Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'Enough is enough': AMA pushes prior authorization fix

    Physicians should be scrambling to contact their legislators about passing prior authorization reform and blocking an 8.5 percent cut to physician Medicare payment, the American Medical Association said in a Nov. 17 article.
  2. 12 hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

    Several hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges. 
  3. Amazon is hiring for these 7 healthcare positions

    While it is reducing staff in some areas, Amazon continues to grow its healthcare business. Here are seven health-related jobs the tech giant recently posted.

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  1. Providence hospital leaders urged to act after patient dies in ER

    Leadership of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (Wash.) is facing pushback from local city and county officials, who expressed "disappointment" after a patient died in the hospital's emergency department, The Daily Herald reported Nov. 11.
  2. 'Open notes' are here. Are patients reading them?

    Patients can now see most of their physicians' notes about their visits, but not many are taking advantage of this newfound transparency, The Atlantic reported.
  3. HonorHealth outbids Banner for 48 acres in Arizona

    Banner Health had its eyes on a parcel of land in Scottsdale, Ariz., but HonorHealth ended up winning a bidding war, the Phoenix Business Journal reported Nov. 17. 
  4. 26 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 11: 

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  1. Broward Health North names 4 new executives

    Four new executives are entering the C-suite at Broward Health North in Lighthouse Point, Fla.
  2. Two deaths possibly tied to flawed Oracle Cerner VA EHR rollout, House members say

    Three members of Congress wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expressing concerns that the problematic rollout of the Oracle Cerner EHR at the agency could have played a role in the deaths of two veterans.
  3. California hospital leaders threatened workers against participating in strike, complaint alleges

    Members of Service Employees International Union Local 521 have filed a complaint against Santa Clara  County, Calif., alleging that hospital leaders threatened them against participating in a strike by physicians in the county's public health and hospital system.
  4. Officials fight to keep Mississippi hospital open through legislative session

    Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital is fighting to stay open through the legislative session, as the hospital recently laid off 80 employees and closed its labor and delivery unit, Mississippi Today reported Nov. 17.

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  1. Butler, Excela close in on merger

    After signing a letter of intent to merge in June, two Pennsylvania health systems have almost sealed the deal. 
  2. Oregon Health Authority director resigns

    Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, has submitted his resignation after five years in the role, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Nov. 18. 
  3. Employees more engaged at companies that clearly define DEI: survey

    Companies with a clear, robust internal plan for diversity, equity and inclusion see higher employee engagement, according to a recent survey from Aon. 
  4. Hospitals' high-interest payment plans can mean more patient debt

    More health systems are offering high-interest payment plans and credit cards to their patients, but the ethics of the practice have been called into question, according to a Nov. 17 NPR article published in partnership with Kaiser Health News. 
  5. California hospital nurses sound alarm over planned bankruptcy

    Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins nurses are raising concerns over how the hospital's planned bankruptcy will affect patient care, according to a Nov. 9 news release from the California Nurses Association.
  6. Half of COVID-19 cases are now BQ.1 + BQ.1.1 infections: 10 CDC findings

    Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 — dubbed "escape variants" for their immune evasiveness — now account for 49.7 percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Nov. 18. 
  7. 8 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Eight chief medical and nursing officer moves Becker's has covered since Nov. 7: 
  8. Sanford Health revenue up 11%

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health reported $5.2 billion in 2021 revenue and total expenses of $4.8 billion, keloland.com reported Nov. 17.
  9. Wyoming approves $10M for new hospital

    Wyoming's State Loan and Investment Board approved a $10 million grant to build a new hospital in Riverton, Cowboy State Daily reported Nov. 17.

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