Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Epic in the headlines: 7 November updates 

    From expanding its collaboration with precision medicine unicorn Tempus to supporting new EHR go-lives, here are seven updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November.  
  2. Merck's full study results show drop in COVID-19 antiviral effectiveness

    In a final analysis, the COVID-19 antiviral drug developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics reduced the risk of hospitalization or death among high-risk patients by about 30 percent, down from 48 percent in an earlier analysis. 
  3. US restricts travel from 8 nations as omicron variant spreads — 10 things to know

    Amid rising concern over the new COVID-19 variant, omicron, the U.S. is tightening borders and limiting travel from eight countries, including South Africa, where the variant was first detected. 

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  1. UnitedHealth Group names new CMO

    UnitedHealth Group appointed Margaret-Mary Wilson, MD, as executive vice president and CMO, a company spokesperson told Becker's.
  2. 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a for-profit hospital operator defeating billing fraud claims to an insurance company suing radiology companies and physicians, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  3. CEO of Washington hospital resigns after 2 years

    Charles Hall will resign from his role as superintendent and CEO of Island Hospital in Anacortes, Wash., on Dec. 3.
  4. How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Healthcare Philanthropy

    To continue their service to communities, hospitals need more money from more sources.
  1. 6 recent hospital, health system resignations

    The following resignations were reported in November: 
  2. NewYork-Presbyterian CEO: 15% of workforce is food insecure as inflation hits a high

    Inflation has increased the prices for goods and services, putting pressure on workers and health systems to increase wages, Bloomberg reported Nov. 19. 
  3. Georgia system fired physician for voicing concerns over ED policy, suit says

    An emergency physician filed a lawsuit against Warner Robins, Ga.-based Houston Healthcare Nov. 19, claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting concerns about the system's admitting practices, according to court documents obtained by Becker's.
  4. Mercyhealth applies to end inpatient care at Illinois hospital

    Mercyhealth, which has seven hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois, filed an application with the Illinois Health and Services Review Board to end inpatient services at Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton next year, local news station WTVO reported Nov. 24. 

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  1. 3 departing health system CEOs on what comes next

    The following CEOs have announced their planned departures from health systems they've led for decades. What will they do once they leave?
  2. Former California hospital executives must face criminal charges, judge rules

    A judge refused to dismiss a case against three executives of Healthcare Conglomerate Associates, a hospital management firm based in Tulare, Calif., alleging they swindled taxpayer money from a hospital, the Visalia Times Delta reported Nov. 18. 
  3. 4 healthcare deals questioned by feds in 2021

    Several potential hospital mergers have been issued a second request for information or were challenged by the Federal Trade Commission or Justice Department this year.
  4. Viewpoint: How physicians can help patients understand EHR notes

    Patients having access to their caregivers' EHR notes is not helpful unless they can understand the notes' meaning and context, Eliana Miller Perrin, MD, wrote in a Nov. 23 opinion piece for Bloomberg.
  5. Pharmacies testing new strategies to get kids on board with COVID-19 shots

    About 3.1 million children ages 5-11 have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov. 22, but many of them receive their shots with tears in their eyes, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  6. Cleveland Clinic Q3 operating income rises to $148M

    Cleveland Clinic ended the third quarter of this year with higher revenue and operating income than in the same period a year earlier. 
  7. How the pandemic has changed digital healthcare forever, according to leaders

    During the Stanford (Calif.) University symposium "The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19," health leaders from both hospitals and the tech sector discussed the future of digital healthcare. 
  8. Verdict expected in TeamHealth lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare: 4 things to know

    Parties are expecting a jury's decision to be made in a lawsuit between UnitedHealthcare and TeamHealth in Nevada after lawyers made their closing statements Nov. 23. 
  9. Inova Health to invest $1B for new medical campus

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health plans to invest $1 billion to build a new medical campus out of an 11-acre site, which was recently purchased by the city of Alexandria, Va., for $54 million, the Commercial Observer reported Nov. 23.

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