Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Amazon's 12 latest health-related job openings

    Amazon recently posted several job openings related to its health business.
  2. Magellan Health ransomware attack exposed info of more than 364,000 people 

    Magellan Health and several of its entities have reported email hacking incidents affecting 364,892 individuals' health information due to an April ransomware attack on the Phoenix-based managed care company. 
  3. Minnesota health system turns to telemedicine while closing 7 clinics

    Bloomington, Minn.-based HealthPartners is investing in expanded telemedicine and digital capabilities while closing seven clinics and two specialty centers permanently, according to a local ABC affiliate.
  1. South Florida hospitals halt elective surgeries; state runs out of remdesivir

    South Florida hospitals have canceled nonemergency surgeries to make room for COVID-19 patients, according to The Miami Herald.
  2. 6 recent drug approvals

    Six drugs approved by the FDA since June 12:
  3. Drug lobby sues Minnesota over insulin-pricing law

    The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the drug industry's top lobbying group, has sued Minnesota over a law set to take effect July 1 that was designed to prevent people from rationing their insulin, STAT reported. 
  4. Novartis to pay $678M to settle kickback lawsuit

    Novartis has agreed to pay $678 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it bribed physicians to boost prescriptions of its drugs, the U.S. Justice Department announced July 1. 

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  1. California hospital CEOs: More patients crossing US-Mexico border for COVID-19 care

    COVID-19 patients, many of them American, are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for treatment at California hospitals, according to CNN.
  2. US sees 5th record increase in 8 days; 19 states pause, roll back reopenings — 6 COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. reported 52,789 new COVID-19 cases July 1, the largest single-day total since the pandemic began, according to The Washington Post.
  3. Independent Idaho pharmacy joins Kootenai Health

    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based Interlake Pharmacy is joining Kootenai Health, a health system based in the same city that serves much of the state's northern population.
  4. Jackson Health CEO: July will be 'hot' month for COVID-19 admissions

    Jackson Health System in Miami will cancel all nonemergent surgeries July 6 to preserve capacity for a rising number of COVID-19 patients, according to the Miami Herald.

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  1. 10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking pharmacy leaders in the last week.
  2. 358K healthcare jobs added in June; hospitals see 1st gain since March

    Healthcare added 358,000 jobs in June, with hospitals seeing their first modest gain since March, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. 26 states where COVID-19 is spreading fastest, slowest: July 2

    Nevada and Idaho have the highest COVID-19 reproduction rate, while Washington, D.C., and Connecticut continue to have the lowest, according to 
  4. Where new COVID-19 cases are rising, falling, staying the same — July 2

    There are 38 states where new cases of COVID-19 are rising, one state where they are falling and 11 states where the number of cases is stabilizing in the U.S., as of 7:27 a.m. CDT July 2, according to The New York Times.
  5. 'It's about people, process and tech': 1-year post launch, NewYork-Presbyterian innovation institute leaders talk telehealth growth, future

    Since establishing the Hauser Institute for Health Innovation in June 2019, NewYork-Presbyterian has significantly scaled its telehealth programs and trained thousands of physicians to provide virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. Mount Sinai, Richmond University Medical Center partner to expand Staten Island services

    Mount Sinai Health System and Richmond University Medical Center, both based in New York City, have entered an academic and clinical partnership, according to the Staten Island Advance.  
  7. New York hospital to close 2 urgent care centers

    St. Joseph's Health in Syracuse, N.Y., is closing two of its urgent care centers to help shore up finances, according to 
  8. 2 Boston health centers merge

    After a year of working to clear regulatory hurdles, two Boston health centers — East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and the South End Community Health Center — have merged, according to the Boston Globe. 
  9. CHS sells hospital to Orlando Health

    Orlando (Fla.) Health on July 1 completed its acquisition of St. Cloud (Fla.) Regional Medical Center from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems. 

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