Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Centura hospital illegally withheld pay from nurses: Judge

    Longmont (Colo.) United Hospital, part of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health, illegally held back pay and benefit increases to unionized nurses amid their representation election appeal, a National Labor Relations Board judge found, according to Bloomberg Law and Law360.
  2. Which health system IT leader made the 2023 Forbes CIO Next List?

    Forbes named one health system IT chief to its CIO Next List for 2023.
  3. Interim CFO leaves Banner Health

    Phoenix-based Banner Health's interim CFO, Anthony Frank, has left the system to pursue a new role in New York, Banner said in a March 29 filing.
  1. 'Do it yourselves': Lawmakers urge hospitals to be proactive with price transparency

    Consumer advocates and policy experts told Congress more enforcement is needed to improve price transparency compliance. 
  2. Physicians warn misinformation is harming patients

    Seventy-two percent of physicians agree that misinformation has made it harder to treat COVID-19 patients and negatively affected patient outcomes, according to a new poll from Morning Consult.
  3. Lehigh Valley integrates new fintech tool into Epic

    Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network is integrating IllumiCare's Smart Ribbon cost-saving tool into its Epic EHR.
  4. 94% of physicians report prior authorization delays care

    Ninety-four percent of physicians reported that prior authorization led to delays in patient care, and has caused increased administrative burden, a March 29 survey from the American Hospital Association found. 

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  1. AHA: Nonprofit hospitals aren't seeking a bailout for investment losses

    The American Hospital Association says a recent analysis by health economists claiming that nonprofit health systems are seeking taxpayer subsidies for investment losses last year is "patently false."
  2. How customers perceive Epic's Community Connect EHR

    Federally qualified health centers said they feel Epic Community Connect provides some of the best functionality compared to other EHR vendors, a March 24 KLAS Research report found.
  3. Tallahassee Memorial reports $9.6M operating loss

    Tallahassee (Fla.) Memorial HealthCare, which suffered an IT security incident in February, reported an operating loss of $9.6 million on revenue of $910.4 million in fiscal 2022, according to a March 29 filing.
  4. 25 college students and a conversation: Reading Hospital's atypical screening method for social determinants

    At Tower Health's Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pa., college interns reach patients before they've even seen a provider, offering compassion and human connection as they screen for social determinants of health. 

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  1. OSF HealthCare has ratings affirmed as margins expected to rebound

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare had its default rating and that of various bonds affirmed at "A+" as its market share remains strong and its operating margins show resilience even in the face of inflationary and other macro pressures, Fitch Ratings said.
  2. 1 in 5 Massachusetts nurses plan to leave the field. Where will they go?

    Nearly 1 in 5 Massachusetts nurses aim to leave the field within the next two years, The Boston Globe reported March 29. More than half of them plan to retire. 
  3. Minnesota health system expands hospital-at-home to more than 5,000 patients after launching company

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health has greatly expanded remote patient monitoring since launching hospital-at-home company Inbound Health in October.
  4. Michigan health system, physicians pay $69M to settle allegations in whistleblower suit

    Saginaw, Mich.-based Covenant HealthCare and two physicians have paid more than $69 million in three civil settlements to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
  5. Oregon bill would change way hospitals discharge homeless patients

    Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would require hospitals to change their discharge policies for homeless patients, ABC affiliate KATU reported March 28.
  6. 'Good job': Why praising people at work actually benefits healthcare organizations financially

    It seems praise at work is more than just a way to make people feel better. A new report found tangible financial benefits to improving recognition of people's work, and hospitals are at the forefront of that.
  7. J&J abandons RSV vaccine plans

    Johnson & Johnson is stopping work to develop a respiratory syncytial virus vaccine for older adults — a move that will allow the company to "prioritize the most transformational assets for ongoing investment." 
  8. California starts paying $1B in retention bonuses to healthcare workers

    The California Department of Health Care Services on March 28 began issuing $1 billion in one-time retention payments to healthcare workers, according to its website.
  9. Oregon unions, hospitals reach agreement on staffing bill

    Three Oregon labor unions and the state hospital association have reached consensus on a series of amendments to proposed staffing legislation. 

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