Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Ransomware attacks cost healthcare orgs $20.8B in 2020

    Ransomware attacks skyrocketed amid the pandemic when hospitals increased their use of remote work and moved more hospital data online, according to a July 21 report by cybersecurity consulting firm CynergisTek.
  2. 6 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since July 21:
  3. From hidden cameras to stealing PHI for unemployment ー 3 cyber incidents linked to employees

    Hackers aren't always hidden away by international borders and anonymous identities. Sometimes employees' wrongdoing can transpire under a hospital's roof. 

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  1. Ochsner, UHS + 5 hospitals hiring CISOs

    Below are seven hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking chief information security officers in the last month.
  2. Why an increase in structural heart procedures could eventually become a problem, per CHI Health's Dr. Jeffrey Carstens

    As structural heart procedures become more common and cardiologists perform fewer surgical valves, it may lead to a loss of confidence in the future, says Jeffrey Carstens, MD, executive medical director of CHI Health Heart Institute in Omaha, Neb. 
  3. Lawsuit alleges J&J baby powder marketing targeted Black women despite cancer link

    The National Council of Negro Women filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in the Superior Court of New Jersey July 27. The organization alleges the company's baby powder advertising targeted Black women despite knowing the talc-based products were unsafe. 
  4. 13 hospitals ending services, closing departments

    Several healthcare organizations have closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or prevent patient care lapses. 

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  1. The questions 5 healthcare executives ask when developing a growth strategy

    Six months into 2021, hospital and health system executives must continue to develop successful growth strategies as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and industry changes. This means looking at digital transformation, as well as how they will address community needs and attract and retain staff.
  2. 14 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are 14 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking CMOs.
  3. Pfizer suit could allow companies to cover patient Medicare copays, presenting 'gold rush' opportunity

    Pfizer is championing a lawsuit against the federal government that would essentially legalize reimbursing Medicare members for out-of-pocket medication costs — a practice the federal government alleged amounts to paying kickbacks.
  4. Humana Q2 results: 7 things to know

    Humana released its second-quarter earnings results July 28 on the tails of payers still reporting a dropoff in profits. 
  1. Philadelphia health system to invest $5M to bolster nursing staff

    Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System will spend $5 million on initiatives to mitigate the effects of nursing shortages, according to a July 27 report from the Philadelphia Business Journal. 
  2. Donor hearts from illicit drug users safe, research finds

    Receiving a heart transplant from a donor who used illicit drugs doesn't affect the recipient's survival and may shorten the time patients spend on the national transplant waitlist, according to two studies published July 28. 
  3. NYT adds hospitalization hot spot map

    The New York Times has added a new map of current hospitalizations per capita by hospital service area. 
  4. California 1st state to extend Medicaid coverage to residents 50+ regardless of immigration status

    Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation making California the first state to expand Medicaid eligibility to residents age 50 and older who are living in the country without legal permission.
  5. Leaders of the US News Honor Roll hospitals

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2021-22 best hospitals rankings July 27. Here are the leaders of the 20 hospitals on this year's honor roll:  
  6. 3rd Pfizer dose strongly protects against delta variant, data shows

    Pfizer said July 28 that a third dose of its COVID-19 shot "strongly boosts" the body's immune response against the delta variant of the coronavirus. 
  7. Tenet Massachusetts hospital scales back services amid nurses strike

    Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., is reducing select services because of a nurses strike that has been ongoing since March 8.
  8. 20 hospitals laying off workers

    The financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic forced hundreds of hospitals across the nation to furlough, lay off or reduce pay for workers, and others have had to scale back services or close.
  9. High levels of COVID-19 spread nationwide: CDC

    The U.S. now has a high level of community transmission because of COVID-19 cases rapidly increasing in some regions, according to the CDC's COVID Data Tracker. 

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