Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Colorado health systems, insurers may be heading to agreement over public option rates

    Signs are emerging that both payers and large health systems operating in Colorado are nearing agreement on public health insurance rates, a system that is the brainchild of Gov. Jared Polis, according to a June 7 report in The Colorado Sun.
  2. Walter Reed Medical gets new director of research, education

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., has named Wesley Campbell, MD, as its new director of research, education and training, according to a June 7 news release.
  3. The link between the ED, older adult delirium risk: 3 study notes

    The longer an elderly patient's emergency department stay is, the more likely they are to develop incident delirium, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. 
  1. Woman who refused TB treatment detained, will be quarantined for up to 45 days

     A woman in Washington has been detained after more than a year of refusing treatment for an active case of tuberculosis and repeatedly failing to appear in court, NPR reported June 3.
  2. Dropped, revised or in effect: Where COVID-19 vaccine rules stand at systems now

    As HHS finalizes the end of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of CMS-certified healthcare facilities, hospitals and health systems have varied approaches to their own rules. 
  3. Texas hospital lays off workers in 28 departments

    White Rock (Texas) Medical Center has laid off 30 workers across 28 departments, including clinical and administrative roles. 
  4. 5 hospitals and health systems launching home-based care programs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that launched, expanded or announced plans to launch a hospital-at-home program:

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  1. Washington system taps CEO from Ascension hospitals

    Morton, Wash.-based Arbor Health — also known as Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 — has named Robert March its next CEO. 
  2. Amazon Web Services launches virtual innovation center for healthcare

    Amazon Web Services has partnered with health IT interoperability organization the Interoperability Institute to launch a virtual innovation center aimed at advancing healthcare interoperability.
  3. Woman arrested for tweet threatening to 'blow up' Nicklaus Children's

    A woman was arrested June 6 after police said she threatened Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Hospital via tweet, Local10 reported. 
  4. AdventHealth, Mission clash over proposed ER

    Ashville, N.C.-based Mission Health's plan to build a freestanding emergency room in western Buncombe County, N.C., is receiving pushback from a nearby AdventHealth hospital, local news outlet ABC13 reported June 7.

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  1. 2 recent hospital fraud self-disclosure settlements

    The HHS Office of the Inspector General recently announced settlement agreements in two fraud self-disclosure cases:
  2. Samsung taps new ambient intelligence partner for virtual care

    Technology giant Samsung is partnering with ambient intelligence company to bring healthcare-grade displays to providers using the platform. 
  3. Patient data erased, compromised in Iowa health system breach

    Nearly 21,000 patients at MercyOne Clinton (Iowa) Medical Center may have had their data compromised — or lost forever — in a recent hack.
  4. 5 health systems working with Microsoft

    Microsoft continues to make its push into healthcare and is inking partnerships with some of the largest hospitals and health systems to accelerate its jump into the industry. 
  5. At-home care company taps former Lifepoint exec as CFO

    At-home care company Spiras Health named former vice president of population health for Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health, Ashley Thaxton White, as its CFO.
  6. Tech-focused healthcare administration company snags $20M

    Yuvo Health, a tech-enabled administration company providing services to federally qualified health centers, raised $20.2 million in a series A financing round.
  7. Value-based care company raises $58M

    Upperline Health, a provider network of specialty care clinics, raised $58.35 million in new capital.
  8. CEO of 'Uber for nurses' out after investigation

    Will Patterson, BSN, RN, resigned as CEO of nursing gig-work platform CareRev after questions about his conduct from The Information, the news outlet reported June 6, though the company disputes much of what was in the article.
  9. Post-COVID challenges linger for supply chain leaders

    Although the public health emergency ended May 11, healthcare supply chain executives are still reeling from the havoc brought on by the pandemic and navigating solutions.

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