Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mass General Brigham names COO, will hire 2nd senior executive

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham, formerly Partners HealthCare, said it is adding two senior executive positions, according to an email to employees cited by The Boston Globe.
  2. CVS doubles number of COVID-19 testing sites

    CVS Health said Sept. 17 it is doubling the number of COVID-19 test sites it operates, bringing the total to more than 4,000 by mid-October. 
  3. Walgreens launches COVID-19 Test & Protect program

    Walgreens launched the Walgreens Test & Protect program Sept. 17, designed to aid businesses in their COVID-19 work plans and strategies. 

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  1. Cancer research association releases first report on racial disparities in cancer

    The American Association for Cancer Research has released its inaugural report on disparities in cancer incidence and death rates among racial minorities and other underserved populations.
  2. States closing, pausing, reopening

    Restrictions related to the pandemic range widely across the country, though a growing number of states have paused reopening plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, according to The New York Times.
  3. 2 San Antonio systems to create integrated health network

    UT Health San Antonio and University Health System in San Antonio have signed a  memorandum of understanding to create an integrated health delivery system, according to KENS 5, a CBS affiliate. 
  4. Chicago hospital defeats allegations of 'ghost payroll' scheme

    An Illinois federal court has dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging University of Chicago Medical Center, Medical Business Office and Trustmark Recovery Services violated the False Claims Act, according to Bloomberg Law. 
  1. St. Joseph's Health CFO to retire

    Dennis Roemer is retiring as senior vice president and CFO of St. Joseph's Health in Paterson, N.J., the health system announced Sept. 15.
  2. Cost of Gilead's Truvada has hindered HIV prevention, analysis finds

    The rising cost of Gilead's Truvada may be a key factor in why the HIV prevention drug has not been widely used, according to an analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. 
  3. Scripps Health panel to recommend COVID-19 vaccines

    San Diego-based Scripps Health has created a COVID-19 vaccine committee to recommend vaccines to offer its patients, employees and physicians. 
  4. How the new patient consumer is powering remote monitoring growth: 6 details  

    A new wave of consumerism is leading healthcare's shift to remote patient monitoring, with big tech players like Apple and Amazon carving out a presence alongside smaller virtual care platforms, according to a Sept. 16 STAT report.

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  1. Nuvance Health names new CIO

    Nuvance Health, a seven-hospital system in LaGrangeville, N.Y., and Danbury, Conn., named Geoffry Hook CIO, the organization said Sept. 16. 
  2. Mission Health moves primary care services out of 2 North Carolina offices

    Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health is ending primary care services at two of its offices, the health system confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.
  3. HHS official Michael Caputo takes leave of absence 

    HHS communications official Michael Caputo is taking a leave of absence days after he blasted CDC scientists during a Facebook Live video, according to NBC News. 
  4. Global COVID-19 nurse deaths surpass 1,000: 4 ICN report takeaways

    Healthcare workers are on the front lines of the pandemic and are disproportionately affected by the crisis, according to a Sept. 14 report released by the International Council of Nurses.
  5. Minnesota hospital shooting comes year after nurses asked for more security

    Nurses at Minneapolis-based M Health Fairview say they asked for heightened security in its hospitals' parking areas last year, but administrators ignored the request, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  6. Health innovation insider: 12 rapid-fire Qs with UC Irvine vice chancellor of IT and data Tom Andriola

    Tom Andriola, vice chancellor of IT and data at UC Irvine (Calif.), says he has been involved with innovative technology initiatives his entire career.
  7. CMS kicks off flu shot campaign

    CMS launched its 2020-21 flu shot campaign Sept. 16, which includes new resources and tools for healthcare providers. 
  8. Mottos to live by: 9 healthcare innovation execs share the ideas that guide their strategy

    As the people who lead digital transformation strategies for the country's top hospitals and healthcare organizations, healthcare innovation leaders need to have a clear, zealous framework guiding their plans to improve healthcare via technology.
  9. 5 things to know about where oncologists work

    A little over 11 percent of U.S. oncologists practice in a rural area, a new report shows.

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