Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Northwestern Medicine names 1st health equity chief

    Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine has tapped Dinee Simpson, MD, as its first chief health equity executive. 
  2. Harris Health completes $48.5M ED renovation; bond vote looms

    Bellaire, Texas-based Harris Health System completed a $48.5 million renovation of Ben Taub Hospital's emergency department at the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center.  
  3. Federal health research agency unveils innovation network

    The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, or ARPA-H, is rolling out a national health innovation network with Dallas and Cambridge, Mass., as the first two hubs, the agency said Sept. 26.

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  1. Pfizer, Ginkgo ink $331M partnership

    Biotech company Ginkgo Bioworks announced a collaboration with Pfizer, worth up to $331 million, focused on discovering new RNA-based drug candidates.
  2. CVS pharmacists voice concern over working conditions

    Some CVS pharmacists in Kansas City are calling out of work Sept. 27 to bring attention to increasingly difficult working conditions, USA Today reported. 
  3. 7 in 10 hospitals embracing cloud-based supply tech

    Less than half of hospitals are using cloud technology for supply chain management, but by 2026, that figure is expected to increase to nearly 70 percent, according to a GHX survey. 
  4. Cancer drugs in shortage: 15 supply updates

    One cancer drug shortage has ended and at least 14 oncology drugs are in short supply, according to the FDA, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and physicians. 

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  1. The power of the 'stupid stuff' initiative

    Research published in March 2022 found that U.S. physicians who use EHRs spend an average of 1.84 hours a day completing documentation outside work hours, and as hospitals and health systems look for ways to alleviate this burden for providers, some are implementing "stupid stuff" initiatives in a bid to simplify the EHR. 
  2. Patient advocates worry 'Dr. Death' law is taking too long to implement

    After Texas lawmakers passed a bill in June to close its longstanding "Dr. Death" loophole, some are worried it is too cumbersome to implement, NBC affiliate KXAN reported Sept. 21. 
  3. Employed women's out-of-pocket health costs $15.4B higher than men's

    Although employed men and women tend to purchase the same health insurance plans, they do not receive the same coverage, according to a Sept. 26 analysis from Deloitte. 
  4. AHA to Congress: Regulate but don't stifle innovation in healthcare AI

    The American Hospital Association told Congress it favors a "sector specific approach" to regulating artificial intelligence.

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  1. Email cyberattacks way up at hospitals

    Cyberattacks through emails are way up at hospitals and health systems in 2023, software company Abnormal Security reported.
  2. Providence adopts patient financial communications best practices

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence has been recognized as an adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association's patient financial communications best practices, which aims to provide consistency, timeliness and clarity to a confusing process.
  3. Mount Sinai names chief of genomic medicine

    Michael Murray, MD, has been named system chief of the division of genomic medicine and clinical director of the Institute for Genomic Health at New York City-based Mount Sinai. 
  4. Mount Sinai sees big gains from moving Epic to the cloud

    As New York City-based Mount Sinai moves its Epic EHR system to Microsoft's cloud, it has been able to use new technologies such as artificial intelligence to drive greater efficiencies, as well as improve its cybersecurity posture. 
  5. New physicians are being recruited 'like blue-chip athletes'

    Most new physicians are contacted about job offers more than 100 times during their residencies, but almost one-third would choose a field other than medicine, according to a survey published Sept. 20 by AMN Healthcare's physician solutions division, formerly known as Merritt Hawkins. 
  6. How leaders are improving RCM analytics

    Supporting internal processes with increased staff is the top way providers are planning to improve revenue cycle management analytics, according to a report from Plutus Health.
  7. COVID-19 admissions per age group

    The lowest COVID-19 hospitalization rates since the start of the pandemic were recorded in June, and since then, COVID-19 admissions have nearly doubled in the U.S.
  8. Yale New Haven Health EVP to step down

    After 13 years of leadership, Cynthia Sparer will step down as executive vice president of ambulatory services at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health at the end of 2023.
  9. UnityPoint-Dubuque names market president

    Jennifer Havens, RN, has been named market president at UnityPoint Health-Dubuque (Iowa), part of West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health.

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