Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. OptumRx's 3 recently approved drugs to watch

    OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit unit of UnitedHealth Group, recently released a report detailing three drugs that it expects to have a significant impact on the pharmaceutical industry in 2020. 
  2. Wisconsin governor declares new public health emergency, issues new face mask rule

    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared new public health emergency due to a surge in coronavirus cases among young people and issued a new order mandating face coverings in enclosed spaces.
  3. Walmart, Quest testing drones to deliver at-home COVID-19 test kits

    Walmart said Sept. 22 it has begun testing drones to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests to patients in a partnership with Quest Diagnostics. 
  1. 17 US cancer centers join to survey pandemic's effects on cancer prevention, care

    Seventeen U.S. cancer centers are coming together to study the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to delaying cancer detection, care and prevention.
  2. Health systems still limiting COVID-19 tests due to supply shortages

    Leaders at hospitals across the country have had to cut COVID-19 testing in recent weeks because of a shortage of reagents needed to process tests, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  3. Corner Office: USC's Rod Hanners on the importance of listening, connecting and letting top talent shine

    It has been 25 years since Rod Hanners was a naval officer on a nuclear submarine, but U.S. Navy experience helps him today as interim CEO of Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles.
  4. Yale New Haven Health launches telehealth community support program for COVID-19 patients, clinicians

    With patient visitation policies limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System created a program that displays cards of support on patient televisions and on public digital displays throughout its hospitals.
  1. FDA establishes health innovation center, says 'most cutting-edge digital health technologies' should come out of US

    The FDA launched its Digital Health Center of Excellence Sept. 22 to foster healthcare innovation research and create strategic initiatives for digital health technologies.
  2. How NYU Langone transformed its diabetes care through telehealth: 5 details

    NYU Langone Health had been preparing telehealth technologies and infrastructure for its diabetes patients prior to COVID-19 but switched primarily to video visits when the pandemic accelerated earlier this year.
  3. 3 strategies for improving surgery backlog amid COVID-19 pandemic

    In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states put elective and nonurgent surgeries on hold, resulting in a potential backlog of surgeries now that those procedures are being allowed.
  4. The most rewarding & challenging aspects of medicine for young physicians: 11 points

    For physicians younger than 40, relationships with their patients and their gratitude are the most rewarding parts of their job, while the array of rules and regulations they must adhere to is the most challenging, a new Medscape report shows.

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  1. Physician viewpoint: What sepsis can teach us about COVID-19 recovery

    Best practices for sepsis care and recovery offer physicians numerous lessons to promote quicker recoveries for patients with severe COVID-19 cases, two physicians wrote in an op-ed published in JAMA.
  2. 9 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are nine hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief medical officers.
  3. GAO report finds states still face critical medical supply shortages

    Shortages of medical supplies are still hurting the U.S. response to COVID-19 nearly six months into the pandemic, according to a report released Sept. 21 from the Government Accountability Office. 
  4. Medicare won't cover coronavirus vaccines approved under emergency use authorization

    Medicare won't cover the cost of a COVID-19 vaccine if it is approved under an emergency use authorization, according to The Wall Street Journal. 
  5. 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in context: Local & global virus stats

    The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. surpassed 200,000 midday Sept. 22, around seven months after the first known U.S. death was recorded.
  6. 2 chief pharmacy officers on the skills they wish they had learned sooner

    The pharmacy department is uniquely positioned to help hospitals and health systems improve patient outcomes, safety and financial performance, making pharmacists and pharmacy leaders well-equipped to help the organization succeed. 
  7. How 3 pharmacy leaders are using lessons learned from COVID-19 to prepare for future pandemics

    Pharmacy leaders from hospitals across the nation are using what they've learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to develop pandemic preparedness models. 
  8. 10 big ideas in healthcare innovation

    From their thoughts on artificial intelligence's potential to optimize clinical workflows to their insight about how the pandemic is changing patient demands, here are 10 key quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that executives from hospitals and health systems across the country shared with Becker's Hospital Review in September:
  9. AdventHealth's chief marketing officer discusses new ad campaign exalting human perseverance

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth recently rolled out a new campaign called "Humans are Incredible," which encourages the public to take ownership of their systemic health during a time when many feel they have lost control.

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