Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. The mottos that guide the marketing strategies at 9 health systems

    Oftentimes, hospital marketers adhere to deeply held maxims — whether personal or as an organization — when strategizing communication. Here, leaders from nine health systems share the mottos on which they base their messaging strategies.
  2. 'The Ferrari of data science': 7 hospital execs share how they use predictive analytics

    Artificial intelligence-powered predictive analytics tools can improve hospital operations by optimizing capacity demands, alerting care teams of patients who may be at risk for adverse events and anticipating supply shortages, among other uses.
  3. Ohio physician named CMO for Big Ten Conference

    The Big Ten Conference has selected James Borchers, MD, to serve as its inaugural chief medical officer. 

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  1. Catholic Health strike reaches 1 week

    Workers at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) have been on strike for a week amid their union's labor dispute with hospital management.
  2. 2.8K procedure packs recalled; potential for aluminum leaks cited

    DeRoyal Industries has recalled 2,856 procedure packs that contain an irrigation warming set that may leak aluminum. 
  3. Kentucky drug lab paid kickbacks for referrals, physician says

    Psychiatrist Varanise Booker, MD, pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud in a kickback scheme for referring Medicare and Medicaid patients to the now-closed Universal Oral Fluid Labs in Greensburg, Pa., according to a Justice Department statement.
  4. The VA's $16B Cerner EHR rollout: 8 recent updates

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and Cerner have signed several large contracts and have made key leadership changes to get their $16 billion EHR rollout on track.
  1. New York to make vaccination websites accessible to blind and visually impaired users

    Five New York state and local government agencies entered written agreements with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York Oct. 5 to make COVID-19 vaccination-related websites accessible to blind and visually impaired users.
  2. New Pennsylvania law changes oversight rule for physician assistants

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed two laws Oct. 7 updating physician assistant practices in the state under the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act and Medical Practice Act. 
  3. CMS releases Medicare Advantage star ratings: 8 things to know 

    CMS on Oct. 8 announced its 2022 star ratings for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. 
  4. WHO releases new COVID-19 vaccination plan

    The World Health Organization outlined a new strategy Oct. 7 to achieve 70 percent COVID-19 vaccination coverage in every country by mid-2022. 
  1. 23% of Americans at higher risk for flu complications don't plan on getting vaccine: 9 survey findings

    Nearly 1 in 4 (23 percent) of Americans at higher risk for flu-related complications said they aren't planning on getting the flu vaccine this season, according to a new study commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
  2. 37% of millennials don't trust their providers, study shows

    Americans between ages 25 and 34 are most likely to say they don't always trust their healthcare provider to make the right decisions for them, according to research released by branding agency Monigle.
  3. Louisiana health system foundation chair resigns, calls organization 'morally bankrupt'

    The board chair of Our Lady of the Lake Foundation resigned from his post, citing concerns about the way the health system handled contract negotiations and its split from Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, according to an Oct. 6 resignation letter.
  4. Philadelphia hospital outlines security changes after shooting at facility

    In the aftermath of a fatal shooting that took place inside Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the Philadelphia-based organization is making security changes as it continues to analyze its procedures.
  5. Walmart in the headlines: 9 recent stories

    Below are stories Becker's Hospital Review has reported since Sept. 1:
  6. 19 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following executive moves were shared with or reported by Becker's on or after Oct. 1:
  7. Cigna, Chubb sign $5.75B deal for insurance businesses in 7 countries

    Cigna is selling $5.75 billion of its international insurance businesses to the world's largest property and casualty insurer, Chubb.
  8. Ex-president of healthcare management firm sentenced in $59M fraud case

    The former president of Blue Ash, Ohio-based Premier Healthcare Management was sentenced to 42 months for defrauding a bank of $59 million, the Justice Department announced Oct. 7. 
  9. Montana hospital increases minimum wage to $17/hour

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health is investing $25 million in its employees over the next five years, including a minimum wage increase to $17 an hour that will be implemented Nov. 12.

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