Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Consumer groups push for antitrust investigation of hospital suppliers

    A coalition of nine consumer advocacy groups sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission Nov. 22 urging it to open an antitrust investigation into group purchasing organizations.
  2. No Surprises Act disputes hit 'logjam' as lawsuit looms

    The Texas Medical Association's lawsuit challenging the validity of the No Surprises Act's independent dispute resolution could increase an already lengthy backlog, Bloomberg Law reported Nov. 28. 
  3. Where remote work is up, down

    The rate of remote workers varies widely among states, according to a LendingTree analysis published Nov. 28.

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  1. California hospital swaps Meditech for Oracle Cerner in $12M EHR migration

    Adventist Health Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg, Calif., is going live with a new Oracle Cerner EHR on Dec. 1.
  2. When it comes to bad behavior, workplace incentives can be both 'cure' and 'poison'

    Leaders may believe that performance-based incentives, such as higher bonuses, will motivate employees to perform better. However, recent research suggests some workers reach those high targets through unethical means, The Washington Post reported Nov. 28. 
  3. 5 reasons hospitals are ramping up emergency preparations

    Many hospitals are evolving their emergency preparedness procedures to protect against rising threats, from cyberattacks to extreme weather, Time reported Nov. 25. 
  4. Montefiore reports 2nd straight loss as investment returns slump

    New York City-based Montefiore Health System exacerbated losses in the first nine months of 2022 even as its operating revenues increased and expenses were largely stable. 

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  1. UMass Chan Medical School unveils formal nurse preceptor training program

    UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, Mass., is working with partners to launch a formal nurse preceptor academy to address the New England region's nursing shortage and increase access to care. 
  2. Physician pleads guilty to profiting from misbranded, tampered products

    San Francisco physician Lindsay Clark, MD, and her medical practice pleaded guilty to charges of receiving and delivering misbranded drugs and misbranded and adulterated devices, the Justice Department said Nov. 28.
  3. JPMorgan bets big on healthcare

    While JPMorgan is a cornerstone of the global financial system, most observers don't associate the 151-year-old firm with healthcare. 
  4. Avera Health granted $2.5M to boost workforce through telehealth, virtual nursing

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health has received $2.5 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration to address the workforce shortage through telehealth, virtual nursing and rural healthcare education.

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  1. Amid lack of guidance, COVID-19 long haulers spend thousands on unproven treatments

    Nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical community is still a long way from being able to effectively treat and diagnose the long lasting symptoms millions of Americans experience. In turn, many who are desperate to find relief are spending thousands of dollars on new remedies with little data to support their use, The Washington Post reported Nov. 25.
  2. California hospital moves to Epic

    Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital is going live with a new Epic EHR.
  3. Hackensack's Epic EHR move to Google will create improved interoperability

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health is looking to provide a huge opportunity for discoveries that can improve patient care and interoperability with its ongoing collaboration with Google Cloud, Kash Patel, executive vice president and chief digital information officer, told Becker's.
  4. What BQ.1 dominance means for Evusheld, bebtelovimab

    With omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 accounting for more than half of COVID-19 cases, at least two therapies are on the cusp of losing their mainstay status in the COVID-19 drug market. 
  5. Oregon nurses urge district attorney to investigate Providence for alleged 'wage theft'

    The Oregon Nurses Association has asked the Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt to investigate Providence for alleged "ongoing wage theft" against front-line nurses and other healthcare workers. 
  6. Children's Minnesota's digital transformation is helping 'serve more patients in new ways,' CFO says

    Hospitals and health systems across the country are doubling down on digital transformation efforts by creating new tools and launching innovative programs to improve workflows, boost efficiency and better serve patients where they are.
  7. Phoenix Children's reports $120M loss even as revenues stay strong

    Phoenix Children's Hospital reported a nine-month loss of $120.5 million even as its revenues stayed robust and contributed to an overall positive operating income of $88 million. The overall decline was a result of investment challenges that resulted in $207.5 million of losses for the period ended Sept. 30.
  8. Police arrest man suspected of firing shots inside Tennessee hospital

    Nashville, Tenn., police have arrested a man accused of opening fire in the stairwell at Ascension St. Thomas Midtown Hospital on Nov. 26, according to local news outlets. 
  9. Children's Hospital Los Angeles launches new fundraising campaign

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles has partnered with iHeartMedia Los Angeles' KOST 103.5 to launch its seventh annual "Season of Giving" fundraising campaign. 

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