Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 31% of Black people know someone who's died of COVID-19, survey finds

    Nearly one-third of Black Americans know someone who has died from COVID-19, according to a new Washington Post-Ipsos survey.
  2. Houston hospital building 5-story medical office

    Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston is expanding its campus with the addition of a  five-story medical office building, according to The Houston Chronicle.
  3. US Army breaks ground on 52-acre hospital complex

    Gen. Leonard Wood (Mo.) Army Community Hospital broke ground this week on a replacement complex that will span 52 acres and cost $295 million, according to The Rolla Daily News. 
  1. Tenet names new CEO of Florida hospital

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare has named Sheri Montgomery CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., reports
  2. Primary care practices could take $15B hit this year due to COVID-19

    U.S. primary care practices are projected to lose up to $15.1 billion, or $67,774 per full-time physician, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in Health Affairs. 
  3. 5 states with most people delaying, returning to medical care

    The number of Americans delaying medical care because of the pandemic ranges from roughly 31 percent in Delaware to 51 percent in Maine, according to a report from ValuePenguin, a consumer spending resource owned by LendingTree.
  4. America's physician shortage could top 139,000 by 2033

    The U.S. could face a shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians by 2033, according to new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The estimate is higher than AAMC's 2019 report, which projected a shortage of up to 121,900 physicians by 2032.

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  1. April volume change for HCA, Tenet & CHS

    Admissions were down about one-third in April for HCA Healthcare, Tenet Healthcare and Community Health Systems compared to the year prior, with even higher declines recorded in surgeries and emergency department visits.
  2. Company with no medical supply experience gets $2.4M contract to make surgical gowns

    A company with no medical supply experience that was created by a former Pentagon official won a $2.4 million contract to supply the Bureau of Prisons with surgical gowns, ProPublica reported. 
  3. WHO announces $18B plan to deliver 2B COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk populations

    The World Health Organization announced a plan June 26 to purchase and deliver 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines for high risk populations, STAT reported. 
  4. Google moves further into healthcare: A timeline of the last year

    Google has made several significant partnerships and launched initiatives in the last year to deepen its presence in healthcare.

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  1. Erlanger, Vanderbilt collaborate on cancer care: 3 things to know 

    Erlanger Health System and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center announced June 26 a new agreement designating VICC as Erlanger's only contracted provider of inpatient and outpatient hematology and oncology services. 
  2. 10 companies CIOs find most valuable for digital transformation

    The JPMorgan CIO Survey gathered responses from 130 CIOs about which technology companies will be most valuable during digital transformation.
  3. Good Samaritan to implement Epic EHR for outpatient services: 3 details

    The Vincennes, Ind.-based Good Samaritan Board of Governors voted to expand Epic EHR to the Samaritan Center, which contains the hospital's outpatient services, on June 25.
  4. AAFP Innovation Lab recruiting 100 physicians to pilot EHR voice assistant

    The American Academy of Family Physicians is seeking up to 100 physicians to participate in stage 2 of its Innovation Lab pilot program aimed at reducing EHR documentation burdens, according to a June 25 news release. 
  5. Scripps Research joins collaborative to build EHR database for coronavirus research

    La Jolla, Calif.-based Scripps Research Translational Institute is the newest member of the National Institutes of Health's $25 million research initiative that uses data from thousands of COVID-19 patient medical records for disease research. 
  6. Daily US cases hit new high; White House reconvenes task force — 6 COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. reported more than 41,000 new COVID-19 cases June 25, the nation's highest count since the pandemic began, according to data from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University.
  7. Philips reports vulnerability in some ultrasound software: 4 details

    Health tech company Philips issued a notification of a low-severity vulnerability for specific versions of its ultrasound software applications on June 24.
  8. Texas, Florida pause reopening plans + 6 more updates from states with largest COVID-19 case increases

    This briefing contains updates at the state and city level for six states that have seen a 100-plus percent increase in new COVID-19 cases compared to June 11, according to data provided by NPR.
  9. 873 Lee Health workers apply for voluntary buyouts, sign up for sabbaticals

    Of about 14,000 Lee Health employees, 873 have applied for voluntary buyouts and signed up for a summer leave program offered by the Fort Myers, Fla.-based health system.

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