Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CVS, Microsoft forge digital care partnership

    CVS Health and Microsoft established a strategic partnership focused on digital health and personalized care, the two companies said Dec. 2.
  2. 4 C-suite changes as New York systems take steps toward affiliation

    Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Medicine and Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peter's Health Partners have made four leadership changes as they move forward with an affiliation plan, according to the Albany Business Review. 
  3. Hackers hit Planned Parenthood, expose 400,000 patients' records

    Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is notifying about 400,000 patients that their protected health information was exposed during a cyberattack, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 1. 

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  1. Centura Health boosts pay, benefits by $82M

    Centura Health is investing an additional $82 million in compensation and benefit changes for its 21,000 employees, the Centennial, Colo.-based health system announced Nov. 30.
  2. Allowing Medicare cuts to take effect would be 'reckless,' AMA says

    The American Medical Association is slamming the inaction of Congress on looming Medicare payment cuts, saying that allowing them would be "reckless during a public health emergency."
  3. Bedtime's link to heart disease tops November's 10 most-read cardiology stories

    News linking the optimal bedtime to lower heart disease risk was Becker's most-read cardiology story in November.
  4. Louisiana pharmacy marketer sentenced in $180M fraud scheme

    A Louisiana pharmacy marketer was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison over his role in an $180 million fraud scheme, the Justice Department said Nov. 30. 
  1. Nurses demand California hospital remain open

    Nurses who work at a California hospital that is slated to be closed without a sale are demanding that the facility stay open, the unions that represent them said Dec. 1. 
  2. 12 health systems opening hospitals

    The following health systems have opened hospitals, advanced proposals to build them or announced plans for them since Nov. 12:
  3. HHS appeals nationwide halt to healthcare worker vaccine rule

    HHS is appealing a federal court's decision to temporarily block the start of its vaccination mandate for healthcare workers, according to Bloomberg Law. 
  4. The White House's plan to combat winter COVID-19 surges: 8 things to know

    In response to the emergence of the omicron variant, the White House has unveiled a new strategy that aims to further combat the virus by encouraging booster shots and helping to respond quickly to winter surges.

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  1. How data can unlock capacity in the operating room and drive better decision-making

    Optimizing operating room performance is a tough nut to crack for hospitals because true OR capacity is often uncaptured and underutilized due to rigid scheduling protocols.
  2. ​​VA revises timeline for $16B Cerner EHR rollout, taps new project leaders

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to pick up deployment of its $16 billion Cerner EHR system in early 2022 after the project was paused earlier this year because of inadequate training and safety concerns. 
  3. Outgoing NIH director Dr. Francis Collins makes case for advanced research component

    The National Institutes of Health could potentially fast-track certain research projects if it created a new component of the NIH called the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, the outgoing director of the nation's medical research agency told the Journal of the American Medical Association in a recent interview.
  4. New York City opens supervised injection sites in a 1st for US

    In an effort to reduce overdose deaths caused by increasingly potent illegal drugs, New York City opened two supervised injection sites Nov. 30, according to The New York Times.
  5. High debt and low starting salaries leave some medical professionals concerned 

    Some medical professional degrees are saddling students with debt and providing low starting salaries, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 1. 
  6. 14 hospital-union contract agreements

    The following hospital-union events have been reported since June 30:
  7. Appalachian Regional Healthcare adds 14th hospital

    Lexington, Ky.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare finalized its acquisition of Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky., according to a Dec. 1 news release.
  8. AdventHealth starts building Florida hospital

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth began construction on a hospital in Riverview, Fla., according to a Nov. 30 news release.
  9. 2 New Mexico hospitals operating above 120% capacity

    Two prominent Albuquerque, N.M.-based hospitals are operating significantly over capacity, with University of New Mexico Hospital at 140 percent capacity and Presbyterian Hospital at 120 percent, Fox affiliate KRQE reported Nov. 30. 

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