Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Amwell ups IPO price in NYSE debut, to hit $742M: 5 details

    Amwell upsized the price of its initial public offering for Sept. 17 in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
  2. 6 more health systems identified in Blackbaud security breach, bringing total to 27

    Another six health systems have been identified as being affected by the Blackbaud security breach.
  3. Erlanger vendor loses backup CDs containing almost 5,000 patients' info during software update

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger notified patients of a security breach after a third-party vendor misplaced backup CDs containing patient information.
  1. Mayo debuts COVID-19 county-level data tracker, plans to add predictive modeling: 6 details

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic launched an online COVID-19 tracking tool examining data for every county in all 50 states as an interactive map.
  2. VA taps Apple to provide 50,000 veterans with iPads for virtual care services 

    The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with Apple to provide more than 50,000 veterans with cellular-enabled iPads to increase their access to virtual care services. 
  3. Warp Speed officials to distribute vaccine within 24 hours of approval; CDC director touts benefits of universal masking — 5 COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. has reported an average of 39,054 new COVID-19 cases daily in the past week, down 3 percent from the average seen two weeks ago, reports The New York Times.
  4. Ascension Ventures joins $106M investment round for healthcare AI startup Olive 

    Healthcare workforce artificial intelligence startup Olive closed $106 million in a financing round that included participation from St. Louis-based Ascension's healthcare venture fund, according to a Sept. 17 news release. 
  1. SSM Health to end trauma, birthing services at Missouri hospital

    St. Louis-based SSM Health said it will stop treating serious trauma cases, end cardiac and complex neurological surgeries and close its labor and delivery unit at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Mo.
  2. Moderna will know if COVID-19 vaccine is effective in November, CEO says

    Moderna could know if its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective within a few weeks, according to a Sept. 17 report from The Boston Globe.
  3. Uninsured rates by state: 2010 vs. 2019

    In 2019, 9.2 percent of Americans, or 29.6 million, didn't have health insurance. That's down from 15.5 percent in 2010, before many provisions of the ACA took effect.
  4. Missing nursing home resident found dead in walk-in freezer

    Ohio police are investigating the death of an 86-year-old woman with dementia who was found in a nursing home's walk-in freezer several hours after the facility reported her missing Sept. 15, reports the Dayton Daily News.

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  1. New York hospital brings back 3,426 furloughed workers

    University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center has called back nearly all of the 3,474 employees it furloughed in May, according to Spectrum News. 
  2. 3 things to know about the new CMS emergency care payment model

    The Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport model will begin Jan. 1, CMS announced Sept. 16. 
  3. Outlook remains negative for US for-profit hospitals, Moody's says

    Moody's Investors Service maintained its negative outlook for U.S. for-profit hospitals due to waning federal aid, shifting payer mixes and varying volume trends.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 

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