Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. R1 RCM posts $3.3M in 2023 income

    R1 RCM reported a $3.3 million net income in 2023 after posting a net loss of $63.3 million in 2022, according to its Feb. 27 financial statement.  
  2. A weight loss drug candidate could rival Ozempic

    Viking Therapeutics reported Feb. 27 strong results from a phase 2 trial of a new drug that could rival other GLP-1 medications like Ozempic, Mounjaro and Wegovy.
  3. Cyber framework cuts healthcare insurance premium hikes

    Healthcare organizations utilizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework as their primary framework experienced smaller increases in cyber insurance premiums than those not employing the NIST CSF, a Feb. 27 report from KLAS found.

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  1. Cigna affected by Prospect Medical breach

    Some of Cigna's policyholder information has been compromised due to a 2023 cyberattack on Culver City, Calif.-based Prospect Medical Holdings, Hartford Business Journal reported Feb. 27. 
  2. How Americans view healthcare: KFF survey

    U.S. adults have stronger trust and see a lower prevalence of racism in healthcare compared to other industries, according to a KFF survey of more than 6,000 Americans. 
  3. New tool enables health systems to benchmark health equity efforts

    An interactive online tool that enables healthcare organizations and policymakers to benchmark health equity efforts is now live. 
  4. Cincinnati Children's taps chief legal officer

    Bob Carpenter was chosen as the permanent senior vice president and chief legal officer for Cincinnati Children's Hospital, the organization said Feb. 27.

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  1. Walmart, CVS recall eye ointments with infection risk

    Twenty-five lots of eye ointments are being pulled from CVS, Walmart and two other distributors because of a sterility risk, the FDA said Feb. 26. 
  2. 2 drugs nearing approval to know: Optum

    UnitedHealth Group's Optum Rx is monitoring two drug candidates that might be approved in the next few months, according to its winter 2024 report. 
  3. Ascension hospital names president

    Ascension Saint Joseph-Joliet (Ill.) has selected Barbara Martin, BSN, RN, as its next president. 
  4. How Amazon's One Medical deal changed hospitals

    Health system digital leaders told Becker's that Amazon's $3.9 billion deal for One Medical, which was completed one year ago this month, has already "changed the landscape" of healthcare and altered the way hospitals do business.

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  1. Why US hospitals are breaking up with anesthesiology groups

    More hospitals are severing ties to anesthesiology groups, some to build their own internal anesthesia departments, others inking new contracts with different provider groups and some joining the growing volume of echoes claiming certain anesthesiology groups have "anticompetitive business practices."
  2. BayCare names VP of risk management

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health, a 16-hospital system, has appointed Ann Marie Swindler, BSN, vice president, risk management, effective immediately.
  3. Fitch upgrades El Camino Health to 'AA'

    Fitch Ratings has upgraded Mountain View, Calif.-based El Camino Health to "AA" from "AA-." 
  4. Seniors to make up around 1 in 4 Americans by 2035, report says: 4 things to know

    From an aging population and clinical workforce shortages to increasing budget and cost challenges, a recent report from Oliver Wyman, a consulting firm, has broken down the societal changes that it expects to reshape the healthcare industry by 2035.
  5. Former Froedtert Health digital chief launches startup

    The former digital chief of Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health has launched a startup with 16 health systems as founding partners.
  6. Providence taps clinical network chief executive

    Susan Huang, MD, was named chief executive for the Providence Clinical Network, part of Renton, Wash.-based Providence. 
  7. New UPMC hospital to move to Epic

    The former Somerset (Pa.) Hospital's affiliation with Pittsburgh-based UPMC will give the facility access to a new EHR system, the Tribune-Democrat reported Feb. 27. 
  8. Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital names new interim CIO

    Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Boston, a part of Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham, has named a new interim CIO. 
  9. Temple University research nurses approve labor deal

    Nurses employed by Philadelphia-based Temple University to conduct Temple Health's research initiatives have approved a new four-year labor contract.

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