Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. FDA updates Ozempic label to mention intestinal blockage side effect

    The label for Novo Nordisk's weight loss drug Ozempic now acknowledges some users' reports of ileus, or intestinal blockage. 
  2. More than 9M Ozempic, GLP-1 prescriptions written in Q4 2022

    In the last three months of 2022, physicians signed more than 9 million prescriptions for obesity drug Saxenda and two diabetes medications, Ozempic and Mounjaro, according to a report by Trilliant Health, a data analytics company. 
  3. Louisiana system beats FTC's challenge over 3-hospital acquisition

    A New Orleans federal judge has ruled that LCMC Health sought the correct state approvals for its $150 million acquisition of three Tulane University hospitals from Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare in January, according to

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  1. Hospital margins at 1.4% in August as outpatient volumes increase

    Hospital median operating margins rose to 1.4 percent in August, the sixth straight month of positive results, Syntellis said in its latest monthly benchmark report.
  2. How COVID-19 raises risk for heart attacks, strokes

    Researchers from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine determined a link between COVID-19 infections and heart complications, according to a Sept. 28 news release.
  3. Cerner in the last 30 days

    Oracle Cerner, the nation's second-largest EHR vendor by hospital market share, continues to make big moves. Here are seven reported by Becker's in the last 30 days.
  4. 'Harder than the pandemic by far': Hospital president testifies before Congress on cyberattack

    A hospital leader told Congress that a 2021 ransomware attack his health system experienced was "harder than the pandemic, by far."

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  1. Where long-term care is succeeding, failing, per AARP

    Minnesota and Washington were ranked top in the country for long-term care, thanks to strong support for family caregivers and access to many healthcare providers and long-term care setting options, an AARP report found.
  2. 20 best cities for physicians to retire

    The top cities for physicians to retire are scattered all across the U.S., according to a recent ranking from Medscape. 
  3. Cleveland Clinic opens 1st part of innovation district

    Cleveland Clinic has opened the first phase of its 341,000-square-foot innovation district.
  4. Unions protest ouster of New York system CEO

    Healthcare union members are among those who gathered Sept. 27 at Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York City to protest after the ouster of One Brooklyn Health CEO LaRay Brown, according to Brooklyn Daily Eagle.  

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  1. How Epic helped change Madison's reputation as a 'boomerang city'

    Epic has helped pave the way for a tech boom in the Madison, Wis., area and change the community's perception as a "boomerang city," the Badger Herald reported.
  2. IT talent shortage eating at UTMC's budget

    The University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center said university officials are paying more than $83.1 million to purchase outside services, including paying third-party vendors to provide staff for its laboratory and tech positions, Toledo Blade reported Sept. 27.  
  3. New rule demands more from hospitals on sepsis prevention

    Beginning this fall, hospitals could be at risk of losing funding if they do not meet certain benchmarks for sepsis care, due to a Biden administration rule proposed in August.
  4. Florida hospital pauses elective surgeries amid power outage

    Power outages spurred Baptist Medical Center South in Jacksonville, Fla., to delay some elective surgeries this week, WJXT reported Sept. 28
  5. Contracts that put workers on hook for training costs face pushback

    Regulators are starting to crack down on contracts that require workers to pay their employers back for training costs if they leave their jobs before the contract is up — arrangements that have come increasingly common over the past few years, especially in nursing.
  6. ThedaCare splits CFO/COO role

    Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare is dividing up financial and operational responsibilities formerly held by one Mark Thompson. 
  7. North Carolina hospital to end labor, delivery services

    Dunn, N.C.-based Betsy Johnson Hospital, part of two-hospital system Harnett Health, will end labor and delivery services Oct. 15. 
  8. Texas hospital selects Meditech

    Victoria, Texas-based Citizens Medical Center is installing Meditech Expanse as its EHR. 
  9. Hospitals, health systems among Newsweek's greatest workplaces for families

    Newsweek recently published its 2023 America's Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families, and a number of hospitals and health systems made the list. 

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