Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Drugmaker-sponsored research more likely to deem own drugs 'cost effective,' study shows

    Thousands of cost-effectiveness analyses had a "significant sponsorship bias" regardless of disease treatment or study design since 1972, according to research published June 22 in The BMJ.
  2. Hackensack Meridian names Sameer Sethi as chief data, analytics officer

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health named Sameer Sethi as senior vice president and chief data and analytics officer.
  3. CDC urges meningococcal vaccination for gay, bisexual men amid Florida outbreak

    The CDC urged vaccinations against meningococcal disease June 22 as an outbreak has caused at least 26 cases of serious illness and six deaths among gay and bisexual men in Florida.

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  1. Mee Memorial Hospital taps Kirsten Featherstone as new chief nursing officer 

    King City, Calif.-based Mee Memorial Hospital named Kirsten Featherstone its new chief nursing officer, the King City Rustler reported June 21.
  2. Dr. Roberta Luskin-Hawk leaving Providence leadership role

    Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD, is leaving her role as chief executive of St. Joseph Hospital Eureka (Calif.) and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Calif., according to a hospital news release shared with Becker's.
  3. Sanford Health names Brad Schipper president of virtual care operations

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health named Brad Schipper as president of operations for its virtual care initiative. 
  4. $23B in healthcare megadeals this year

    Two healthcare megadeals — those valued at $5 billion or more — have been announced this year, according to a PwC report released June 23. 

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  1. Atrium notifies patients of phishing attack

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health notified patients that an April phishing attack on its home health service may have exposed their protected health information. 
  2. Joint Commission warns of 'diagnostic overshadowing' in new sentinel event alert

    The Joint Commission on June 22 issued a sentinel event alert to turn more attention to the effects of diagnostic overshadowing — the attribution of symptoms to an existing diagnosis instead of a possible comorbid condition — and actions to address it. 
  3. America's 25 unhealthiest communities, per US News

    A Nebraska county is at the bottom of U.S. News & World Report and CVS Health's 2022 "Healthiest Communities Rankings."
  4. Top 10 revenue cycle management technologies

    Black Book Research released its rankings of the top revenue cycle management companies for 2022. The results were based on surveys of about 1,100 health system financial managers on such topics as customer satisfaction and performance.
  1. Monkeypox testing: CDC recruits Quest, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic and 2 others

    The CDC is shipping monkeypox tests to five commercial labs, including some of the nation's largest, to quickly increase testing capacity and access, HHS said.
  2. Hospitals see continued weaponization of pandemic aid

    Nationwide, many hospitals face repeated claims that the $178 billion Provider Relief Fund authorized by Congress was a lavish windfall versus necessary aid for institutions that were a backbone of the nation's public health infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis. 
  3. 5 best health systems to grow your career: LinkedIn

    Five health systems made LinkedIn's list of the 25 best healthcare companies to grow your career in the industry. 
  4. HCA, McKesson to form oncology research joint venture

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare inked a deal with McKesson June 23 to enter a joint venture combining the two institutions' cancer research efforts.
  5. BA.4, BA.5 sister variants escape antibody response more than previous strains

    BA.4 and BA.5 can substantially escape neutralizing antibody responses from both vaccination and prior infection, according to research from a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. 
  6. Olsrud family gives $12M for Asante women's and children's hospital

    Wanda and Sherm Olsrud have made a historic $12 million gift for families who receive care at Medford, Ore.-based Asante. 
  7. Strike set to begin at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

    Members of the California Nurses Association are prepared to begin a one-day strike June 23 at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.
  8. Meet R1 RCM's new president, Lee Rivas

    With the completion of R1 RCM's acquisition of Cloudmed, the revenue cycle management company has a new president joining its executive leadership team. 
  9. 'This is part of pandemic recovery': 4 chief medical officers share their priorities for the year

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry is facing escalating challenges including workforce shortages and burnout. Amid these challenges, hospitals are prioritizing building their workforce, expanding patient care models and addressing health discrepancies. 

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