Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Oracle Cerner looks to create a modernized healthcare ecosystem in 2023

    Coming off of its $28.4 billion acquisition from Oracle, Cerner is looking to create the "world's first truly modern healthcare ecosystem," Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of Oracle Global Industries, told Becker's. 
  2. Meditech in the last 30 days

    From new partnerships with health systems to a new integrated clinical tool, here are six updates on Meditech's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in January.
  3. CMS updates Medicare cost report for hospitals

    CMS has made several changes to the Medicare cost report for hospitals that include uncompensated care, Medicare disproportionate share hospital, bad debt and graduate medical education, according to legal news website JDSupra.

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  1. Tower Health names new CFO, hires advisory firm

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health has named Mike Eesley as its new CFO, effective immediately. The healthcare system has also retained advisory firm Houlihan Lokey to "strengthen the system's financial structure."
  2. 'Difficult patient' flag leads to treatment disparities, researchers say

    Behavioral flags in electronic health records are designed to to help prevent violence against clinicians, but the flags might also prevent some patients from receiving full care, according to a recent study.
  3. Utah 1st state to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth

    Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed legislation Jan. 28 that prohibits transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming healthcare.
  4. Peterson Health shows operating improvement at end of 2022

    Kerrville, Texas-based Peterson Health showed some positive signs of operating revenue outpacing expenses at the end of 2022 even as its half-year operating performance was in negative territory. 

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  1. Humira's $114B monopoly to fall in February: 4 notes

    Humira, AbbVie's anti-inflammatory drug that has dozens of patents and $114 billion in U.S. sales, has a tight grasp on its market. That's soon to change, The New York Times reported Jan. 28. 
  2. 9 diseases with pandemic potential: WHO

    Behind the scenes at the World Health Organization, epidemiologists track a list of the most important infectious diseases to keep tabs on. The list is of utmost importance — particularly in an age where a global pandemic has already occurred. This is why in November, the WHO recruited300 scientists to help identify the most infectious pathogens to update the list, which previously had not been revised since 2018.
  3. 37% of nurses in degree scheme passed NCLEX, feds say

    More than one-third of aspiring nurses who allegedly purchased phony degrees to bypass coursework and training required to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination passed the test, The New York Times reported Jan. 27.  
  4. CMS' drug negotiation program could save $26B over 3 years, study finds

    CMS' Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program will likely save the federal government billions of dollars, according to a study published Jan. 27 in JAMA Health Forum.

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  1. 4 health system collaborations with Big Tech

    Hospitals and health systems have been looking to Big Tech for partnerships that will help them improve their EHR and administrative operations and find innovative care solutions.
  2. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  3. Head of Oracle Health engineering exits

    Don Johnson, executive vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure at Oracle, has abruptly left the company, TheRegister reported Jan. 25. 
  4. 5 staff treated after fire at UPMC hospital

    A fire occurred in a hospital room at UPMC East Jan. 29 after a "patient may have attempted to light a cigarette while on oxygen," a hospital spokesperson told Becker's Jan. 30. 
  5. Illinois hospital closes

    St. Margaret's Health-Peru (Ill.) closed Jan. 28 after the system's CEO and chair of the board detailed plans Jan. 20 to temporarily shutter the hospital, Shaw Local News Network reported Jan. 28.    
  6. Optum rolls out mobile clinics in Utah

    Optum is rolling out mobile clinics for members across Utah.
  7. Posting salary ranges can help lure Gen Z talent: survey

    Upcoming and recent graduates are 85 percent less likely to apply for a job if the salary range is not posted, according to a recent survey from Adobe. 
  8. HCA hospitals make 10 executive changes

    HCA Healthcare, a for-profit hospital operator based in Nashville, Tenn., has made leadership changes at several of its hospitals this month. 
  9. 3 health systems raising their minimum wage

    Many hospitals and health systems are raising their minimum wage for employees to recognize their team's contributions and remain competitive in a high-demand market.

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