Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Nearly 9,000 flu patients hospitalized last week: 8 FluView notes

    Flu activity metrics are quickly ramping up in the US, with 8,707 lab-confirmed flu patients admitted to hospitals for the week ending Nov. 12, according to the CDC's latest FluView report. 
  2. Catfishing CMS: 10 charged in $11.1M fraud

    A group of 10 people are being charged with crimes related to wire fraud and money laundering schemes that drained $11.1 million from Medicare, state Medicaid programs, private health insurers and other victims, the Justice Department said Nov. 18.
  3. Lifespan taps Mass General Brigham exec as CEO

    John Fernandez was selected as the next president and CEO of Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan.

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  1. FDA greenlights 1st drug to delay onset of Type 1 diabetes

    In a win for Red Bank, N.J.-based ProventionBio, the FDA approved its drug Tzield Nov. 17, marking the first approved therapy to delay the onset of Type 1 diabetes. 
  2. Melting batteries, 3 fires prompt recall of 248K insulin devices

    Insulet recalled 248,288 insulin deployment devices after receiving three reports of fires and more than 400 complaints about the product's batteries swelling, leaking and overheating. 
  3. Pennsylvania hospital association CEO to retire

    Andy Carter, president and CEO of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, is retiring.
  4. UnityPoint rolls out 2 new telehealth programs

    Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health has rolled out two new telehealth programs for patients seeking treatments for common ailments.

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  1. Watchdog says HHS faces 'significant' challenges in trying to protect health data

    A new report from the departmental Office of Inspector General said the HHS is facing "significant challenges" in protecting data and technology from cyberthreats and must improve how its entities share public health data, BankInfoSecurity reported Nov. 17. 
  2. Mount Sinai unveils nursing school upgrades

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System unveiled its upgraded and renamed Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing, previously known as Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
  3. SafeSource Direct secures FDA clearance for hospital-grade nitrile gloves

    The FDA handed SafeSource Direct's chemo-rated nitrile gloves a 510(k) clearance Nov. 17, which company CEO Justin Hollingsworth said "marks a tremendous step toward U.S. supply resilience."
  4. AI medical imaging company installs tech at HCA hospitals in Texas

    Technology from Perimeter Medical Imaging AI is now available at some Texas hospitals that are part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare.

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  1. Hunterdon Health slumps to $30M loss

    Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare System suffered an over 200 percent drop in net income in the nine months ending Sept. 30, compared to the same period last year, reporting a net loss when comparing all revenue with expenses of $30.6 million.
  2. At Texas hospital, ER sees 800% spike in children with mental health crises

    Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has experienced an 800 percent increase for mental health services since before the pandemic, according to information the hospital shared with Becker's Nov. 17.
  3. Hive ransomware gang has made $100M from victims' payments

    Hive, a ransomware group known to target the healthcare industry, has received approximately $100 million in ransom payments. 
  4. Texas AG to investigate Epic's role in denying patients' access to medical records

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched an investigation into Epic Systems over a policy that allegedly prevents parents from accessing their children's medical records once they become teenagers.
  5. What physicians, patients think of charging for MyChart messages

    Cleveland Clinic's plan to charge for MyChart messages requiring clinician time and expertise has been met with mixed reviews from physicians and patients.
  6. 16 women on the move in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 11.
  7. CMS to add physician relationships to Care Compare

    CMS is adding information on providers' affiliations to Medicare Care Compare, a consumer search tool for home health, hospice and other Medicare-reimbursed health care services.
  8. After monthslong dearth, GE Healthcare plugs $80M into making contrast media

    After GE Healthcare's Shanghai plant momentarily closed in May for COVID-19 lockdowns, hospitals were forced to ration contrast dye, a product necessary for millions of CT scans and X-rays, and postpone some operations for months. 
  9. Kaiser's 22.5% raises avert nurse strike

    Members of the California Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement with Kaiser Permanente, averting a planned two-day strike by more than 21,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in Northern California.

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