Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UW Medicine creates historic $20M deanship to honor retired Dr. Paul Ramsey

    Seattle-based University of Washington Medicine created a $20 million deanship to honor retired dean Paul Ramsey, MD. 
  2. 5 health systems implementing new EHR systems

    Here are 5 health systems that have implemented new EHR systems or announced plans to do so since Dec. 30:
  3. Biden directs HHS to protect abortion pill access

    President Joe Biden on Jan. 22 issued a memorandum directing HHS to "consider new guidance" to protect legal access to abortion pills in the U.S.

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  1. Health system execs look to boost financial spending on interoperability

    Fifty-five percent of health system IT executives at top U.S. health systems said they will increase their organization's investment in interoperability initiatives by 5 to 20 percent in 2023, according to a recent report by healthcare interoperability software provider Health Gorilla.
  2. How Dr. Stephen Klasko had a '197-year-old academic medical center thinking like a startup'

    For former hospital chief Stephen Klasko, MD, working in the venture capital world has been a humbling experience.
  3. Fight heats up against New York's healthcare vaccine rule

    A group of 10 New York lawmakers is targeting the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
  4. Nice people finish last? Not in the workplace, study shows

    The common belief is that you have to step on heads and knock others down a rung to  climb the corporate ladder. A "dog-eat-dog" mindset has become the stereotype of success. But recent research shows the opposite to be true: disagreeable personalities do not attain more power in the workplace, and communal mindsets are essential to advancement. 

Innovation in the ED — The 3 steps South Shore Hospital took to better manage high-risk patients

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  1. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  2. Woman fatally shoots terminally ill husband at Florida hospital campus in intended murder-suicide, police say

    A 76-year-old woman is accused of fatally shooting her terminally ill husband at a Florida hospital campus over the weekend.
  3. FDA eyes major vaccine strategy changes: 3 COVID-19 updates

    The FDA is considering a new COVID-19 vaccination strategy that would mirror the process for creating and administering annual flu shots, federal documents show.
  4. CHS to sell its last hospital in West Virginia

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has agreed to sell Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, W.Va. to Vandalia Health System, according to the Register-Herald.

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  1. Hospitals raising nurse pay: Why now?

    Inflation, nurse contracts opening up and a decrease in contract worker utilization are among the factors behind a spate of recent pay raises across hospitals and health systems. But such raises are hardly enough to remain competitive and improve retention in today's market, experts say.
  2. Majority of Americans want government and private insurance in healthcare

    Americans have a "yes, but" view of the government's role in healthcare. The majority say the federal government should ensure that all Americans have coverage, but prefer a system based on private insurance. 
  3. Dartmouth Health freezes hiring, plans job reviews

    Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health is freezing hiring and reviewing all vacant jobs at its flagship hospital and clinics in an effort to close a $120 million budget gap, the Valley News reported Jan. 21.
  4. Study pinpoints risk factors of long COVID-19

    Patients who experience long COVID-19 are at higher risk for pulmonary, diabetes, neurological and mental health encounters six months after the onset of initial infection, a study published Jan. 18 has found.
  5. RSV can significantly harm long-term health in adults over 50, Mayo study finds

    Adults over 50 who contract respiratory syncytial virus are at a more serious risk for long-term health effects, according to a study published in JAMA Jan. 20, led by Mayo Clinic physicians Young Juhn, MD, Chung Wi, MD, and Paul Takahashi, MD.
  6. UPMC to transition rural hospital to outpatient emergency department

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is transitioning the 25-bed rural hospital UPMC Lock Haven (Pa.) to an outpatient emergency department.
  7. Erlanger Health reports positive operating income in fiscal 2022

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System is apparently bucking the trend by reporting positive net operating income in the three months ending Sept. 30, according to a Jan. 20 filing.
  8. How profitable are California's 1-star hospitals?

    California holds more hospitals than any other state except Texas, and CMS rated 22 of them with one star, based on five quality categories.
  9. Healthcare ransomware attacks cause patient deaths, health IT security experts say

    Healthcare ransomware attacks are causing patient deaths, according to a new survey of 579 cybersecurity professionals.

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