Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hoag separation will cost Providence 6% of operating revenue, Fitch predicts

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence will lose out on about 6 percent of its operating revenue because of its separation from Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., Fitch Ratings said Jan. 28. 
  2. Epic in the headlines: 6 January updates

    From expanding its collaborative partnerships to hospitals implementing new tools through Epic systems, here are six updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in January.
  3. Mayo Clinic adopts Oracle's cloud suite

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic on Jan. 27 selected Oracle's cloud and analytics suite to power its business processes.
  1. 5 ways hospitals can match innovation strategy to patients' needs

    A human-first approach and clearly defined goals are two of the main aspects patients want to see in a hospital's innovation strategy, according to research branding agency Monigle shared with Becker's.
  2. AHA, AHCA/NCAL urge White House to investigate staffing agency costs

    The AHA and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living wrote a letter Jan. 27 to Jeffrey Zients, the White House's COVID-19 response team coordinator, pressing the White House to investigate staffing agencies.
  3. Incorrect prescriptions prompts physician warning: Check medication before leaving pharmacy

    Amid pharmacy staff shortages fueled by pandemic-related demands such as testing and vaccinations, a Miami physician is warning patients to double check their medications are correct before leaving the pharmacy. 
  4. Hospitals are asking Leapfrog to lower hand hygiene standards — Here's why it won't

    The leader of Leapfrog, as well as the head of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, discussed current hand hygiene protocols and compliance, and why hospitals may not be meeting the standards.

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  1. 13 recent investments in hospital employee retention, recruitment

    Several states, hospitals and health systems have made investments to retain and recruit employees as the nation deals with a major workforce shortage.
  2. Atlantic Health CEO Brian Gragnolati's greatest lesson learned: Trust your team

    Brian Gragnolati believes in staying out of the way of his staff. "When you give your team broad parameters and you just let people go –– it's amazing the innovation that I've seen at the bedside," he told Becker's.
  3. Americans tired, frustrated near pandemic's 2-year anniversary, KFF survey finds

    About 75 percent of U.S. adults say they are tired and frustrated when asked about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Kaiser Family Foundation survey published Jan. 28 found. 
  4. California hospital allows quarantine flexibility for COVID-positive employees returning to work

    After union pushback, St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif., will allow greater quarantine flexibility for healthcare workers who test positive for COVID-19 while asymptomatic.

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  1. 8 recent moves from US nurses unions

    As labor shortages persist throughout the country, nurses unions have taken increased action to support nursing staff. 
  2. 8 systems hiring chief quality officers

    Below are eight hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.
  3. 30 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Jan. 13:
  4. Rand: Most health systems pay physicians based on volume, not quality

    Physicians employed by group practices owned by health systems are mostly paid based on the volume of care, despite recent insurance companies' efforts to pay based on quality, a Jan. 28 Rand study published in Jama Health Forum found.
  5. Vaccination data for hospitals may be severely flawed

    The CMS data on vaccinated hospital employees is at odds with many hospitals' own counts, with CMS underreporting vaccination rates, MedPage Today reported Jan. 25. 
  6. Cleveland Clinic appoints chief digital officer

    Rohit Chandra, PhD, will begin his new role as chief digital officer for Cleveland Clinic on Feb. 14.
  7. Memorial Health System sued after ransomware attack exposed 216,500 patients' info

    Marietta, Ohio-based Memorial Health System is facing a potential class-action lawsuit after it notified about 216,500 patients that their protected health information was exposed during an August ransomware attack.
  8. Moffitt adds actress to national advisers board

    Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center has added Marcia Cross, actress and co-founder of the HPV Cancers Alliance, to its national board of advisers, the facility said Jan. 27.
  9. NYU Langone blood cancer center appoints 1st director

    NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center has appointed Faith Davies, MD, inaugural director of its Center for Blood Cancers, the system said this week.

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