Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Tower Health taps Dr. Ann Blakenhorn as vice president of nursing

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health has named Ann Blakenhorn, DNP, RN, vice president of nursing clinical practice, education and patient safety, the health system said Aug. 12. 
  2. UC San Diego Health names new CIO

    University of California San Diego Health has named Joshua Glandorf as CIO.
  3. Connecticut ditches $20M health information exchange software

    The state of Connecticut has discarded a computer program it spent $20 million building for its health information exchange, the Connecticut Health I-Team reported Aug. 14.

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  1. American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Research Foundation form educational alliance

    The American Heart Association and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation are forming an alliance to expand educational opportunities in cardiovascular disease and interventional therapies.
  2. Baptist Health System, 4 other hospitals report patient information exposed in vendor email hack

    Five hospitals were affected by a data breach involving revenue cycle management company Conifer Revenue Cycle Solutions. 
  3. COVID-19 hospitalization plateau to last through August, forecast suggests

    COVID-19 hospitalizations appear to be plateauing nationwide, a trend that will likely continue through the end of the month, CDC forecasting suggests. 
  4. St. Charles says it overpaid employees by $2M, seeks money back

    St. Charles Health System in Bend, Ore., is asking employees to pay back roughly $2 million it says they received in overpayments, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Aug. 12.   

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  1. Polio detected in New York City's wastewater

    Health officials investigating a polio case have detected the virus in wastewater in New York City, suggesting "likely" local circulation of the virus, the New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Aug. 12.
  2. WHO to rename monkeypox: 5 updates

    The World Health Organization is accepting proposals to rename monkeypox in an effort to align with "current best practices" for naming diseases and avoid offense to any group. 
  3. CDC to regain control of hospital pandemic data despite criticism

    TeleTracking Technologies has gathered and reported COVID-19 hospitalization data since the early days of the pandemic in 2020, but that responsibility will return to the CDC later this year, Bloomberg reported Aug. 12.
  4. Monkeypox cases, state by state

    The CDC had confirmed 13,517 monkeypox cases in 51 states and territories, as of Aug. 17.
  1. Ascension promotes Dr. Richard Fogel to chief clinical officer

    Ascension has named Richard Fogel, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of the 143-hospital system. 
  2. 9 hospitals laying off workers

    Several hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces due to financial and operational challenges. 
  3. Kaiser mental health workers to begin strike

    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers are set to begin an open-ended strike Aug. 15 at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California.
  4. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  5. Northern Arizona Healthcare CEO steps down

    Florence Spyrow, MSN, has stepped down as president and CEO of Flagstaff-based Northern Arizona Healthcare.
  6. 6 cities where inflation has grown the most, least

    Inflation increased more quickly in some cities than others over the past year. 
  7. Mass General Brigham posts $949M quarterly net loss

    Despite seeing an increase in revenue, Boston-based Mass General Brigham reported a loss for the third quarter, which ended June 30.  
  8. 'A concession to realism': Health experts react to newly relaxed COVID-19 guidance

    Loosened COVID-19 guidance from the CDC was met with mixed reactions from the healthcare community, with some calling the less rigid recommendations appropriate at this stage of the pandemic, and others highlighting risks. 
  9. Tech hiring goes offshore

    Companies dealing with a shortage of tech workers, amid the proliferation of remote work, have started looking offshore for software developers in places like Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe, Wired reported Aug. 12.

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