Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. VA Oracle Cerner EHR suffers 3-hour outage from corrupted patient database

    The Department of Veterans Affairs' Oracle Cerner EHR system suffered a three-hour outage on Aug. 4 resulting in downtime and delays to VA patient databases, FedScoop reported Aug. 5. 
  2. Viewpoint: Don't punish the candor of those who report medical errors

    The U.S. healthcare system should stop reacting harshly to employees who disclose medical errors, according to a physician at Boston-based Mass General Brigham. 
  3. What's stopping Congress from extending telehealth benefits

    The House passed legislation to extend Medicare reimbursements for medical visits that occur by video or phone call through 2024, but recent federal crackdowns on Medicare fraud linked to telehealth have raised concerns in Washington, Politico reported Aug. 7.

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  1. WVU Cancer Institute 1st in West Virginia to use new prostate treatment 

    Morganstown, W. Va-based WVU Cancer Institute became the first facility in the state to administer Pluvicto, a radiation pharmaceutical administered through injection or infusion, for a type of metastatic prostate cancer, local news website My Buckhannon reported Aug. 7.
  2. MarinHealth goes live with Epic EHR system

    Greenbrae, Calif.-based MarinHealth Medical Center's new EHR system called APeX went live at the health system Aug. 8. 
  3. OSF HealthCare names central region CEO

    Bob Anderson was appointed CEO of Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare's central region, effective Sept. 1.
  4. Providence not resolving payroll errors fast enough, union says

    Providence healthcare workers in Northern California said they have lost hundreds to thousands of dollars due to payroll errors that the health system has not resolved in the contractually required 48 hours.

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  1. California hospital system reaches $340K settlement over data breach

    Salinas (Calif.) Valley Memorial Healthcare System agreed to pay $340,000 as part of a class-action settlement over claims its security system did not protect patients from a data breach, according to court documents.
  2. 4 cancer research programs receiving funding over $5M  

    Here are four cancer research donations and grants over $5 million that Becker's has covered since June 15: 
  3. UCSF Benioff Children's physicians plan unity break rally amid contract negotiations

    Members of the Committee of Interns and Residents are set to hold a unity break rally Aug. 8 at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland (Calif.).
  4. Why Northwestern is reintroducing LPNs to inpatient care

    Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine is tapping licensed practical nurses to ease staffing shortages as part of a new pilot program at one of its hospitals, the Daily Herald reported Aug. 7. 
  1. Former Borrego Health executives face RICO lawsuit

    A Southern California federally qualified health center has accused past board members, executives, and contractors of racketeering, fraud, nepotism, excessive compensation, and blatant self-dealing, according to an Aug. 6 report from The San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  2. AdventHealth unveils plan for former theme park

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth has released details about the project it has planned for The Holy Land Experience theme park site in Orlando, Fla., that it bought last year, according to the Orlando Business Journal. 
  3. US should assume wider spread of monkeypox, says Dr. Scott Gottlieb: 3 updates

    Health experts say the U.S. should cast a wider net with monkeypox testing to contain the outbreak, which has now grown to more than 7,500 cases. 
  4. Nurses sue AdventHealth over active shooter drill they thought was real 

    Two AdventHealth nurses at an emergency room in Ocala, Fla., are suing the hospital over a training session that included a simulated active shooter exercise that trainees were not informed was part of a drill, Fox 35 Orlando reported Aug. 5.
  5. Cincinnati Children's names chief legal officer

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital announced Rosland Fisher McLeod will fill the role of senior vice president, legal and public affairs, and chief legal officer on Sept. 6, according to an Aug. 8 press release. 
  6. Kaiser posts $1.3B loss in Q2

    Kaiser Permanente reported lower revenues in the second quarter of this year than in the same period a year earlier, and the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant ended the period with a net loss. 
  7. 4 health systems on Seramount's list of top companies for executive women

    Four health systems made Seramount's 2022 list of the top 75 companies for executive women.
  8. Native American, Black families most likely to delay medical care due to inflation

    Native American and Black families were the most likely to say they've delayed or were unable to receive medical care for serious illness due to rising inflation, according to an Aug. 8 report from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Boston-based Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  9. Pennsylvania clinic closures leave 5,000 without care

    With no warning to staff or residents, 5,000 patients are without healthcare services following closures of several Berwick (Pa.) Hospital Center clinics, ABC affiliate WNEP reported Aug. 4. 

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