Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 5 health system CFOs reveal investments that yielded great returns

    Financial challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and workforce shortages forced hospitals to be strategic with their investments in the last year.
  2. Texas pharmacists hesitant to prescribe drugs amid abortion ban

    Many pharmacists in Texas are hesitant to fill prescriptions for abortion drugs — even if they're used for other medical reasons — for fear of civil lawsuits or criminal prosecution under the state's strict abortion ban, Slate reported May 24.
  3. In-person, telehealth combo expands access while maintaining quality, study finds

    A hybrid approach to primary care that offers in-person, video and occasional audio-only appointments can increase access to medical services while maintaining quality, a recent Rand Corp. report concluded.

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  1. Boost patient privacy while easing health info exchange, researchers warn 

    As the federal government encourages the more free exchange of health information, researchers are calling for increased privacy protections for patients.
  2. HCA names COO of new Florida hospital

    Madison Workman is the new COO of HCA Florida University Hospital, a 165-bed hospital in Davie. 
  3. US has a new dominant COVID-19 strain

    A highly contagious sublineage of the BA.2 omicron subvariant is now the nation's dominant strain, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates. 
  4. University of California to pay $374.4M to settle abuse claims against former gynecologist

    The University of California will pay $374.4 million to resolve claims by 312 women who alleged they were sexually abused when treated by a former longtime UCLA gynecologist, according to a UCLA statement shared with Becker's on May 24. 

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  1. 10 systems seeking supply chain talent

    Here are 10 health systems that have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week: 
  2. Hospitals: Retirement plan lawsuits could have 'significant detrimental' effect

    The American Hospital Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Association of American Medical Colleges filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by choosing a retirement plan other than the least expensive available.
  3. Cone Health seeks $200M in bond funding

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health is seeking $200 million in bonds, which will partially be used for an expansion at Cone Health Heart & Vascular Center, a spokesperson told Becker's May 24.
  4. HCA hospital in Florida kicks off project doubling ICU capacity this week

    HCA Florida Poinciana (Fla.) Hospital will start on a $9.9 million expansion of its intensive care and medical/surgical units this week. 
  1. Emergency telehealth set to grow

    Telehealth is often thought to occur in place of in-person primary care or specialist visits, but its use in the emergency department is poised to grow as more hospitals adopt the tech, reported the American Medical Association May 23. 
  2. Cybersecurity experts explore ways to strengthen cybersecurity in healthcare

    Cybersecurity experts testified at a May 18 senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing that cybersecurity training and advocacy was needed to strengthen cybersecurity in healthcare. 
  3. Security called more often on Black patients, hospital's internal study finds

    Black patients at Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston experienced higher rates of security emergency responses compared to white patients, according to a study published May 13 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
  4. Franciscan Health, Lurie Children's form partnership for neonatal care

    Franciscan Health Crown Point (Ind.) and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago have formed a partnership for neonatal care.
  5. The changing landscape of telehealth: 4 federal legislative developments

    Federal lawmakers have introduced four bills that look to update, continue, renew and expand telehealth access for patients and providers.
  6. 3 ways to build trust in health AI

    The fourth industrial revolution that brought digital technology to lives around the world has the potential to revolutionize healthcare through artificial intelligence, but before it can, it must be widely trusted by both patients and physicians, according to a World Economic Forum article published May 24. 
  7. Permanent pandemic losses? 10 states where tech jobs haven't returned

    With remote tech jobs growing more than fourfold during the pandemic, tech workers have had greater freedom the last two years in choosing where to live. And they haven't returned to some places.
  8. City of Hope expands cancer care with $10M gift 

    Los Angeles-based City of Hope is expanding its cancer care program after a $10 million gift from the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, it said in an email to Becker's on May 24.
  9. Philips Respironics issues update on recalled mechanical ventilators tied to 124 deaths

    The FDA and Phillips Respironics provided updates on the mechanical ventilators that were recalled in June 2021 resulting in more than 21,000 medical device reports, 124 of which were tied to deaths. 

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