Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Uber CEO wants to bring on-demand services to healthcare

    Uber plans to continue pursuing partnerships with players in healthcare to deliver its on-demand model of services, CEO Khosrowshahi told attendees of the Forbes healthcare summit Dec. 2. 
  2. Daily COVID-19 cases at 2021 high in Wisconsin, Illinois

    Wisconsin and Illinois on Dec. 2 both reported the highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases seen this year.
  3. VCU Health switches from Cerner to Epic EHR 

    Virginia Commonwealth University Health System will deploy a new Epic EHR system across its network Dec. 4. 

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  1. Vaccination-related employee departures at 47 hospitals, health systems

    Amid health system and state COVID-19 vaccination requirements, workers have been fired for noncompliance, and some have resigned or quit. 
  2. Stopgap government funding bill leaves billions of Medicare cuts in place

    The bill passed by the House and Senate on Dec. 2 to avert a government shutdown does not address billions in Medicare cuts slated to take effect next year. 
  3. 10 healthcare organizations suspending COVID-19 vaccination mandates

    Hospitals and health systems are suspending COVID-19 vaccination mandates amid a temporary halt of the CMS mandate for healthcare workers.
  4. Hospitals post November job loss

    Hospitals lost jobs in November after gaining them the previous month, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  1. Former Kansas health chief says politicization of COVID-19 forced him out of his role

    Lee Norman, MD, the former Kansas health secretary, said that he was removed from his role because of the politics of COVID-19, local NPR affiliate KCUR reported Dec. 1.
  2. Viewpoint: States should cater to Americans' increasing telehealth needs

    States would be rejecting a significant opportunity to improve healthcare delivery if they discontinue the telehealth policy relaxations enacted during the pandemic, Naomi Lopez, director of healthcare policy at the Goldwater Institute, wrote in a Dec. 2 op-ed for The Hill.
  3. 4 recent hospitals, health systems investing in employee compensation, benefits

    Amid efforts to recruit and retain workers, hospitals and health systems are investing in employee compensation and benefits.
  4. Medical City selects new CEO for Las Colinas hospital

    Dallas-based Medical City Healthcare has appointed Jessica O'Neal CEO of the organization's Las Colinas hospital in Irving, Texas.

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  1. 6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a Texas hospital settling a False Claims Act case to litigation over vaccination mandates, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  2. UnitedHealth Group prioritizes marrying more UnitedHealthcare, Optum offerings

    UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty said during a Forbes Annual Healthcare Summit discussion he is exploring how the company's payer and provider branches can work together more closely. 
  3. New York City hospitals to pay $71.5M over physician sex abuse scandal

    Two hospitals in New York City — Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital — will pay $71.5 million to 79 patients who reported they were sexually abused by a former gynecologist.
  4. Unemployment decreased in 99% of metro areas year over year, data shows

    Unemployment rates declined year over year in 386 of 389 metropolitan areas, increased in one area and remained unchanged in two areas, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Dec. 2. 
  5. Is healthcare seeing a rebound in newly vaccinated staff? Insights from 3 health systems

    As vaccination mandates have become all but universal across the healthcare industry, unvaccinated workers have few employment options. Suspended or terminated health system employees who wish to remain in the healthcare field may have to reconsider their stance on vaccinations, and some of these organizations are giving the option to former staff to rejoin if they get vaccinated. 
  6. 10 schools launching nursing programs

    Several colleges and universities have launched innovative nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent nursing shortages around the country.
  7. Michigan shooting activates nationwide emergency blood reserve 

    In response to the school shooting in Oxford Township, Mich., the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps is sending extra units of blood to the local blood center to assist the needs for eight victims who are still hospitalized, according to a Dec. 1 release.
  8. 6 latest stories on blood shortages

    The American Red Cross reported record lows in the nation's blood supply and on Nov. 15 warned flu season could worsen shortages. Since then, facilities across the country have reported shortages and urged donors to come out.
  9. Michigan hospital launches $1.5M tuition payment program for employees

    As part of efforts to recruit and retain workers, McLaren Flint (Mich.) Hospital is offering $1.5 million in student loan repayment benefits to more than 100 employees, the hospital announced Dec. 2. 

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