Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CIOs must collaborate with other leaders as data initiatives take off

    Because data flows throughout an entire organization, data governance often requires CIOs to work in tandem with other leaders, according to a Jan. 12 Forbes report.
  2. Viewpoint: Consumers not persuaded by hospital price transparency excuses

    In a recent article, hospital leaders said that CMS' price transparency rules puts them at a competitive disadvantage — a justification several readers argued is not persuasive in a Jan. 11 Wall Street Journal opinion piece. 
  3. 6 payers recognized for stakeholder commitment, 3 rank in top 100

    Six payers were recognized by nonprofit JUST Capital for their commitment to stakeholder responsibility, with three ranking among the top 100 U.S. companies.
  1. Virginia governor-elect taps hospital CEOs for medical advisory team

    Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has chosen experts from the medical and public health community, including hospital CEOs, to be part of his medical advisory team.
  2. Front-line workers fear not adapting to new tech quickly enough 

    Many front-line workers are being asked to adapt to new technologies on the fly and are worried that if they can't, they may lose their jobs, according to a Microsoft report published Jan. 12. 
  3. Former Magellan board member moves to Centene

    Leslie Norwalk, a former Magellan Health board member, is joining Centene's board of directors, the payer announced Jan. 11.
  4. UnitedHealthcare settles class-action underpayment suit for $10M

    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a $10 million final settlement for a class-action lawsuit targeting UnitedHealthcare and its tiered reimbursement policy.

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  1. New Jersey governor declares public health emergency

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Jan. 11 reinstated a public health emergency to help health systems experiencing a COVID-19 surge.
  2. Michigan Medicine patients locked out of virtual visits, phone lines

    Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine issued a notice the morning of Jan. 12 saying it is experiencing technical difficulties, leaving patients unable to access virtual visits, the patient portal and the system's phone lines.
  3. Travel nurses to face tighter rules in California

    Out-of-state nurses will no longer be allowed to work in California without a temporary or permanent California nursing license as of March 31, according to nurse.org.
  4. Hartford HealthCare hit with antitrust claims by rival

    Two healthcare organizations in Hartford, Conn., are battling in federal court. 
  1. Omicron's spread, severity: 2 new findings

    New findings about omicron's spread and severity are emerging daily, with recent research pointing to a higher rate of asymptomatic spread and lower hospitalization risk.
  2. Healthcare workers can't get off the COVID-19 rollercoaster

    Healthcare workers left the proverbial loading platform in 2020 for a ride of COVID-19 surges that only get tougher, not easier, to stomach. 
  3. 9 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Jan. 5:
  4. Geisinger opens hospital as part of JV with Highmark

    Geisinger Medical Center Muncy (Pa.) opened to the public Jan. 10 as part of a joint venture between Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health.
  5. DC mayor declares limited public health emergency

    District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a limited public health emergency Jan. 11 amid the latest COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant.
  6. Red Cross declares nation's first blood crisis

    The American Red Cross, which supplies 40 percent of the nation's blood, on Jan. 11 declared the first-ever national blood crisis. 
  7. Tenet CEO: Why USPI is its 'gem for the future'

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's United Surgical Partners International is the company's "gem for the future," CEO Saum Sutaria, MD, said during the JPMorgan Health Conference Jan. 11.
  8. Glassdoor: Best places to work in healthcare for 2022

    Glassdoor released its list of "Best Places to Work" in 2022, and four hospitals and health systems made the list. 
  9. Linking EHR data key to maximizing clinical trial insights, Cerner exec says

    Hospitals face challenges when conducting clinical trials, such as high costs, difficulty recruiting patients and a lack of resources. Health systems facing these obstacles can accelerate research by extracting insights from EHR data, according to a Jan. 11 blog post written by Christy Dueck, PhD, Cerner's vice president of clinical research and real world data.

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