Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. FDA eyes efficacy of $900K cancer drug

    An FDA panel is urging Acrotech Biopharma to accelerate research into the efficacy of two blood cancer drugs brought to market via the agency's accelerated approval pathway.
  2. Where health systems stand on AI adoption

    Artificial intelligence is the area where health system C-suite leaders have seen the greatest improvement in recent years, though more alignment across departments and locations is needed for it to reach its full promise, according to a new study from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and KLAS Research.
  3. What 74 Providence nurses think about virtual sitting

    Virtual sitting has been touted as a technology that can help prevent falls in patients while reducing burnout in healthcare workers. But what do nurses actually think about it?

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  1. The tech getting every C-suite leader excited

    For the first time one piece of technology has garnered the attention of all healthcare C-suite leaders, Nigam Shah, MD, PhD, chief data scientist at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care, told JAMA on Nov. 15. 
  2. Massachusetts Nurses Association urges statewide halt to birthing unit closures

    Following the highly contested closure of a birthing center at UMass Memorial Health's Leominster Hospital the Massachusetts Nurses Association has come out against it and is calling for the state to halt further shutdowns until a review is conducted. 
  3. FDA's crackdown on probiotics for infants may cost lives, physicians say

    Last month, the FDA warned hospitals to stop giving probiotics to preterm infants following the death of a baby that was linked to the products. Now, some physicians are concerned that a lack of access to the products will subject premature infants to a severe gut disease, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 16. 
  4. Kaiser Permanente appoints VP of AI

    Kaiser Permanente, based in Oakland, Calif., has named Daniel Yang, MD, as their new vice president of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies.

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  1. CommonSpirit to expand outpatient network despite liquidity concerns

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health aims to bolster its outpatient network next year despite liquidity concerns due to "weak operating cash flows" and investment losses in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, which ended Sept. 30, according to financial documents published Nov. 15. 
  2. Adventist ends effort to reopen California city's only hospital

    Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health said it will no longer pursue the management of Madera (Calif.) Community Hospital, which closed its doors last year.
  3. New York system pays settlement to resolve alleged employment discrimination

    New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals has agreed a settlement with the Justice Department to resolve an alleged violation of the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act when it rejected a worker's valid work authorization document based on the worker's national origin.
  4. ThedaCare's team approach to tackling claims denials

    Like many health systems across the country, Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare has been seeing an increasing rate of claims denials. 

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  1. Former network security COO pleads guilty to hacking Georgia hospital

    On Nov. 16, a cybersecurity contractor admitted guilt for unlawfully accessing the computer systems of Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Gwinnett Medical Center back in 2018, Law360 reported.
  2. Tech issue limited medical record access at Memorial Hermann, Texas AG says

    The Texas attorney general's office has concluded its investigation into Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System regarding a policy that allegedly prevented parents from accessing their children's medical records once they become teenagers. 
  3. Cleveland Clinic to double community health workers

    Cleveland Clinic plans to double the staff for its Center for Community Health Workers over the next month to develop more patient advocates who receive specialized training in health equity. 
  4. Biden signs stopgap bill to avert shutdown

    President Joe Biden has signed a stopgap funding bill that will delay a potential government shutdown until early 2024, NPR reported Nov. 17. 
  5. Dana Farber, Maine hospital partner on cancer care

    Portland, Maine-based Northern Light Mercy Hospital is partnering with Boston-based Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
  6. Weill Cornell Medicine names COO

    Cathy Garzio was named executive vice provost and COO of New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine.
  7. 50 top hospitals for vascular care: Healthgrades

    Fifty hospitals were selected as the top in the nation for vascular care, according to a Healthgrades ranking released Oct. 24.
  8. Rite Aid countersues DOJ: 5 things to know

    Rite Aid has countersued the Justice Department in a pursuit to halt the government's lawsuit, filed in March, that claims the drugstore chain knowingly filled hundreds of thousands of illegal opioid prescriptions.
  9. Novant to buy 3 Tenet hospitals for $2.4B

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare have signed a definitive agreement for Novant to acquire three Tenet hospitals and affiliated operations in South Carolina.

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