Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. FDA chimes in on albuterol shortage

    In a March 8 Twitter thread, the FDA acknowledged it's aware of a potential drug supply disruption after Gurnee, Ill.-based Akorn Operating Co. closed in late February. 
  2. California rescinds $54M deal with Walgreens

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom withdrew a contract with Walgreens worth $54 million on March 8 after the national pharmacy chain shared conflicting plans for dispensing abortion pills. 
  3. Eli Lilly to halt development of Alzheimer's treatment candidate

    Eli Lilly is halting development of solanezumab after it failed to slow cognitive decline in a study of patients at risk of Alzheimer's disease, the drugmaker said March 8. 
  1. Outpatient volumes to increase in 2023, vast majority of health leaders say

    An overwhelming majority of hospital and health systems are expecting an increase in outpatient volumes in 2023, and digital care will see the largest budget increases this year.
  2. Essentia Health to open new 16,000-square-foot clinic, pharmacy combo

    Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health announced new plans to open a 16,000-square-foot clinic and drive-through pharmacy in Staples, Minn.
  3. US sinks 4 spots in working women's index

    The United States has never topped PwC's Women in Work Index — but it performed notably worse in the most recent ranking, sinking four spots. 
  4. VUMC warns employees about inappropriately accessing EHR systems

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center issued a statement March 8 reminding employees that viewing patient records or accessing clinical databases without authorized use can result in "progressive discipline or even termination."

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  1. Nebraska health system's IV pumps now interoperable with Epic

    Hastings, Neb.-based Mary Lanning Healthcare made its IV pumps interoperable with its Epic EHR system, allowing the health system's medical records and IV pumps to communicate electronically.
  2. Talk less, listen more, Garnet Health CEO advises

    Jerry Dunlavey, interim president and CEO of Garnet Health in Middletown, N.Y., spoke with Becker's about his favorite piece of advice — the one thing all hospital leaders should do every day to build the kind of strong relationships that are the foundation of personal and professional success.
  3. 'If it were easy…' and other golden nuggets of advice for hospital leaders

    Becker's spoke with eight hospital executives to learn about the best piece of advice they've ever received.
  4. How nursing is faring now: 6 takeaways from 2,000 nurses

    Nurses seem to be doing slightly better now than in 2021, though levels of burnout are still high, and many still report a lack of support at work, according to a survey of more than 2,100 nurses led by 

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  1. California hospital rebrands

    Salinas (Calif.) Valley Memorial Healthcare System is changing its name to Salinas Valley Health. 
  2. Amazon, CVS, Optum, Walgreens, Walmart: Which disruptors have the most clinics

    Amazon, CVS, Optum, Walgreens and Walmart are all aiming to shift primary care in America, through increased access, virtual care and a focus on value-based care.
  3. Telehealth can help with staff shortages, Providence says

    As hospital emergency rooms are dealing with staffing shortages, a spokesperson for Providence Centralia (Wa.) Hospital told The Chronicle March 8 that 20 to 25 percent of patients coming into their emergency room could receive telehealth care.
  4. CDC probes illness outbreak among 318 aboard cruise ship

    A CDC investigation into the cause of a gastrointestinal illness that infected 284 passengers and 34 crew members on a Princess Cruise line was inconclusive.
  5. California health system at risk of losing funding restores compliance

    Just weeks ago, Santa Clara Valley Healthcare in San Jose, Calif., was at risk of losing Medicare reimbursements due to patient safety concerns. Now, after an investigation by the California Department of Public Health, the health system is reportedly back in compliance. 
  6. Meet the new president of the American College of Cardiology

    The American College of Cardiology appointed interventional cardiologist B. Hadley Wilson, MD, as president.
  7. Toby Cosgrove joins $60M healthcare innovation venture fund

    Nirvana Healthcare Ventures, a venture capital fund with $60 million in its fund to invest in healthcare innovation across the Midwest, has named former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, as an advisor.
  8. Physician contracts mpox in rare skin contact incident

    A California physician contracted mpox via skin contact after working with two infected patients, in a rare case of infection without a needle stick.
  9. Epic's HQ recruits staff with 9 restaurants, a small farm, slide and treehouse

    EHR vendor Epic's Wisconsin headquarters go beyond just having buildings and spaces themed after Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.

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