Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hoag launches mobile app, premium subscription service

    A California health system has launched a mobile app and premium subscription service — complete with health coaching and personalized care coordination — to accompany its new virtual care center, a move the organization said will make patient care more efficient and accessible.
  2. 4 recent HIPAA enforcement actions

    Four healthcare providers were recently found to be in violation of HIPAA, according to the HHS Office for Civil Rights.
  3. University Hospitals cancer center names new hematology chief, immunotherapy center director 

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center appointed Koen van Besien, MD, PhD, to lead its division of hematology and as director of the Wesley Center for Immunotherapy on May 25. 

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  1. New York children's hospital wants to build $6.6M high-risk maternity unit

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Oishei Children's Hospital submitted a certificate of need to the state's department of health to open a high-risk maternity unit as it experiences a growth in deliveries.
  2. 2 new findings on treating long COVID-19 symptoms

    Vaccination protection from long COVID-19 and the use of a popular heart failure drug to treat symptoms have been the focus of two recent publications.
  3. Takeaways from 5 recent health AI studies

    Artificial intelligence holds lots of promise for the world of healthcare, from offering predictions of post-care implications to aiding in diagnosis of disorders. 
  4. A quick call can lower emergency department readmission, according to study 

    A follow-up call and chat with a medical professional after discharge from the emergency department may help reduce return visits, according to a May 20 study published in JAMA Network Open. 

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  1. Duke's strategy to unleash the most underutilized care team member with digital tech

    Digital technologies, artificial intelligence and automation applied in healthcare the same as it is in other industries could be revolutionary.
  2. New Jersey health system notifies patients of data breach

    Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Health Care notified patients about a data breach that may have compromised the protected health information of some patients. 
  3. OSU Wexner's marketing chief on creating a humanized hospital brand

    Skip Hidlay, chief communications and marketing officer at Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, created a collaborative culture and expanded its strong partnerships with physicians, patients and digital marketing to make its brand successful, according to an interview branding agency Monigle shared with Becker's.
  4. Georgia hospital accused of disability discrimination

    The Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission filed a lawsuit accusing Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital of failing to accommodate the disability of an employee and then firing her because of her disability.
  1. FDA clarifies rules around drug importation from Canada

    The FDA released a compliance guide May 25 featuring 12 questions and answers to provide small entities with a better understanding of the Importation of Prescription Drugs Final Rule.
  2. Digital health startup lands $20M funding

    A digital health startup that provides teletherapy to students raised $20 million in series A funding May 25.
  3. Oklahoma enacts nation's strictest abortion ban

    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law May 25 that prohibits most abortions starting at fertilization, making it the most restrictive abortion ban in the U.S., according to The New York Times.
  4. Ex-healthcare CEO pleads guilty in fraud scheme

    The former CEO of a Melbourne, Fla.-based healthcare network charged in a "pump-and-dump" scheme pleaded guilty May 24 to conspiracy to commit securities fraud, according to the Justice Department. 
  5. Care New England could have merger plans by early summer, CEO says

    Providence, R.I.-based Care New England could have plans for a merger by next month, its outgoing CEO told WPRI on May 25.
  6. States where physicians are paid the most and the least, by provider type

    Primary care physicians earn the most in Mississippi, with about $102,000 more in total median compensation than their counterparts in Arizona, who earn the least, according to new data from the Medical Group Management Association.  
  7. OSU Wexner has finalists for CEO, CFO

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is closer to naming a new CEO and CFO, according to Columbus Business First.
  8. 216 unusual hepatitis cases under review in US

    The CDC is investigating 216 reports of unusual hepatitis cases among children in the U.S. as of May 25. 
  9. 226 monkeypox cases reported in 21 countries: 6 updates

    Officials in 21 countries have confirmed 226 cases of monkeypox, according to a May 25 report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. 

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