Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California sues founder of healthcare cost-sharing ministry

    California is the latest state to sue The Aliera Companies and its owners, the Moses family, alleging they denied members' medical claims through cost-sharing ministries while pocketing the majority of their premiums, according to a Jan. 12 lawsuit. 
  2. US to ship 500M additional rapid tests; 2 more national COVID-19 response updates

    The U.S. plans to ship 1 billion rapid at-home test kits to Americans, President Joe Biden said during a Jan. 13 update on the nation's COVID-19 response efforts. 
  3. Memorial Sloan Kettering names chief digital officer

    Rémy Evard has joined New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as chief digital officer and head of technology.
  1. Viewpoint: 3 ways digital health keeps patients safe

    With the rise of digital health applications, physicians can use health information technology to keep patients safe, Yasir Khan, MD, senior physician executive of Cerner Middle East and Africa, wrote in Cerner's blog Jan. 13.
  2. White House to host tech firms to address Log4j vulnerability

    Software developers and tech firms including Google and Apple will meet with the Biden administration to discuss Log4j and how to make it more secure, according to a CNN report Jan. 13.
  3. Kootenai Health plans $4.3M heart center expansion 

    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based Kootenai Health began construction of a $4.3 million heart center expansion on its main hospital campus, the Journal of Business reported Jan. 13.
  4. Fate of federal COVID-19 vaccination rules remains undecided by SCOTUS

    Days after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments, the fate of the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers and vaccinate-or-test rule for workers at larger businesses remained undecided as of the morning of Jan. 13.

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  1. American College of Cardiology summit goes virtual amid COVID-19 surge 

    The American College of Cardiology switched to an all-virtual platform for the annual Cardiovascular Summit set to take place Feb. 16-19, citing the surge in COVID-19 cases. 
  2. Johns Hopkins, Harvard & more partner on cloud-based genomics data platform

    A team of researchers from across the nation, led by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins computer scientists, have created a cloud-based platform, granting genomics researchers access to one of the largest genome datasets. 
  3. 8 hospitals, health systems laying off workers

    Several U.S. hospitals have filed layoff notices recently. Some are trimming their workforces due to financial and operational challenges, and some are offering affected workers new positions.
  4. Record-breaking 15 million global COVID-19 cases reported in 1 week; US sees biggest jump, WHO says

    A record-high 15 million new COVID-19 cases were reported worldwide in one week, World Health Organization officials said during a Jan. 12 news briefing. 
  1. Rush chief analytics officer leaves for healthcare software startup

    Bala Hota, MD, former vice president and chief analytics officer at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has joined healthcare software company Tendo Systems as its senior vice president and chief informatics officer.
  2. Hospitals urge patients to show compassion to workers amid staffing shortages

    Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are asking patients to show kindness and patience to staff on the front lines of the latest COVID-19 surge.
  3. Hospital M&A update: 12 recent deals

    Twelve transactions involving health systems and hospitals have been announced, finalized or called off since Jan. 1:
  4. Broward Health sued over October data breach that exposed 1.3 million patients' info

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health is facing a potential class-action lawsuit after it notified about 1.35 million patients that their protected health information was exposed during an October cyberattack.
  5. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  6. Blood shortage temporarily closes California hospital's trauma center

    The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services said blood shortages forced the trauma center at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center to close for several hours on Jan. 10, The Los Angeles Times reported. 
  7. Morgan Health partners with Kaiser: 5 things to know

    JPMorgan Chase's healthcare venture, Morgan Health, has formed a partnership with Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente. The effort will focus on health disparities. 
  8. Medical prices increasing more slowly than other sectors: 4 things to know

    The U.S. consumer price index rose 7 percent for the 12 months ended in December 2021, but it increased only 2.5 percent for medical care services, according to a Jan. 12 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  9. 7 systems recruiting chief quality officers

    Below are seven hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.

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