Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California billboards denounce hospital mergers

    Billboards along California roadways are calling for more oversight of healthcare mergers, the Public News Service reported March 14. 
  2. Former Sisters, Fairview IT exec joins health tech company

    Former health system CIO Ray Gensinger, MD, has joined health tech company Tegria as senior vice president and chief medical officer.
  3. 6 executive titles you don't hear every day

    As hospitals and health systems adapt to their ever-changing environment, their C-suites must also evolve to meet new demands. 
  1. Nonprofit hospitals lifted by $28B in tax exemptions: KFF

    Tax exemptions for nonprofit hospitals amounted to $27.6 billion in value for 2020, according to new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. 
  2. Woman sues Lehigh Valley Health Network after Russian ransomware gang posted her photos online

    A Lehigh Valley Health Network patient whose nude photos were posted to the dark web by a Russian ransomware gang has sued the Allentown, Pa.-based health system, The (Allentown) Morning Call reported.
  3. 'Deaths of despair' pushed Minnesota's death rate up in COVID-19's first year: study

    Minnesota's death rate increased 17 percent during the first year of the pandemic, driven by both COVID-19 and other preventable deaths of despair from overdoses, alcohol use and malnutrition, according to new findings from researchers at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. 
  4. A drug shortage refresher: How and why they happen

    Drug shortages can happen for a plethora of reasons, but sometimes there's a "gap in knowledge" between manufacturers and regulatory agencies, according to FDA expert Emily Thakur. 

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  1. AHA urges CMS to finalize prior authorization reform rule

    The American Hospital Association is urging CMS to finalize its proposed rule for reforming the prior authorization process but has suggested some changes, including shortening the amount of time payers have to make a determination. 
  2. 3 health systems enhancing their EHRs

    Hospitals and health systems are adding new software, tools and tech upgrades to their EHRs to build upon their systems' offerings. 
  3. Digital health funding slumps to $7B: 5 key others trends to know

    Venture capital investments for digital health in 2022 hit $7 billion, down 55 percent from 2021 when investments totaled $15.6 billion, according to a March 10 report from PitchBook. 
  4. Mark Cuban scrambled to make payroll for Cost Plus amid Silicon Valley Bank collapse

    When Silicon Valley Bank collapsed March 10, Mark Cuban joined hundreds of tech company executives scrambling to recover funds and make payroll, but he considers himself lucky, according to Fortune.

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  1. March Madness to cost employers $17B in lost productivity

    The upcoming March Madness basketball tournament will cost employers $17.3 billion in lost productivity, according to a recent estimate from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. 
  2. CDC, FDA respond to Florida surgeon general's COVID vaccine claims

    In an effort to "correct the associated misinterpretations and misinformation" about COVID-19 vaccines, the FDA and CDC wrote a joint response to Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, MD, after he claimed the vaccines pose severe risks.
  3. The people providing $600 billion in unpaid care

    A study from the AARP Public Policy Institute found family caregivers in the U.S. provide $600 billion worth of unpaid care each year.
  4. Medical societies update hand hygiene guidelines, add 2 more

    Five medical societies collaborated to publish updated hand hygiene recommendations for preventing healthcare-associated infections through hand hygiene at acute care facilities, Wolters Kluwer reported March 13.
  5. Trinity hospital taps new chief medical officer

    Trinity Health-owned Chelsea (Mich.) Hospital has named Fazleomar Mahmood, MD, as its new chief medical officer.
  6. 5 health systems zeroing in on exec teams, administration

    At least five health systems announced changes to executive ranks and administration teams in February and March. 
  7. New York hospital goes international with nurse recruiting

    Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Memorial Medical Center is using its new international nursing program to fill staffing gaps. 
  8. West Virginia hospital to close ASC, cut home health services

    Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital, part of Mountain Health Network, will close its CHH Surgery Center, effective April 28, and phase out its home health services over the next 90 days to better align its resources and reduce costs amid financial headwinds.
  9. Strong market share, financial profile boosts Baptist Health South Florida

    Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida, a 12-hospital system, has had its rating on various bonds affirmed at "AA-" as it enjoys a growing market share and a healthy financial profile, S&P Global said March 10.

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