Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Georgia lieutenant governor seeks to ease certificate of need laws to build hospital in home county

    Georgia's lieutenant governor is pressuring the state's House to pass a measure allowing hospitals to be built in smaller counties without applying for a certificate of need, which would greenlight a new hospital in his home county, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported March 20.
  2. Cancer drug trial halted after patient death

    The FDA placed a clinical hold on drug research conducted by Athenex, a biotech company based in Buffalo, N.Y., after a patient died during a phase one trial, the company said March 20. 
  3. Patients prefer to receive test results in online portals, survey finds

    Ninety-six percent of patients said they prefer getting their test results through online portals, a March 20 JAMA Network Open survey found. 
  1. OU Health's employee laptop with patient's PHI stolen

    OU Health is notifying patients that some of their protected health information may have been compromised after an employee's laptop was stolen. 
  2. Some 'reinvention' opportunities from pandemic are here to stay, COO says

    The COVID-19 pandemic brought on a tidal wave of challenges across all healthcare systems. And cancer hospitals and oncology departments had to manage not only those rapidly increasing concerns but also the critical timeliness associated with managing cancer patients. 
  3. Mayo Clinic selects AI-based diagnostics company to join accelerator program

    Mediwhale, a South Korean artificial intelligence-powered health diagnostics company, has been selected for the MedTech Accelerator, an entrepreneurial and business development program for healthcare companies put on by Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Tempe-based Arizona State University. 
  4. The 5 drugs recommended to treat C. auris

    As the U.S. reports a rise in Candida auris cases, which spreads rapidly in healthcare sites, there are five drugs recommended to treat the fungus infections, according to the CDC. 

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  1. Why Epic EHR customers are leaning toward Microsoft for the cloud

    Health systems are considering moving their Epic EHRs to the public cloud to cut capital costs and boost system reliability, a March 21 KLAS Research report found.
  2. FDA issues third warning letter to Olympus Medical over faulty endoscopes

    The FDA issued a third warning letter to Olympus Medical, which manufactures endoscopes, following an inspection and 160 complaints of faulty equipment.
  3. MaineHealth using AI to record patient conversations

    Portland-based MaineHealth is piloting the use of Dragon Ambient Experience, a tool to record and transcribe patient conversations, from software and artificial intelligence company Nuance', the Bangor Daily News reported March 21.
  4. Lawmakers question safety of HCA Florida hospital

    Two lawmakers are seeking information from the CEO of an HCA Florida hospital about its care quality and working conditions after a news report with troubling allegations. 

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  1. Cardiologists earned $1B in industry payments in 6 years: 7 notes

    Cardiologists received more than $1 billion in speaker fees, consultation fees and other industry payments from 2014 to 2019, a study found.
  2. UPMC affirmed at 'A' rating as insurance business grows

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC had various ratings affirmed at "A" as its developing insurance business helped offset general industry pressures, S&P Global said March 20.
  3. How Cone Health uses digital 'nudging,' AI to change patient behaviors

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health plans to use digital "nudging" to try to change the behaviors of chronic disease patients.
  4. Union files complaint against Trinity Health after firing of 11 lab workers

    Trinity Health Michigan, part of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, is standing by its decision to fire 11 workers, who were in the process of organizing with SEIU Healthcare Michigan, from outpatient labs in Ann Arbor and Canton.
  5. Rise in C. auris infections 'really concerning': CDC

    There is an emerging threat of Candida auris, a fungus that is becoming more resistant to treatment, the CDC said March 20. 
  6. Allegheny Health Network posts $181M loss: 6 notes

    Allegheny Health Network operated at a loss last year despite an increase in revenue and COVID-19 funding, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  7. Fact-check: Elon Musk isn't buying The Joint Commission

    Despite rumors circulating online, Elon Musk isn't buying The Joint Commission, PolitiFact reported March 20.
  8. Maternity care deserts a growing concern: 9 hospitals ending services

    Rising costs and ongoing staff shortages have led many rural hospitals to close labor and delivery units, leading to maternity care deserts — counties without a hospital or birth center offering obstetric care and without any obstetric providers.
  9. Massachusetts hospitals seek financial flexibility on travel nurse costs

    The Massachusetts Hospital Association is urging the state to grant hospitals more financial flexibility when it comes to costs for travel nurses after the state's hospitals spent $1.5 billion on temporary labor last year, according to a March 20 report from The Boston Globe. 

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