Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Health experts call for reboot of 'botched' booster rollout

    While the CDC recommended COVID-19 boosters for older Americans in October, more than 33 percent of those 65 and older who completed their initial vaccinations still haven't gotten a booster shot, Kaiser Health News reported May 12. 
  2. President named for 2 Allina Health hospitals

    Josh Shepherd was named president of Allina Health's Buffalo (Minn.) Hospital and Cambridge (Minn.) Medical Center.
  3. Google, Samsung join to streamline health app data

    Google and Samsung are partnering to make it easier for people to sync their health and fitness data across various apps.

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  1. Telehealth prescription company reports strong revenue

    A telehealth prescription company designed for gender-based health needs is reporting strong revenue growth.
  2. CISA sounds alarm on malicious cyber activity targeting managed service providers

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency along with authorities from the U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand issued an advisory May 11 warning of malicious cyber activity targeting managed service providers. 
  3. How HIPAA-compliant texting has been a lifesaver for staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

    Although Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was on the road to implementing HIPAA-compliant texting before the pandemic, this tool became a lifeline during the COVID-19 crisis.
  4. SoutheastHealth seeks partnership with larger health system

    Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based SoutheastHealth wants to partner with a bigger health system through a plan called "Project Forward Vision," KFVS 12 reported May 12.

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  1. Catholic Health breaks ground on $500M pavilion

    Catholic Health broke ground May 12 on a $500 million patient care pavilion at its Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y.
  2. Piedmont joint venture acquires 10 urgent care locations

    Piedmont Urgent Care by Wellstreet has acquired urgent care management company SmartCare Medical Group, adding 10 locations.
  3. 7 things to know about Biden's global health worker initiative

    Using digital technology to improve healthcare, developing diverse and inclusive teams and increasing the sustainability of the workforce are the goals laid out by the Biden administration as part of its Global Health Worker Initiative. 
  4. 9 in 10 healthcare workers have seen or experienced violence, report says

    An overwhelming majority of healthcare workers have experienced or been in close proximity to workplace violence from patients and their caregivers, according to a new survey showing the far-ranging problem of workplace safety in hospitals and care facilities.

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  1. Top teaching hospitals by net patient revenue

    NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital in New York City is the No. 1 teaching hospital by net patient revenue, according to Definitive Healthcare. 
  2. Tech company that analyzes patient outcomes lands $20M investment

    A healthcare tech company that collects and analyzes patient data said May 12 it plans to double in size this year after securing a $20 million investment.
  3. Google to release smartwatch this fall

    Google plans to release its first smartwatch this fall.
  4. Overdose deaths up 15% in 2021, CDC data shows

    Overdose deaths have reached a new high in the U.S., with the latest CDC data showing a 15 percent increase in fatalities last year. 
  5. Bill would require hospitals to create workplace violence prevention plan

    U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation requiring healthcare and social service employers to implement a workplace violence prevention plan to avoid and reduce workplace violence among employees.
  6. Johnson & Johnson names CEO of spin-off consumer health company

    Johnson & Johnson named Thibaut Mongon as CEO of its spin-off consumer health company. 
  7. FDA approves new indication for drug to treat severe COVID-19

    The FDA on May 11 approved Eli Lilly and partner Incyte's baricitinib, which goes by the brand name Olumiant, to treat COVID-19 in certain hospitalized adults. 
  8. Couple donates $20M to Nuvance Health for new pavilion

    Nuvance Health has received a $20 million donation toward Norwalk Hospital's new patient pavilion, the Danbury, Conn.-based health system said May 12.
  9. Fauci: Cadence for COVID-19 boosters will be clearer this summer

    The nation's top infectious disease expert on May 11 said he expects data to inform how often COVID-19 boosters could be needed to maintain strong protection to be available by mid-summer. 

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