Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Emory joins forces with patient dataset software company

    In an effort to strengthen clinical insights across areas of research, diagnosis and treatment, Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare has partnered with Nference, a software company that provides access to de-identified patient data.
  2. Veteran sues VA, Oracle Health over late cancer diagnosis

    A U.S. Army veteran filed a lawsuit seeking an undisclosed amount of damages from Oracle Health and the federal governments, alleging that the Department of Veterans Affairs' troubled rollout of the Oracle Health EHR system led to a delay in his cancer diagnosis, The Spokesman-Review reported Dec. 4.
  3. PeaceHealth Oregon hospital closes ED ahead of full shutdown

    Eugene, Ore.-based PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District closed the doors to its emergency department Dec. 1, with plans to fully shut down its hospital tower in the coming weeks, The Register-Guard reported Dec. 5. 

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  1. US News' 73 inaugural maternity care access hospitals

    U.S. News & World Report for the first time has recognized 73 hospitals as Maternity Care Access Hospitals.
  2. 2 strategies for reducing physicians shortages in rural areas

    Rural communities need more physicians; however, many residents find it difficult to get residency slots, resulting in a "lose-lose situation," the Lown Institute reported Dec.4.
  3. Cleveland Clinic joins Meta, IBM's AI Alliance

    Cleveland Clinic announced that it is joining the AI Alliance, a group launched by IBM and Meta  and dedicated to artificial intelligence innovation.
  4. 311 high-performing maternity hospitals, state by state

    U.S. News and World Report released a list Dec. 5 recognizing hundreds of hospitals for maternity care.

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  1. 1 in 6 patients with opioid use disorder leave the hospital early

    The number of patients admitted with opioid use disorder and injection-related infections opting to be discharged against medical advice before completing treatment increased by 82% in 4 years, a recent Penn Medicine study found.
  2. 20% of seriously ill patients incorrectly listed as alive in EHRs

    Approximately 20% of individuals listed as alive with a severe illness in their medical records were, in reality, deceased, according to findings published Dec. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine. 
  3. Epic dives into patient experience

    Epic Systems is integrating patients' experience data into its EHR. 
  4. CVS to revamp drug pricing model 

    CVS Pharmacy is taking a cue from Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs and will launch a pharmacy reimbursement model built around a drug's cost, a pharmacy services fee and a set markup.

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  1. 10,000 foreign nurses held up by US visa retrogression

    Experts estimate that the arrivals of least 10,000 foreign nurses have been postponed indefinitely by the United States' mismatched demand and supply of immigrant visas, Bloomberg reports. 
  2. Google's plan for AI in healthcare

    Google has a plan for incorporating artificial intelligence into its healthcare offerings and now its lobbyists are working to influence future regulations, according to Politico.
  3. Why Epic doesn't outsource its call center

    When you call Epic — no matter whether it's day or night — an Epic employee will answer the phone, according to company founder and CEO Judy Faulkner.
  4. Banner to close Phoenix, Tucson hospice operations

    Banner Health is closing its hospice operations in the Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., metropolitan areas and transferring patients and employees to a nonprofit provider, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. 
  5. R1 RCM completes restatements after errors discovered

    R1 RCM completed the restatement of previously issued financial statements after it previously identified "errors related to the accounting for certain acquiree compensation costs (e.g., transaction bonuses and accelerated equity award vesting) incurred as a result of historical acquisitions." 
  6. Former interim CEO leaving Kettering Health

    Kettering (Ohio) Health Chief Administrative Officer Michael Mewhirter, who also has served as interim CEO, CFO and, at the campus level, as president and in financial leadership roles, is leaving the organization next year, the health system confirmed in a statement shared with Becker's on Dec. 5.
  7. 'Great wealth transfer' begins

    The current population of billionaires is aging — meaning trillions of dollars will soon switch hands, CNBC reported Nov. 30. 
  8. Tough year ahead for healthcare credit ratings, more defaults expected

    Moody's Investor Services expects healthcare company defaults to increase next year as credit ratings deteriorate.
  9. Leapfrog: Top 132 hospitals of 2023

    Leapfrog is winding down 2023 by recognizing 132 hospitals with its Top Hospital Award, a distinction for hospitals that demonstrate the highest performance in the U.S. on quality and patient safety. 

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