Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Providence, Luna partner on physical therapy

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence is partnering with in-home physical therapy provider Luna to expand its home-based physical therapy services.
  2. New York physician dies in snowmobile crash

    Mark Funt, MD, a New York physician, died in a snowmobile crash March 10, the Village Times Herald reported.
  3. Chicago health system CEO to step down

    Michael Zenn is set to step down as CEO of University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics in May and move into the new role of senior advisor for enterprise strategic initiatives within the university's office of the vice chancellor for health affairs.
  1. Health Catalyst to power gastroenterology-focused clinical registry

    Data analytics company Health Catalyst is working with GI Quality Improvement Consortium to reduce registry data entry burden for its gastroenterology-focused clinical registry. 
  2. Brand awareness, improving communities: Why 3 health systems sponsor MLS teams

    Health system leaders told Becker's their sponsorships of Major League Soccer teams go beyond just marketing their organizations and are intended to improve the health of the communities they serve.
  3. HCA hospitals make 7 executive changes

    HCA Healthcare, a for-profit hospital operator based in Nashville, Tenn., has made leadership changes at several of its hospitals in recent weeks.
  4. Covenant Health scraps health system acquisition

    Tewksbury, Mass.-based Covenant Health has called off its plan to acquire Day Kimball Healthcare, a health system based in Putnam, Conn., The Connecticut News Project reported March 14.

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  1. US sues Rite Aid for allegedly filling 'unlawful' opioid prescriptions

    The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Rite Aid, claiming the retail pharmacy chain filled hundreds of thousands of "unlawful" prescriptions of controlled substances, including opioids, from May 2014 to June 2019. 
  2. Google Health to label clinics offering free or low-cost care with new search feature

    Google Health announced its search function will soon be able to identify community health centers and provide consumers with information on which facilities have free or low-cost care options. 
  3. Top 50 health system, hospital supply chains

    The Global Healthcare Exchange revealed March 14 its list of the top 50 supply chains among hospitals and health systems. 
  4. Connecticut hospitals criticize governor's cost-cutting approach

    Proposed legislation aimed at reducing healthcare costs in Connecticut is facing hurdles as hospitals disagree with the governor's approach on how to do so, according to a March 13 CT Mirror report.

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  1. Kroger mail-order pharmacy service 'improperly' shared patient data, chain says

    No financial or clinical information was affected in January when "certain patients' names and email addresses were improperly shared" between Kroger's postal prescription service and its grocery business, the company said March 10. 
  2. Baptist Memorial makes 10 leadership changes

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care has promoted or appointed new CEOs/administrators for eight of its hospitals, according to news releases shared with Becker's. The health system has also made leadership changes for its hospital operations as longtime Vice President of Metro Operations Randy King prepares to retire on April 14. 
  3. US tops list of countries training the best nurses

    Researchers have identified the top 16 countries for producing the best nurses, financial website Insider Monkey reported March 13.
  4. VA identifies 4 patient safety issues with Oracle Cerner EHR

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has identified four major patient safety issues with the problematic Oracle Cerner EHR implementation.
  5. 5 ways HCA fosters a culture of safety

    Quality patient outcomes cannot happen without safety as a foundation, Karla Miller, MD, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's chief patient safety officer, wrote in a March 13 blog post. The hospital operator, like many others, emphasizes patient safety as a key responsibility for its 294,000 employees, and now it is incorporating new measures to deepen these efforts.
  6. Only 44% of quality measures have improved since 2000: AHRQ 

    A refreshed federal report shows the healthcare industry's efforts to improve care quality is lagging, with only 44 percent of quality measures improving over the past two decades. 
  7. Lawsuit alleges that Amazon asked for medical histories on applications

    Current and former employees of retail giant Amazon have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in an Illinois county court, alleging that the company made employment decisions based on genetic information obtained during the application process, Top Class Actions reported March 13.
  8. Viewpoint: Medical schools should be rated, not ranked

    Medical schools should not be pitted against one another in rankings. Instead, they should be rated based on how successfully they achieve their own missions, according to a recent Medpage Today opinion piece. 
  9. Massachusetts hospitals spent $1.5B on temporary staffing in fiscal 2022

    Massachusetts hospitals spent $1.3 billion more on temporary staffing in fiscal 2022 than they did in pre-pandemic times, according to a March 13 Commonwealth Magazine report.

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