Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  2. 13 numbers that show Optum's Q2 growth

    UnitedHealth Group saw a notable slip in second-quarter profits, but Optum flaunted an uptick in revenue, operating margins and scope of service. 
  3. Patients prefer sharing insurance data, survey says

    Across the board, patients are requesting their data be more accessible to themselves and their providers — including insurance information.

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  1. Most Americans want hospitals' data-sharing to go beyond federal requirements, Pew says

    Eighty-one percent of U.S. adults support increased access to health information for patients and providers, according to survey results released July 27 by Pew Research.
  2. Medicare expansion could reduce racial disparities, study finds

    Access to Medicare is making a marked difference in reducing race-related healthcare disparities, according to a new study. 
  3. New Jersey earmarks $10M to support pediatric cancer treatment, open new center

    New Jersey has appropriated $10 million to advance pediatric cancer research and support the development of a children's cancer center at Rutgers Cancer Institute. 
  4. Hackers accessed UC San Diego Health employee email accounts for 4 months

    UC San Diego Health began notifying patients July 27 of an employee email security event that may have exposed their protected health information. 

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  1. Dr. Ferdinand Venditti to retire after 22 years at Albany Med

    Albany (N.Y.) Med Executive Vice President and hospital General Director Ferdinand Venditti, MD, is retiring, health system officials said July 26.
  2. Former VA IT exec: 6 insights on VA's $16B Cerner EHR

    Roger Baker, a former assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for Information and Technology, shared six reasons why he thinks the VA's $16 billion Cerner EHR rollout is rocky, according to a July 26 article published by Federal Computer Week.
  3. 8 recent hospital credit rating upgrades

    At least eight hospital and health system credit rating downgrades and upgrades have occurred since Jan. 1.
  4. 'We had no choice': Rural Pennsylvania healthcare clinic to close

    Snow Shoe, Pa.-based Mountaintop Area Medical Center — which offers primary care, minor surgeries, lab services and more — will close Aug. 31. 
  1. Nurses strike canceled after McLaren Macomb, union reach deal

    More than 500 nurses at Mount Clemens, Mich.- based McLaren Macomb have agreed to a tentative three-year labor contract, according to statement from the hospital and union.
  2. 64 healthcare groups back mandatory vaccines for hospital workers

    As COVID-19 cases rise and the delta variant spreads, dozens of hospitals and health systems have announced vaccination mandates for employees. Below are 64 healthcare groups, including national associations and medical societies, that have released statements in July supporting this requirement for healthcare workers. 
  3. Rutgers taps RWJBarnabas director as 1st clinical innovation, data analytics chancellor 

    New Brunswick, N.J.-based Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences appointed Andrew Evens, DO, as its clinical and health affairs division's first associate vice chancellor for clinical innovation and data analytics, the university announced July 27. 
  4. Digital health coalition backed by Duke, Johns Hopkins targets diversity, inclusion

    The Digital Health Measurement Collaborative Community, a coalition of providers and health IT companies including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Teladoc Health and Pfizer, on July 27 unveiled its first two digital health measurement projects. 
  5. BCBS, Saint Francis reach contract agreement

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma announced a new contract agreement with Tulsa, Okla.-based Saint Francis Health System.
  6. Centene Q2 report: 5 things to know

    Centene reported its second-quarter financial results July 27.
  7. Mayo analyzes 1.1M EHR notes linking preexisting conditions to long-term COVID-19

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic teamed up with artificial intelligence firm Nference to analyze 1.1 million clinical notes and find the connection between preexisting conditions and the severity of COVID-19 symptoms, according to a July 27 report published in NPJ Digital Medicine.
  8. Kaiser develops free tool for hospitals to predict COVID-19 surges 6 weeks in advance

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente developed the "COVID Hotspotting Score" to use data from routine clinical care to predict the onset of a COVID-19 surge up to six weeks in advance, according to a July 26 study published in BMJ Open.
  9. Heart failure diagnosis likely missed in primary care setting for these groups, study finds

    Many new heart failure diagnoses occur in the emergency department or during hospitalization, particularly among women, Black adults, and those with lower net worth, according to research published July 27 in Heart Failure.

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