Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 6 hospitals ending maternity care

    Six hospitals and health systems have announced the closure of obstetric services since March 16; several of those moves are due to staffing challenges:
  2. Oregon hospital names new COO

    Larry Butler Jr. was named COO of Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Ore. 
  3. Kaiser Hawaii mental health workers set to strike

    Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals in Hawaii plan to strike beginning May 18. 

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  1. US flu activity holds steady into May: CDC

    As summer approaches, flu positivity levels in the U.S. remain unseasonably high, the CDC's latest FluView report shows. 
  2. Fired hospital employee who flouted COVID-19 restrictions denied unemployment benefits

    A judge ruled that an Iowa hospital worker who was fired after repeatedly violating COVID-19 mitigation policies is not entitled to unemployment benefits, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported May 11. 
  3. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center training AI to 'sniff out' cancer

    New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers' AI sensor, trained to identify ovarian cancer, was found to be more effective than currently used methods for early detection.  
  4. Free telehealth to access COVID-19 antiviral drug offered in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts has launched a free telehealth program to screen COVID-19 patient eligibility and provide prescriptions for the new antiviral medication Paxlovid.

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  1. Viewpoint: Why big tech will struggle in healthcare

    Big tech may struggle with regulatory issues and product rollout issues in healthcare, according to Susan Lang, CEO of prescription drug consulting and analytics firm XIL Health as reported in EBN May 13. 
  2. US shares COVID-19 technology with WHO

    The White House announced May 12 that it is licensing key COVID-19 vaccine and research technologies to the World Health Organization, The Hill reported.
  3. 55% of COVID-19 survivors have at least one symptom 2 years later, study finds

    In what researchers are calling the longest follow-up study to date, findings published May 11 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine suggest more than half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 still have at least one symptom two years later. 
  4. Community Health Systems' launches AI-based maternal-fetal warning monitoring to improve obstetrics care

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health System's affiliated hospitals that offer obstetrics services have deployed an AI-based maternal-fetal early warning system to advance patient safety in obstetric programs. 

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  1. 'We have turned to AI to disrupt the future,' Michael Dowling says

    Hospital systems can employ artificial intelligence to reduce the types of health inequities that have made communities of color more vulnerable to COVID-19, the leader of one of the nation's largest health systems says.
  2. Mayor's letter prompts HCA Healthcare CEO to visit North Carolina hospital

    The formation of a community advisory group was among the issues discussed when HCA Healthcare CEO Samuel Hazen met with local leaders over complaints and concerns at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, N.C., ABC affiliate WLOS reported.  
  3. 6 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since May 6.
  4. Data is the 'lifeblood' of the digital health economy: Sanford CIO on how to keep up

    Digital technologies and data analytics have become vital to health systems aiming to run efficient organizations, reduce burnout and provide excellent patient care.
  5. Wyoming hospital to end labor and delivery services amid staffing problems

    Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins, Wyo., will end its labor and delivery services June 15, Wyoming Public Radio reported May 12.
  6. Michigan health system cybersecurity incident takes down IT system, exposes PHI

    Sandusky, Mich.-based McKenzie Health System notified patients that a cybersecurity incident had exposed their personal health information and disrupted some of its IT systems. 
  7. 13 hospitals hiring chief medical officers

    Below are 13 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  8. The barriers to hospital price transparency compliance

    Although CMS' price transparency rule went into effect in January 2021, hospitals have been slow to comply with the regulation. 
  9. Nebraska health system names CFO

    Brodstone Healthcare, a single-hospital system in Superior, Neb., named Crystal Wyatt CFO. 

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