Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California hospital taps temporary CEO

    Matko Vranjes, COO of Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital, was named interim CEO of the organization, according to a news release shared with Becker's. 
  2. Drug delays resulting in patient harm, 340B Health report says

    Low-income patients, rural communities and safety-net hospitals have been disadvantaged by restrictions placed on 340B discounts for drugs dispensed at community and specialty contract pharmacies, a new report said.
  3. The effect of Oracle Cerner layoffs

    EHR vendor Oracle Cerner has conducted its second lay off as part of Oracle's new "restructuring plan" that aims to save the company $927 million by the end of fiscal 2023.
  1. OSF HealthCare, Illinois State to launch healthcare innovation network

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare is partnering with Illinois State University to launch the Illinois Innovation Network, which aims to focus on innovation within clinical and patient education, healthcare engineering, data science, and cybersecurity.  
  2. A constant 'Whac-A-Mole' game: Experts testify on drug shortages

    For about an hour and a half on March 22, four pharmaceutical supply experts outlined ideas to lawmakers to reform the nation's slippery access to critical drugs. 
  3. Children's National names CEO

    Michelle Riley-Brown was named president and CEO of Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
  4. Not time to 'pull back': UPMC, Mass General Brigham, Penn leaders on innovation in '23

    Health system innovation leaders told Becker's economic pressures such as rising interest rates and bank failures make it even more imperative to reshape healthcare, but in a more focused way.

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  1. Researchers debunk 'obesity paradox,' provide better heart failure measures

    A new study is debunking the "obesity paradox" and found better measures than body mass index to determine heart failure in overweight patients, Science Daily reported March 22.
  2. Stanford, Johns Hopkins + more leaders join clinical data advisory board

    Physicians and executives from Stanford Health Care, Johns Hopkins Medicine, University of North Carolina Health and more have joined a newly formed clinical advisory board developed by Atropos Health. 
  3. HCA by the numbers in 2022

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare released its annual impact report March 23, spotlighting patient care advancements, as well as the system's community investments and efforts to support staff. 
  4. 11 best EHRs for large physician practices, per Blackbook

    Physicians will spend much of their time in the EHR system, and selecting the correct one is key to a practice's success.

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  1. After the storm: A personal reflection on COVID and the future of customer experience

    During a thunderstorm can you really appreciate the grandiosity and absolute supremacy of Mother Nature?
  2. FTC looking into competition, security of cloud providers, including in healthcare

    The Federal Trade Commission is soliciting public comments on the business practices of healthcare cloud vendors.
  3. Texas hospital district to sell former hospital to highest bidder

    The Jasper (Texas) Hospital District board voted to sell the former Dickerson Memorial Hospital and its associated properties, reported March 22.
  4. Holy Cross Health halts 2 hospital projects

    Holy Cross Health in Silver Spring, Md., is hitting the pause button on two projects costing $45 million total, the Washington Business Journal reported March 22.
  5. MetroHealth names new board chair

    The board of trustees for Cleveland-based MetroHealth System has a new chairman four months after welcoming a new CEO and recovering from an alleged scandal involving its former chief executive. 
  6. HHS to break up, reorganize organ transplant system

    On March 22, the Biden administration signaled an end to the nearly 40-year monopoly of the United Network for Organ Sharing, a national nonprofit weighed down by criticisms of using outdated technology and mix-ups leading to deaths. 
  7. Big Tech workers shifting to healthcare to make an 'impact'

    Workers are leaving Big Tech companies like Google and Meta to work for health tech companies such as Optum because of the mission of healthcare, CIO reported.
  8. States ranked by obesity rates

    Forty-two percent of adults in the U.S. are living with obesity, meaning they have a body mass index of 30 or higher, according to an analysis from NORC at the University of Chicago. 
  9. SSM Health reports $249M operating loss

    St. Louis-based SSM Health has reported a 2022 operating loss of $248.9 million after its expenses increased 7.6 percent over the previous year.

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