Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. $9.2M is average cost of a healthcare data breach, IBM says

    At an average of $9.23 million per incident, healthcare leads as the top industry for the most expensive data breach costs, according to IBM. 
  2. Teladoc sees 109% revenue spike in Q2, posts $133M net loss: 5 details 

    Teladoc Health reported a net loss of $133.8 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to a $25.7 million net loss during the same time last year, according to the company's July 27 news release. 
  3. Amwell pursues hospital clients, agrees to acquire 2 startups for $320M

    Telehealth company Amwell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire two digital health startups.

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  1. Healthcare M&A on track for record year

    There were 283 healthcare deals announced or closed this June, which exceeds previously recorded volumes, Bloomberg Law reported July 28.
  2. COVID-19 surge is encouraging vaccinations, Houston Methodist says

    The amount of COVID-19 vaccinations administered at Houston Methodist facilities is increasing, which the health system called a "small, but encouraging sign" that the current virus surge is motivating community members to get vaccinated. 
  3. Arkansas, Oklahoma children's hospitals see 'worrisome' uptick in critically ill COVID-19 patients

    Children's hospitals in Arkansas and Oklahoma — two states where COVID-19 hospitalizations are up at least 60 percent from 14 days ago — are warning that more pediatric patients are becoming critically ill with COVID-19.
  4. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to ONC data.

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  1. Care New England, Lifespan merger 'only way' to stop hospital closures, some supporters say

    Supporters of the proposed merger between Care New England Health System and Lifespan say that the deal is the "only way" to prevent several hospitals in Rhode Island from closing, the Boston Globe reported July 27.
  2. Oregon hospital only taking emergencies amid long-term care, nursing shortages

    St. Charles Bend (Ore.) Hospital will operate only as an emergency facility through Aug. 4 because of delayed discharges and a shortage of long-term care in the region, local news station KTVZ reports. 
  3. Biden requires vaccinations or regular testing, masks for federal workers

    President Joe Biden announced July 29 that all federal workers are to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing, reports The Washington Post.
  4. Ascension to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

    Ascension, a 149-hospital health system based in St. Louis, will require COVID-19 vaccination for its 160,000 employees.
  1. 20 health systems named top employers for women

    Here are the top 20 health systems to work at for women, according to a July 27 Forbes report.
  2. Brigham and Women's, Harvard stop using Apple Watch in study after inconsistencies

    JP Onnela, PhD, an associate professor of biostatistics at the Boston-based Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, stopped using Apple Watches in his research after spotting several inconsistencies in the data collected by the device, according to a July 27 report by The Verge.
  3. UPMC taps Leslie Davis to succeed Jeffrey Romoff as CEO

    Leslie Davis will succeed Jeffrey Romoff as president and CEO of UPMC, the Pittsburgh-based health system said July 28.
  4. Physician lives at Tennessee hospital to be available around the clock

    Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, Tenn., is one of dozens of rural hospitals across the country struggling to keep its doors open.
  5. South Dakota health system CEO to step down

    K.C. DeBoer is resigning as CEO of Watertown, S.D.-based Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Watertown Public Opinion reported July 27.
  6. South Carolina's fastest-growing county to get 36-bed hospital

    Tidelands Health got state approval to build a 36-bed hospital in Horry County, the Murrells Inlet, S.C.-based health system said July 27. 
  7. McLeod Health gets approval to build 48-bed hospital

    Florence, S.C.-based McLeod Health received approval to build a 48-bed, 4-story hospital in South Carolina, the system announced July 27.
  8. 14 hospitals, systems sue HHS over graduate medical education payments

    A group of 14 hospitals and health systems, including Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor and Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, is suing HHS over a calculation used to determine payments for physician training programs, according to court documents.
  9. OHSU cuts medical school class size due to lack of clinical placements

    Oregon Health & Science University is reducing some class sizes because of a shortage of clinical placement positions in the region, according to The Lund Report.

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