Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 8 hospitals giving workers COVID-19 bonuses

    Hospital and health system workers from across the U.S. have been battling COVID-19 from the front lines during the pandemic. To recognize these employees, organizations have offered bonus payments over the last three months.
  2. Houston hospitals grapple with bed, crucial medicine shortages amid COVID-19 spike

    Texas' surge in COVID-19 cases is straining hospitals in the Houston area, and internal memos show some are running low on beds and a crucial COVID-19 treatment this week, according to joint reporting from NBC News and ProPublica. 
  3. Ohio children's hospital cuts jobs

    Dayton (Ohio) Children's Hospital said it has cut jobs to help offset financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. Americans' concerns about tests, hospital resources increase amid uptick in COVID-19 cases

    Americans' worry about the availability of hospital supplies and treatment is on the rise again after concerns briefly leveled off last month, according to a new survey from Gallup.
  2. Apple Watch rolls out new features & 11 other key notes

    Here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Apple, Cerner and Microsoft.
  3. Walgreens, Kaiser Permanente among top-viewed healthcare ads during pandemic

    The pandemic forced many healthcare marketing professionals to make tough decisions about what messages to send out, and recent research insights from digital marketing service AcuityAds highlights some of the teams that may have gotten those decisions right.
  4. US reported more than 800,000 new COVID-19 cases in June

    In June, the U.S. reported more than 800,000 new cases of COVID-19, data compiled by The Washington Post shows.

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  1. Over one-third of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had heart damage, study shows

    Myocardial injury, or heart damage, is common among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, and it is linked to a higher risk of death, a recent study shows.
  2. Utah Hospital Association launches campaign urging people to wear masks

    The Utah Hospital Association teamed up with four of its largest healthcare systems to launch the #MaskUpUtah campaign, which encourages Utahns to wear face masks to protect others from COVID-19 contraction.
  3. UAB, Montefiore Medical Center get $1M in telehealth funding from FCC, 10 others get $900,000+

    The FCC approved 70 additional funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, providing financial support for healthcare providers to boost telehealth and virtual care services.
  4. NIH boosts genomics initiatives with $75M funding

    The National Institutes of Health has provided $75 million in funding over the next five years to support additional innovation in genomics and risk assessment for diverse populations.

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  1. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center lays off 76, eliminates 81 open positions

    Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center said it has laid off 76 employees and eliminated 81 open positions June 30 in response to financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. 911 calls were fewer, but more serious, at pandemic's start, study finds

    For six weeks in early March, 911 calls for emergency medical services in the U.S. declined, but cases where people died after calling increased exponentially, indicating the emergencies were more serious, a new study shows.
  3. 36 EHR contracts, go-lives in the first half of 2020 

    Thirty-six hospitals and health systems that have taken steps to implement a new EHR or have already gone live on a new system in 2020.
  4. Patients use EHR messaging most for digital provider communications: survey

    Forty-seven percent of individuals use health tech such as EHR messaging systems, text messaging and email to communicate with their healthcare providers, according to a recent Regenstrief Institute survey.
  5. 11 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported in the last week. 
  6. Suspected US drug overdoses climbing steadily amid pandemic

    Suspected drug overdoses have significantly increased nationwide during the pandemic, likely due to Americans' prolonged isolation, economic hardships and changes to the U.S. drug trade, reports The Washington Post.
  7. Medicare bundles lead to some hospital savings, but mortality rates stay flat, study says

    Long-term participation in Medicare bundled payment initiatives generated some savings for hospitals, but little change in mortality outcomes, according to a study published in the BMJ.
  8. UnityPoint hospital to close birthing unit

    Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines will close its 16-bed maternity unit, owner UnityPoint Health-Des Moines told staff June 30.
  9. Bright Health expands: 3 things to know

    Health insurance startup Bright Health outlined its 2021 expansion plans June 30, which include selling products in six new markets. 

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