Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Advocate Aurora plans hospital in Fond du Lac

    Advocate Aurora Health plans to build an inpatient hospital at its existing health center in Fond du Lac, Wis., according to the Fond du Lac Reporter.
  2. UHS sees net income climb nearly 150%

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services saw its net income increase nearly 150 percent in the third quarter of 2020, compared to the third quarter of 2019, according to financial documents released Oct. 29.
  3. Baxter issues 'urgent' warning about Spectrum infusion pumps

    Baxter International issued an urgent device correction Oct. 29 related to all of its Spectrum infusion pumps. The devicemaker said that deviations from specific cleaning methods may impair the pumps' functionality and performance. 

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  1. CMS names 7 finalists for its AI challenge

    CMS selected seven healthcare organizations, which will each receive $60,000, as finalists advancing to the second stage of its Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge, the agency announced Oct. 29.
  2. Moderna on track to report initial vaccine data next month

    Moderna CMO Tal Zaks, MD, PhD, said Oct. 29 the drugmaker is on track to report initial results from its COVID-19 vaccine trial in November, The Hill reported. 
  3. Kentucky pharmacy owner pleads guilty to unlawful distribution of prescription drugs

    A compounding pharmacy in Nicholasville, Ky., and its owner admitted in federal court to the unlawful distribution of compounded prescription drugs, the U.S. Justice Department said Oct. 29. 
  4. Daily bedside checklist may improve outcomes for cardiac intensive care patients, American Heart Association says

    Patients in cardiac intensive care units are at increased risk for serious complications that may be preventable with the implementation of best practices and a daily bedside checklist, according to an American Heart Association statement published in Circulation. 

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  1. Epic's tech partnerships in the past year: A timeline

    The pandemic has changed the operational trajectory for Epic, just as it has for all businesses, but the EHR giant still established several tech-focused partnerships in the past 12 months.
  2. 10 big ideas in healthcare marketing

    From the best tools healthcare marketers can use to reach patients to the increased responsibility to provide patients with reliable health information amid the pandemic, here are 10 big ideas that healthcare marketing executives shared with Becker's Hospital Review in the past three months.
  3. California hospital testing all employees for COVID-19 after staff outbreak

    Healdsburg District Hospital in California undertook a daylong effort Oct. 26 to test all of its staff members for COVID-19 after 14 employees contracted the virus this month, reports KTVU. 
  4. COVID-19 recap: 29 key study findings

    Here is a recap of 29 study findings on the novel coronavirus Becker's has covered since Sept. 1.
  1. Allscripts revenue dips 9% for Q3: 5 things to know

    Allscripts reported $402 million in revenue for the third quarter of 2020, down 9.5 percent from $444 million during the same time period last year.
  2. New York hospital deploys Bluetooth stethoscope for telehealth exams 

    Rome (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital's cardiology department plans to roll out a Bluetooth stethoscope that allows physicians to monitor patients' heartbeat without being physically in the room, according to an Oct. 28 WTSM report.
  3. Fitbit gets $2.5M to test wearable tech COVID-19 early detection algorithm on Northwell Health employees

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command awarded Fitbit $2.5 million to develop wearable tech capabilities that can detect COVID-19 before symptoms start and test the devices with Northwell Health, according to an Oct. 29 news release.
  4. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  5. United Airlines to try free COVID-19 testing for passengers on certain flights

    United Airlines plans to require preflight COVID-19 testing next month for certain flights to see whether testing increases demand for flights, CNBC reported. 
  6. Maine hospital workers call for CEO's firing

    Unionized employees of Calais (Maine) Regional Hospital are calling for the termination of CEO Rod Boula. 
  7. Gilead's revenue increases by 17%, driven by remdesivir sales

    Gilead reported better-than-expected third quarter results Oct. 28, boosted by sales of remdesivir, CNBC reported. 
  8. Thermo Fisher, LabCorp, Quest see Q3 profits soar

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics all reported strong third-quarter results boosted by increased demand for COVID-19 testing. 
  9. Louisiana Medicaid expansion boosts earlier breast cancer diagnoses, study finds

    Since the July 2016 Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, there's been a 27 percent increase in early diagnosis of breast cancer, according to an upcoming study set for publication in Cancer. 

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