Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Former pharma exec pleads guilty in $88M military healthcare fraud scheme

    The former executive of a South Florida pharmacy, Matthew Smith, has pleaded guilty for his role in an $88 million scheme that defrauded Tricare and the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, healthcare benefit programs for the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. 
  2. Viewpoint: 4 ways federal officials can address the hospital workforce crisis

    The federal government needs to be more proactive in alleviating healthcare workforce shortages, Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, wrote in a Jan. 27 letter on the organization's website. 
  3. Hackensack Meridian to consolidate patient data via Informatica partnership

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health partnered with software development company Informatica to improve its data management capabilities, according to a Jan. 27 news release.
  1. 5 notes from federal agencies on healthcare cyberthreats

    Microsoft's Log4j vulnerabilities and potential cyberattacks stemming from the intensifying Russia-Ukraine conflict remain top-of-mind concerns for healthcare cybersecurity teams. Here are five recent notes from federal agencies:
  2. Novant Health invests $40M into PTO or cash reward for staff

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health is investing $40 million into rewards for staff.
  3. Majority of healthcare data breaches stem from hackers, report finds

    There were 327 healthcare data breaches during the first six months of 2021, according to a report released by Critical Insight. Here is a breakdown by type of breach:
  4. Data protection policies are changing: 4 things healthcare marketers should monitor

    Data collection and online privacy continue to be top-of-mind concerns for consumers, and many policies on the matter are in flux. Below are four key changes that could affect hospitals' digital marketing strategies in 2022, according to a Jan. 25 report in The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Medical organizations call on public to donate amid blood crisis

    The American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and American Nurses Association on Jan. 27 called on those who are able to donate blood. The joint statement comes about two weeks after the American Red Cross declared the nation's first ever blood crisis. 
  2. Nurses from Philippines expected at Henry Ford as early as summer

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System said Jan. 19 that its strategy of recruiting nurses from the Philippines is making headway, with the first nursing cohort expected to arrive as early as this summer. 
  3. 5 Virginia hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Virginia hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS. 
  4. 9 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From health systems facing antitrust lawsuits to hospital employees suing over retirement plan fees, here are the latest hospital lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 

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  1. 7 Vermont hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Vermont hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  2. CDC uses 'FOMO' in campaign to get Gen Z, millennials vaccinated

    The CDC is playing up FOMO, or "fear of missing out," as one strategy to get Generation Z and millennials vaccinated, PR Week reported Jan. 25.
  3. 12% of US hospitals critically understaffed, 23% anticipate shortages: Numbers by state

    More than 12 percent — or 742 of 6,008 — of hospitals reporting staffing levels in the U.S. are experiencing critical staffing shortages, according to HHS data posted Jan. 27.
  4. Alaska hospital names leadership shifts following recent CEO, CFO departures

    Juneau, Alaska-based Bartlett Regional Hospital has announced transitions in leadership following the departures of its CEO and CFO in the last four months. 
  5. 6 executives on managing supply chain disruptions 

    Supply chain issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic have led leaders at health systems across the U.S. to develop innovative solutions to manage disruptions. 
  6. Webinar: Saving Time and Money with Virtual Care

    eVisit works with some of the largest health systems to build world-class Virtual Care programs. One of its standout partners is Concentra, the industry leader in providing care for work-related injuries and illnesses.
  7. A better methodology for managing payer cost allocations — 4 takeaways

    The rapidly changing healthcare landscape, along with unrelenting pressure to control costs, challenges payers to find better ways to manage the complex cost allocation processes.
  8. Google Cloud seeking blockchain experts

    Google Cloud is putting together a team of blockchain experts to create a business around blockchain applications for healthcare, retail and various other industries, CNBC reported Jan. 27.
  9. Michigan pursues Eli Lilly probe over insulin costs

    Michigan is seeking court approval to investigate Eli Lilly over its insulin prices, Attorney General Dana Nessel said Jan. 26.

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