Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 alerts, tools hospitals are adding to their EHRs  

    Here are seven digital alerts and tools that hospitals and health systems have developed or integrated with their EHR systems since June.
  2. 'Long COVID' may be 4 different syndromes, UK health agency report finds

    Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms months after becoming infected may not all be experiencing a single syndrome, but up to four different ones, according to a report published by the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health Research. 
  3. 13 recent hospital, health system CMO, CNO moves

    The following hospital and health system CMO and chief nursing officer moves have been reported since Sept. 21.  

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  1. UCI Health names new COO, CFO

    Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health has selected Nasim Afsar, MD, as COO and Chuck Orlando, as CFO. 
  2. Nashville hospital prepares for emergencies ahead of presidential debate

    A Tennessee hospital is preparing for a potential emergency event tied to the final presidential debate occurring in Nashville Oct. 21, reports NBC affiliate WSMV. 
  3. UAB Medicine creates uterus transplant program

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Medicine are opening a uterus transplant program to help women with fertility issues, the organizations said Oct 19. The initiative marks the first such program in the Southeast region and only the fourth in the U.S.
  4. HCA Northern Virginia names new CFO

    HCA Northern Virginia, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has named Dustin Fosness CFO.  

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  1. 7 things to know about Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine timeline

    Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, PhD, laid out a timeline Oct. 16 for reaching key milestones in the drugmaker's COVID-19 vaccine development. 
  2. Large employers want New York City to develop its own GPO for hospital supplies

    A group that represents some of the largest employers in New York City issued a report urging the city to develop its own group purchasing organization for hospital supplies as a strategy to improve the city's overall public health system, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  3. Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital nurses threaten strike

    Registered nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle (N.Y.) Hospital have authorized their bargaining committee to call a strike, according to the union that represents them. 
  4. COVID-19 vaccine acceptance reaches 'historical level of distrust,' poll finds

    The percentage of Americans who say they are likely to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one becomes available is dwindling, according to a recent survey conducted by STAT and the Harris Poll.
  1. Public support for ACA hits 10-year high, poll finds

    Fifty-five percent of Americans said they favor the ACA, according to an Oct. 7-12 poll published by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The percentage ties the highest favorability measure the foundation has recorded in its 10 years of polling.
  2. Private equity pushes into healthcare: 5 latest deals

    There were more than 300 private equity deals in the healthcare industry in 2019, and the healthcare sector has continued to draw private equity investors in this year. 
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  4. COVID-19 hospitalization surge: How hospitals in 5 states are responding

    Thirty-nine states across the U.S. are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations, prompting many of the states and their hospitals to take steps to address the new surges and related bed and staffing shortages. 
  5. Novant Health opens 2nd medical clinic in partnership with Michael Jordan

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health has opened its second primary and preventive care clinic in partnership with Charlotte Hornets owner and retired six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. 
  6. What Anthem, Cigna, UnitedHealth's hospital-based imaging policies entail

    Anthem, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare have issued new policies in the last few years that narrow what imaging they will cover in the hospital setting. 
  7. Union accuses HealthOne Denver hospitals of aggressive collections, low staffing

    A union of professional healthcare workers has launched a public information campaign alleging aggressive collections and lack of safe staffing at Denver area HealthOne hospitals.
  8. Hospitals denied full court review in lawsuit over 340B cuts

    Hospitals suing HHS over a policy that will cut Medicare outpatient drug payments by nearly 30 percent at 340B hospitals failed to persuade a full appeals court to rehear the case, according to court documents published by Bloomberg Law. 
  9. Children's Minnesota releases consolidation plan details

    Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota released new details of its plan to move complex services out of its inpatient hospital in St. Paul, Minn., according to the Pioneer Press.

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