Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Increasing healthcare ROI through AI to unlock capacity: Q&A with Sanjeev Agrawal, President & COO of LeanTaaS

    As part of Becker’s 12th Annual Meeting in April 2022, healthcare analytics expert LeanTaaS gave a half-day summit to explore the role of data in expanding capacity for care.
  2. Newly released documents reveal extent Mallinckrodt pushed opioids

    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals relied on hundreds of physicians to write a "steady stream" of painkiller prescriptions at the height of the opioid epidemic, The Washington Post reported May 10.
  3. Maine hospital must pay $181K to psychologist for unequal pay, judge rules

    Northern Light Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, owes a psychologist nearly $181,000 in back pay, damages and interest related to her claim of gender-based pay discrimination in violation of the state's equal pay law, according to the Bangor Daily News.

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  1. Cerebral changes online ads in the midst of overprescribing allegations

    Telehealth startup Cerebral adjusted its marketing and advertising strategies to reflect the suspension of controlled substance prescriptions for new patients after allegations of overprescribing by providers surfaced, M+MM reported May 10. 
  2. Care New England CEO to retire

    James Fanale, MD, plans to retire as president and CEO of Providence, R.I.-based Care New England Health System.
  3. Pfizer 'intensively researching' long-lasting COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer's CEO said the company is currently focused on developing a COVID-19 vaccine that offers protection for at least one year in anticipation that longer lasting efficacy will encourage more people to stay up to date with vaccine recommendations. 
  4. Cleveland Clinic: Pediatric heart failure burden grows

    Pediatric heart failure emergency department visits and primary heart failure hospitalizations rose dramatically between 2012 and 2016, according to a new study led by researchers at Cleveland Clinic. 

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  1. Massachusetts General Hospital nurses help develop tech to alleviate frontline workers' burdens

    Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital partnered with infusion therapy and pain management company B. Braun Medical to create innovation teams to develop technologies that alleviate front-line workers' burdens and improve patient care. 
  2. UVA Health launches world's 1st ultrasound immunotherapy cancer center

    Charlottesville, Va.-based UVA Health and the Focused Ultrasound Foundation have launched the world's first cancer center focused on enhancing the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment by combining it with focused ultrasound. 
  3. ​​Cost cuts, layoffs hit tech startups amid economic ripples 

    Economic headwinds are disrupting the high growth bubbles tech startups have created, forcing them to implement serious cost-cutting strategies like layoffs and sometimes even closure, The New York Times reported May 11. 
  4. How CIOs can win the battle for talent systemwide

    Brad Reimer, CIO of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, S.D., has staffing issues for the entire system top of mind as he keeps an eye on strategic planning.

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  1. Atrium, Advocate Aurora to merge

    Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health plan to merge into a 67-hospital system with upward of $27 billion in revenue and nearly 158,000 employees combined. 
  2. Ardent Health expands RCM deal with Ensemble

    Ardent Health Services, a network of 30 hospitals in six states, has expanded its revenue cycle management partnership with Ensemble Health Partners. 
  3. Moderna CFO out after 1 day in role

    Moderna's newly hired CFO departed within a day of taking the role, the pharmaceutical company announced to investors May 11. 
  4. Microsoft, Nuance launch AI collaborative for health system execs

    Nuance, an AI speech recognition company, partnered with the Health Management Academy to launch an AI collective for health system executives who are using AI and machine-learning in clinical and operational settings. 
  5. 16 national healthcare organizations urge HHS to continue public health emergency

    The American Hospital Association and 15 other national healthcare organizations are calling on HHS to maintain the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  6. Hospital near closure receives another donation

    Thomasville (Ala.) Regional Medical Center has received a $2 million donation from Birmingham, Ala.-based Medical Properties Trust as it fights to stay open, WKRG reported May 10.
  7. Med-Metrix acquires RCM software company

    Med-Metrix acquired front-end revenue cycle management software and service company PatientPal. 
  8. AdventHealth posts $417.7M loss in Q1

    AdventHealth, a 48-hospital system based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., recorded a $417.72 net loss in the first quarter of 2022, driven by both investment and operating losses, according to recently released financial results. 
  9. The 25 most common passwords

    With cybersecurity threats on the rise, having a safe and secure password is increasingly important to protecting your online presence. NordPass compiled a list of 25 passwords that are most commonly used. 

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