Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California ups cap on medical malpractice awards, 1st change to law in 47 years

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill May 23 that will raise the cap on the amount patients can receive in pain and suffering payments as part of medical malpractice cases, marking the first change to the limitation since the legislation was enacted in 1975.
  2. Data-driven approach required to transform healthcare, Mayo Clinic CEO says

    To transform healthcare, the sector must move away from a pipeline, service-model approach toward a data-driven "platform" method of delivering care, Mayo Clinic President and CEO Gianrico Farrugia, MD, wrote in a May 23 article for the World Economic Forum.
  3. How hospitals are tackling the challenges of in-house staffing programs

    In fall 2021, when Ruth Brainerd, MSN, RN, learned about an in-house program of floating nurses at York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health, the idea of joining appealed to her.

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  1. New Jersey hospital workers begin strike

    Members of the JNESO District Council 1 IUOE-AFL-CIO labor union began a strike May 23 at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J.
  2. What tech leaders consider before investing in digital health companies

    Health systems have increased their presence in investing in digital health companies by creating venture funds to back promising digital health innovations, but for those startups to ink financial investments, they need to provide validation, scalability, collaboration and commercial viability. 
  3. Penn Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to partner with Costa Rica on CAR-T therapies 

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are partnering with Costa Rica's Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (Social Security Program), to facilitate CAR-T research in Costa Rica. 
  4. RWJBarnabas hospital celebrates longest-living patient with LVAD heart pump 

    ​​Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center celebrated the longest-living patient in the state on a left ventricular assist device May 18.  

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  1. AHA updates ambulatory blood pressure guidance

    Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring classifications and regulations for children and adolescents have been simplified in new guidance from the American Heart Association.
  2. Atlantic Health names chief clinical officer

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System named Suja Mathew, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer, the health system said May 23.
  3. 5 ways health tech companies can ease workforce burnout: HHS

    To ease healthcare workforce burnout, health tech companies can look to design their platforms with ease, simplicity and standardization in mind, recommended new HHS guidance. 
  4. 8 hospitals temporarily or permanently ending maternity services

    Eight hospitals and health systems have announced the permanent or temporary closure of obstetric services since March 16; several of those moves are due to staffing challenges:
  1. Mount Sinai receives $20M gift to battle healthcare disparities

    New York City-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai received a $20 million donation over five years from Royalty Pharma, a buyer of biopharmaceutical royalties. The gift went to the organization's Institute for Health Equity Research.
  2. 13 recent health IT innovations, partnerships

    From international entrepreneurship partnerships to artificial intelligence algorithms, health systems, healthcare organizations and big tech have all invested in several key health IT innovations and partnerships throughout May.  Here are 13 recent partnerships reported by Becker's since May 9. 
  3. Surgeon general warns of healthcare worker burnout, releases guidance

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, has released new guidelines on taking care of the healthcare workforce as he warned the public about the threat of healthcare worker burnout.
  4. New diversity standards on treating overweight patients in the works

    The Association of American Medical Colleges is planning to roll out new standards aimed at teaching physicians how to treat patients who are overweight in an equitable manner, reported NBC News May 21. 
  5. Athenahealth appoints CFO

    Healthcare technology company Athenahealth has named John Hofmann CFO. He began in the role May 23.
  6. Vermont health system rebrands

    Springfield (Vt.) Medical Care Systems unveiled a new brand identity May 15.
  7. Iowa hospital names CFO

    Charles City, Iowa-based Floyd County Medical Center has named Craig Carstens as CFO, KIMT3 reported May 22.
  8. Nurses at 2 Oregon Providence hospitals launch strike authorization votes

    Nurses at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City, Ore., and Providence Milwaukie (Ore.) are launching simultaneous votes on strike authorization, according to the union that represents them.
  9. Healthcare workforce shortages by the numbers

    Healthcare's workforce shortages have sparked calls to action from hospitals and leaders at the national level.

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