Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Where telehealth use is up, down: 7 takeaways

    Telehealth utilization grew in three of the four U.S. census regions with the greatest increase occurring in the West, according to FAIR Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. 
  2. Kaleida Health reaches agreement covering 6,300 workers

    Kaleida Health has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America Local 1168 and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
  3. 9 health systems installing new EHR systems

    Here are nine health systems that have implemented new EHR systems since Sept. 9. 

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  1. 9 RCM headlines from September to know

    From name changes to the introduction of new platforms, here are nine RCM stories Becker's reported in September:
  2. Prices for more than 1,200 drugs rose faster than inflation: HHS report

    From July 2021 to July 2022, costs for 1,216 medications surpassed the 8.5 percent inflation rate, and the average spike in prices was 31.6 percent, an HHS report found.
  3. HHS awards $266M benefiting public health workforce

    HHS is investing $225.5 million in community health workers and $40.7 million in public health scholarships.
  4. Novant cancer center 1st in North Carolina to offer VR headsets during treatment

    Novant Health Wallace Cancer Institute in Salisbury is the first facility in North Carolina to offer virtual reality headsets to patients receiving cancer treatment. 

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  1. VA investigating data breach that compromised sensitive credentials, source codes

    A federal contractor published source codes containing sensitive credentials from the Department of Veterans Affairs, FedScoop reported Sept. 29. 
  2. Unions call for state intervention over post-strike patient care concerns at Connecticut hospital

    Presidents of three unions are asking Connecticut officials to help address their concerns regarding patient care at Hartford HealthCare's Windham and Backus hospitals.
  3. Oracle implements changes to Cerner employee benefits

    Oracle has changed some PTO benefits for certain Cerner employees who are classified as hourly, the Kansas City Business Journal reported Sept. 30.  
  4. New medical debt reporting rules falling short with some Americans: report

    New rules designed to prevent medical debt from hurting credit scores are not helping everyone, according to a report from Kaiser Health News and NPR.

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  1. Hospitals likely to end 2022 in the red despite August boost, report says

    U.S. hospital margins continue to fluctuate in 2022, making it likely hospitals will end the year in the red, according to strategic consulting company Kaufman Hall.
  2. Moffitt launches health equity program

    Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center launched a health equity program Oct. 3 to improve cancer health disparities locally and nationally. 
  3. US COVID-19 cases to jump 10% in next 2 weeks, Mayo forecasts

    While COVID-19 cases have been falling for more than 10 consecutive weeks, modeling from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic suggests this trend will reverse over the next few weeks.
  4. Pharmacists can now administer monkeypox vaccine, HHS says

    Five months after the U.S. first detected a monkeypox outbreak, and as health departments struggle to find enough supply of the world's only-approved monkeypox vaccine to meet the demand, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra signed a declaration Sept. 30 to allow pharmacists to administer the shots. 
  5. Hospital leaders meet at White House to talk 'twindemic' strategies

    Federal health officials held a meeting with leaders from 10 health systems and groups on Sept. 29 to discuss mitigation strategies ahead of a likely COVID-19 surge and severe flu season this fall. 
  6. Trinity Health reports $1.4B annual loss

    Higher labor costs put pressure on Trinity Health's margins in fiscal year 2022, according to financial documents released Sept. 30. 
  7. Walgreens to use robots for prescription fulfillment amid staff shortages

    Walgreens Boots Alliance plans to use automation to combat its ongoing nationwide staff shortage, the Washington Street Journal reported Oct. 2.
  8. Congress extends 2 rural healthcare programs

    Congress extended two rural healthcare programs Sept. 30, just one day before they were set to expire. 
  9. Tenet executive chair resigns

    Tenet Healthcare Executive Chair Ronald Rittenmeyer resigned Oct. 1 due to personal health reasons, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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