Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California hospital workers walk out as labor disputes over staffing heat up

    Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, disputes between unions and California hospitals over staffing shortages are intensifying, prompting healthcare workers to walk off the job and hold rallies, CalMatters reported Oct. 15.
  2. FDA vaccine panel unanimously recommends boosters for everyone who got J&J shot

    The FDA's vaccine advisory committee voted unanimously Oct. 15 to recommend that everyone who got Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine be eligible for a booster shot at least two months after the first. 
  3. Hospital doesn't owe leave benefits to former nurses, Pennsylvania panel finds after 18-year case

    A Pennsylvania appellate panel sided with Colmar, Pa.-based HealthSpark Foundation Oct. 13 in an 18-year battle that determined the health system did not owe a group of former nurses compensation and leave benefits.

Innovation is a core Cerner value – and one that is certainly not taken lightly

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  1. 128-bed Florida hospital to end obstetrics, delivery services

    Bayfront Health Seven Rivers, a 128-bed hospital in Crystal River, Fla., will end obstetrical and newborn services and close its labor and delivery unit Feb. 11, 2022, the Citrus County Chronicle reported Oct. 14.
  2. Hospital M&A update: 11 deals involving Jefferson Health, AdventHealth + more

    Eleven transactions involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, finalized or advanced since Oct. 1:
  3. From Boston Children's to Walmart Health: 5 health IT exec moves

    These health IT moves have been reported since Oct. 1:
  4. Nursing home deaths nearly doubled over 4 weeks in September, analysis finds

    More than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths occurred in U.S. nursing homes during a four-week period ending Sept. 19, nearly double the number of deaths compared to the four weeks prior, an Oct. 14 analysis of government data from the American Association of Retired Persons found. 
  1. AHIP raises concerns over Medicare innovation, 'reasonable and necessary' rule

    America's Health Insurance Plans submitted comments to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on Oct. 12 over the organization's Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology and Definition of "Reasonable and Necessary" rule. 
  2. 26 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following executive moves were shared with or reported by Becker's on or after Oct. 8:
  3. 7 recently launched healthcare innovation centers

    In the past four weeks, three centers focused on healthcare innovation have been established and plans to build another three centers have been announced.
  4. Medicare open enrollment begins: 5 things to know

    Oct. 15 marks the start of the open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries, which spans through Dec. 7.
  1. Walgreens acquires majority stake in CareCentrix; 3rd major deal in past month

    Walgreens announced Oct. 14 that it made a $330 million investment to acquire a majority stake in home health management company CareCentrix, the third majority investment in a healthcare company Walgreens has made in the past month. 
  2. SARS-CoV-2-like viruses found in bats from Laos, research shows

    Fecal samples from three bats in the northern region of Laos, a country in Southeast Asia, contained coronaviruses that were very similar to that of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infections, according to findings published in the preprint server Research Square. 
  3. Treatment for COVID long-haulers: 7 things providers should know

    As the pandemic continues, there's still a lot unknown about COVID-19, particularly in patients whose symptoms persist, recur or reappear four or more weeks after first being infected.
  4. US COVID-19 cases fall for 4th consecutive week: 9 CDC stats to know

    COVID-19 cases have declined nationwide for the fourth consecutive week, according to the CDC's COVID data tracker weekly review published Oct. 15.
  5. US News names best Medicare Advantage plans for 2022

    U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of the top Medicare Advantage plans in each state for the 2022 coverage period. 
  6. Walgreens looking to healthcare to drive growth

    Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Roz Brewer has shared that the company plans to further expand into healthcare in an effort to turn it into a "new growth engine," CNBC reported Oct. 14.
  7. How healthcare employment could look in 2030: 5 stats to know

    Healthcare employment is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  8. White House to shift hospital COVID-19 data tracking oversight back to CDC

    The Biden administration plans to move the federal public health data tracking system back to the CDC following the Trump administration's shift in July 2020, Bloomberg reported Oct. 14. 
  9. Cape Cod Hospital gets record $10M donation

    Cape Cod Hospital received its biggest donation in history of $10 million from the Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust, which will go toward a new four-story tower for cancer and cardiology services, the Cape Cod Times reported Oct. 15.

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