Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan names 2 leaders

    Vikram Kashyap, MD, was selected as vice president and department chief of the Spectrum Health Frederik Meijer Heart and Vascular Institute, and Jon Ashford was selected as COO of Spectrum Health Grand Rapids.
  2. West Virginia health systems to cut ties over EHR vendor choice

    Davis Health System began a clinical affiliation with WVU Medicine in 2019. The health systems are ending the partnership Aug. 8, according to The Inter-Mountain. 
  3. Top 10 RCM software vendors for large, small hospitals, per Black Book Research

    Black Book Research released its list of the top revenue cycle management software vendors for hospitals for 2022.

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  1. Central Maine Medical Center data breach affects 11,938 patients

    Lewiston-based Central Maine Medical Center filed a data breach notice about a cyberattack that compromised the protected health information of 11,938 patients, JD Supra reported Aug. 1.
  2. Shriners Hospitals for Children lays off 20 workers in Tampa

    Shriners Hospital for Children made its final round of layoffs in preparation to close a Tampa, Fla., facility, according to an Aug. 3 report from the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  3. California hospital plans for 673 layoffs if sale falls through

    Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital is preparing to lay off 673 workers in August, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed in July.
  4. Why US may be in for a severe flu season

    Countries in the Southern Hemisphere are experiencing a severe flu season, which may be a harbinger of what's to come for the U.S. this fall, NBC News reported Aug. 4. 

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  1. US sees largest monkeypox spike of any country: 3 updates

    The U.S. saw the largest weekly spike in monkeypox cases of any other country in the last week of July, the World Health Organization said in an Aug. 3 report on the outbreak. 
  2. 70 deaths blamed on US transplant system

    A Senate committee found 70 people died and 249 developed diseases between 2008 and 2015 from organs they received in transplants after an investigation revealed deficiencies in the nation's transplant system, The Washington Post reported Aug. 3.
  3. HHS reports on long COVID-19 relief fall short on planning 

    Physicians and advocacy groups said two long COVID-19 federal reports released Aug. 3 failed to address immediate needs of patients and recommendations for addressing the crisis, NBC News reported Aug. 3.
  4. New York launches $1.3B healthcare worker bonus program

    New York state will begin providing bonuses of up to $3,000 to eligible healthcare and mental hygiene workers using the $1.3 billion allocated for the payments in the state's fiscal year 2023 budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Aug. 3.  
  1. AHA: Healthcare workers need to be protected like flight crews

    While hospitals have made efforts to reduce violence against their staff, such as raising risk awareness and security investments, healthcare workers deserve stronger protections at the federal level, similar to flight crews, American Hospital Association leaders said in an op-ed published Aug. 2 in The Hill.
  2. 13 hospitals cutting services

    Several hospitals are scaling back services for a variety of reasons, including financial challenges and staffing issues. 
  3. Growth, diversity and investment conversations with Dr. Shlomit Schaal

    Shlomit Schaal, MD, Ph.D., is the president of UMass Memorial Medical Group, the senior associate dean for health strategies at UMass CHan Medical School, and the professor and chair in the ophthalmology and visual sciences department at UMass Memorial Medical Center. 
  4. Hospital skeptics vie for Florida health system board seats

    Board seats for one of Florida's largest public health systems make for one more example of how once-obscure offices can become political battlegrounds, The Washington Post reports.
  5. 'We're in a different era': Dr. Richard Watson weighs in on rural emergency hospital rule

    Rural hospitals are the backbone of their small towns, Richard Watson, MD, said.
  6. Commonwealth Health seeks to consolidate operations of 2 hospitals

    Commonwealth Health filed a request with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health to consolidate the operations of Scranton-based Moses Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton under one license, according to an Aug. 3 press release from Commonwealth Health.
  7. Can monkeypox spread through the air? What we know so far

    Current messaging surrounding how monkeypox spreads is focused on sustained physical contact. But as the outbreak grows, with more than 6,000 cases now confirmed in the U.S., questions are also rising about whether and to what extent respiratory transmission plays a role. 
  8. 3 cloud giants slow spending

    The three big cloud providers curbed their capital spending in the second quarter of 2022, showing that the booming cloud business may not be immune to a slowing economy, the Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 2.
  9. Hospitals that see the most Black patients are paid less than other hospitals, report finds

    How American hospitals are paid for care is structurally designed to reimburse less for care provided to Black patients, according to a new study from physician researchers at UCLA, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Harvard.

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