Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Penn Highlands breaks ground on $70M hospital, medical office building

    DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare has broken ground on a $70 million hospital and medical office building in State College, Pa.
  2. Xtend Healthcare achieves HITRUST risk-based, 2-year certification to further mitigate risk in third-party privacy, security, and compliance

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn., May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xtend Healthcare, a leading healthcare revenue cycle management company, today announced that, Prism, its proprietary suite of applications and its implementation of Finvi’s FACS application, has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.
  3. Hospital CEO turnover rate by state for 2021

    Among the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, 16 percent of hospital CEOs left their roles in 2021, a turnover rate consistent with 2020, according to a report from the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society.

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According to a recent survey of more than 130 CEOs, hospitals are growing their business lines to provide approximately 20% more services outside of the hospital and/or in the home than in 2021.
  1. Michigan hospital adds telemedicine program for specialty care patients

    Marlette (Mich.) Regional Hospital partnered with a telehealth provider to offer speciality consultations through telemedicine for cardiology, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology and psychiatry patients.
  2. Iowa county says its hospitals are operating at limited capacity

    Hospitals in Polk County, Iowa, are operating at a limited capacity while they deal with rising COVID-19 cases and staff shortages, officials said May 25.
  3. WHO announces new health system performance metrics

    The World Health Organization released a report May 23 that advises UN member countries how to evaluate the performance of health systems. 
  4. 8 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Becker's has reported on eight hospital and health system CFO moves since April 27.

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  1. Healthcare spending will drop $11.4B, over 3 million to lose insurance if ARPA tax credits expire, study finds

    Healthcare spending will decrease by $11.4 billion nationwide in 2023 and 3.1 million people will become uninsured if Congress does not extend the American Rescue Plan Act subsidies established last year, according to a study released May 25 by the Urban Institute.
  2. MedStar Heart & Vascular taps new physician executive director of cardiac surgery

    Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute named Thomas MacGillivray, MD, physician executive director of cardiac surgery May 25, effective Sept. 1.
  3. Texas health system to use AI-powered hospital-at-home platform

    Decatur, Texas-based Wise Health System has partnered with AI-powered remote patient monitoring company Biofourmis to launch a hospital-at-home program. 
  4. Microsoft collaboration to accelerate AI innovations in healthcare

    Microsoft has partnered with AI healthcare company BeeKeeperAI to develop and validate AI within a confidential computing environment. 
  1. 6 recent cardiology 1sts 

    Six firsts in the cardiology field Becker's has covered since May 3:
  2. Hospital infection rates rose and fell with COVID-19 surges in 2021: 5 findings

    Healthcare-associated infection rates fluctuated in conjunction with COVID-19 hospitalization trends in 2021, hitting a new high in the third quarter as the delta variant swept the country, according to a study published May 20 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
  3. 8 recent gifts to healthcare organizations of $20M or more

    Becker's has reported on the following eight donations of $20 million or more since April 29:
  4. Amazon, Tufts Medicine launch digital health ecosystem

    Boston-based Tufts Medicine worked with Amazon to move its entire digital healthcare ecosystem, including its Epic EHR infrastructure, to Amazon Web Services, according to a May 24 press release. 
  5. CVS to deny some prescriptions from telehealth startups

    CVS Health will stop filling prescriptions for controlled substances from the telehealth startups Cerebral and Done Health on May 26, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  6. How Stanford stays competitive for IT talent

    One of the top priorities for Michael Pfeffer, MD, as CIO of Stanford Health Care, is figuring out how to recruit and retain top talent. Stanford is in the heart of Silicon Valley, and competition is fierce.
  7. Removing payers to disrupt healthcare is a equitable step, according to one entrepreneur

    Cutting out co-pays, deductibles and insurers would certainly disrupt the healthcare industry, and to serial entrepreneur Glen Tullman, it represents a just and more equitable system, Inc. reported May 24. 
  8. CDC warns of rebounding symptoms after Paxlovid

    The CDC issued a warning May 24 that a rebound in COVID-19 symptoms can occur after patients take the antiviral medication Paxlovid. 
  9. New York AG sues over hospital retirees' pensions

    New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit alleging the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany evaded its fiduciary and legal responsibilities to former hospital employees by mishandling the hospital's pension.

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