Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 biggest remote patient monitoring deals of '22, '23

    While funding for remote patient monitoring companies has been up and down, the market is expected to grow exponentially by 2030 as clinicians and patients turn to wearables, Pitchbook reported.
  2. Cardiovascular disease to rise by more than 30% by 2060: 10 notes

    Researchers predicted that by 2060, cardiovascular disease such as heart disease and stroke will increase by at least 30 percent in the U.S.
  3. Physician sues university, alleges retaliation for calling out racial bias

    Stanley Berry, MD, is suing Detroit-based Wayne State School of Medicine for allegedly stifling his advocacy for Black patients and passing him over for promotion after speaking out, The South End reported May 30.
  1. TB-like infection less transmissible than thought, study finds

    Harvard researchers may have debunked a theory about a drug-resistant pathogen linked to severe lung infections, which was previously thought to spread person-to-person. 
  2. 6 fatal infectious disease outbreaks in 2023

    Infectious disease threats are growing and can have fatal consequences for patients and the public. 
  3. Epic vs. Cerner: EHR market share

    EHR vendor Epic Systems continues to be the leader in the EHR hospital market share, with 83 hospitals joining its network in 2022, compared to Oracle Cerner, which only added 22. 
  4. Where CVS, Walmart, Kaiser, Target rank in market share for retail clinics

    Retail clinics have exploded in popularity in the past five years, as health systems and pharmacy giants like CVS Health continue to open them, a new report from Definitive Healthcare found.

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  1. AdventHealth: Test closes gap in race to detect brain-eating amoeba 

    AdventHealth's Rapid Amoeba PCR test, which can confirm a brain-eating amoeba infection in as little as three hours, is a "game changer" and could mean the difference between life and death for patients, Jose Alexander, MD, clinical microbiologist and director of microbiology, virology and immunology for AdventHealth Orlando (Fla.), told Becker's. 
  2. Commonwealth Health hospital to end labor, delivery services

    Commonwealth Health's Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) General Hospital will no longer provide planned inpatient labor and delivery services, effective July 31. 
  3. Heart attacks prematurely age the brain, Johns Hopkins Medicine study finds

    Having a heart attack can be directly associated with a drop in cognitive abilities, according to a Johns Hopkins Medicine study published May 30 in JAMA Neurology.
  4. How UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai are integrating more AI into clinical workflows

    UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai and more are accelerating their adoption of artificial intelligence to help them interpret data, build predictive models, streamline tasks and procedures, and to enhance communication with patients. 

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  1. Hackensack Meridian hospital names CFO

    Todd Huffman has been appointed CFO for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center in Glen Ridge, N.J., and Ardent Health Services' New Jersey market, which includes two hospitals and two medical groups totaling more than 140 physicians and advanced practice providers.
  2. Wisconsin hospital notifies patients of unauthorized access to PHI

    Lancaster, Wis.-based Grant Regional Health Center is notifying 4,135 patients that some of their protected health information may have been compromised when an unauthorized party accessed one of its employee email accounts. 
  3. Ascension, CVS Health Ventures back kidney care company in $166M round

    Ascension Ventures, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, and CVS Health Ventures participated in a $166 million funding round May 31 for Strive Health, a tech-enabled kidney care provider that focuses on value-based care.
  4. A day in the life of Mercy's chief nursing officer

    Time in the operating room. Overseeing a team of 12,000 nurses. Administrative work. Family time. This is just a glimpse into the day-to-day life of Mercy's chief nursing officer. 
  5. Cleveland Clinic patients caught up in medical billing data breach

    A breach at medical billing company MedInform has compromised the data of Cleveland Clinic patients.
  6. CVS-owned Oak Street to enter 4 new states

    Oak Street Health, a primary care network acquired by CVS Health in May, will expand into Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas and Virginia by the end of the year.
  7. Boston hospitals, physicians progressing toward ChatGPT's 'holy grail'

    Hospitals, physicians and medical educators in Boston are all making use of ChatGPT and its generative artificial intelligence capabilities, the Boston Globe reported.
  8. States ranked by cancer death rates

    In 2021, 32,127 more males died from cancer in the U.S. than females. Males accounted for nearly 53 percent of the 605,213 total cancer deaths across the country, according to data from KFF.
  9. Northwell to provide telehealth services to the U.S. State Department

    Northwell Direct, an employer health services provider owned by New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, has been selected to provide telehealth consulting services to medical providers in the U.S. State Department. 

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