Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Only 1% of Americans are very familiar with the new mental health crisis number

    After July 2022, Americans will be able to dial 988 and reach a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. However, 80 percent of people do not know about it, according to a new poll done by Ipsos on behalf of the National Association of Mental Illness Nov. 15.
  2. 5 oncologists on the move

    These five oncologists joined new practices or received new appointments over the last few weeks.
  3. Eisenhower Health names COO

    Ken Wheat has been appointed executive vice president and COO of Eisenhower Health, the health system said Nov. 17.

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  1. AHA rolls out national radio spot on healthcare workforce 'national emergency' 

    The American Hospital Association has launched a national radio spot calling recent healthcare workforce challenges and confusing insurance issues a "national emergency."
  2. UPMC workers stage one-day walkout

    A group of UPMC hospital workers in Pittsburgh walked off the job Nov. 18 over demands for fair pay, safer staffing, better working conditions, and unionization rights, according to a news release from organizers.
  3. Temple plans hospital for women's health

    Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System said Nov. 18 it will turn the campus it acquired earlier this year into a hospital for women's health. 
  4. US warns healthcare orgs of Iranian-backed hackers after attack on children's hospital

    The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency found an Iranian government-backed hacker group has been exploiting Fortinet and Microsoft vulnerabilities in ransomware attacks against hospitals and healthcare organizations, according to a Nov. 17 joint cybersecurity advisory.
  1. ICU bed availability at record low in Colorado

    COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado are at record high levels for 2021 and nearing totals seen during last winter's surge, Colorado Public Radio News reported Nov. 17. 
  2. How states perform in achieving racial, ethnic equity

    While some states perform better than others when it comes to addressing certain racial and ethnic health inequities, disparities exist in all 50 states, even those with stronger health systems, according to a report released Nov. 18 by the Commonwealth Fund.
  3. 4 recently launched digital health incubators

    Here are four incubators that have been launched in the past five months to accelerate the growth of digital health startups.
  4. 4 recent pharmaceutical purchases made by the US

    Here are four purchasing deals the U.S. has made with drugmakers in the past four weeks:
  1. 38 states where nurses can earn a multistate license

    Thirty-eight states have joined the Nurse Licensure Compact, which allows registered nurses and licensed practical/vocational nurses to practice in person or via telehealth in all participating states under one multistate license.
  2. 88% of Medicare Advantage plan buyers going for $0 premiums

    About halfway through 2021's open enrollment period, 88 percent of Medicare Advantage plans purchased on marketplaces have $0 premiums, according to a Nov. 18 survey from eHealth.
  3. For Geisinger CEO Dr. Jaewon Ryu, there is a silver lining to the pandemic

    Jaewon Ryu, MD, has helmed Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger since 2018, overseeing a nine-hospital system with nearly 24,000 employees, about 4,000 of whom are working remotely.
  4. Most immunosuppressed patients don't have higher risk of severe COVID outcomes, US study finds

    Cancer patients and other people taking immune-suppressing medications do not have an overall higher risk of dying from COVID-19, according to a study involving more than 200,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. 
  5. 8 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following leadership moves by women have been reported or shared with Becker's since Nov. 11:
  6. Viewpoint: Next phase of pandemic depends on 3 unknowns  

    The trajectory of COVID-19 over the next few months depends on three unknowns: immunity, new variants and our behavior, Sarah Zhang wrote Nov. 18 for The Atlantic. 
  7. Mask wearing cuts new COVID-19 cases by 53%, study finds

    Mask wearing cuts the risk of new COVID-19 infections by 53 percent, new research published Nov. 18 in BMJ found.
  8. 8 systems hiring chief quality officers

    Below are eight hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.
  9. AstraZeneca COVID-19 drug 83% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in trials

    AstraZeneca said Nov. 18 that a phase 3 trial showed its COVID-19 antibody drug reduced the risk of symptomatic COVID-19 by 83 percent, and a separate phase 3 trial showed the drug reduced the risk of severe COVID-19 or death by 88 percent when given within three days of symptom onset. 

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