Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. WellSpan rolls out AI-driven virtual nursing tech to 1K beds

    Following the success of a pilot program, York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health will implement AI-driven virtual sitters and virtual nursing technology to more than 1,000 beds.
  2. C-suites, clinicians are burning out at both ends

    C-suite leaders and clinicians often feel they are on opposite sides of an ever-expanding chasm. But they actually have a lot in common, according to Bruce Cummings and Paul DeChant, MD — a former executive and a former practicing physician, respectively, and perhaps an unlikely pair. 
  3. Teladoc sees 4% revenue boost in Q4

    In the fourth quarter of 2023, Teladoc Health reported a 4% increase in revenue, reaching $660.5 million compared to $637.7 million in the same period of 2022, according to the company's Feb. 20 financial results.

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  1. South Carolina health system to make $40M Epic transition

    Georgetown, S.C.-based Tidelands Health said it is transitioning to an Epic EHR system.
  2. Optum's Change Healthcare hit by cyberattack

    Optum's Change Healthcare reported a cyberattack on its systems Feb. 21 that disrupted connectivity.
  3. 6 CEO exits in 7 days

    This week was full of CEO moves — step-downs, removals, reshuffles and retirements. 
  4. UF Health breaks ground on $1B expansion project

    Gainesville, Fla.-based UF Health, part of Gainesville, Fla.-based University of Florida, broke ground at UF Health's Durbin Park campus in St. Johns, Fla., as part of a $1 billion regional expansion project to advance care in Jacksonville and St. Johns County in Florida.

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

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  1. Hospitals' fortunes improving

    Nonprofit hospital financial performance is improving, and operating margins are expected to increase 1.6% on average in 2024, according to a report from Fitch, a ratings firm.
  2. Cooper CFO's 'thoughtful', 'structured' approach to post-pandemic growth

    Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Health Care, a 137-year-old health system, received its highest ever credit rating from Fitch this month and has ambitious plans to continue to grow post-pandemic.
  3. Why 1 CEO encourages 'coffee badging'

    Workers' desire to have schedules that are flexible and create improved work-life balance has prompted various phrases in the workplace in recent years, often coined by Generation Z. One of these concepts, "coffee badging," is embraced by Frank Weishaupt, CEO of Boston-based video conferencing equipment maker Owl Labs, according to CNBC. 
  4. Sentara inks generative AI deal

    Norfolk, VA.-based Sentara Health partnered with generative artificial intelligence company RhythmX AI to build a hyper-personalized primary care experience for patients and clinicians.

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  1. Dr. Jonathan Uhr, immunologist who opened cancer treatment paths, dies at 96

    Jonathan Uhr, MD, a medical researcher who expanded knowledge on antibodies and cancer treatments, died of prostate cancer on Feb. 15. He was 96, The Washington Post reported.
  2. 6 systems creating new C-suite roles

    Health systems' leadership benches have expanded in the last year, as new executive titles make their way to C-suites in response to changing industry dynamics and emerging challenges.
  3. WellSpan expands vascular services, adds surgeons

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health is expanding vascular surgery services in four cities by adding four vascular surgeons and three satellite offices.
  4. 5 fastest-growing tech specialties

    Here are the fastest-growing jobs within tech specialties between 2022 and 2032, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  5. Atrium hospital floods, surgeries canceled

    Atrium Health Pineville (N.C.), part of Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health, canceled its elective surgeries for Feb. 22 and notified patients after a plumbing fixture leaked on the hospital's fourth floor in the early morning.
  6. Florida hospital names chief nursing officer

    Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., has named Colleen Thielk, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer. 
  7. A cold glass of water for digital health hype

    It's a good time for healthy realism in how we think about healthcare outside of hospitals.
  8. Providence debt collector to pay $1M to settle lawsuit

    A debt collection agency hired by Renton, Wash.-based Providence has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations the company unlawfully collected medical payments from about 166,000 Washington patients without providing them with disclosures about their rights when faced with medical debt. 
  9. The dual realities of hospital finances

    Two things seem to be true at once when it comes to hospital finances: Too many hospitals are losing money and high-performing hospitals doing better and better, "effectively pulling away from the pack," according to an analysis from Kaufman Hall. 

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