Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 3 ways the VA, DOD failed to achieve interoperability during Cerner launch

    The Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs failed to achieve interoperability during their deployment of their Cerner Millennium EHRs, according to a joint audit conducted by both departments' Offices of Inspector General.
  2. Ascension St. Vincent to build hospital next to Purdue University

    Indianapolis-based Ascension St. Vincent is planning a neighborhood hospital to provide inpatient and emergency care next to the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Ind.
  3. New framework aims to secure digital health apps not covered by HIPAA

    Several healthcare stakeholder groups developed a new framework that addresses privacy and security risks associated with digital health tools and apps that fall outside of HIPAA regulation.

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  1. NYU Langone Health's CIO & CDO is focused on creating excellent experiences: Q&A with Nader Mherabi

    NYU Langone Health's CIO and CDO is all about creating seamless technological experiences for all, bringing value to the organization and investing in innovative tech. 
  2. WHO launches 1st infection control report

    Healthcare facilities following good hand hygiene and other cost-effective practices can prevent 70 percent of infections, the first infection control report from the World Health Organization found. 
  3. 7 firsts for women in leadership positions at their healthcare organizations

    Several women in recent months became the first woman or woman of color to hold various executive roles at their respective organizations. 
  4. Inpatient medical bills paid by private insurance vs. Medicare: Comparison by state

    Private insurance plans in the U.S. paid 242 percent of what Medicare would have paid for the same medical services at inpatient facilities in 2020, the 2022 National Hospital Price Transparency Study by Rand found.

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  1. 16 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since April 29.
  2. Rising hospitalizations put CDC's COVID-19 prevention guidelines to the test

    When COVID-19 cases were on the decline in February after reaching pandemic peaks in January, the CDC updated its guidance for informing COVID-19 prevention measures to rely more on hospitalizations and strain on the healthcare system, rather than the number of new cases alone. As hospitalizations now rise across the country, that strategy could be put to the test, The New York Times reported May 6. 
  3. Companies should brace for a culture of quitting

    Organizations should prepare themselves for a continuation of quits as a new culture of quitting becomes the norm as the annual quit rate stands to jump up nearly 20 percent from annual pre pandemic levels, according to Gartner. 
  4. Google's 10 most recent health-related job openings

    Google recently posted several job openings related to its health business. Below are 10 open positions as of May 6.

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  1. OSF to develop incentive program using a blockchain-based digital app

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare is developing a blockchain-based digital app to improve patients' health by offering them incentives for healthy behavior. 
  2. 15M global deaths tied to COVID-19, WHO estimates

    Approximately 14.9 million people have died of COVID-19 since January 2020 directly or indirectly, described as "excess mortality," according to a May 5 report from the World Health Organization.
  3. 5 recent gifts to healthcare organizations of $50M or more

    Several donations of $50 million or more have been given to healthcare organizations to support services, improve education, advance research and more. Becker's has reported on the following since March 24:
  4. FDA limits use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine 

    The FDA is limiting the emergency use authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to people 18 and older for whom other vaccines aren't appropriate or accessible and those who opt for the shot because they wouldn't get vaccinated otherwise.
  5. Mercyhealth hospital transitions to standby ED

    Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton in Rockford, Ill., transitioned to a standby emergency department May 6. 
  6. 8 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Becker's has reported on eight hospital and health system CFO moves since April 4.
  7. Atlanta hospital ends inpatient care

    Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System closed the emergency department and ended inpatient care at Atlanta Medical Center South on May 6. 
  8. Joint Commission taps Massachusetts General surgeon to serve as chief patient safety officer

    The Joint Commission has named Haytham Kaafarani, MD, as its new chief patient safety officer and medical director. He will begin his new role Sept. 6. 
  9. Pig virus may have contributed to pig heart transplant patient's death

    Cytomegalovirus, a common virus among pigs, may have been one of several factors in the death of the patient who received the first genetically modified heart, USAToday reported May 5.

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