Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 6 health systems seeking cybersecurity talent

    Below are six hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking cybersecurity talent.
  2. Intermountain Healthcare shortens name

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare officially changed its name to Intermountain Health on Jan. 23. 
  3. Walmart, J&J partner on maternal health

    Walmart and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health are partnering to try to improve maternal health among Black women in Georgia.

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  1. California hospital chair speaks out after CEO, CFO resign; clinicians still skeptical

    The chair of El Centro (Calif.) Regional Medical Center's board of trustees has spoken out after the resignation of its acting CEO and CFO on Jan. 14. 
  2. Colorado rural hospitals pass on dropping inpatient care

    Colorado rural hospitals that could receive $3 million in funding from Medicare if they drop inpatient care and keep an emergency room are declining the program and opting to keep their inpatient care, the Greeley Tribune reported Jan. 23.
  3. 13 top reasons for claims denials

    Authorizations, provider eligibility and code inaccuracies were among the top reasons health system officials said claims are denied, according to a recent report from Experian Health. 
  4. Halifax Health suffers from contract labor costs but posts positive operating income

    Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Health reported positive operating income in 2022 even as contract labor costs continued to pose the system a significant challenge.

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  1. How children's hospitals are tackling gun safety

    In the last two years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has given out about 5,000 free gun locks to anyone who needs them, no questions asked. Leaders at the hospital say the initiative is one example of how healthcare organizations can address the nation's gun violence epidemic and reduce the stigma of talking about gun safety, according to a Jan. 22 CNN report. 
  2. 23 health systems with investment arms

    Health systems across the U.S. are increasingly embracing venture capital as a way to test new technologies, a shift away from the traditional reliance on developing in-house intellectual property.
  3. ACHE nominates chair-elect, 4 governors

    Five healthcare leaders from across the country have been nominated to the American College of Healthcare Executives. 
  4. American Academy of Pediatrics unveils new guidelines for hospitalized adolescents

    Adolescents between 11 and 20 years of age make up around 20 percent of pediatric hospital admissions in the U.S. and on top of that, 20 percent of children under 18 also are said to have a special healthcare need, which the American Academy of Pediatrics defines as "having or being at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions."

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  1. Strategic Contract Management: The Key to Successful Physician Onboarding

    As healthcare organizations strive to provide quality care in the face of an evolving payment, regulatory and employment landscape, a standardized approach to physician contract management can help to define their most vital relationships from the start, setting the stage for a more efficient — and safer — workforce. 
  2. 312-bed hospital closure in Florida leaves community strained

    Competition closing would in other circumstances perhaps be positive, but an unexpected closure of ShorePoint Venice Hospital in North Venice, Fla., will now leave the community with 312 fewer hospital beds for patients. As a result, the remaining hospital in the region, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Venice, now may face capacity strains, according to the Herald-Tribune.
  3. 'Pixel' data breach may affect 134,000 at Wisconsin clinic that gets Epic EHR access through Advocate Aurora Health

    A Wisconsin specialty clinic that gets its Epic EHR access through Advocate Aurora Health said 134,000 patients may have had their personal and health information compromised in a data breach involving the health system, which has dual headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee.
  4. The 15 best, worst states for retirement in 2023

    Virginia is the top state for retirement this year, coming into 11th place for both healthcare and quality of life, but lagging in 16th place for affordability, according to one new ranking.
  5. Memorial Sloan Kettering lays off 337 employees

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is laying off 337 employees to reduce costs amid widespread hospital financial challenges, according to a U.S. Department of Labor filing.
  6. Patient sues Indiana hospital after TV reporter intercepts her personal info

    An Indiana appeals court will decide whether a hospital in the state violated a patient's privacy rights when it left her data open to electronic interception, The Herald Bulletin reported Jan. 22.
  7. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare transitioning to Epic EHR

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is moving to an Epic EHR system. 
  8. HCA Florida names new CFO for Northwest Hospital

    HCA Florida Northwest Hospital has named David Paniry as its new CFO, according to the South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report.
  9. 4 startups win Children's National, Oracle Health's digital pediatric competition

    The Bear Institute, a pediatric health IT collaboration between Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Hospital and Oracle Health, has named four startup companies as the winners of its second annual pediatric digital health innovation competition. 

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