Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New Jersey hospital opens cardiac cath lab

    Neptune, N.J.-based Jersey Shore University Medical Center, part of Hackensack Meridian Health, opened a new cardiac catheterization laboratory this month, the academic medical center said Feb. 23. 
  2. UVA cardiologist earns national recognition for mentor work

    The American College of Cardiology selected Christopher Kramer, MD, as the 2021 recipient of its distinguished mentor award, the health system said Feb. 24. 
  3. UW Medicine implements blue light mechanism to detect bladder cancer cells

    The University of Washington in Seattle is using a blue light cystoscopy that makes tumors glow a bright pink color, allowing surgeons to better identify non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. 

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  1. Renown Health's Kara Martinezmoles on her leadership journey, revenue cycle goals and inspirations

    Kara Martinezmoles serves as vice president of revenue cycle at Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health, and her healthcare leadership journey to get to that role has been shaped by various learning experiences and mentors. 
  2. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  3. Medical devicemaker recalls patient lift after 2 deaths reported

    Hillrom, a medical devicemaker based in Chicago, has recalled its patient overhead lift device after multiple reports of serious injuries and two patient deaths. 
  4. Novant to invest $222M to expand Forsyth Medical Center

    Novant Health plans to invest $222 million to build a critical care tower on its Forsyth Medical Center campus in Winston-Salem, N.C., the health system said Feb. 25.

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  1. Walgreens to sell LabCorp COVID-19 PCR test over the counter

    Walgreens will sell a COVID-19 PCR test made by LabCorp over the counter in as many as 6,000 of its stores starting this spring, the retail pharmacy giant said Feb. 24. 
  2. Merck to acquire Pandion Therapeutics for $1.85B

    Merck has agreed to acquire Pandion Therapeutics for $1.85 billion, the drugmaker said Feb. 25. 
  3. FBI finds 79,100 Georgia medical center patients' data on unauthorized computer

    Griffin, Ga.-based Family Medical Center, part of Gore Medical Management, recently began notifying patients that their personal information may have been exposed through a hacking incident in 2017.
  4. USDA invests $42M in rural telemedicine programs

    The USDA is granting $42.3 million to fund more than 80 new telemedicine projects for rural healthcare providers across the country, according to a Feb. 25 news release.

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  1. 'A new dimension of fraud': 6 cybersecurity execs weigh in on vaccine data hacks, manipulations and leaks

    When hackers infiltrated the European Medicines Agency systems late last year and leaked vaccine data from Pfizer and Moderna online, it signaled a new type of cyberattack that could have drastic effects on public health efforts.
  2. 4 updates from Judy Faulkner on Epic's software upgrade plans

    Epic is working on improvements to its artificial intelligence-powered voice assistant to deliver clinicians a hands-free note taking experience within the EHR, according founder and CEO Judy Faulkner.
  3. NYU Langone Health finishes cloud data center

    NYU Langone Health has completed construction of its cloud-connected data center, which aims to provide a more secure environment for the New York City-based health system's IT initiatives.
  4. New Jersey hospital warns consumers of data breach

    University Hospital in Newark, N.J., notified consumers that an unauthorized individual gained access to the hospital's computer systems, in a notice published Feb. 23.
  5. CDC, Ad Council launch campaign to combat COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy with support from major brands

    The Ad Council and the CDC teamed up Feb. 25 to launch a COVID-19 vaccine public education initiative called "It's Up To You" with the goal of making Americans feel prepared and confident about getting vaccinated once they're eligible.
  6. Kentucky compounding pharmacy forfeits $1.8M for illegal drug distribution scheme

    Nicholasville, Ky.-based compounding pharmacy Tailor Made Compounding on Feb. 24 forfeited nearly $1.8 million and was sentenced to three years of probation for illegal distribution of prescription drugs, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
  7. 6 guidelines for CEOs on returning to the office

    Vaccinations are rolling out and COVID-19 infection rates are curbing, leading to pressures on CEOs on how to return to the office. CEO adviser Dan Ciampa gave six guidelines to returning to the office in a Feb. 25 column published by Harvard Business Review.
  8. Data breaches have lasting financial effects on hospitals, report suggests

    Data breaches can have long-term financial consequences on healthcare organizations, a Frost Radar report finds.
  9. 5 organizations erasing millions in medical debt via RIP Medical Debt

    Two-thirds of all U.S. bankruptcies stem from medical debt, and one-quarter of all U.S. credit card debt is medical, according to nonprofit RIP Medical Debt.

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