Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'We had no choice': Rural Pennsylvania healthcare clinic to close

    Snow Shoe, Pa.-based Mountaintop Area Medical Center — which offers primary care, minor surgeries, lab services and more — will close Aug. 31. 
  2. Nurses strike canceled after McLaren Macomb, union reach deal

    More than 500 nurses at Mount Clemens, Mich.- based McLaren Macomb have agreed to a tentative three-year labor contract, according to statement from the hospital and union.
  3. 64 healthcare groups back mandatory vaccines for hospital workers

    As COVID-19 cases rise and the delta variant spreads, dozens of hospitals and health systems have announced vaccination mandates for employees. Below are 64 healthcare groups, including national associations and medical societies, that have released statements in July supporting this requirement for healthcare workers. 

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  1. Rutgers taps RWJBarnabas director as 1st clinical innovation, data analytics chancellor 

    New Brunswick, N.J.-based Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences appointed Andrew Evens, DO, as its clinical and health affairs division's first associate vice chancellor for clinical innovation and data analytics, the university announced July 27. 
  2. Digital health coalition backed by Duke, Johns Hopkins targets diversity, inclusion

    The Digital Health Measurement Collaborative Community, a coalition of providers and health IT companies including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Teladoc Health and Pfizer, on July 27 unveiled its first two digital health measurement projects. 
  3. BCBS, Saint Francis reach contract agreement

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma announced a new contract agreement with Tulsa, Okla.-based Saint Francis Health System.
  4. Centene Q2 report: 5 things to know

    Centene reported its second-quarter financial results July 27.

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  1. Mayo analyzes 1.1M EHR notes linking preexisting conditions to long-term COVID-19

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic teamed up with artificial intelligence firm Nference to analyze 1.1 million clinical notes and find the connection between preexisting conditions and the severity of COVID-19 symptoms, according to a July 27 report published in NPJ Digital Medicine.
  2. Kaiser develops free tool for hospitals to predict COVID-19 surges 6 weeks in advance

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente developed the "COVID Hotspotting Score" to use data from routine clinical care to predict the onset of a COVID-19 surge up to six weeks in advance, according to a July 26 study published in BMJ Open.
  3. Heart failure diagnosis likely missed in primary care setting for these groups, study finds

    Many new heart failure diagnoses occur in the emergency department or during hospitalization, particularly among women, Black adults, and those with lower net worth, according to research published July 27 in Heart Failure.
  4. California requires proof of vaccination or testing for healthcare workers

    California government and healthcare employees will be required to show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once weekly, Gov. Gavin Newsom said July 26.
  1. Biden's order won't derail Piedmont deal, University Health CEO says

    A new executive order that targets healthcare consolidation won't derail a proposed merger with Piedmont Healthcare, Jim Davis, CEO of University Health Care System, told The Augusta Chronicle in a July 27 report.
  2. The No. 1 hospital in each state for 2021-22

    U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2021-22 rankings for the top hospitals in the U.S. 
  3. 10 best hospitals for cardiology, ranked by US News

    U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery 2021-22 ranking July 27, with Cleveland Clinic earning the top spot. 
  4. 19 hospital execs name the health IT terms that make them cringe

    Everybody needs to vent sometimes, even those running the technology strategy at a hospital or health system. Below, 19 healthcare executives share the health IT terms and buzz words they find overused, annoying or cringeworthy.
  5. Former CEO who led Rhode Island hospital 47 years dies

    Francis R. "Frank" Dietz, former president and CEO of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket, died July 23 at age 81, according to an obituary published by golocalprov.com.   
  6. 9 recent big tech partnerships in healthcare: Amazon, Google, Microsoft  

    Nine recent partnerships between healthcare organizations and big tech companies including Amazon, Google and Microsoft. 
  7. US News' 10 top hospitals for cancer care

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston earned the top spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 Best Hospitals for Cancer ranking. 
  8. ​​Ex-Cerner COO joins healthcare payment platform 

    MacroHealth, a healthcare pricing and payment analytics platform, welcomed former Cerner COO Mike Nill to its board of directors, the company said July 27. 
  9. Should ransomware payments be banned?

    The decision to pay a ransom to hackers falls on the organization that has become victim of an attack, but as ransomware attacks rise so have concerns and calls for a ban on payments to try to prevent them from occurring. 

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