Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. DeepMind tackles 50-year-old challenge with AI software to boost drug discovery: 5 details

    The artificial intelligence system developed by Alphabet's DeepMind solved a 50-year-old challenge to help accelerate disease treatment and drug discovery, according to a Nov. 30 company blog post.
  2. Dr. Scott Atlas resigns as Trump's COVID-19 adviser

    Scott Atlas, MD, a member of the White House's COVID-19 task force, resigned Nov. 30 from his post in the Trump administration. 
  3. 3 hospital execs: How to ensure medical AI is trained on sufficiently diverse patient data

    In the past decade, hospitals have increasingly adopted artificial intelligence tools to reduce inefficiencies, optimize clinician workflow and expedite diagnostics — but these tools could exacerbate health disparities if trained on datasets that aren't diverse enough to accurately represent the individuals they will be treating.

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  1. Top 10 oncology stories in November

    A class-action lawsuit filed against St. Peter's Health in Helena, Mont., that claims patients were left unassigned to a new physician after the unexplained absence of one of the health system's oncologists was Becker's most-read oncology story in November. 
  2. Women 27% less likely to die from lung cancer surgery than men, study finds

    Women who underwent pulmonary resections for lung cancer had significantly higher survival rates than men who had the same surgery, according to a study published in Chest.
  3. Missouri physician starts petition calling for governor to implement mask mandate

    Michah Luderer, MD, PhD, internal medicine resident at St. Louis based-Barnes Jewish Hospital recently started a petition urging Gov. Mike Parson to issue a statewide mask mandate, reports local CBS affiliate KMOV. 
  4. 3 CMS AI challenge finalists discuss how medical algorithms should be developed

    CMS recently selected seven healthcare organizations as finalists for its Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge, which encourages companies to create AI tools that can predict unplanned healthcare facility admissions and adverse events within 30 days.
  1. How healthcare marketers can use search data to improve strategy, according to economist

    Healthcare marketers can gather insights from search data to help them shape strategy to better reach target audiences, economist Grace Kite, PhD, said in a Nov. 30 article she wrote for Marketing Week.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. Walmart names new health and wellness exec: 5 details

    Cheryl Pegus, MD, will lead Walmart's healthcare division in her new role as executive vice president of health and wellness, effective Dec. 21.
  4. 9 recent big tech partnerships in healthcare: Amazon, Google, Microsoft  

    Here are nine recent partnerships between healthcare organizations and big tech companies including Amazon, Google and Microsoft. 

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  1. Johns Hopkins' Dwight Raum on the CIO's dual role with COVID-19 vaccines 

    When it comes to COVID-19 vaccine coordination, hospital and health system CIOs will play a dual role – one focused on both community distribution and employee distribution, according to Dwight Raum, interim vice president and CIO at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  2. Rhode Island field hospital opens as demand for beds climbs: 5 notes

    Rhode Island opened a field hospital for COVID-19 patients Nov. 30 as hospitals fill up statewide, according to The Providence Journal.
  3. Many facilities did not report healthcare worker deaths during pandemic, KHN analysis shows

    A number of employers decided internally not to report healthcare worker deaths to occupational safety officials during the pandemic, many times because they deemed the deaths not work-related, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis. 
  4. 10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking pharmacy leaders in the last week.
  5. Biden's plan to tackle the opioid epidemic: 5 things to know

    President-elect Joe Biden released an initial plan earlier this month to tackle the opioid epidemic, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. How grocery stores, retail pharmacies are prepping for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    Retail pharmacies and supermarkets are buying freezers, training staff and hiring more employees in preparation to administer COVID-19 vaccines when one is authorized, The Wall Street Journal reports. 
  7. CDC panel to vote on who gets COVID-19 vaccine priority in emergency meeting

    Ahead of a COVID-19 vaccine authorization, the CDC's Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices plans to vote during a Dec. 1 emergency meeting on who should be the first to receive a vaccine, reports CNN. 
  8. COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record high in mid-November and are still rising, CDC says

    COVID-19 test positivity dipped slightly in mid-November, while hospitalizations hit a new high, according to the CDC's latest COVIDView report published Nov. 30. 
  9. Shortened quarantine would identify most COVID-19 cases, Gottlieb says

    The CDC's consideration to shorten the COVID-19 quarantine period means most infections would still be identified, Scott Gottlieb, MD, former commissioner of the FDA, told CBS News Nov. 29.

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