Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Novant Health using MyChart to address hunger in North Carolina

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health is utilizing a MyChart tool that can make referrals for patients experiencing food insecurity. 
  2. 45% of women forgo preventive care: 7 notes

    A recent poll found 45 percent of women forgo preventive care services such as check-ups, screenings and vaccines.
  3. Series of ambulance thefts prompts Arizona fire district to adjust policy

    An Arizona fire district is creating an ambulance policy after one of its vehicles was stolen by a patient for the third time, news stations KTVK and KTVK and KPHO, a CBS affiliate, reported Jan. 30.

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  1. Texas' Dr. Monika Mathur named Top Medical Officer of the Year 

    Monika Mathur, MD, chief medical quality and medical officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance in Fort Worth, was selected as the Top Medical Officer of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals. 
  2. UPMC backs healthcare analytics company in $50M financing round

    UPMC Enterprises, the venture capital arm of Pittsburgh-based UPMC, joined in a $50 million series D financing round for Clearsense, a healthcare analytics and data company.
  3. Colorado legislators want to nix supervision for physician assistants

    Colorado legislators are trying for a third time to pass a bill that would give physician assistants the ability to practice without physician supervision after meeting certain requirements, ABC affiliate KMGH reported Jan. 30.
  4. New York hospital CEO retires after 36 years

    President and CEO of Bronx, N.Y.-based Cavalry Hospital Frank Calamari will retire on March 10, after spending 36 years in the role. 

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  1. Arizona hospital taps CEO

    Kingman (Az.) Regional Medical Center has named Heath Evans president and CEO. 
  2. Cone Health assigned 'AA' rating on new debt amid strengthening finances

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health has been assigned an "AA" rating on new debt, Fitch Ratings said Jan. 30. The outlook for the debt is stable, Fitch added.
  3. South Carolina health system rolls out AI workflow automation

    Anderson, S.C.-based AnMed is launching an artificial intelligence-powered workflow automation system through a partnership with Xsolis. 
  4. 9 hospitals opting for Epic EHRs

    Below are nine health systems that launched a new Epic EHR system or announced plans to do so since Dec. 21: 

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  1. CMS' revised rules are leaving some heart patients stranded

    CMS revised their national coverage determination for durable, intracorporeal left ventricular assist devices, and the change may prevent some patients from getting heart transplants or other advanced treatments, TCTMD reported Jan. 30.
  2. Arizona hospital turns to telehealth for cardiac rehab

    Tucson Medical Center is using telehealth to offer cardiac rehab to rural Arizona residents, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
  3. Veradigm makes EHR data available in Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership format

    Veradigm, formerly known as Allscripts, is making network EHR data available within the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership and Common Data Model format. 
  4. What the PHE's imminent end means for pharmacists

    With the nation's COVID-19 public health emergency directive set to end in May, the pharmacy industry will see at least five changes, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 
  5. 10 areas where CFOs are investing more, less healthcare dollars

    The pandemic pushed many hospitals and health systems to invest in digital transformation as remote care became a necessity, but the past year's financial challenges have forced many CFOs to shift their investment strategies for 2023, according to the "2023 BDO Healthcare CFO Outlook Survey." 
  6. 3 healthcare companies Silicon Valley Bank is investing in

    Silicon Valley Bank's venture capital and credit arm, SVB Capital, has been making some recent notable investments into healthcare companies.
  7. 1st Humira biosimilar enters market with two prices

    Six years after regulators approved Amjevita, a biosimilar to the nation's most lucrative drug, Humira, Amgen's drug jumped on the U.S. market Jan. 31 with two list prices.
  8. Munson Healthcare names new CFO

    Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare named Paul Konopacki as its new CFO. He assumed his role Jan. 3.
  9. Ascension to split president, CEO roles

    Eduardo Conrado will become president of St. Louis-based Ascension, effective Feb. 1, and current Ascension President and CEO Joseph Impicciche will remain in the CEO role.

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