Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. U of Iowa Health Care to reward employees who lost pay during pandemic

    Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health Care said it is offering a one-time success-sharing payment to eligible employees in appreciation for their participation in various cost-saving initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. University Hospitals taps tech platform for hospital-at-home program 

    University Hospitals in Cleveland partnered with Edgility to provide the technology platform for its hospital-at-home offering, the companies said July 28. 
  3. Johns Hopkins, 4 others get $20M to lead research on hypertension health disparities

    The American Heart Association has awarded $20 million in grants to research teams at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and four other institutions to lead projects focused on preventing hypertension in communities of color. 

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  1. Novant Health, Epic launching MyChart Bedside after 2-year trial

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health and Epic are launching MyChart Bedside at 12 hospitals to enable hospitalized patients to chat with their care team and give them insight into their care plan.
  2. As the need for CISOs increases in hospitals, so do their demands

    Before the flood of ransomware attacks, robocalls or data breaches, not all hospitals had chief information security officers. Now, these security executives are in high demand, and salaries are skyrocketing to attract candidates, according to a July 29 report by The Wall Street journal.
  3. AORN conference goes all virtual amid COVID-19 surge 

    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses has canceled its in-person Global Surgical Conference & Expo due to rising COVID-19 case counts in Florida.
  4. ​​Physicians who post COVID-19 vaccine misinformation may lose license, medical panel says 

    The Federation of State Medical Boards warned July 29 that physicians and other healthcare professionals could be at risk of losing their medical licenses if they spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on social media, online and in the media. 

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  1. AstraZeneca to seek full FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine this year

    AstraZeneca is planning to seek full FDA approval of its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, the company said July 29. 
  2. COVID-19 worsened oncologist burnout, report finds

    Oncologists experienced significant occupational and personal consequences as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a qualitative interview-based study recently published in JCO Oncology Practice. 
  3. Blue plans not 1 entity, providers argue

    Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans can't argue that they're a single entity in defense of antitrust litigation, provider groups claim.
  4. 80% of female surgical residents face gender bias & 4 more study findings 

    Women in surgical residency programs are far more likely to experience discrimination or sexual harassment than their male peers, a study published July 28 in JAMA Surgery found.
  1. Most US adults experienced physical pain in 2019: 5 CDC report findings

    Nearly 60 percent of U.S. adults experienced pain of any kind the three months before being surveyed in 2019, according to a July 29 CDC report. 
  2. Molina's Q2 profit drops as COVID-19 expenses climb

    Molina Healthcare reported its second-quarter earnings July 28.
  3. UnitedHealthcare, Northside Hospital get closer to deal

    UnitedHealthcare is moving closer to a final agreement with Atlanta-based Northside Hospital, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported July 28.
  4. Mississippi hospitals told to delay overnight elective procedures beginning Aug. 1

    Mississippi health officials have ordered licensed hospitals in the state to delay certain elective procedures that require overnight hospitalization, beginning Aug. 1. 
  5. Hospital drug spending will go up 3% next year, Vizient predicts

    Total pharmaceutical spend for hospitals and health systems will increase by 3.1 percent in 2022, Vizient projected in its pharmacy market outlook, released July 28. 
  6. FDA again extends J&J vaccine's shelf life

    The FDA July 28 extended the shelf life of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine from 4.5 months to six months. 
  7. How hospitals are gearing up virtual care for the delta variant surge

    As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase across areas of the U.S. with low vaccination rates, the demand for telehealth intensive care unit and emergency room services is also on the rise, Politico reported July 28. 
  8. Vaccine mandate on deck for Scripps — How CEO says it can be avoided

    Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, is urging unvaccinated staff to voluntarily get inoculated against COVID-19 so the health system does not have to implement a mandate.
  9. What are the most concerning trends in health IT? 10 execs weigh in

    The pandemic accelerated many trends in healthcare, including telehealth, artificial intelligence and the use of the cloud.

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