Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. MultiCare dispute over Kronos wage overpayments continues

    A Washington state appeals court said Sept. 18 that MultiCare Health System's overpayments to employees in connection with a December 2021 Kronos ransomware attack need further review, Bloomberg Law reported Sept. 19. 
  2. CDC awards university $17.5M for pandemic preparedness work

    The CDC will award Boston-based Northeastern University $17.5 million over the next five years to create an innovation center designed to help communities detect and prepare for future infectious disease outbreaks. 
  3. How Prospect Medical hack delayed care, mixed up payments

    Patients at Manchester-based Eastern Connecticut Health Network have run into numerous patient care and billing issues since an August cyberattack on the health system's parent company, the Journal Inquirer in Manchester reported Sept. 19.

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  1. Virtual nursing eases workforce challenges at 5 health systems

    Five health systems say they've been able to address workforce challenges by adopting virtual nursing.
  2. How Epic's HQ changes the town around it

    Epic is building roads and buying farmland around its rural Wisconsin headquarters as the EHR vendor constructs a new campus and welcomes loads of new employees, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Sept. 19.
  3. New York hospital used unapproved product in surgeries before FDA warning: NYT

    NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center used a fluid, known as BioBurst, created from umbilical cord blood in spine surgeries, but the fluid had not been approved for this purpose by the FDA, according to a Sept. 20 report from The New York Times. 
  4. Early signs indicate COVID-19 is plateauing

    The COVID-19 uptick in some parts of the country may have peaked, recent wastewater surveillance data suggests. 

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  1. Biden plans office of gun violence prevention

    The White House is planning to create a new federal office dedicated to gun violence prevention, The Washington Post first reported Sept. 19. 
  2. Future-Proofing Healthcare: Strategies of 17 Executives for the Next Five Years

    Becker's asked C-suite executives from hospitals and health systems across the U.S. to share their organization's areas of growth for the next few years. 
  3. HCA subsidiary looks to complete Q4 buy of Texas system

    Dallas-based Medical City Healthcare is edging closer to taking over Decatur, Texas-based Wise Health system, with the transaction due to close in the fourth quarter.
  4. U of Texas offers nation's 1st dual degree in medicine and AI

    The nation's first known dual degree in medicine and artificial intelligence is available in Texas through a program launched by UT Health San Antonio and the University College at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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  1. Tenet proposes new $602M lease for California hospital

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare proposed a new $602 million lease to run Desert Regional Medical Center for another 30 years, Desert Sun reported Sept. 19. 
  2. Mark Cuban, universities use 'secret shoppers' to gauge hospital prices

    Hospital price quotes vary, depending on how you ask. 
  3. Penn Medicine tests experimental Lyme disease vaccine

    Penn Medicine researchers created an experimental mRNA vaccine that could protect against Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
  4. California hospital gets 2nd interim CEO in less than 1 year

    San Ramon (Calif.) Regional Medical Center has a new leader at the helm for the second time in less than a year, as a decision looms regarding Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health's proposal to acquire sole ownership of the hospital from Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Danville San Ramon reported Sept. 19. 
  5. Optum's biggest moves in 2023

    From layoffs at its clinics to making plans to acquire a home and hospice care provider, here are 10 of Optum's biggest moves this year:
  6. No Surprises Act's flawed implementation made problems worse, lawmaker says

    The federal government's flawed implementation of the No Surprises Act has made the problem it intended to fix worse, Missouri Rep. Jason Smith said. 
  7. Providence finances turning corner

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence reported a $202 million operating loss in the second quarter, a $222 million improvement from the $424 million loss posted in the second quarter of 2022. 
  8. CFO to leave Intermountain Health

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health is looking for a new CFO after Janie Wade stepped down from her role.
  9. CHOP defends CEO pay

    The compensation package for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Madeline Bell was under a spotlight last week after the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article revealing her 2021 pay in early September.

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