Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CIO moves in 2020 so far

    Here are the changes in hospital and health system CIOs Becker's Hospital Review has reported during the first half of this year.
  2. Viewpoint: US cancer care system 'failing' the Black community

    Black people experience higher death rates and shorter survival for most cancers than any other racial group in the U.S., showing that the "current cancer care system is failing Black people," a physician wrote in an opinion piece for STAT News.
  3. EU to reopen border, but travelers from US will be barred

    The European Union is set to reopen its borders July 1, but most travelers from the U.S. will not be allowed to enter, NBC News reports.
  1. New York, New Jersey governors may stall reopenings

    Though coronavirus cases in New York and New Jersey appear to be stable per a New York Times dashboard, the states' governors said they may change their plans for reopening as other states see significant spikes in cases, The Times reports.
  2. CDC data on COVID-19 antibody testing: 4 things to know 

    Results from six antibody testing sites in the U.S. suggest that current COVID-19 case numbers reflect a severe undercount, according to CDC data released June 26.
  3. HHS cuts Medicare appeals backlog by 43%

    HHS is making progress on reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge level, according to a recent status report.
  4. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.

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  1. Congress introduces bill to makes CARES Act telehealth coverage permanent

    he House of Representatives recently introduced the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act, a bill calling for the permanence of telehealth regulations introduced in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
  2. Gilead's remdesivir pricing could set a disruptive industry precedent

    Gilead's choice to make less money off its COVID-19 drug remdesivir to ensure more equitable access is a move that could lead to messy consequences in the pharmaceutical industry, according to STAT.
  3. Meet 8 women leading medical societies and associations

    For the female physicians across the U.S. who head medical societies and associations, the experience is more than an opportunity to represent colleagues in their chosen practice, it's also a chance to advocate for them on healthcare issues.
  4. Labs warn of test result delays amid coronavirus surges

    Commercial and clinical labs are warning that there may be extended turnaround times for COVID-19 test results amid an uptick in demand for testing as cases rise across the U.S.

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  1. 22 parties interested in buying bankrupt hospital chain sign nondisclosures

    Twenty-two parties interested in purchasing some or all of Americore Holdings' assets have signed nondisclosure agreements, according to a Chapter 11 trustee status report published June 17. Americore Holdings is a Florida-based three-hospital network that filed for bankruptcy in December.
  2. 5 hospital-at-home initiatives from Adventist Health, Mayo Clinic & more

    From increasing comfort levels to limiting spread of COVID-19 infections, hospitals and health systems are exploring ways to bring hospital-level care to patients directly from their homes.
  3. Brigham Young U creates 3D-printed digital stethoscope for patients in isolation

    Provo, Utah-based Brigham Young University researchers developed a low-cost digital stethoscope that can live stream or record a patient's heartbeat from up to 50 feet away, according to local news affiliate KSTU.
  4. Centene unit to acquire Illinois plan's members after failed Molina deal

    A subsidiary of Centene Corp. is going to acquire the membership of NextLevel Health Partners, an Illinois Medicaid plan, the insurers said June 30.
  5. 19 payer exec moves

    The following payer executives changed their positions in June.
  6. Lingering COVID-19 symptoms stump physicians

    Some COVID-19 patients continue to experience symptoms of the disease weeks and months after being diagnosed, particularly in cases where the disease does not become severe enough to require hospital admission, and physicians are trying to figure out why, NBC News reports.
  7. Pandemic delayed reproductive healthcare visits, one-third of US women say

    About 33 percent of U.S. women said that they had had to delay or cancel a visit for sexual and reproductive healthcare or had had trouble getting their birth control because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey from the Guttmacher Institute shows.
  8. Where Google is applying machine learning, predictive analytics in healthcare

    Google Cloud launched its healthcare API in April and has big plans for the future, according to Joe Corkery, director of product management, healthcare and life sciences at Google Cloud.
  9. 8 recent hospital CNO, CMO moves

    The following hospital and health system chief nursing officer, chief nursing executive and chief medical officer moves were reported in the last four weeks.   

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