Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Medical schools need to improve obesity training, physicians say

    A condition that affects 42 percent of adults in the U.S. is one that medical schools only spend around 10 hours training future physicians on, a new study found. Obesity was formally declared an epidemic by the World Health Organization more than 25 years ago — in 1997.
  2. Mercy hospital looks to build employee housing

    Mercy Health-Springfield (Ohio) is looking to build a 50-unit employee housing complex on an old Mercy Hospital site, NPR affiliate WVXU reported Feb. 1.
  3. 10 states with the largest decreases to travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in January in the U.S. was $3,077, down 20.49 percent from $3,870 during the same month in 2022, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    

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  1. UPMC, General Catalyst, Northwell: 16 digital health investments in January

    Despite a slowdown in digital health investing, venture capital firms and health system venture arms continue to pour money into promising ideas.
  2. 5 athletes making moves in the digital health space

    Originally known for their sports prowess, many athletes are starting to flex their investment skills and some are targeting digital health.
  3. St. Jude Children's graduate school taps dean

    Steven Varga, PhD, is the new dean of Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 
  4. BJC HealthCare's approach to flexible scheduling for nurses

    Amid today's staff shortages and other workforce challenges, it is more crucial than ever that hospitals and health systems have a leg up when it comes to recruiting and retaining nurses. And multiple organizations are increasingly examining options that provide workplace flexibility and support.

Innovation in the ED — The 3 steps South Shore Hospital took to better manage high-risk patients

Adverse drug events and readmissions can quickly burden EDs. Here are 3 steps this New England hospital took to better manage high-risk patients.
  1. 21st drugmaker curbs 340B drug discounts, nonprofit says

    Two more pharmaceutical companies plan to restrict 340B drug discounts to community pharmacies, nonprofit organization 340B Health said Feb. 1. 
  2. Oracle Cerner continues Canadian expansion, signs 10-year EHR deal with Nova Scotia

    EHR and software giant Oracle Cerner signed a 10-year deal with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Halifax-based IWK Health to implement an EHR system for 1 million patients in the Canadian province.
  3. City of Hope cancer treatment centers rebrand

    Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope is renaming its subsidiary, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, to the City of Hope brand.
  4. 6 hospitals, health systems scaling telehealth programs

    Below is a list of five hospitals and health systems that rolled out or announced new telehealth services since Jan. 17: 

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  1. UCSF, Cedars-Sinai partner on researching EHR interventions for kidney injuries

    Researchers at San Francisco-based UCSF Health and Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai have collaborated on a study assessing the effectiveness of an EHR contrast tool to predict the risk of kidney injury for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions.
  2. Feds warn of cybersecurity risks associated with OpenEMR

    The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center published a brief Jan. 31 warning healthcare organizations about the three vulnerabilities associated with an older version of OpenEMR. 
  3. Iowa hospital names CEO amid employee assault investigation

    William Kiefer, DNP, RN, has been named CEO of Ottumwa (Iowa) Regional Health Center as law enforcement investigates the death of an employee who committed a series of assaults at the hospital. 
  4. North Dakota hospital promotes CFO to CEO

    Tioga (N.D.) Medical Center has named Jamie Eraas its new CEO. 
  5. Viewpoint: Physicians, not third parties, should determine patient treatment

    A Wisconsin lawsuit could determine whether third parties can compel hospitals and physicians to provide treatments even when those treatments are not proved effective. However, no physician should have to choose between a legal imperative or their ethical obligation to patients, American Medical Association President Jack Resneck Jr., MD, wrote in an article published on the group's website Jan. 31.
  6. Why patients are picking new providers: 8 notes

    A recent survey from IT company Accenture found that more patients are switching healthcare providers than in previous years, and it identified four attributes patients look for in a provider.
  7. Vandalia Health names CIO, technology chief

    Charleston, W.V.-based Vandalia Health, which was created by the merger of two West Virginia health systems, has named a CIO and chief technology officer.
  8. Banner, ChristianaCare, U of Iowa websites also hit by cyberattack

    More U.S. hospitals and health systems have reported that their websites went down this week after a cyberattack that Russian hacking group Killnet claimed responsibility for.
  9. The Hospitals of Providence campus promotes COO to CEO

    The Hospitals of Providence, an eight-hospital health system based in El Paso, Texas, has promoted David Byrd to CEO of its Transmountain campus, El Paso Inc. reported Feb. 1.

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