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  1. More than 8% of COVID-19 patients need to be hospitalized after initial ER discharge

    In the Philadelphia region, nearly 1 in 10 COVID-19 patients returned to the hospital within a week of being discharged after an emergency department visit, a new study shows.
  2. 11 latest lawsuits involving hospitals

    The following hospital lawsuits and settlements were reported since Aug. 31, beginning with the most recent.
  3. How the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted patients' support for health data sharing: Pew survey

    Nearly half (46 percent) of U.S. adults are more likely to support allowing different providers to share their health records data between their EHR systems due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Sept. 16 Pew Charitable Trusts report.

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  1. 25-physician cardiology group to join St. Peter's Health Partners

    Cardiology Associates of Schenectady (N.Y.) has signed a letter of intent to join Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peter's Health Partners' medical group, effective Jan. 1.
  2. Substance use disorders significantly hike risk of contracting COVID-19, study shows

    People with substance use disorders are far more likely to develop COVID-19 than those in the general population, a new study shows.
  3. Beaumont-Advocate Aurora merger stalls amid physician complaints: A timeline

    Since Beaumont Health announced its intent to merge with Advocate Aurora Health in June, physicians, nurses and trustees of the Southfield, Mich.-based system have raised concerns about its leaders and the potential deal.
  4. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles gets $20M pledge

    Restaurant chain Panda Express has pledged $20 million to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles to support various healthcare programs and services. 
  1. Tampa hospital opens $126M tower

    St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., has opened its $126 million expansion that includes a six-story tower and new entryway. 
  2. Census Bureau: More Americans may be forgoing health insurance

    A million more people likely went without health insurance in 2019 than the year before, according to a new report from the Census Bureau. 
  3. Pediatricians often dismiss families over vaccine refusals, survey finds

    About half of pediatricians say their office has a dismissal policy for families who refuse routine vaccinations, a study published in JAMA Network Open found.
  4. Wildfires could erode COVID-19 progress on West Coast

    Wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 34 people on the West Coast could also hinder the region's progress in containing COVID-19, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Most hospitals fail to address harassment of workers in patient bill of rights

    Nearly all hospitals specify a patient's right to receive care free of sexual harassment, but few include a zero tolerance policy of harassment toward healthcare workers in the patients' responsibilities, according to a research letter published in JAMA Network Open.
  2. 12 hospitals hiring chief nursing officers

    Below are 12 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  3. The state of cardiology and where it's headed: 4 trends to know

    Cardiologists and heart care leaders from across the U.S. shared their expertise and spoke about the future during the Becker's Cardiology Virtual Forum.
  4. White House blocks trade adviser from testifying about Philips ventilator deal

    The White House has blocked trade adviser Peter Navarro from testifying at a hearing before a House oversight committee Sept. 16 about a partially canceled contract with Philips for ventilators, Politico reported. 
  5. 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.
  6. HHS outlines plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccine

    HHS released an outline  Sept. 16 of how Operation Warp Speed plans to purchase and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the general public. 
  7. Taskforce on Telehealth Policy: 4 recommendations to maximize telehealth cost, quality benefits

    The American Telemedicine Association, National Committee for Quality Assurance and Alliance for Connected Care's national telehealth policy taskforce released recommendations this month for permanent virtual care expansion.
  8. MedStar, CareFirst: New partnership to curb costs by $400M

    Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health has a new value-based partnership with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield that the organizations said will positively affect projected care costs by $400 million during the next seven years.
  9. Baptist Memorial, BCBS of Mississippi to open clinic

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi are opening a primary care clinic focused on redesigning the patient experience.

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