Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. EHR vendor leaders rank among 400 richest Americans

    Two leaders of EHR vendor companies appeared on the recent Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans.
  2. National Institutes of Health CIO to retire

    National Institutes of Health CIO Andrea Norris plans to retire Dec. 31, the agency said.
  3. Maury Regional Health names interim CEO to permanent post

    Martin Chaney, MD, has been named the permanent CEO of Columbia, Tenn.-based Maury Regional Health after serving in an interim capacity twice, The Daily Herald reported Sept. 30. 

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  1. Tennessee hospital names Charlie Boyd COO

    Hermitage, Tenn.-based TriStar Summit Medical Center has named Charlie Boyd COO effective Oct. 10, the Wilson Post reported Sept. 30. 
  2. 4 Chicago systems employ health literacy specialists

    Chicago health systems are hiring specialists to improve patients' health literacy, a skill in which only 12 percent of Americans are proficient, Chicago Health reported Sept. 29. 
  3. 'Cloud projects are powering forward': Health system CIOs on cloud spending amid economic pressures

    As many hospitals and health systems deal with declining revenues and tightening margins, departments including IT are looking for areas to cut their budgets. But is the cloud one of them?
  4. Boston U School of Medicine to be renamed after $100M gift

    Boston University School of Medicine will be renamed to the Boston University Aram V. Chobanian and Edward Avedisian School of Medicine after Mr. Avedisian donated $100 million to the school, The Boston Globe reported Sept. 29.

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  1. Physician burnout continues to climb after 6-year decline: Study

    The burnout rate among U.S. physicians spiked from 38.2 percent in 2020 to 62.8 percent in 2021, an increase of 24.6 percentage points, according to a Sept. 13 analysis from Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
  2. 5 health systems' biggest patient safety win this year 

    From creating safety culture tools to collaborating with other systems, hospitals and health systems are consistently working to improve patient safety. 
  3. 13 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Sept. 23:
  4. Memorial Hermann switching from Oracle Cerner to Epic for EHR

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System is switching its EHR vendor from Oracle Cerner to Epic.

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  1. Penn State Health adds virtual ICU

    Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health is launching a virtual ICU using Clew Medical's cloud-based "tele-ICU" software, Patriot News reported Sept. 30. 
  2. University of Iowa nurses protest increased patient load

    Nurses from Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health Care protested their rising patient load on Sept. 29, The Gazette reported. 
  3. 3 recent leadership changes at HCA's Terre Haute Regional Hospital

    Terre Haute (Ind.) Regional Hospital, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has finalized a new administration team, the Tribune-Star reported via a submitted article Sept. 29. 
  4. From RN to CIO: UCLA Health's Ellen Pollack takes unique path to health IT exec

    Ellen Pollack, MSN, RN, took a nontraditional path to become CIO of Los Angeles-based UCLA Health.
  5. Epic's Garden Plot adds new software for medical groups

    Epic added two new software solutions to Garden Plot, its software service geared toward independent medical groups with 40 or more providers. 
  6. Telehealth startup allegedly treated minors without parents' consent

    Telehealth startup Cerebral has been accused of prescribing minors prescriptions without the consent of their parents, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 29. 
  7. VA working with Oracle Cerner on investigations into EHR outages

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is working with Oracle Cerner to conduct investigations into a flaw with the EHR system that caused thousands of orders for specialty care, lab work and other services, and claims to an undisclosed location, FedScoop reported Sept. 28
  8. 10 states with the highest infant mortality rate

    The infant mortality rate in the U.S. continues to fall, and in 2020 the nation reached a historic low of 5.42 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to a Sept. 29 analysis from U.S. News & World Report.
  9. At $200, Illumina unveils world's cheapest genome sequencing

    Genetic sequencing company Illumina has unveiled a new machine it says can sequence the human genome for just $200, Wired reported Sept. 29.

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