Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New Hampshire attorney general opposes Dartmouth, GraniteOne merger

    New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella released a report May 13 from the Charitable Trusts Unit objecting to the proposed merger between Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health and Manchester, N.H.-based GraniteOne Health.
  2. Citing inflation, 2 New York hospitals lay off 4% of staff

    Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital will both lay off 4 percent of their workforce, according to WWNY. 
  3. Washington system names chief nursing officer

    Harbor Regional Health in Aberdeen, Wash., has named Dori Unterseher, RN, its new chief nursing officer, KXRO News Radio reported May 13. 

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  1. Bias in medical AI can exacerbate disparities: Study

    A new study looks at what it will take to reduce bias in healthcare artificial intelligence.
  2. Health IT group makes interoperability recommendations ahead of 2030 target

    A health tech coalition released a report May 11 on how the healthcare system can improve IT interoperability and data exchange.
  3. Health equity through an ACO lens: What organizations delivering value-based care need to know

    The world of value-based care (VBC) is placing an increased focus on health equity goals.
  4. Hackensack Meridian Health's telestroke program eliminated 'neurologist shortage'

    The high demand for neurologists at Hackensack Meridian Health prompted officials at the New Jersey-based system to establish a telestroke program powered by Teladoc to get eyes on stroke patients as quickly as possible. 

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  1. 15 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since May 6:
  2. RaDonda Vaught gets 3 years probation for fatal medication error

    RaDonda Vaught, a former nurse convicted of a fatal medication error, was sentenced to three years of supervised probation May 13. She received a deferred sentence, meaning charges could be wiped from her record pending successful completion of probation. 
  3. University Hospitals partners to bring affordable housing to Cleveland

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals is teaming up with the NRP Group to offer affordable housing in the Cleveland area.
  4. 6 hospitals ending maternity care

    Six hospitals and health systems have announced the closure of obstetric services since March 16; several of those moves are due to staffing challenges:

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  1. Oregon hospital names new COO

    Larry Butler Jr. was named COO of Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Ore. 
  2. Kaiser Hawaii mental health workers set to strike

    Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals in Hawaii plan to strike beginning May 18. 
  3. US flu activity holds steady into May: CDC

    As summer approaches, flu positivity levels in the U.S. remain unseasonably high, the CDC's latest FluView report shows. 
  4. Fired hospital employee who flouted COVID-19 restrictions denied unemployment benefits

    A judge ruled that an Iowa hospital worker who was fired after repeatedly violating COVID-19 mitigation policies is not entitled to unemployment benefits, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported May 11. 
  5. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center training AI to 'sniff out' cancer

    New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers' AI sensor, trained to identify ovarian cancer, was found to be more effective than currently used methods for early detection.  
  6. Free telehealth to access COVID-19 antiviral drug offered in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts has launched a free telehealth program to screen COVID-19 patient eligibility and provide prescriptions for the new antiviral medication Paxlovid.
  7. Viewpoint: Why big tech will struggle in healthcare

    Big tech may struggle with regulatory issues and product rollout issues in healthcare, according to Susan Lang, CEO of prescription drug consulting and analytics firm XIL Health as reported in EBN May 13. 
  8. US shares COVID-19 technology with WHO

    The White House announced May 12 that it is licensing key COVID-19 vaccine and research technologies to the World Health Organization, The Hill reported.
  9. 55% of COVID-19 survivors have at least one symptom 2 years later, study finds

    In what researchers are calling the longest follow-up study to date, findings published May 11 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine suggest more than half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 still have at least one symptom two years later. 

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