Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Fines for non-compliance a top concern of hospital information leaders

    The threat of being fined or penalized for regulatory non-compliance is a top concern regarding the ability to safeguard health system data for more than 4 in 10 hospitals, according to a WBR Insights June 2022 report. 
  2. Vaccines still key to slowing COVID-19 pandemic, experts say

    As the number of reported COVID-19 cases teeters at about 100,000 each day, health experts warn there isn't an easy fix but pointed to two tools aimed at tackling the pandemic: improving nationwide vaccination rates and the potential of omicron-targeted boosters. 
  3. MetroWest Medical Center appoints new CEO

    David Elgarico was named CEO of MetroWest Medical Center, a health system that includes Framingham (Mass.) Union Hospital and Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass.

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  1. Michael Dowling: The lost art of compromise

    In nearly every facet of our lives, all of us are routinely put in the position of trying to settle disputes or disagreements, whether it be with our spouses or significant others, our children, our siblings, co-workers, neighbors, contractors — you name it. It's part of everyday life. Conflicts arise and we figure out how to resolve them.
  2. Patient data company PicnicHealth lands $60M

    PicnicHealth, a tech company that collects and digitizes patients' medical records, closed on $60 million in series C funding June 27 to expand its digital research tool.
  3. Joint Commission calls for more education on the use of packaged sterile supplies

    The Joint Commission has issued guidance to help prevent healthcare professionals from using packaged sterile supplies and devices that are expired or compromised. 
  4. Benefits of provider, payer partnerships, per Cooper University Health Care's Christopher Ault

    Christopher Ault serves as chief revenue officer at Cooper University Health Care. 

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  1. Atefeh Riazi's mission: Spreading healthcare tech around the world

    The CIO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Atefeh Riazi has a passion for spreading the benefits of healthcare technology around the world, with a focus on those from the global South. Through her non-profit CIOs Without Borders, she is inviting CIOs of other healthcare organizations to join in her mission.
  2. 'Cybersecurity needs to be a part of every organization’s DNA,' this CIO says

    Brian Shea serves as CIO at Columbus, Ohio-based MedOne Hospital Physicians. 
  3. 6 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Six chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered since June 23:
  4. Physicians give up Medicare revenue by rarely using these billing codes

    Primary care physicians forgo considerable amounts of Medicare revenue because they infrequently use billing codes for prevention and coordination services despite having eligible patients, according to a study published June 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
  1. Turning challenges into opportunities with 1 healthcare leader

    A leader discusses labor shortages, inflation and electronic health.  Craig Richardville is the senior vice president and chief information and digital officer at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. Mr. Richardville will serve on the panel "Big Tech and Retail Healthcare: Friends, Competitors or Both?" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Digital Health + RCM Annual Meeting: The Future of Business and Clinical Technologies. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. How COVID-19 and the 'Great Resignation' affected health systems

    A healthcare professional goes in-depth about the changes in healthcare and what's becoming the new normal.  Neal Patel, MD, serves as the chief information officer at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Patel will serve on the panel "Top IT Investments of Smart CIOs" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Digital Health + RCM Annual Meeting: The Future of Business and Clinical Technologies. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  3. No. 1 challenge for CIOs: Tight tech labor market forces 'a salary reckoning'

    IT staffing remains a major challenge for hospital systems, as they compete with tech companies for skilled employees in the midst of a tight labor market, several CIOs told Becker's.
  4. Henry Ford using tech to make ultrasounds more accessible

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health has partnered with health information company Exo to make ultrasounds more portable and accessible. 
  5. Athenahealth, Nuance create AI-based EHR documentation tool

    Athenahealth has launched a virtual voice assistant that helps clinicians document patient visits within its EHR system. 
  6. Cardinal Health launches program to ease preorders before flu season

    Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health will open an inventory reserve program designed to anticipate supply chain needs and better equip health systems and labs ahead of the flu season, according to a June 29 press release. 
  7. Sanofi slashes insulin prices to $35 for month supply

    Pharmaceutical company Sanofi plans to lower the cost of its 30-day packages of insulin from $99 to $35 for uninsured Americans with diabetes.
  8. Demand for abortion pills surges as White House pushes to protect access

    Organizations offering medication abortion, a regimen of taking two drugs to terminate a pregnancy in the first 10 weeks, are seeing a hike in demand after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade June 24. 
  9. More than 1 in 4 physicians are friends with patients: report

    Twenty-nine percent of physicians said they have friends who are also their patients, even though that is discouraged by the American Medical Association.

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