Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Stanford Health fully digitizes pathology orders

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care has rolled out a software system that digitizes pathology orders, allowing the health system to generate faster results. 
  2. How a ransomware attack exacerbated St. Michael's workforce shortage

    Silverdale, Wash.-based St. Michael Medical Center experienced an October ransomware attack that exacerbated the hospital's short staffing issues that have been persisting for months, Kitsap Sun reported Dec. 2. 
  3. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital names Dr. Sandhya Balaram Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

    NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn (N.Y.) Methodist Hospital named Sandhya Balaram, MD, PhD, chief of cardiothoracic surgery. Her hiring became effective Nov. 15.

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  1. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  2. Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana workers consider strike

    Members of Service Employees International Union, Local 121RN at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana (Calif.) Medical Center have voted to authorize a strike.
  3. AI can use 1 x-ray to determine 10-year heart disease risk, researchers say

    Researchers developed a deep learning artificial intelligence model that can predict the 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease using a single X-ray.
  4. Older adult care needs have changed, but assisted living communities have not kept pace

    A new report is calling for assisted living communities to change their medical and mental health services to match the evolving populations they serve.

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  1. Children of color less likely to have elective surgeries: Study

    Latino, Black and Asian children are less likely to have elective surgeries compared with white children, a study published in the December issue of Journal of Pediatric Surgery found. 
  2. Scale and profit: Getting outcomes from your digital health venture

    2021 was a mega year for digital health funding. With the COVID-19 pandemic driving huge demand for virtual and convenient services, digital health companies raised $29 billion.
  3. Hacker accesses Orlando Health employee's email

    An employee email account from Orlando (Fla.) Health was accessed by an unauthorized user, which may have compromised the information of 3,662 patients. 
  4. Illinois health system to advance innovative analytics

    Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Health has partnered with data and analytics technology company Health Catalyst to further advance its innovative analytics capabilities. 

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  1. CDC awards $45M to Wisconsin to support healthcare workforce

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has been awarded a $45 million grant to help strengthen its public health workforce through retention, recruitment and training.
  2. Alabama hospital selects Meditech for EHR

    Alexander City, Ala.-based Russell Medical Center has chosen Meditech's software-as-a-service option for its EHR.
  3. Supply chain issues may be easing even as economic activity contracts, report suggests

    While economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector contracted in November for the first time since May 2020, there were some signs of optimism that supply chain issues may generally be easing, a key U.S. economic report showed Dec. 5.
  4. President of pharma lobby resigns

    The Association for Accessible Medicines has named David Gaugh as its interim CEO after the departure of former CEO and president Dan Leonard. 
  5. Ohio measles outbreak expected to last for several months

    Health officials anticipate the measles outbreak in Columbus, Ohio — which has now infected at least 50 unvaccinated children — will last for several months. 
  6. US plans to lift mpox emergency declaration

    HHS intends to end the nation's mpox, or monkeypox, public health emergency.
  7. CVS tests technology for remote pharmacists to review prescriptions

    CVS Health has equipped a majority of its 9,000 pharmacies with technology for its workers to review and enter prescription information without being in the store, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 4. 
  8. Flu activity, state by state

    Nebraska is reporting the highest percentage of influenza-like illness of all U.S. states, while New Hampshire is reporting the lowest, according to state data compiled by Becker's. 
  9. A sign CMS' vaccine mandate is no sure thing

    The Biden administration is considering a Republican proposal to strike the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the U.S. military, a development that signals future possibility of reversal of the same mandate for healthcare workers. 

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