Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Supply chain issues may be easing even as economic activity contracts, report suggests

    While economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector contracted in November for the first time since May 2020, there were some signs of optimism that supply chain issues may generally be easing, a key U.S. economic report showed Dec. 5.
  2. President of pharma lobby resigns

    The Association for Accessible Medicines has named David Gaugh as its interim CEO after the departure of former CEO and president Dan Leonard. 
  3. Ohio measles outbreak expected to last for several months

    Health officials anticipate the measles outbreak in Columbus, Ohio — which has now infected at least 50 unvaccinated children — will last for several months. 

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  1. US plans to lift mpox emergency declaration

    HHS intends to end the nation's mpox, or monkeypox, public health emergency.
  2. CVS tests technology for remote pharmacists to review prescriptions

    CVS Health has equipped a majority of its 9,000 pharmacies with technology for its workers to review and enter prescription information without being in the store, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 4. 
  3. Flu activity, state by state

    Nebraska is reporting the highest percentage of influenza-like illness of all U.S. states, while New Hampshire is reporting the lowest, according to state data compiled by Becker's. 
  4. A sign CMS' vaccine mandate is no sure thing

    The Biden administration is considering a Republican proposal to strike the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the U.S. military, a development that signals future possibility of reversal of the same mandate for healthcare workers. 

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  1. 8 recent executive resignations from hospitals, health systems

    Here are eight hospital and health system executive resignations, including those mutually agreed upon, that occurred or were announced since Nov. 7:
  2. Ozarks Healthcare promotes Lacey Carter to chief nursing officer

    Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Mo., has promoted its executive director of nursing, Lacey Carter, MSN, to chief nursing officer. 
  3. 'A bureaucratic mess': insurers' slow payments frustrating hospitals

    Mike DeWerff, CFO for Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health said the health insurance industry has been slowing down payments, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Dec. 3. 
  4. CVS, Walgreens, Walmart appeal Ohio $650M opioid ruling

    CVS, Walgreens and Walmart have appealed a ruling that ordered them to pay $650 million for fueling the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties, arguing the case should be thrown out or a new trial introduced, NBC affiliate WFMJ reported Dec. 5.

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  1. Where XBB is most prevalent: 5 COVID-19 updates

    In about a week since the CDC started tracking omicron subvariant XBB, it has grown to account for 5.5 percent of U.S. cases, according to the latest variant proportionate estimates. 
  2. Lawsuit, new clients, VA troubles: What Oracle Cerner has done in past month

    From being ordered to stand trial in a brain damage lawsuit to picking up several new hospital clients, here are 12 headlines about EHR vendor Oracle Cerner from the past month.
  3. Minnesota strike could mean 'Category 5 storm' for hospitals, group says

    A second walkout by nurses in Minnesota could have significant financial effects on hospitals that exceed effects from a strike in September, the Star Tribune reported Dec. 3.
  4. HCA, Tenet and CHS' margins have topped 2019 results since pandemic began

    Recent industry reports have highlighted the financial challenges that many hospitals and health systems are facing, with shrinking operating margins potentially contributing to one of the worst financial years in decades, according to one report. 
  5. What not to tell patients after cancer surgery

    A recent viewpoint article posted on JAMA Oncology pointed to a single common phrase that can lead to misunderstandings, medical mistrust and even refusal of necessary treatment. 
  6. Elon Musk claims Neuralink is 6 months away from being put into a human brain

    Elon Musk said that Neuralink is nearing its human trials phase and could put a chip into a human brain in six months, The Washington Post reported Dec. 1. 
  7. Crib shortages send pediatric hospitals scrambling

    As the "tridemic" of flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus continues, pediatric hospitals are running into a new problem: a shortage of medical-grade cribs, CNN reported Dec. 5.
  8. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  9. Dr. Airica Steed replaces fired MetroHealth CEO

    This week, Airica Steed, EdD, RN, replaces Akram Boutros, MD, who was fired as president and CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth System.

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