Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Biden says US will have enough vaccines for all adults by end of May

    President Joe Biden said March 2 that the U.S. is now expected to have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for all adults by the end of May, accelerating the timeline by two months, CNN reported. 
  2. Drugmakers push the FDA to resume inspections after drug approvals delayed, denied

    Drugmakers are pushing the FDA to resume inspections halted by the pandemic after the agency has deferred or denied drug approvals because it couldn't inspect manufacturing plants in person, Politico reported March 2. 
  3. How Black business leaders turn trauma to triumph: 3 tips

    Business leaders need to have certain skills: empathy, perseverance and resourcefulness. Chad Sanders, author of Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph, said in a March 2 podcast published in Harvard Business Review that Black business leaders can learn from adverse experiences and take advantage of it.

Giving physicians the personal touch back with conversational AI

Administrative burden is one of the primary drivers of clinician frustrations and ultimately burnout. However, solutions powered by conversational artificial intelligence (AI) may help greatly reduce this stress and improve both the patient and provider experience.
  1. Memorial Healthcare System creates health system innovation council

    Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System's investment company Florida Community Health Network and investment capital firm Caduceus Capital Partners have partnered on a new initiative for health system innovation.
  2. Optum to acquire 715-physician group in Massachusetts

    UnitedHealth subsidiary Optum signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atrius Health, a 715-physician group based in Newton, Mass., according to The Boston Globe. 
  3. Philips appoints new chief innovation and strategy officer

    Philips on March 2 named Shez Partovi, MD, its new chief innovation and strategy officer, effective March 22.
  4. 3 major healthcare groups push for better race, ethnicity data reporting during COVID-19 vaccination

    The American Medical Association, American Nurses Association and American Pharmacists Association on March 2 urged all healthcare professionals to improve their efforts to collect and report race and ethnicity data when administering COVID-19 vaccines.

In Consultants’ Words: Why We Left the Big Firms to Join Premier

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  1. 400 attacks on healthcare workers, services linked to COVID-19 worldwide: 5 things to know

    More than 1,100 attacks and threats of violence against medical workers, patients, healthcare facilities and transport took place worldwide in 2020, and about 400 appear to be specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.  
  2. Sanford plans new hospital in North Dakota

    Sanford Health plans to build a hospital and clinic in Williston, N.D., the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based system said March 2. 
  3. Beaumont Health CFO leaving for CFO post at Beth Israel Lahey Health System

    John Kerndl, executive vice president and CFO of Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health, has accepted the CFO position at Beth Israel Lahey Health System in Boston. 
  4. Pew: 4 ways updating health data exchange methods would improve public health

    Real-time and complete data through EHRs could give public health agencies what they need to improve public health analytics. There are four ways eliminating data gaps and improving data-sharing can strengthen the public response to the pandemic, according to a March 1 Pew article.

Cepheid: Lab-quality tests for hospitals, ER's, clinics, nursing homes, and other settings

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  1. 10 types of cyberattacks to know and avoid

    Hospitals are increasingly becoming victims of cyberattacks as the workforce sees major changes amid the pandemic. 
  2. Miami VA Healthcare System deploys 5G network

    The Department of Veterans Affairs, in partnership with T-Mobile, is deploying 5G technologies to the Miami VA Healthcare System.
  3. National Security Agency unveils zero-trust security model guidance: 5 guidelines

    The National Security Agency has released guidance on the zero-trust security model with recommendations to implement zero trust within networks. The zero-trust security model is a coordinated system strategy that assumes breaches are inevitable or have already occurred.
  4. SHEA launching infection prevention journal: 3 things to know

    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is rolling out a new peer-reviewed journal on infection prevention March 12.
  5. Biden urges Americans to not delay cancer screenings

    President Joe Biden is urging Americans to stay vigilant against cancer and not avoid any necessary screenings or treatments.
  6. UnityPoint Health sells Iowa hospital

    Quincy, Ill.-based Blessing Health System acquired Keokuk (Iowa) Area Hospital from West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health on March 1. 
  7. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  8. High staff turnover in nursing homes linked to quality risks

    High staff turnover exists in nursing homes nationwide and is correlated with several organizational characteristics, including quality, according to a new study.
  9. Wellforce names new chief strategy and growth officer

    Burlington, Mass.-based Wellforce named David Storto executive vice president, chief strategy and growth officer, the health system said March 2. 

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