Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Nursing homes underreport pressure ulcers to CMS, study finds

    Nursing homes underreport hospitalizations of residents with pressure ulcers, a study published Aug. 4 in Medical Care found.
  2. MD Anderson, Empyrean partner on radiation oncology treatments

    Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Empyrean Medical Systems, a technology company, entered an exclusive license and joint development agreement Aug. 10.
  3. Pig protein-derived eye implants restore sight in 14 blind patients 

    Twenty patients with diseased or damaged corneas experienced significant improvements in their vision after they received implants made from pigskin protein, NBC News reported Aug. 11.

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  1. General Catalyst: Why the VC firm with an unassuming name should have healthcare's attention

    In July, venture capital firm General Catalyst launched its second $600-million-plus fund focusing on healthcare. Then on Aug. 11, the company plucked Marc Harrison, MD, the president and CEO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, to run a healthcare investment platform.
  2. The rise of the $1K professional headshot

    A professional headshot conveys professionalism and personality and serves as a personal brand. LinkedIn reports that bios with headshots get 21 times more views than those without, and users receive nine times more connection requests when they include pictures of themselves.
  3. Seattle hospital to stop taking nonurgent patients over capacity issues

    Amid capacity strain, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle will temporarily stop accepting patients who are not in need of urgent care, hospital leaders said, according to NBC affiliate KING 5.
  4. Walgreens offers $75K bonus for some pharmacists

    Retail pharmacy company Walgreens is offering bonuses up to $75,000 to recruit pharmacists amid a workforce shortage, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 11. 

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  1. New York surgeon's No Surprises Act lawsuit tossed

    A federal judge dismissed a Rockville Centre, N.Y., physician's No Surprises Act lawsuit, Newsday reported Aug. 11. 
  2. Missouri hospital hit with credit rating downgrade

    Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the ratings on Boone Hospital Center's revenue bond debt to "Ba3" from "Ba1."
  3. Amazon Care leader on extended break

    Kristen Helton, PhD, general manager and director of Amazon Care, is taking time away from the tech giant's primary healthcare initiative as it acquires One Medical, Bloomberg reported Aug. 11.
  4. CDC does away with quarantine: 6 notes on updated COVID-19 guidance

    People exposed to someone infected with the coronavirus, vaccinated or not, no longer need to quarantine, according to updated CDC guidance released Aug. 11. The new COVID-19 recommendations focus on mitigating the risk of severe disease, rather than infection itself. 
  1. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: Patient experience is rebounding, but our work is not over

    As we move through the summer and see third quarter patient survey results begin to come in, it is a good time to take stock of where things are with regard to recovering the patient experience in our organizations. At NewYork-Presbyterian, we have seen a strong rebound in our ratings as the year has unfolded, after a very challenging start in the first quarter.
  2. Dr. Marc Harrsion leaving Intermountain for General Catalyst

    Marc Harrison, MD, will leave his role as president and CEO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare this fall to run a healthcare platform business for General Catalyst.
  3. 7 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From nurses suing AdventHealth over an active shooter drill to a news organization suing eight Indiana hospitals, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  4. Early warnings, few false alerts: What physicians want out of AI sepsis detection tools

    A new artificial intelligence sepsis detection system had an 89 percent adoption rate by physicians and nurses, higher than other legacy tools, which typically garner a 10 percent adoption rate, a study published July 21 shows.
  5. How 1 health system is addressing employees' counseling needs on site

    Neely Conner, director of the employee assistance program at Roanoke, Va.-based Carilion Clinic, knows the importance of providing objective support to employees, particularly as they face increased stress and burnout. 
  6. Grand View Health names Keith Hammerschmidt vice president of strategy

    Sellersville, Pa.-based Grand View Health has named Keith Hammerschmidt, the hospital's former executive director, its new vice president of strategy. 
  7. Johns Hopkins debuts free course on infectious disease transmission

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has launched a free virtual course on infectious disease transmission models for public health officials and practitioners who make policy decisions. 
  8. Cardinal Health selects chief financial officer as new CEO

    Cardinal Health's board of directors has elected Jason Hollar as the company's new CEO, effective Sept. 1. The company's current CEO, Mike Kaufmann, is stepping down. 
  9. Q&A with Epic's interoperability chief on how data-sharing is advancing

    As health data-sharing improves, but at a slow pace, the nation's largest EHR vendor, Epic, plays a big role in helping to create a clinically interoperable healthcare system. The company controls about a third of the U.S. hospital market share.

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