Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Gauss, Cellex use smartphone camera for 1st at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 test

    Artificial intelligence-focused healthcare technology company Gauss partnered with Cellex, a  biotech company specializing in point-of-care diagnostic testing, to create the first rapid COVID-19 antigen tests patients can use at home.
  2. Atrium Health extends COVID-19 virtual hospital program to Navicent Health 

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health is expanding its virtual hospital services to help Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., care for COVID-19 patients in their own homes, according to an Aug. 10 news release. 
  3. Navicent Health ups minimum wage to $10

    Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., plans to invest $1.2 million to raise its minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10 per hour.

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  1. UPMC taps life sciences leader as president of digital health, entrepreneurial efforts

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has selected life sciences leader Jeanne Cunicelli as president of UPMC Enterprises, its innovation, venture capital and commercialization arm, the health system announced Sept. 16.
  2. 'AI will dazzle but also disappoint': 6 health system exec predictions on artificial intelligence

    Artificial intelligence will play a larger role in healthcare organizations in the future, predict six health system leaders; but not all promises about the technology will come to fruition.
  3. The next iteration of health IT teams won't think outside the box — they'll ignore the box

    Hospital and health system IT teams were stretched thin during the pandemic to rapidly scale virtual care and remote work during the pandemic.
  4. Northwestern plans outpatient center in Chicago neighborhood slated to lose hospital

    Northwestern Medicine, a 10-hospital system in Chicago, plans to build an outpatient care center in a South Side neighborhood that is slated to lose its 170-year-old inpatient hospital next year, according to The Chicago Sun Times. 
  1. Data unicorn debuts $3.4 billion IPO: 6 things to know about Snowflake

    The cloud-based data warehousing platform provider Snowflake set the record for the year's largest IPO on Sept. 16, and it's three times more than the previous record for a software IPO set by VMware in 2007, according to a Nasdaq report.
  2. Viewpoint: Plan on an unusual 2021, too 

    With less than four months left in 2020, there is a slim probability of pre-pandemic normalcy returning in 2021, Aaron E. Carroll, MD, writes in an op-ed for The New York Times. 
  3. RWJBarnabas names vice president of IT&S client relationship management

    West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health hired a new vice president of IT and services for client relationship management.
  4. NIH awards 7 contracts worth up to $22.8M for COVID-19 digital health projects

    The National Institutes of Health has contracted with seven companies and academic institutions to develop digital health solutions to help with the COVID-19 response.

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  1. 5 providers settle HIPAA violation allegations

    The federal government settled five HIPAA violation investigations with healthcare providers for a total of $136,500.
  2. 6 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported in the last week. The executives are listed alphabetically.
  3. Duke LifePoint hospital names new CEO

    Haywood Regional Medical Center in Clyde, N.C., part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Duke LifePoint Healthcare, named Greg Caples CEO, the hospital announced Sept. 15.  
  4. Singapore to pay residents to track health with Apple Watches: 4 details

    Apple and Singapore are developing a personalized health program in which the Singapore government offers residents financial rewards to track health activity via an Apple Watch. 
  5. Eli Lilly COVID-19 antibody drug helps patients avoid the hospital, early data suggests

    A monoclonal antibody drug being developed by Eli Lilly helped the virus leave COVID-19 patients's systems sooner, according to interim analysis of an ongoing study assessing the drug's effectiveness in treating the disease.
  6. Cigna rebranding health services division as Evernorth

    Cigna is rebranding its health services division, including pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, as Evernorth, it said Sept. 16. 
  7. Hospital CEO turnover rate by state

    Nationally, the annual turnover rate of hospital CEOs fell slightly to 17 percent in 2019, according to a report from the American College of Healthcare Executives. 
  8. Virus has killed at least 121 children, teens; 'pre-COVID' life won't return before 2022, WHO expert says — 6 updates

    Globally, 29,616,346 COVID-19 infections and 935,929 related deaths have been reported, as of 8:30 a.m. CDT Sept. 16.
  9. Washington hospital resumes surgeries after 13-day pause

    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash., resumed performing surgeries Sept. 15 after a 13-day pause, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review. 

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