Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Elon Musk reportedly in talks with medical centers to do human trials with brain implant

    Elon Musk's Neuralink is reportedly in talks with medical centers to test its brain implants on humans, Gizmodo reported.
  2. Telehealth usage decreased by 79% from 2020 to 2021

    National telehealth utilization declined by 79 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to Fair Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. 
  3. What's the best hospital in the US? How Bard AI's response differed from ChatGPT

    What is the best hospital in the United States? After asking ChatGPT that question on Feb. 20, Becker's posed the same query to Google's Bard AI. And the two artificial intelligence chatbots had different responses.
  1. 2 Boston-area hospitals are closed, delaying care for some patients

    A Boston suburb is experiencing long ambulance wait times after severe flooding closed its hospital in 2020 and a transformer fire shut down a nearby suburb's hospital in February 2023. 
  2. Invest in new drugs to combat antibiotic resistance, experts urge

    Health officials are sounding the alarm over a lack of new drugs in the pipeline to combat antibiotic resistance, warning the globe could face a "doomsday scenario" if more effort isn't invested in new drug development, NBC News reported March 29. 
  3. MetroHealth CEO: $1B campus transformation 'not on the back burner'

    New MetroHealth CEO Airica Steed, EdD, RN, told in a recent interview that she is supportive of the Cleveland-based health system's $1 billion "hospital-in-a-park" vision as she conducts due diligence on plans.
  4. Hospital CEO exits slowed in February

    The number of CEO changes at hospitals and health systems fell 22 percent in February after accelerating the month prior, according to a March 29 Challenger, Gray & Christmas report.

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  1. CDC: 1 booster is enough

    The CDC updated its COVID-19 vaccine guidance, stating that one updated dose is enough even for individuals who received their last vaccination more than six months ago, the San Francisco Chronicle reported March 28.
  2. Mississippi lawmakers approve $104M for hospitals, but is it enough?

    Mississippi lawmakers approved a $103.7 million grant program to support the state's struggling hospitals, but some advocates and lawmakers argue the funding isn't enough, Mississippi Today reported March 28. 
  3. Wilson Health appoints CFO, COO

    Mark Klosterman, President and CEO of Sidney, Ohio-based Wilson Health, announced the appointment of two C-suite leaders in a March 28 news release. 
  4. What's changed 1 year after RaDonda Vaught's conviction?

    In the year since RaDonda Vaught was convicted for a fatal medical error, much has been said from leaders at all levels of healthcare about the need to build a strong culture of safety and empower front-line workers to report errors. 

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  1. AHA, AHIP urge Supreme Court to reject government's False Claims Act interpretation

    The American Hospital Association and America's Health Insurance Plans on March 28 filed an amicus curiae brief in ongoing lawsuits — U.S. vs. Supervalu and Safeway — challenging the federal government's interpretation of the False Claims Act ahead of the Supreme Court's hearing of the cases.
  2. Rural hospitals could soon have a harder time stocking drugs

    As more drugs slip into shortage, rural hospitals could lose their failsafes as the healthcare industry grapples with dozens of inaccessible medications. 
  3. Illinois hospital CEO to retire

    Gregg Olson will retire as CEO of Rochelle (Ill.) Community Hospital on March 31, the Rochelle News-Leader reported March 28. 
  4. 'Everything cannot be accomplished all at once': Garnet Health CEO on how prioritizing goals can help reduce burnout

    The term "burnout," as it relates to clinicians, has become part of the lexicon in hospitals. Why are nurses leaving? They are burned out in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why are fewer doctors pursuing emergency specialties? Again, according to a Washington Post article, burnout.
  5. Hospital's new CEO could acquire it at tenure's end

    Thomasville (Ala.) Regional Medical Center has named Quentin Whitwell its next CEO, CBS affiliate WKRG reported March 28. By the end of his tenure, he could be its owner. 
  6. Texas Vista Medical Center to close with all 827 employees laid off

    All 827 employees at the San Antonio-based Texas Vista Medical Center will be permanently laid off when it closes May 1, according to a notice filed with state regulators.
  7. CVS Health closes Signify acquisition

    CVS Health has completed its $8 billion acquisition of Signify Health, adding more than 10,000 clinicians to its network, the companies announced March 29. 
  8. How Intermountain is bringing telehealth to the NICU

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital is launching a new telehealth program that will allow Intermountain clinicians to remotely advise clinicians in neonatal intensive care units at four hospitals in Utah and one in Montana, local news outlet ABC4 reported March 28.
  9. CVS to strengthen reproductive health data protections after request from investment group

    Environmental, social and governance investment group Arjuna Capital is claiming a win after CVS Health committed to strengthening its reproductive health data privacy protections following a shareholder proposal from the activist investment group.

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