Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New green card proposals will harm international nursing recruitment, AHA warns

    Congressional proposals to change green card rules could have a highly negative effect on the ability of healthcare groups to employ foreign nurses at a time of national labor shortages, the American Hospital Association warned in a letter to House of Representatives leaders Dec. 5.
  2. Top 10 companies hiring tech workers include Humana, Elevance Health

    Despite Big Tech companies such as Amazon and Facebook parent Meta laying off tens of thousands of employees, many businesses — including a couple of payers — continue to hire tech workers at a rapid pace.
  3. The future hospital pharmacist

    It's time for a rebrand, hospital pharmacy directors told Becker's. 

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  1. Gen Z's complex healthcare workforce, explained in 30 numbers

    Generation Z will compose 30 percent of the workforce by 2030 — and their after-tax income is expected to reach $2 trillion in the same time frame, according to a recent report from social media company Snap Inc. 
  2. New Hampshire health system names senior VP, chief human resources officer

    Bedford, N.H.-based SolutionHealth has named Jason Elliott its senior vice president and chief human resources officer. 
  3. Leapfrog's 115 top hospitals in 2022

    The Leapfrog Group has recognized 115 hospitals with its annual Top Hospital Award in 2022. This includes 32 top general hospitals, 13 top rural hospitals, 58 top teaching hospitals and 12 top children's hospitals. 
  4. 5 systems launching, expanding or updating nursing programs

    Colleges and universities are updating and launching nursing programs to help combat nursing shortages. Licensing boards and state legislators are also attempting to create paths for more students to join the profession.

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  1. Peter Marinoff to oversee 3 Michigan hospitals

    Peter Marinoff was named president of Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare's south region, according to a Dec. 5 news release shared with Becker's.
  2. 8 hospitals, health systems charging for MyChart messaging

    A growing number of health systems are starting to charge patients for asking for their physicians' advice through online patient portals, such as MyChart. Here are some hospitals and health systems partaking in the growing trend:
  3. New hotel targeting nursing, clinical staff moves closer to reality at Loma Linda complex

    The possibility of a new 131-bed hotel to be located next to Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta (Calif.) and designed for temporary nursing staff accommodation and others appears to be taking a step closer to reality, a Dec. 5 patch.com report said.
  4. Oregon Health Authority taps 112 contract workers to help children's hospitals

    Oregon Health Authority is bringing in about 112 nurses and respiratory therapists to meet requests from children's hospitals, the government agency confirmed to Becker's.

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  1. Women, minorities underrepresented in some COVID-19 trials: 4 takeaways

    Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center published the first meta-analysis of COVID-19 treatment and prevention clinical trials Dec. 5.
  2. Karmanos Cancer Institute among nation's top centers for 10th straight year

    Detroit-based Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women's Choice Award for the 10th consecutive year.
  3. 11 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 30: 
  4. High intensity ER billing is on the rise, study finds

    The number of "high-intensity bills" for patients treated and then released from emergency rooms is increasing, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. 
  5. 20 states allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control

    Pharmacists can now prescribe birth control in 20 states, and 10 other state legislatures are working toward expanding access to the contraception at pharmacy counters, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 
  6. 'Nocebos' more likely in vaccine-hesitant patients, study finds

    Being hesitant toward COVID-19 vaccines could result in more side effects after a shot is administered — a phenomenon of negative opinions spurring negative health outcomes, which is nicknamed "nocebos" — according to a study published Dec. 5 in Nature. 
  7. New Hampshire health system appoints CIO

    New Bedford, N.H.-based SolutionHealth has named Debra Dulac, BSN, RN, senior vice president and CIO, according to a news release shared Dec. 6 with Becker's.
  8. Viewpoint: Closing pediatric units is short-sighted and reflects a broken system

    While hospital systems focus on more lucrative adult care operations, often sacrificing pediatric care in the process, the consequences of such decisions are often ignored, Brenna Miller, a health communications specialist at think tank the Lown Institute, wrote on its site Dec. 5.
  9. 'Historic' pay raises avert planned nurses strike in Minnesota

    Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association have reached tentative three-year contracts with hospital executives, averting a planned strike by 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports.

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