Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Reopening Tennessee hospital a long shot, Rennova CEO says

    Reopening Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center is central to the financial success of Rennova Health, but is nearly impossible given its current financial state, the hospital chain's CEO told News10. 
  2. CDC issues guidelines for staph prevention in NICUs

    The CDC has released new recommendations for prevention and control of Staphylococcus aureus infections in neonatal intensive care units.
  3. UC San Diego Health 1st on West Coast to revive non-beating heart for transplantation

    As part of a national interventional clinical trial, University of California San Diego Health became the first hospital on the West Coast to perform a heart transplant surgery after retrieving a non-beating heart from a hospitalized donor and reviving it.
  1. BCBS of Michigan offers buyouts to 8,500+ employees

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is giving more than 8,500 employees voluntary separation offers to help manage its administrative costs, the insurer said in a statement to Becker's Hospital Review.
  2. Amazon expands virtual medical clinic across Washington state: 5 details

    Amazon is scaling up its virtual medical clinic for employees by rolling out services to facilities beyond the Seattle area, according to a Sept. 22 CNBC report.
  3. A commitment to collaboration and education — surgical robotics at Emory Healthcare

    Successful robotic surgery service lines require continuous investment even after the program is well-established. This investment is not limited to capital expenditures, but also includes consistent strategic meetings and facilitating peer collaboration and participation in educational opportunities. Thus, it is important that hospitals looking to advance their robotic surgery programs take advantage of opportunities that allow for dedicated learning and networking with teams overseeing robotics programs across the country.
  4. 29% of kids don't get follow-up care for mental health issues, study finds

    The type of treatment that children receive for mental health conditions — and the likelihood they receive follow-up care — varies greatly in the U.S., according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 
  1. How CRM technologies drive a connected patient experience: 5 insights 

    As technology continues to fuel changes in consumers' healthcare expectations, a customer relationship management (CRM) system can help hospitals and health systems create a more tailored patient experience, which they have come to expect from other industry interactions. 
  2. 10 states where private insurers pay the most, least relative to Medicare

    Nationwide, private insurers pay an average of 247 percent more than what Medicare pays for similar services, according to a RAND Corp. study published Sept. 18. 
  3. 10 happiest, unhappiest states in America ranked by WalletHub

    Hawaii is the happiest state in the U.S., according to an analysis by personal finance website WalletHub.  
  4. NIH official to retire after public health leaders criticized online

    The National Institutes of Health said Sept. 21 that a public affairs officer identified as using an online pseudonym to attack Anthony Fauci, MD, and spread misinformation about COVID-19, would retire, according to The New York Times.

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  1. Cerner, end-of-life planning company partner: 3 details 

    Cerner said it will integrate advanced care planning tech provider Vynca's solution with its Millennium EHR to help clinicians streamline patient health information with their end-of-life care preferences. 
  2. COVID-19 guidance on airborne transmission was posted by mistake, CDC says

    The CDC removed new guidelines suggesting the COVID-19 virus is most commonly spread via airborne transmission, reports The Washington Post.
  3. Washington health district says it accidentally disclosed COVID-19 health records to partner agency 

    The Spokane (Wash.) Regional Health District posted a notice Sept. 21 stating that it accidentally disclosed personal health information, including COVID-19 test results and hospitalizations. 
  4. More than one-third of nurses blame the EHR for burnout: KLAS report 

    Among nurses experiencing burnout, about 37 percent attribute it in some capacity to the EHR or other IT tools affecting their efficiency and ability to deliver quality care, according to a recent KLAS Research report. 
  5. NIH staffer to depart after anonymous posts criticizing agency; vaccine for kids may not be ready by fall 2021 — 5 COVID-19 updates

    The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. surpassed 200,000 on Sept. 22, around seven months after the first known U.S. death was recorded.
  6. Amazon Alexa adds 80,000 health questions

    Amazon integrated thousands more health questions into Alexa through a collaboration with Sharecare.
  7. Sam's Club launches $1 telehealth visits for members: 7 details

    Sam's Club partnered with primary care telehealth provider 98point6 to offer members virtual visits.
  8. Nebraska Medicine reverts to paper records during computer network outage: 4 details

    Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine's computer system went down due to a security incident, according to a Live Well Nebraska report.
  9. COVID-19 cluster at Kentucky hospital prompts testing of 100 employees

    UK Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky., tested about 100 employees after a cluster of COVID-19 cases developed at the facility, the hospital confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review. 

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