics with K Health, a startup offering patients an artificial intelligence-powered symptom checker and telehealth consultations with primary care physicians, according to a Nov. 18 Venture Beat report.
  2. Despite 76% net income drop, Beaumont giving $1,000 staff bonuses

    Despite a drop in net income of 76 percent, Beaumont Health said it's providing a $1,000 recognition payment for full-time employees and other financial perks to its staff.
  3. Every state will have COVID-19 vaccine within 24 hours of FDA's OK, federal officials say

    Federal health officials said Nov. 18 that every state will have  doses of a COVID-19 vaccine within 24 hours after one receives authorization from the FDA, The Hill reported. 
  4. 3 drugs that have failed to benefit COVID-19 patients in clinical trials

    As scientists work to find therapies to treat COVID-19, many drugs have been tested to see if they can be repurposed to treat the virus. 

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  1. New Jersey health system rolls out UNC, Google-developed wellness app for front-line workers 

    Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Health Care launched a wellness app created by Google Cloud and University of North Carolina to support the mental health of front-line workers and first responders, according to a Nov. 17 Central Record report.
  2. 7 recent hospital-union conflicts, agreements

    The following hospital-union events have been reported on or after Oct. 27:
  3. Cerner names healthcare consulting firm CEO to board of directors

    Cerner appointed retired Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, MD, of the U.S. Army to its board of directors, effective Nov. 16.
  4. Lee Health promotes several leaders

    Lee Health has made several l promotions as part of a strategy to standardize clinical care and boost collaboration between clinical and nonclinical leaders, the Fort Myers, Fla.-based health system said Nov. 6. 
  5. PhRMA releases industrywide principles on clinical trial diversity

    The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America released the first industrywide principles on clinical trial diversity, shortly after the FDA released its final guidance on clinical trial diversity. 
  6. Drug shortages are public health crisis, AMA says

    The American Medical Association has adopted a policy declaring drug shortages an urgent public health crisis and updated its approach to mitigating the shortages, it said Nov. 17.
  7. Healthgrades names 100 best hospitals for prostate surgery

    Healthgrades has released its 2021 list of the best hospitals for prostate surgery.
  8. 5 female CIOs share their advice for young women in STEM

    The number of U.S. women who received degrees for science, technology, engineering and mathematics has increased 66 percent since the 2008-2009 academic year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education. 
  9. Some COVID-19 patients die in denial virus is real, South Dakota nurse says

    Multiple COVID-19 patients with critical infections have refused to accept that they have the virus, insisting it must be the flu or perhaps lung cancer, Jodi Doering, RN, an emergency room nurse at a South Dakota hospital, told CNN. 

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