Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Unilever fighting to buy GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer joint venture

    After three rejected bids, London-based Unilever said it is still interested in purchasing GSK Consumer Healthcare, which is a joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer and makes popular products such as Advil and ChapStick, The New York Times reported Jan. 18.
  2. J&J, Merck and Novo invest in health data company

    Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Novo Nordisk participated in a $150 million series E funding round for Verana Health, a digital health company that delivers data insights to drugmakers.
  3. Nonprofit hospital rating upgrades outpaced downgrades in 2021: Fitch

    Fitch Ratings upgraded the ratings of 17 nonprofit hospitals and downgraded 12 in 2021, and 87.3 percent of the sector had stable rating outlooks as of year-end 2021, according to a Jan. 18 report.
  1. How 10 health systems are spending innovation investment dollars

    Here is a list of investments health systems made in digital health startups and internal innovation efforts since Jan. 10.
  2. Minnesota COVID-19 patient transferred to Texas after judge rules to keep him ventilated

    A ventilated patient with severe COVID-19 was transferred from Coon Rapids, Minn.-based Mercy Hospital to a Texas care facility after a judge issued a restraining order stopping the hospital from turning life-saving machines off, according to a Jan. 17 report from the Star Tribune.
  3. The opportunities awaiting UPMC in China

    When Randy Jernejcic, MD, heads to China later this year to head UPMC's new 500-bed hospital in Chengdu, it will be more like a second homecoming than an entirely new adventure.
  4. 4th shot offers less protection against omicron, Israeli study suggests

    While a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine led to an increase in antibodies, it was not enough to protect against infection from the omicron variant, preliminary findings from an Israel-based study suggest. 

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  1. 6 cardiologists on the move

    Below are six cardiologists who recently joined new practices or stepped into new roles. 
  2. 4 states announce new COVID-19 guidelines for nursing homes 

    Several states have recently announced new guidelines and initiatives to combat rising COVID-19 infections among residents and staff at nursing homes.
  3. 6 ways Gen Z interacts differently with the healthcare system

    Compared with older generations, members of Generation Z were more likely to report feeling emotionally distressed during the COVID-19 pandemic but less likely to seek help for their behavioral health challenges, according to a report by management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. 
  4. New COVID-19 lockdown in China could worsen supply chain issues, experts say 

    Experts say many industries could face further supply chain disruptions if China imposes widespread lockdown measures to curb the spread of the omicron variant, The New York Times reported Jan. 16. 
  1. Federal COVID-19 test distribution plan further strains US supply

    The Biden administration's plan to distribute 1 billion rapid COVID-19 tests is putting pressure on manufacturers and distributors to bolster tight nationwide supplies, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 16. 
  2. Bon Secours Mercy Health settles false claims case for $1M

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations it submitted false claims to Medicare, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  3. 6 things to know ahead of UnitedHealth Group's Jan. 19 earnings report

    UnitedHealth Group will release its fourth quarter earnings report on Jan. 19, and the company is positioned to maintain the momentum it saw in the third quarter of 2021. 
  4. Oscar Health notifies members of data breach: 5 things to know

    Oscar Health announced that a vendor printing issue may have led to the mishandling of member information, according to a Jan. 14 news release. 
  5. 6 recent firsts in cardiology

    The advancement of minimally invasive procedures and new treatments continues at a rapid pace in cardiology. 
  6. 10 career goals for CIOs in 2022

    CIOs looking to advance their careers in 2022 must choose goals that resonate with them, a CIO article reported Jan. 17.
  7. Atlantic Health System expands AI-powered patient registration

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System partnered with Vouched, an artificial intelligence developer, to provide patients with a safe and secure way to complete new patient registration forms via their smartphones.
  8. Lee Health moves trauma center in $315M project

    Lee Health relocated its trauma center from Lee Memorial Hospital to Gulf Coast Medical Center, all based in Fort Myers, in a $315 million project.
  9. Henry Ford Health using EHR to screen for human trafficking victims 

    An EHR system used by Henry Ford Health System is helping staff identify victims of human trafficking.

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