Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Omicron surge will end as rapidly as it started, physician leaders predict

    In line with national forecasts, health systems on opposite sides of the country — NewYork-Presbyterian and Phoenix-based Banner Health — both anticipate the omicron-driven COVID-19 surge to peak at some point this month. 
  2. Tampa General, USF Health launch physician group

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital and the University of South Florida Health in Tampa have launched a new physician group, called USF Tampa General Physicians. 
  3. MSK Cancer Center launches innovation fund after $100M gift

    New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has created a fund to find more effective cancer treatments after receiving a $100 million gift from the Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Foundation.
  1. CMS unveils preliminary Aduhelm coverage decision

    CMS intends for Medicare to cover Aduhelm, Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment, for patients taking part in clinical trials, the agency announced Jan. 11. 
  2. Lifespan, Care New England merger would provide $3.3B in economic impact, report finds

    The proposed merger among Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University — all based in Providence, R.I. — would increase the economic impact of the academic medicine sector from $8.2 billion in 2020 to $11.5 billion by 2035, an independent report found.
  3. With appointments scarce, more patients turning to DIY healthcare

    As the pandemic made scheduling medical appointments harder and continued to strain an overburdened healthcare system, some patients are turning to do-it-yourself care at home, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 11.
  4. Anthem files to overturn order temporarily extending Northside network contract

    Anthem filed a pair of motions Jan. 7 that aim to end a temporary court order requiring it keep Atlanta-based Northside Hospital System in its network.

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  1. COVID-19 may increase diabetes risk among children, CDC finds

    After a COVID-19 infection, children are more likely to be diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, compared to those who haven't been infected, according to the CDC's Jan. 7 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 
  2. Second Bartlett Regional exec steps down 4 months after CEO departure

    Kevin Benson will resign from his role as CFO of Juneau, Alaska-based Bartlett Regional Hospital on Jan. 28.
  3. Yale New Haven Health, MultiCare lean on internal experts to evaluate Aduhelm

    CMS said Jan. 11 it is limiting Medicare coverage of Aduhelm, Biogen's controversial Alzheimer's drug, only to patients who are taking part in clinical trials. While hospitals awaited this guidance from CMS, some conducted reviews of the drug on their own.
  4. Viewpoint: Telemedicine eases burden on hospitals but wears out clinicians

    The pandemic caused explosive growth in telehealth, but one Colorado physician is saying the tool has added to some medical industry burnout, reported KRDO Jan. 11.
  1. ONC adds guidelines for e-prescribing, public health reporting

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology updated its Interoperability Standards Advisory to include specifications for e-prescribing and public health reporting.
  2. Meditech partners with security company as cyberattacks increase

    Westwood, Mass.-based Meditech has partnered with SecureLink, a critical access management company, to ensure patient health information remains safe in the wake of cyberattacks.
  3. UC San Diego Health settles with feds in false claims case

    UC San Diego Health has agreed to pay $2.98 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced Jan. 11. 
  4. 4 recent medical device recalls

    Medical device recalls, whether voluntary or mandated by the FDA, ensure patient safety. 
  5. Labs ration access to COVID-19 tests amid surge

    The increasing demand for COVID-19 testing is prompting some labs across the U.S. to ration access and prioritize patients presenting symptoms or other health concerns, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 10.
  6. Pennsylvania hospital to reopen maternity unit shuttered since 2019

    WVU Medicine Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital, in conjunction with WVU Medicine Children's, said it will restart obstetrics services later this year after ending the services two years ago. 
  7. Pandemic puts extra pressure on healthcare HR teams

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have faced challenges such as workplace shortages and burnout. These challenges have not only affected front-line workers but have also stretched hospital human resources professionals, according to an article published on the Society for Human Resource Management website. 
  8. 4 top-rated hospitals for patient experience: Arkansas

    Becker's has compiled a list of the best hospitals for patient experience in Alabama using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  9. Former Randolph Health CEO joins Cone Health as hospital president

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health has appointed Angie Orth president of Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville.

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