Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Lab tech salaries by state — Alaska is No. 1 at $69,390

    The average annual salary for clinical lab technicians in the U.S. is $55,990, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.
  2. FDA commissioner urges US to crack down on drugmakers' patent abuse

    Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, MD, wrote a letter to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Sept. 10, in which she urged the agency to provide more intervention in drugmakers' anti-competition patent practices.
  3. Had COVID-19 already? Why getting vaccinated still helps

    One of the most common reasons Americans cite for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is that they're naturally protected by their past infection. When encouraging people who have this belief to get vaccinated, healthcare professionals should explain hybrid immunity and point to studies.

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  1. Lawsuit accuses Aetna of LGBTQ fertility discrimination 

    A lawsuit filed Sept. 13 accuses Aetna of discriminatory policies against LGBTQ members who seek fertility treatments. 
  2. 11 employees resign from New York hospital over state vaccine mandate

    Eleven Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital workers have resigned because of the state's mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers, the hospital confirmed to Becker's.
  3. 1 in 4 ICUs near capacity, up from 1 in 10 in June

    Hospitals across the U.S., particularly in the South, are running low on intensive care unit beds as the delta variant drives COVID-19 surges, The New York Times reported.
  4. 'Looking for ivermectin? Click here': How some telehealth companies push the controversial drug

    Several telehealth companies are offering patients access to the controversial anti-parasite drug ivermectin, which is rumored by some groups to be an effective treatment for COVID-19, The Guardian reported Sept. 13.
  1. More than 25% of high-priced hospitals are in low concentrated markets: 5 details

    While policies to combat rising hospital prices often target highly concentrated hospital markets, a new analysis published in Health Affairs suggests that many pricey hospitals are actually inmarkets with a low concentration of hospitals.
  2. Biden nominates privacy champion Alvaro Bedoya to FTC

    President Joe Biden will nominate privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya to serve as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, the White House announced Sept. 13. 
  3. Henry Ford closes 120 beds due to staffing shortage

    Henry Ford Health System has closed 120 beds in its system because of staffing challenges, the Detroit-based organization said in a media briefing Sept. 13.
  4. Texas hospital faces closure over vaccine mandate, CEO says

    Nearly 140 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate could force at least one more to shut its doors. 
  1. ProMedica, Google team up on digital musculoskeletal platform: 4 details  

    Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica said Sept. 14 it is integrating a new digital musculoskeletal rehabilitation platform within its care offerings so that musculoskeletal patients can have access to physical therapy both virtually and in person. 
  2. Walgreens' COVID-19 test registration system exposes patient data, IT pro says 

    Vulnerabilities in Walgreens' website for booking COVID-19 tests put patients' personal information and health data at risk for being hacked, Vox's Recode reported Sept. 13. 
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  4. World is ill-prepared for next pandemic, Bill Gates warns

    Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, who has warned the world about pandemics for years, said not enough is being done to prepare for the next one, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 13.
  5. Board directors see their role as CEO supporters, not monitors: Research

    There is a broad perception that boards of directors see monitoring of senior executives, including the CEO, as a primary part of their job description. However, recent research finds these boards instead view their jobs as supporting executives and being their strategic partners.
  6. Walmart Health shakes up leadership amid slow clinic rollout

    Walmart Health is reorganizing its top leadership as the retail giant focuses on its healthcare push, according to a Sept. 13 Insider report.
  7. 60% of healthcare workers will vaccinate their children under 12 against COVID-19, poll finds

    Sixty percent of healthcare workers with children under 12 plan to vaccinate their children immediately against COVID-19 after a vaccine receives emergency use authorization from the FDA for this age group, according new poll results released Sept. 13.
  8. Regulators approve UVM Medical Center's 6% patient payment boost, but cut private insurer payments

    Vermont regulators approved a 6 percent increase in patient payments for Burlington-based University of Vermont Medical Center but decreased its private insurer payments from 7 percent to 6 percent, VTDigger reported Sept. 13.
  9. Slow or empty threat? Physicians linked to misinformation still have licenses despite boards' warnings

    Despite warnings from several national medical boards saying physicians who spread vaccine misinformation could lose their medical licenses, many are still in practice, a Sept. 14 NPR report found. 

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