Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 6 nursing priorities Congress should enact by 2023: ANA

    The American Nurses Association is calling on Congress to include actions to support the nation's nursing workforce in any end-of-year package legislation.  
  2. A look at 5 women who made Forbes '30 Under 30' in healthcare list

    Ten women under 30 years old in healthcare made the annual Forbes "30 Under 30" list honoring young professionals focused on "saving lives and creating a more equitable future." Here's a look at five of them.
  3. Labor shortages and expenses remain 'formidable challenge' well into 2023, Fitch says

    The problem of higher labor costs will continue to be a "formidable challenge" for nonprofit hospital systems well into 2023 and even beyond, Fitch Ratings said in a report released Dec. 1. That is even if general inflationary pressures cool, Fitch added.

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  1. Maine pharmacy board fined Walgreens 15 times for staffing issues

    Walgreens has been fined 15 times and CVS four times so far in 2022 for violating Maine's staffing and operating hours laws, The Maine Monitor reported Nov. 30. 
  2. VA failed to protect 500,000 employees' COVID-19 vaccination data

    The Department of Veterans Affairs admitted it failed to protect the COVID-19 vaccination status data for about 500,000 of its employees after a spreadsheet containing the information was improperly shared in October 2021, FedScoop reported Nov. 30. 
  3. Wyoming couple can advance case against Riverton hospital over son's birth, state Supreme Court rules

    A Wyoming couple can now proceed with their case against the hospital where their disabled son was born, the state's Supreme Court ruled, according to a Nov. 30 report from the Cowboy State Daily.
  4. Amazon's access to patient data raises privacy concerns

    Amazon is increasing its healthcare presence with its planned acquisition of One Medical and its new telehealth platform Amazon Clinic, but privacy experts are concerned about how the tech giant is going to handle protecting consumers' health data, Wired reported Dec. 1. 

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  1. Athenahealth launches clinical advisory board

    EHR vendor Athenahealth has launched a clinical advisory board to serve as a forum providing feedback to improve EHR workflows for clinicians.
  2. IT update causes Florida Hospital computers, record system to go offline

    A system update at Baptist Health Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital caused registration and digital record-keeping systems to go offline, BocaNewsNow reported Nov. 30.
  3. 10 states with the largest decreases to travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in November in the U.S. was $3,204, down 16.32 percent from $3,829 during the same month in 2021, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    
  4. Inaccessible medical bills creating 'disability tax' for visually impaired: report

    Health systems and insurers are sending inaccessible medical bills and notices, breaking disability rights laws and "effectively creating a disability tax" for blind Americans, according to a Nov. 1 report from Kaiser Health News. 

How UCSD Moores Cancer Center Unlocked Capacity by Reducing No-Show Rates by Up To 50%

Traditional approaches to hospital operations can't meet today's capacity management challenges. Here's what UCSD Moores Cancer Center did to cut no-show rates by 50%
  1. Kaiser Permanente's big bet on remote diabetes monitoring pays off

    As hospitals and health systems increasingly look to remotely monitor patients for a variety of chronic conditions, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is already tracking the diabetes of nearly 40,000 people from the comfort of their homes.
  2. Ascension St. Vincent breaks ground on $325M specialty hospital

    Indianapolis-based Ascension St. Vincent Hospital has broken ground on a $325 million brain and spine hospital, Inside Indiana Business reported Nov. 30. 
  3. HCA Florida breaks ground on $88M hospital expansion

    On Nov. 29, Davie-based HCA Florida Healthcare broke ground on an $88 million expansion to its Lake City Hospital, ABC affiliate WCJB reported. 
  4. Medical terms used by physicians often confuse patients, study suggests

    A new study in JAMA suggests patients may be misinterpreting medical terms used by physicians, affecting health outcomes.
  5. NYU Langone Health hires women's health director

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health has named Melissa Fana, MD, director of women's health for Suffolk County and chief of service for breast surgery at Long Island (N.Y.) Community Hospital. 
  6. Stanford Children's names chief quality officer

    Grace Lee, MD, was named chief quality officer at Stanford Medicine Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. Her role is effective Dec. 12. 
  7. Drug overdoses triple among older adults, CDC finds

    Rates of death from drug overdoses among seniors has more than tripled in the past two decades, the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics found.
  8. 750 NPs on their working relationship with physicians: 4 insights

    A majority of nurse practitioners have a positive working relationship with physicians, although most also said they'd like to see their scope of practice increased, a Nov. 30 Medscape report found.
  9. UC Davis Health rolls out low-pressure surgery systemwide

    UC Davis Health has adopted low-pressure surgery as a standard for all laparoscopic procedures performed at the Sacramento, Calif.-based health system. 

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