Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Study finds possible culprit of pollution-associated heart attacks and stroke

    Harvard researchers found particle radioactivity may be a cause of pollution-associated heart attacks and strokes, the American Heart Association reported Oct. 5.
  2. Providence to use predictive analytics tech to enhance cancer care

    Santa Monica, Calif.-based Providence Saint John's Health Center has partnered with Project Ronin to implement the company's cancer intelligent platform to enhance decision making for treating cancer patients. 
  3. ServiceNow secures $250M HHS IT maintenance contract

    ServiceNow has been awarded a five-year $250 million IT maintenance contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

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  1. Providence promotes new chief data officer

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health has promoted Mark Premo to chief data officer and group vice president.
  2. Epic overhauls sepsis algorithm

    Epic has made changes to its sepsis prediction model in a bid to improve its accuracy and make its alerts more meaningful to clinicians.
  3. Care New England names Tufts exec as next CEO

    Care New England announced Oct. 6 that Michael Wagner, MD, will succeed James Fanale, MD, as president and CEO, effective Dec. 1. 
  4. Louisiana hospital to spend $41K to upgrade its Oracle Cerner EHR

    Winnsboro, La.-based Franklin Medical Center will receive $41,640 to upgrade its Oracle Cerner EHR system, The Franklin Sun reported Oct. 5. 

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  1. Yale New Haven agrees to acquire 2 Connecticut health systems

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health has signed an agreement to acquire two Connecticut health systems from Prospect Medical Holdings.
  2. American Heart Association health equity funds reach $32M

    The American Heart Association's Social Impact Funds reached $32 million in donations to address health disparities.
  3. White House plan to revive Operation Warp Speed stumbles

    The White House's vision of revamping Operation Warp Speed, a Trump-era program that was geared toward accelerating the approval process for COVID-19 vaccines and therapies, has failed to pick up, Politico reported Oct. 5. 
  4. Contract campaign launched for 9,000 New York nurses

    Members of the New York State Nurses Association are launching a campaign amid contract negotiations for about 9,000 NYC Health + Hospitals/Mayorals nurses in New York City, according to an Oct. 6 union news release.

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  1. Memorial Healthcare System names Monica Puga chief nursing executive

    Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System has named Monica Puga, MSN, RN, chief nursing executive. She has worked at the system for nearly 20 years. 
  2. Some hospitals 'flouting' price transparency requirements: report

    Some hospitals are omitting prices from required disclosures, a new report from Patients Rights Advocate found. 
  3. Monkeypox may spread indefinitely at low levels, CDC report finds: 5 updates

    Monkeypox eradication in the U.S. is unlikely in the near future, as experts anticipate low-level transmission will continue indefinitely, according to a CDC technical brief published Sept. 29. 
  4. MetroHealth delays new hospital opening 

    Cleveland-based MetroHealth moved back the opening of its new Glick Center hospital to Nov. 5, reported Oct. 5.
  5. Multimillion-dollar gene therapies are 'in the right ballpark': drugmaker exec

    BlueBird Bio's two drugs for rare diseases that each cost about $3 million — the most expensive drugs on the market — are fairly priced, the chief operating officer at a rival drugmaker told Bloomberg in an Oct. 5 report. 
  6. How hospital CIOs, IT leaders prepared for the new information-blocking rule

    A new rule went into effect Oct. 6 that allows patients complete access to their electronic health records, without unreasonable delay or costs.
  7. 3 obstacles to revenue cycle management partnerships

    The Health Management Academy identified three major obstacles to revenue cycle management partnerships and how health systems can address them.
  8. UCHealth hospital plans $280M expansion

    Loveland, Colo.-based UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies will embark on a $280 million expansion of its campus, including a new patient tower. 
  9. The effect of CommonSpirit's IT issues: EHR outages and rescheduled appointments

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit, the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain in the U.S., has confirmed a cybersecurity incident has disrupted medical services, IT systems and EHR systems at its facilities across the country. 

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