Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Texas hospital lifts water advisory after limiting services

    Fort Bliss, Texas-based William Beaumont Army Medical Center has lifted its water advisory, which was issued for 30 days due to contaminated water found at the hospital.
  2. Feds offer $10M for info about hacker group that targets hospitals

    The State Department is offering a $10 million reward for information that may lead to the identification or location of individuals who hold a leadership position in the Conti ransomware group, which has been known to target hospitals and the healthcare industry. 
  3. Port contract negotiations could be new supply chain snag

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and cargo-handling companies at West Coast ports are set to begin contract negotiations May 10 for 22,400 workers across 29 ports, which has some experts concerned about further supply chain disruptions, The Wall Street Journal reported May 8. 

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  1. X-ray dye shortage hinders hospitals

    Healthcare facilities across the globe are seeing shortages of chemicals used in imaging services as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns in China.
  2. HHS to increase monitoring after audit finds security program 'ineffective'

    The Department of Health and Human Services will implement continuous monitoring of its systems, after an audit conducted by the department's Office of Inspector April 25 found its information security program "not effective" for fiscal year 2021, FedScoop reported May 6.
  3. Researchers turn attention to those who've dodged COVID-19

    Researchers around the world are working to understand how a shrinking number of people have managed to avoid contracting the coronavirus for more than two years in hopes of uncovering better preventive measures and more effective treatments, The Washington Post reported May 8. 
  4. Bronson Healthcare launches travel nurse program

    Bronson Healthcare has created an internal travel staffing program for nurses and other hard-to-fill clinical positions, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based system said May 9.

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  1. 13 recent CMS actions

    CMS recently released new data on hospital changes of ownership, a health equity plan and said it would end a legal battle with Texas over Medicaid. Becker's has reported on the following 13 CMS moves since April 8.
  2. Researchers identify potential new CAR-T target and 5 other recent cancer study findings 

    Here are six recent cancer study findings: 
  3. DOJ investigating telehealth startup after allegations of overprescribing stimulants

    Telehealth startup Cerebral has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors after allegations of overprescribing controlled substances, The Wall Street Journal reported May 7.
  4. 4 recent drug recalls

    Here are four recalls drug companies have issued since April 1, as listed by the FDA. 

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  1. GoodRx taps former Uber leader as inaugural COO

    GoodRx has selected Raj Beri as its first chief operating officer. 
  2. VA, Cerner EHR system has been 'unusable' 52 times since 2020

    The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed that its Cerner EHR system has been partly or completely unusable at least 52 times since its launch in 2020, The Spokesman-Review reported May 8. 
  3. Cyberattack on Tenet Florida hospitals also affected 5 Steward hospitals

    Five Steward Health Care Systems' hospitals in Florida lost computer and phone service for an undisclosed period in April because of a cyberattack at Dallas-based Tenet Health System, Miami Herald reported May 6.
  4. Cleveland Clinic hospital taps new chief nursing officer 

    Dover, Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital named John Baker, RN, its new chief nursing officer, The Times Reporter reported May 6.
  5. Democrats, Republicans agree CEOs are overpaid

    The majority of Democrats and Republicans believe CEOs of America's largest companies are paid too much, according to Reuters.
  6. CDC investigating 109 severe hepatitis cases in children, 5 deaths

    The CDC is investigating "hepatitis of unknown cause" in 109 children, including five deaths, agency officials said in a May 5 update. 
  7. 14 recent health IT, innovation partnerships

    From innovation incubators for underrepresented health tech founders to the implementation of wayfinding apps, there have been several innovative partnerships and technology launches from health systems in late April and early May. 
  8. Tufts unveils plans for patients, physicians amid children's hospital closure

    Boston-based Tufts Medicine has revealed some of its plans for its physicians and patients, many of whom are on Medicaid, following the announcement of its intention to close its 41-bed children's hospital and convert it to an adult intensive care unit, The Boston Globe reported May 8.
  9. Hospitals tap insurers for price hikes as wages climb

    U.S. hospitals are asking insurers to pay them up to 15 percent more to help offset rising nurse wages, The Wall Street Journal reported May 9. 

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