Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Indiana system saw record number of cyberattack attempts last month after attacks on 3 nearby hospitals

    Columbus (Ind.) Regional Health is on high alert after ransomware attacks have affected three nearby hospitals, The Tribune reported Oct. 11.
  2. 7 big ideas in healthcare marketing

    From the mottos they use to guide their marketing teams to the language and images they avoid using in their campaigns, here are seven key quotes about healthcare marketing that hospital executives shared with Becker's Hospital Review in the last three months.
  3. CDC reports 12% spike in MIS-C cases

    Since late August, the CDC has seen a 12 percent jump in reports of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, a rare but serious immune response linked to COVID-19 infection, according to an Oct. 11 CNN report. 

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  1. 11 latest hospital closures

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to shut down. In the past year, financial damage linked to the COVID-19 pandemic has put many hospitals in a fragile financial position and forced at least one to close. 
  2. Hospitals have spent more than $3B getting PPE during pandemic

    Throughout the pandemic, hospitals across the U.S. have spent more than $3 billion to source personal protective equipment, according to an analysis conducted by Premier released Oct. 11.
  3. 5G technology expanding past smartphones to hospitals: 5 details

    5G networks have the capability to enhance everything connected to the internet, from remote heart surgeries to cutting the cord of traditional internet routers, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 11.
  4. 17 key updates on Allscripts, Cerner, Epic & Meditech

    Over the past few months, four of the largest EHR companies have inked new partnerships with tech giants, launched new products and continued go-lives at hospitals and health systems across the U.S.
  1. Ochsner launches new health plan

    New Orleans-based health system Ochsner Health is launching the new Ochsner Health Plan, the system said Oct. 11.
  2. ClearSky Health announces new 30-bed rehabilitation hospital in Texas

    ClearSky Health, a leading rehabilitative healthcare provider, announced plans Oct. 8 to build a 30-bed rehabilitation hospital in Waxahachie, Texas.
  3. NYU Langone Health launches neurodegenerative diseases research treatment center

    New York University Langone Health announced Oct. 11 the launch of the Parekh Center for Interdisciplinary Neurology, a new center dedicated to the study and treatment of neurodegenerative conditions.
  4. 11 physician specialities ranked by female representation

    Obstetrics and gynecology is the physician specialty with the greatest female representation while orthopaedic surgery has the least, according to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
  1. Northwell shifting staff to direct contracting model

    Northwell Health, New York's largest healthcare provider and private employer, has chosen its affiliated, direct-to-employer company, Northwell Direct, to supply the provider network for the system's 2022 healthcare benefits for about 75,000 employees and dependents, the New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based system said Oct. 11.
  2. Centura names CEO of Colorado Hospital

    Centura Health has appointed Jeremy Pittman CEO of its Castle Rock (Colo.) Adventist Hospital. His new position will be effective Oct. 24.
  3. Atrium Health CEO pays creative tribute to team 

    In the annual "Atrium Health Has Talent" showcase, Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of the health system, took to the microphone and delivered a rendition of an original song as a tribute to his team. 
  4. 10 states where unemployment recovered the most, least 

    Despite the pandemic wiping out 22.4 million jobs in the U.S., the economy is rebounding. The recovery is not proportional from state to state, with some recovering faster than others. Here are the 10 states that have recovered the most and the least since the start of COVID-19. 
  5. Cedars-Sinai human resources chief on embracing flexibility

    Like other hospitals, Cedars-Sinai was hit by the pandemic and had to adapt quickly to ensure the well-being and safety of staff and patients. Hospital executive Andy Ortiz spoke about how the system embraced flexibility and continues to support its staff, the LA Business Journal reported Oct. 11. 
  6. New York-Presbyterian chief nursing officer joins Atlantic Health System

    Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, has joined New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System as chief nursing officer for Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. She has also been named the health system's associate chief nurse executive.
  7. Mutual fund CEO got it 'dead wrong' in cutting retiree health benefits

    Valley Forge, Pa.-based investment management firm Vanguard issued an apology Oct. 8 to employees and retirees over cutting promised health benefits.
  8. Philadelphia hospital reports measles case

    Health officials began notifying people Oct. 8 who may have been exposed to measles at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, after a case of the disease was reported in the facility, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. 
  9. Minimum wage raises translate to health coverage gaps, researchers say

    Each dollar that the minimum wage increases reflects an additional percentage point that low-wage workers will not have health insurance, according to researchers. 

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