Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Healthcare overuse is an equity issue, physicians group says

    In a decade of aiming to reduce overuse in healthcare, a group of internal medicine physicians  found that overuse is prevalent in racial and ethnic minority groups, leading to what it called a "possible double jeopardy."
  2. Pfizer's modified vaccine is 'substantially' better against omicron

    Pfizer's updated vaccine candidates, a monovalent and a bivalent option, both delivered a "substantially higher immune response" against omicron compared to its current version among study participants 56 and older when used as a fourth booster dose. 
  3. 5 nurses making headlines on and off the job

    Here are five nurses who have made headlines for their leadership efforts on and off the job since June 8:

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  1. Michigan hospital system helps test drone delivery for medical supplies

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health took part in a real-world experiment to deliver medical supplies by drone.
  2. Florida pharmacies are discarding child COVID-19 shots because of state regulations

    Some Florida physicians are tossing usable COVID-19 doses in the trash after Gov. Ron DeSantis failed to authorize state programs' to administer the vaccine to younger children, the Miami Herald reported June 27 — the latest setback to inoculating the state's 1.15 million children younger than 5.
  3. Memorial Hermann Health System to provide home healthcare

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System has teamed up with hospital-at-home company Contessa Health to provide home-based healthcare, according to a June 24 press release. 
  4. Troubled North Carolina nursing home closes 

    The Citadel Salisbury (N.C.), a nursing home that was the site of the state's worst outbreak of COVID-19, closed after losing its Medicare agreement in May, 3WBTV reported June 23.

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  1. Bassett Healthcare taps Dr. Angela Belmont as new chief nurse executive

    Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare named Angela Belmont, DNP, MSN, new chief nurse executive June 23. 
  2. Mayo Clinic, Israeli hospital partner to help health tech startups

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has signed an agreement with Israel-based Sheba Medical Center that will make it easier to share healthcare technology and help early stage startups. 
  3. Donald Zaycosky appointed Guthrie Clinic's 1st chief legal officer

    The Guthrie Clinic appointed Donald Zaycosky as its first senior vice president, chief legal officer, according to a press release sent to Becker's on June 24. He will start June 30. 
  4. FDA investigates 10th complaint of child death after Abbott infant formula consumption

    The FDA is opening a second probe into Abbott Nutrition after a complaint reported a 10th infant death after consuming the company's baby formula. 
  1. Walgreens settles for $105M in generic drug case

    Walgreens agreed to shell out $105 million in cash to its shareholders June 23 after a seven-year class-action lawsuit about the spike in generic drug prices and reimbursement rates, according to court documents. 
  2. What role will abortion pills play in a post-Roe v. Wade nation?

    Abortion pills, known as medication abortion, are expected to take center stage after the Supreme Court struck down a nearly 50-year-old precedent with a 6-3 vote to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24. 
  3. Lee Health names new medical director for virtual care

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health named Zsolt Kulcsar, DO, as medical director of Lee Virtual Health.
  4. Viewpoint: New HHS innovation agency isn't necessary 

    Members of Congress voted to create a new agency within HHS that establishes itself at the forefront of healthcare innovation and technology, but some say this is what the NIH is tasked to do, argues The Wall Street Journal editorial board in an June 26 op-ed.
  5. Viewpoint: Health systems, patients should get fair value for health data

    Some health systems that are struggling financially may benefit from collaborating with other businesses and selling patient health data. However, making sure those relationships are equal and ethical is difficult, argues a group of researchers in the British Medical Journal June 27. 
  6. What Epic has done since Oracle bought Cerner

    Oracle's $28.4 billion deal to buy Cerner and plans for a nationwide healthcare database have captured the attention of health IT executives since the deal was announced in December. But Epic, which has the largest hospital EHR market share, has also been active in the last six months.
  7. 16 recent Big Tech healthcare partnerships

    Big Tech companies including Amazon, Microsoft and Apple have continued making headway into the healthcare industry through partnerships with health systems and other organizations.
  8. Top healthcare tech occupations

    Tech workers remain highly sought after by health systems, due to such factors as the shift to the cloud and the use of technology to ease staffing shortages.
  9. Listen, empathize and respond: 4 HR leaders on handling unhappy employees

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital and health system employees have increasingly voiced their concerns about staffing, patient care, working conditions and employee retention. A number of workers have also left their full-time hospital jobs — or their professions altogether — amid these and other concerns.  

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