Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. US coronavirus deaths by state – July 2

    As of July 2, more than 128,000 people in the U.S. have died after contracting the new coronavirus, according to a New York Times database.
  2. Texas Medical Association urges Texas GOP to scrap in-person convention

    The Texas Medical Association is asking the Republican Party of Texas to reconsider holding its state convention — where it is a sponsor — as an in-person event in an indoor venue that can seat thousands, a letter obtained by Becker's Hospital Review shows.
  3. Darin Goss named CEO of Providence Health Southwest service area

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health and Services has named Darin Goss CEO of its Southwest service area, effective Aug. 3.
  1. New Mexico heart center reaccredited

    Las Cruces, N.M.-based Mountain View Regional Medical Center was reaccredited by the American College of Cardiology, renewing its Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI, The Las Cruces Bulletin reports.
  2. Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients may be just as infectious, study finds

    Asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers may be just as infectious as those displaying symptoms, a study accepted for publication in Nature found.
  3. Top 5 supply chain stories in June

    Below are the five top supply chain stories published by Becker's Hospital Review in June, beginning with the most popular:
  4. Senators introduce bill to review the US pharmaceutical supply chain

    Two U.S. senators introduced a bill June 30 that would establish a study to analyze the country's dependence on foreign companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

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  1. Lack of adequate supplies hurting nurses' psychological health, study says

    A lack of supplies, including personal protective equipment, put nurses' psychological well-being at risk, according to a study published in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 
  2. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to 2018 ONC data.
  3. What the US can learn from Taiwan's EHR system and COVID-19 response

    Taiwan's digital health infrastructure and central EHR system has played a big part in the country's successful COVID-19 response, serving as a model for the U.S. to potentially replicate in the future, according to a June 30 STAT op-ed.
  4. FTC, Justice Department have new guidelines for vertical mergers

    Guidance on vertical mergers got its first major overhaul from the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice in more than 35 years under new joint guidelines published June 30.

Financial planning in uncertain times — New strategies for hospitals and health systems

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  1. 13 Pennsylvania hospitals pledge to combat racism, address healthcare disparities

    Thirteen hospitals and health systems in the Philadelphia area said they have collectively committed to anti-racism and addressing healthcare disparities.
  2. 7 things Cerner has done in the last 30 days

    Cerner has had a busy month, announcing several new partnerships, deals and staffing changes.
  3. VR video preps medical staffs in remote areas for COVID-19 surges

    The University of Southern California and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania have filmed a 360-degree virtual reality video that demonstrates COVID-19 treatment practices to prepare medical staff in remote locations for surge responses, The Daily Pennsylvanian reports. 
  4. Florida to begin reporting COVID-19 hospitalization data

    Florida will begin publishing hospitalization numbers for all counties this week, according to the Miami Herald.
  5. Intermountain Healthcare working on national patient ID strategy: 4 details

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has partnered with several health IT organizations to develop a nationwide patient identification strategy.
  6. Cleveland's University Hospitals, NASA partner on tech to clean PPE

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals partnered with NASA to create technologies and methods to decontaminate personal protective equipment for aerospace applications and COVID-19 front-line workers.
  7. Elective surgery pause in Texas is bad credit news for hospital operators

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's proclamation June 30 suspending elective surgeries at hospitals in several counties is credit negative for for-profit hospital companies, according to Moody's Investors Service. 
  8. CMS makes 3 appointments to quality division

    CMS is making leadership changes, including the appointment of a new CMO, according to an email sent to staff June 30.
  9. Saint Luke's Health System to close Kansas hospital

    Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System will close its hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., on Oct. 1.

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