Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Pharma R&D return on investment at highest level in 8 years

    The return on investment for pharmaceutical research and development has risen to its highest level since 2014, according to Deloitte's 12th annual pharmaceutical innovation report.
  2. 12 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are 12 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking CMOs in the last two weeks.
  3. Baystate Health exec to join Hartford HealthCare as chief information, digital officer

    Joel Vengco has been appointed chief information and digital officer for Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare, effective Feb. 14.
  1. 6 hospitals seeking human resources chiefs

    Below are six hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking chief human resources officers in the last month.
  2. Viewpoint: 3 ways to keep advancing digital health tools

    Healthcare organizations must prioritize performance and sustainability when integrating digital health tools as a strategy to answer healthcare's most pressing questions, Dori Cross, PhD, wrote in a Jan. 14 article in The American Journal of Managed Care.
  3. What we know about omicron symptoms, recovery: A clinical timeline

    With its rapid emergence, prolific spread and high number of breakthrough cases, omicron has shaken providers and citizens worldwide. Individuals infected with the variant have reported a wide range of symptoms, from nothing to seemingly every common cold symptom in the book.
  4. Nurses describe latest COVID-19 surge in their own words

    For nurses across the U.S., various words come to mind when describing the latest COVID-19 surge, from exhausting and mind-blowing to eerie and challenging. 

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  1. UnitedHealth Group in headlines: 7 stories

    From trailblazing both stakeholder commitment and remote work to closing the books on a pair of lawsuits, here are seven recent stories on UnitedHealth Group, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review:
  2. How St. Joseph's, Hackensack Meridian plan to transform cancer care in New Jersey 

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health and Paterson, N.J.-based St. Joseph's Health announced a clinical affiliation Jan. 14 to bring patients expanded oncologic services.
  3. UnitedHealth Group's Dr. Ethan Berke: Why this COVID-19 surge is different + mitigating the spread 

    Ethan Berke, MD, UnitedHealth Group chief public health officer, said any COVID-19 strategy should follow three steps: take a deep breath, step back and follow the science.
  4. 7 recent M&A and investment deals in digital health

    Only two weeks into 2022, mergers, acquisitions and investments in the digital health space have been frequent. Here are seven recent deals in digital health as reported by Becker's, starting with the most recent.
  1. CVS, Walgreens close some pharmacies on weekends due to staffing shortages

    CVS and Walgreens pharmacies across the country are closing early or shutting down on weekends as the omicron surge exacerbates staffing shortages, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 14.
  2. Humana names home solutions business president

    Andrew Agwunobi, MD, will lead Humana's home solutions business as its president, the payer announced Jan. 14. 
  3. Cleveland Clinic partners with city to address lead levels

    Cleveland Clinic and the city council will provide tens of millions of dollars in funding over the next several years to protect children and ensure safe lead levels in Cleveland homes. 
  4. Pediatric suicide attempts, mental health cases rose 53% in 2021, Stanford Children's CEO says

    Paul King, CEO of Stanford Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., said being a kid during the COVID-19 pandemic has been pretty tough. 
  5. What HHS data shows about 'flurona' hospitalizations

    The word "flurona" — used to describe flu and coronavirus co-infections — has recently made headlines as the omicron variant rapidly spreads nationwide, fueling a major COVID-19 surge in the middle of flu season.
  6. NYU Langone appoints head of pediatric surgery

    New York City-based NYU Langone selected Jason Fisher, MD, to serve as director of children's surgical services at the system's Hassenfeld Children's Hospital. 
  7. 270 healthcare experts urge Spotify to address COVID-19 misinformation

    Doctors and healthcare workers are among those who wrote an open letter accusing a popular Spotify podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," of spreading misinformation about COVID-19, CNBC reported Jan. 14.
  8. 3 states with very high flu activity; another pediatric death — 7 CDC notes

    Three states reported very high flu activity for the week ending Jan. 8, according to the agency's most recent FluView report.
  9. Health systems investing more in digital health to improve care, lower costs

    Health systems are progressively creating venture funds for digital health innovation, as it allows them to find solutions for improving quality of care, lowering healthcare costs, managing healthcare burnout and optimizing revenue, eMarketer reported Jan. 13.

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