Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 2 Wyoming hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Wyoming hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  2. FBI raids COVID-19 test company that collected $124M while trashing tests

    The FBI on Jan. 22 raided the headquarters of a nationwide string of COVID-19 testing sites known as the Center for COVID Control, USA Today reported Jan. 23.
  3. Nemours Children's Health names chief value officer

    Karen Marie Wilding has been appointed chief value officer for Jacksonville, Fla.-based Nemours Children's Health. 
  1. John Ferguson Jr., leader of Georgia hospital for 4 decades, dies

    John Ferguson Jr., former president and CEO of Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System, died Jan. 23 at age 82, The Gainesville Times reported. 
  2. Yale New Haven inks deal to automate 6M patient encounters annually

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health is deploying Rx.Health's EHR-integrated unified messaging platform throughout the health system.
  3. Integrating text analytics into EHR helps alleviate clinician burnout, study shows

    Using advanced text analytics to assess EHR inbox messages can help clinicians improve their workflow and eliminate unnecessary workloads, according to a study published Jan. 20 in the American Journal of Managed Care.
  4. Elon Musk's Neuralink to implant brain chips into humans: 4 things to know

    Elon Musk's company Neuralink is searching for a clinical trial director to lead the testing of its artificial intelligence-powered chip's implantation into human brains.

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  1. Former UAMS employee exposes 518 patients' health information

    Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is notifying patients that a former employee sent an email from her UAMS account to her personal email, exposing 518 patients' protected health information.
  2. AARP calls for nursing homes to require COVID-19 boosters

    AARP called on nursing homes across the nation to require COVID-19 booster shots for residents and staff amid a rise in infections and lag in booster rates, the organization said Jan. 20.  
  3. OIG to audit hospital compliance with Provider Relief Fund surprise-billing rule

    HHS' Office of the Inspector General said Jan. 20 it would conduct a nationwide audit of hospitals' compliance with the terms and conditions related to the Provider Relief Fund. 
  4. 65% of people who had COVID-19 in 1st wave still have smell dysfunction: 3 study findings

    In a small study of 100 people who contracted COVID-19 in the first wave, more than half have long-term changes to their sense of smell, according to preliminary research published Jan. 20 by MedRxiv.

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  1. Blockchain can change healthcare: 3 ways to use the new tech

    Blockchain technology provides healthcare with new opportunities to evolve interoperability by making it easier to exchange health information, MDLinx reported Jan. 24.
  2. 8 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are eight hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the past week.
  3. Ardent taps new CNO

    Lisa Dolan, MSN, RN, has been promoted to the role of chief nursing officer for Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services.
  4. 3 financial indicators that could predict rural hospital closures

    The 56 rural hospitals that closed between January 2017 and August 2020 have three things in common, a January study by the NC Rural Health Research Program found.
  5. Viewpoint: Healthcare needs a 'quintuple aim'

    The healthcare industry should expand the "quadruple aim" to include a fifth key focus: advancing health equity, three physician leaders wrote in a Jan. 21 op-ed published in JAMA.
  6. Anthem BCBS names new Georgia leadership as Northside legal woes broaden

    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield named Robert Bunch president Jan. 20, but the move comes as the payer potentially faces a new opponent in its legal battle against Atlanta-based Northside Hospital System, according to 11Alive. 
  7. 6 recent heart study findings 

    Recent cardiology studies have focused on heart disease risk factors in men, heart function recovery in children who were exposed to COVID-19 and developed MIS-C and more.
  8. Safety-net hospitals face the worst of the US' nursing shortage

    While the unprecedented nursing shortage is a national problem, safety-net hospitals, which provide care to millions of Americans, face its worst effects, The New York Times reported Jan. 23. 
  9. Exclusion from at-home COVID-19 test coverage puts Medicare recipients on the 'back foot'

    The coverage gaps created by the Biden administration's at-home COVID-19 test coverage guidelines doesn't solve barriers for a population that faces already-increased risks: Medicare beneficiaries, according to a Jan. 24 Kaiser Health News report. 

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