Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 14 hospitals, health systems facing lawsuits for healthcare data sharing

    Hospitals and health systems around the country have been accused of sharing confidential patient information with social media giants such as Meta, Facebook and Google. Here are the 14 hospitals and health systems facing lawsuits for alleging sharing healthcare data for marketing purposes:
  2. Washington hospital using AI to extract insights from Cerner EHR data

    Ellensburg, Wash.-based Kittitas Valley Healthcare is implementing an AI-based tool from clinical performance management company AdaptX so that it can gather insights from data gathered in its Oracle Cerner CommunityWorks EHR system. 
  3. CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch brands threats to maternal health as 'unacceptable'

    CVS Health will continue to dispense drugs that are FDA-approved and legal as the country faces an "unacceptable" slide in protecting women's health, the company's CEO, Karen Lynch, told an audience in Washington, D.C., March 29.
  1. 58 hospitals, health systems among Fortune's 'Most Innovative Companies'

    On March 29, Fortune released its 2023 list of America's Most Innovative Companies 2023, and it includes a number of hospitals and health systems.
  2. L​​ewisGale Medical Center appoints chief medical officer

    HCA Healthcare's LewisGale Medical Center has tapped Robert Alphin, MD, as chief medical officer, the Salem, Va.-based hospital said March 29.
  3. 'It's monumental': FDA approves 1st OTC naloxone nasal spray

    The FDA approved the first over-the-counter Narcan (naloxone) product on March 29. 
  4. Stakes are high: Leaders should be hands-on when it comes to hand hygiene

    Health systems spend millions obtaining the latest technology to create state-of-the-art facilities and to build reputations for quality and innovation. But failing to maintain consistency in relatively low-tech, low-cost infection prevention strategies like hand hygiene can undermine reputation, patient outcomes and the financial bottom line across all practice areas.

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  1. CEO: Walgreens has 'transformational' Q2 with VillageMD growth, addition of Summit Health

    Walgreens CEO Rosalind Brewer called the company's second quarter "transformational" because of the continued growth of VillageMD and its $8.9 billion acquisition of provider group Summit Health.
  2. Geisinger Health scraps $180M orthopedics project

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health is not moving forward with plans to build a $180 million standalone orthopedics facility in Northeastern Pennsylvania, as the system reevaluates how it provides certain inpatient services, according to a March 28 Daily Item report.
  3. Dartmouth Health, Colby Sawyer expand partnership to create robust nursing pipeline

    New Hampshire-based Dartmouth Health and Colby-Sawyer College expanded their longtime partnership by launching a new accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program.
  4. AACN awards 15 nurses for workplace improvements

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognized 15 nurses for "solution-oriented" approaches to mitigate workplace challenges on March 28. 

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  1. UC Davis Health launching remote monitoring program for patients with COPD

    UC Davis Heath is partnering with digital health company Propeller Health to provide patients, suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with a new remote monitoring program that can provide personalized treatments.
  2. Amazon Pharmacy partnering with pharma companies to lower prescription costs

    Amazon Pharmacy is partnering with GSK, Kaléo, Novo Nordisk and Dexcom on a feature that automatically adds savings to a patient's medication order when eligible. 
  3. Cedars-Sinai Health Ventures backs cardiac data startup to curtail missed diagnoses

    Cedars-Sinai Health Ventures, the Los Angeles-based health system's venture capital arm, led a $6 million series A funding round for cardiac data company RhythmScience.
  4. Texas hospitals sound alarm on bill that would eradicate facility fees

    The Texas Hospital Association is on high alert due to a new bill gaining traction at the Texas Capitol that would have "devastating impacts" on access to care and healthcare affordability, the group said in a March 29 news release shared with Becker's.
  5. Elon Musk reportedly in talks with medical centers to do human trials with brain implant

    Elon Musk's Neuralink is reportedly in talks with medical centers to test its brain implants on humans, Gizmodo reported.
  6. Telehealth usage decreased by 79% from 2020 to 2021

    National telehealth utilization declined by 79 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to Fair Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. 
  7. What's the best hospital in the US? How Bard AI's response differed from ChatGPT

    What is the best hospital in the United States? After asking ChatGPT that question on Feb. 20, Becker's posed the same query to Google's Bard AI. And the two artificial intelligence chatbots had different responses.
  8. 2 Boston-area hospitals are closed, delaying care for some patients

    A Boston suburb is experiencing long ambulance wait times after severe flooding closed its hospital in 2020 and a transformer fire shut down a nearby suburb's hospital in February 2023. 
  9. Invest in new drugs to combat antibiotic resistance, experts urge

    Health officials are sounding the alarm over a lack of new drugs in the pipeline to combat antibiotic resistance, warning the globe could face a "doomsday scenario" if more effort isn't invested in new drug development, NBC News reported March 29. 

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