Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HHS secures 500,000 courses of remdesivir for US hospitals

    HHS said June 29 that it has secured more than 500,000 treatment courses of remdesivir through September that U.S. hospitals can purchase.
  2. 10 hospitals hiring COOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that have posted job listings seeking COOs in the last few weeks.
  3. Bankruptcy court approves Quorum's $1.3B restructuring plan

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health has a path to exit bankruptcy after a Delaware judge approved the company's $1.3 billion restructuring plan June 29, according to Law360. 
  1. Hospitals file appeal in price disclosure suit

    The American Hospital Association has filed an appeal in a lawsuit challenging a rule that requires hospitals to disclose rates they negotiate with insurers beginning in 2021. 
  2. 5 Epic program execs share tips on optimization during times of crisis

    The pandemic has forced all healthcare professionals to act quickly and modify workflows, and hospital EHR leaders are no exception.
  3. How rural hospitals can navigate telehealth expansions, limit health disparities

    While telehealth has proved essential to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among both patients and providers, virtual care initiatives are failing to reach certain rural hospital patients.
  4. HIV not linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes, Mount Sinai study suggests 

    HIV may not put patients at greater risk for severe COVID-19 illness or complications, a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found.

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  1. Physician viewpoint: 5 ways to streamline email communications during a crisis

    New York City-based Columbia University applied a crisis resource management protocol to help staff adapt to a flood of email communications across its health system at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. How Medicaid can improve its IT systems and manage uptick in enrollment

    The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a sharp increase in Medicaid eligibility and enrollment this year, but information management systems that states have in place are not properly equipped, according to Health Affairs.
  3. How an Ohio hospital addressed the needs of its 84% female workforce

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on women in the healthcare workforce as they strive more than ever to balance work and home responsibilities.  
  4. How 5 cardiology leaders see the field transforming in 3 years

    Five cardiology leaders discuss changes they expect to see in the cardiology arena over the next three years.

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  1. New thyroid cancer cases jumped 169% from 1990 to 2017, study shows

    The incidence of new thyroid cancer cases rose 169 percent over 27 years worldwide, a new study shows.
  2. Ohio hospital forms administrative team ahead of reopening

    East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry has an administrative team in place as the facility prepares to reopen, The Times Leader reports. 
  3. 13 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following women leadership moves have been reported since June 11:
  4. CARES Act provider relief fund distribution: A timeline

    HHS is working to distribute the billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funding earmarked for providers in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that was signed into law in late March.
  5. Prices of 245 drugs hiked in 6 months

    Between January 20 and June 20, drugmakers across the globe raised prices on 245 drugs, including 61 that were used to treat symptoms of the novel coronavirus, according to a new report by Patients for Affordable Drugs.
  6. Missouri hospitals' uncompensated care costs grew $80M in a year

    Hospitals in Missouri are seeing their charity care and bad debt rise as more services aren't paid for, according to a community investment report from the Missouri Hospital Association. 
  7. Cedars-Sinai opens cancer center

    Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles opened the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center June 29, a new 45,000-square-foot outpatient facility that has been seven years in the making.
  8. Oscar grabs $225M in venture capital funds

    Oscar closed $225 million in its latest funding round, the health insurance startup said June 26, with existing investors like Alphabet and General Catalyst participating.
  9. Ex-Cigna exec: I used to discredit Canada's health system, but they do it better

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the strengths of Canada's health system, former Cigna executive Wendell Potter said in an interview with NPR.

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