Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Rush chief analytics officer leaves for healthcare software startup

    Bala Hota, MD, former vice president and chief analytics officer at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has joined healthcare software company Tendo Systems as its senior vice president and chief informatics officer.
  2. Hospitals urge patients to show compassion to workers amid staffing shortages

    Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are asking patients to show kindness and patience to staff on the front lines of the latest COVID-19 surge.
  3. Hospital M&A update: 12 recent deals

    Twelve transactions involving health systems and hospitals have been announced, finalized or called off since Jan. 1:
  1. Broward Health sued over October data breach that exposed 1.3 million patients' info

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health is facing a potential class-action lawsuit after it notified about 1.35 million patients that their protected health information was exposed during an October cyberattack.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  3. States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: Jan. 18

    Here are the rates of positive COVID-19 tests in each state, along with the number of new cases most recently reported and number of tests conducted per 100,000 people. 
  4. Blood shortage temporarily closes California hospital's trauma center

    The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services said blood shortages forced the trauma center at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center to close for several hours on Jan. 10, The Los Angeles Times reported. 

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  1. Morgan Health partners with Kaiser: 5 things to know

    JPMorgan Chase's healthcare venture, Morgan Health, has formed a partnership with Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente. The effort will focus on health disparities. 
  2. Medical prices increasing more slowly than other sectors: 4 things to know

    The U.S. consumer price index rose 7 percent for the 12 months ended in December 2021, but it increased only 2.5 percent for medical care services, according to a Jan. 12 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. 7 systems recruiting chief quality officers

    Below are seven hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.
  4. CDC sticks to guideline: 'Any mask is better than no mask'

    The CDC does not plan on updating its COVID-19 mask guidance to recommend that people wear higher-quality masks over cloth ones.
  1. Strike averted at California hospital

    Healthcare workers at Doctors Hospital of Riverside (Calif.) have canceled a 24-hour strike planned for Jan. 13 after the workers and hospital management reached a tentative agreement, according to hospital and union statements shared with Becker's.
  2. Kaiser, Mass General invest in Providence digital health spinoff

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence's digital health spinoff, DexCare, closed a $50 million series B funding round Jan. 12.
  3. Minnesota seeks $40M to support hospital staffing

    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he seeks to use $40 million in federal funding to help support hospital staffing during the latest COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant. 
  4. Colorado hospital closed from smoke damage to reopen Jan. 18

    Louisville, Colo.-based Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital, which is temporarily closed after its evacuation during the Marshall fire on Dec. 30, said it will reopen Jan. 18.
  5. Well-intentioned healthcare boards fall short on diversity efforts: 2 experts weigh in

    Despite enthusiasm and good intentions, healthcare boards are making slow progress on diversity goals, according to a new report from WittKieffer and The Healthcare Management Academy published Jan. 11. Becker's spoke with two managers involved in the report to break down why progress is so slow and how boards can accelerate the process. 
  6. Don't use ER for COVID-19 testing, hospitals urge

    Hospitals are urging the public to not use emergency departments for routine COVID-19 tests amid rising COVID-19 hospitalizations and crowded facilities. 
  7. 7 drugs likely to hit $1B in annual revenue in the next 5 years

    Seven new drugs are expected to reach $1 billion in annual revenue in the next five years, according to a report issued Jan. 10 by analytics firm Clarivate.
  8. White House selects Johns Hopkins epidemiologist as COVID-19 testing director

    The White House has selected Tom Inglesby, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, Md., as it's new COVID-19 testing director. 
  9. UMMC loses Medicare contract after regulators report 'substandard' care

    CMS has terminated Houston-based United Memorial Medical Center's Medicare contract, effective Jan. 11, after failing to meet certain health and safety standards, a CMS spokesperson told Becker's on Jan. 12.

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