Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Lifespan, digital health company Eko to research AI for hypertension

    Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan is partnering with digital health company Eko to develop artificial intelligence that can help diagnose pulmonary hypertension, the firm said Sept. 20.
  2. 4 things to know about enterovirus D68

    Earlier this month, the CDC said hospitals through July and August had detected the largest number of infections caused by enterovirus D68 since 2018. 
  3. Texas physician 'gold card' rules take effect Oct. 1

    Physicians and providers in Texas will begin seeing the effects of the state's "gold card" law Oct. 1. 

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  1. Hospital expenses increased nearly 23% per patient since 2016

    The first year of the pandemic caused a dramatic increase in hospital costs. According to a Sept. 12 analysis from QuoteWizard, hospital expenses per patient have increased by an average of nearly 23 percent since 2016.
  2. New Jersey hospital owner knew dozens of guns were kept in closet, police report says

    Hudson Regional Hospital owner and chair Yan Moshe knew there were dozens of firearms being stored in an unlocked closet at the hospital, according to a police report obtained by Politico.
  3. Researchers find long-term mental health issues following Michigan water crisis

    Researchers found a prevalence of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in Flint, Mich., five years after the onset of the water crisis, according to a Sept. 20 report in JAMA Network Open.
  4. How Dr. Tammy Lundstrom is working to solve Trinity Health's workforce shortages 

    Tammy Lundstrom, MD, has always known she wanted to work in healthcare. Since joining Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health in April 2018 as senior vice president and chief medical officer, she has been able to continually meet two of her core professional goals: to help others and never stop learning.

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  1. Orlando Health names chief quality officer of 2 hospitals

    James Brown, MD, has been appointed chief quality officer of Orlando Health-Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla., and Orlando Health Horizon West (Fla.) Hospital, effective Oct. 1.
  2. 7 recent healthcare job postings at Amazon

    Amazon has been advertising job openings for its various healthcare teams. Here are seven health-related jobs the tech giant recently posted.
  3. 'Progress, not perfection': Advocate Aurora CIO Bobbie Byrne on healthcare optimization

    Advocate Aurora Health's CIO Bobbie Byrne's, MD, top priority is putting her clinicians first, as well as working to move her organization's business intelligence work and analytics to the cloud. 
  4. Social determinants of health tied to disproportionate dementia rates among minority groups, study says

    Research ties poor social determinants of health and health equity issues to disproportionate rates of dementia in minority populations, according to the National Institute on Aging. Furthermore, Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disproportionately affect older Black and Hispanic Americans compared to older white Americans, according to the Alzheimer's Association. 

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  1. GSK aims to cut carbon emissions from its supply chain

    Pharmaceutical company GSK launched a sustainable procurement program Sept. 20 in its efforts to reach net-zero impact on the climate. A big chunk of GSK's carbon emissions, 40 percent, comes from its supply chain, the company said in a news release. 
  2. Medical sterilization company ordered to pay $220M for toxic gas emissions

    A jury ordered Sterigenics, a medical sterilization company based in Oak Brook, Ill., to award a woman $220 million for exposing her to ethylene oxide gas, which she argued contributed to her cancer diagnosis, according to a Sept. 19 Chicago Sun-Times report. 
  3. California unvaccinated health workers no longer required to test weekly

    On Sept. 17, the state of California rescinded its weekly testing requirement for healthcare workers unvaccinated against COVID-19 due to religious or medical exemptions. 
  4. Minnesota nurses' strike effects reach students

    Nursing students from Minnesota State University in Mankato have lost clinical hours and seen an increased workload because of the recent statewide nursing strike, according to a Sept. 20 article from The Reporter. 
  5. 10 states with the highest, lowest average price for ambulance service with advanced life support

    The average price for ambulance service with advanced life support is highest among California providers and lowest among North Carolina providers, according to an analysis conducted by data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists. 
  6. Mölnlycke opens $49.8M surgical gloves facility

    Medical device company Mölnlycke has opened a $49.8 million factory in Malaysia to increase production of surgical gloves. 
  7. Houston Methodist not mandating updated booster for workers

    Currently, Houston Methodist is not requiring employees to receive new COVID-19 vaccines targeting omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.
  8. Dr. Fauci: 'We are not where we need to be' on pandemic

    After President Joe Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic over Sept. 18, Dr. Anthony Fauci took a different stance in a Sept. 19 interview with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 
  9. 18% of Americans skipped medical appointments, prescriptions due to finances, poll finds

    Almost 1 in 5 Americans, 18 percent, have skipped a medical appointment or filling prescription drugs in the past six months because of financial strain, a new NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll published Sept. 16 found. 

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