Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Why epidemiologists are concerned about states pulling back on COVID-19 data reporting: 4 things to know 

    A growing number of states are reducing the pace of their daily reports on COVID-19 data, including cases and hospitalizations, leaving some epidemiologists concerned that it is too soon to decrease reporting as the data is crucial for spotting outbreaks, The Wall Street Journal reports. 
  2. Google health exec says focus is on 'global impact,' not revenue

    Google's vice president of health, David Feinberg, MD, said he doesn't feel the pressure to turn a profit from the tech giant's latest health ventures, according to a June 9 report by CNBC.
  3. Emory Healthcare names new CFO

    Brad Haws has been tapped to be CFO of Emory Healthcare, the Atlanta-based health system said June 9.

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  1. 1 in 10 claims could be denied under new ER policy, UnitedHealthcare says

    About 1 in 10 emergency room claims could be denied under a new UnitedHealthcare policy drawing backlash from hospitals and physicians, a spokesperson from the insurance company told the Post Crescent.
  2. Shuttered Oklahoma cancer hospital has potential buyer

    The Muscogee Nation is considering buying a shuttered Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital in Tulsa, Okla., according to Tulsa World.
  3. Mayo neurologist among 2 FDA panel members who resigned over Alzheimer's drug approval

    David Knopman, MD, a clinical neurologist from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, has resigned after the FDA recently approved Biogen's Alzheimer's drug aducanumab over advisory committee members' objections, according to The Washington Post.
  4. New Jersey hospital can't get $1.8M subsidy after error in cost report, court rules

    Inspira Health will lose out on a $1.8 million subsidy for one of its hospitals after an appellate court ruled that the New Jersey health department properly declined to consider revisions to a cost report, according to the Courier Post. 

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  1. Seattle 1st large US city with 70% fully vaccinated; San Francisco close behind

    Seattle is the first major U.S. city to have 70 percent of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Mayor Jenny Durkan said June 9.
  2. US to send 500M Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to 100 countries over next year

    The White House has reached a deal to provide 500 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to 100 countries over the next year, The New York Times reported June 9. 
  3. 200-bed hospital to join Penn Highlands Healthcare

    Monongahela Valley Hospital, a 200-bed facility in Wickerham Manor-Fisher, Pa., signed a definitive agreement to join DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare.
  4. New York nursing home cited for severe safety violation after patient jumps from 2nd story

    Jamesville, N.Y.-based Iroquois Nursing Home has been cited for a severe safety violation after a 78-year-old patient jumped out a window on the facility's second floor, reports The Post-Standard.
  1. US spent millions on COVID-19 contact tracing, but it did little to slow transmission, CDC study finds

    The U.S. launched COVID-19 contact tracing programs nationwide to slow the transmission of the virus, spending hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet the effort gave "suboptimal" results because only a third of infected residents were able to share their contact data, according to a June 3 study published in JAMA Network Open.
  2. Nearly half of LGBTQ employees feel discriminated against by their employer, IBM study finds

    Pride Month has highlighted the initiatives hospitals are taking to promote inclusion and diversity for their LGBT staff, yet nearly half of employees feel their employer discriminates against people of their sexual orientation, a June study by IBM found.
  3. Amazon Care signs on more clients, eyes rural expansion 

    Amazon has secured multiple companies as clients for its telehealth service, Amazon Care, CNBC reported June 9. 
  4. U of Utah med school gets $110M donation

    University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City received a $110 million donation to advance research and patient care. 
  5. 2 Baltimore health systems to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for workers

    The University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine, both based in Baltimore, will require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19, making them the latest health systems to do so. 
  6. 6 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported on or after June 3:
  7. 11 best shoes for nurses, healthcare workers on their feet

    Long-lasting comfort and support are crucial for nurses and healthcare professionals who are constantly on their feet.
  8. The root of the nursing shortage problem and what Louisiana leaders are doing about it

    As hospitals across the nation deal with nursing shortages, leaders across Louisiana are teaming up to combat root causes of the shortage, reports CBS affiliate WWL-TV.
  9. The advice 6 experts gave for digital leaders in the technology innovation era

    Hospital leaders often have to balance their employees' needs, innovation and digital transformation. This is the advice six experts gave for digital leaders, according to a June 8 report by Cambridge, Mass.-based MIT Sloan.

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