Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 4 health systems switching to Epic EHR systems

    Below are four health systems that launched a new Epic EHR system or announced plans to do so since June 16.
  2. 'Code dark': How Children's National defends against cyberattacks

    Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Hospital has implemented a code that signals staff to unplug or turn off internet-connected devices to mitigate cyberattacks, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  3. Fitch: Outlook is negative for CHS

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the "B-" long-term issuer default ratings of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, and revised the company's rating outlook to negative from stable. 

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  1. COVID-19, the Great Resignation and now a recession; a leader from Seattle Children's Hospital discusses the everchanging healthcare system

    Russ Williams is the senior vice president and chief operating officer at Seattle Children's Hospital. 
  2. Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians plan open-ended strike

    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers are set to begin an open-ended strike Aug. 15 at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California.
  3. R1 RCM's revenue hits $392M in Q2

    R1 RCM's revenue reached $391.9 million in the second quarter of 2022, according to the revenue cycle firm's financial report released Aug. 3.
  4. Health systems overpaid staff, and they want the money back

    The December ransomware attack against Ultimate Kronos Group, a human resources management company, hindered the ability of several health systems' to process payrolls. Some hospital employees were overpaid after the attack, and health systems are trying to recoup the funds. 

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  1. Private equity firm completes acquisition of RCM company Aspirion

    Healthcare-focused private equity firm Linden Capital Partners completed its acquisition of the revenue cycle management company Aspirion Aug. 2.
  2. Rush University Medical Center inks $2.95M deal to resolve ERISA suit

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center agreed to pay $2.95 million to settle an ERISA lawsuit filed by four former 403(b) plan participants who alleged mismanagement of their retirement plan, according to an Aug. 2 report from Pensions & Investments.
  3. Biden's 2nd executive order on abortion aims to support patients crossing state lines

    President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order that directs HHS to consider ways to support patients who travel out of state for abortion, the White House said Aug. 3. 
  4. CivicaScript launches 1st drug

    At a cost 95 percent less than Medicare's prices, CivicaScript, a unit of nonprofit generic drug company Civica, premiered its first drug Aug. 3 with a treatment used for prostate cancer that has spread.
  1. Pharmacy owner, accountant face new charges in $150M scam

    Two Houston men face additional charges in a nationwide pharmacy healthcare fraud scheme that targeted elderly people. Mohamed Mokbel and Fathy Elsafty made their initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate on Aug. 2, according to an announcement from the Justice Department.
  2. Minnesota health system leaders get 'no confidence' vote from nurses

    Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association at seven hospitals in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports said they have taken a vote of no confidence in their CEOs and other top executives.
  3. There's no time to be nervous; Dr. Jerome Williams, Jr., focuses on the excitement of the future

    Jerome Williams, Jr., MD, is the senior vice president of consumer engagement of Novant Health. 
  4. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since July 26:
  5. Death of Prisma Health tech from patient assault ruled a homicide

    A mental health technician died in June after being kicked by a patient at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter, S.C. The local county coroner's office has ruled the death as a homicide. 
  6. Employers push back on hospital prices

    U.S. employers are carefully analyzing price data to ensure they get the best health insurance prices for their employees; this is causing tension with some hospitals, according to an Aug. 2 report from Bloomberg Law.
  7. Why we may be in 'omicron land' for a while

    Omicron and its sublineages' now 10-month influence likely won't recede anytime soon, one expert predicts. 
  8. Kaiser Permanente, Geisinger among 37 organizations affected by vendor ransomware attack

    Dozens of healthcare providers and health plans were affected by a data breach involving printing and mailing vendor OneTouchPoint.
  9. US healthcare workforce: 30 stats, study findings for hospital leaders to know

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems across the U.S. have grappled with workforce challenges, including staffing shortages. For a closer look at the healthcare workforce, Becker's Hospital Review compiled key stats and study findings for hospital and health system leaders to know. 

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