Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer after COVID-19 lockdown fare worse, study suggests

    Patients in France who were newly diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer after the country's first COVID-19 lockdown in spring 2020 had a higher tumor burden compared to those who were diagnosed before the lockdown, according to research published Sept. 8 in JAMA Network Open.
  2. Kaiser, Northwell & more health systems launch group for telemedicine quality research

    The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, a coalition including hospitals, health systems, healthcare associations and other organizations, found in a recent analysis that the healthcare industry is lacking data on the quality of telemedicine diagnosis. 
  3. New Mexico investigating 1st potential fatal poisoning from ivermectin

    Health officials in New Mexico are investigating the state's first suspected case of fatal poisoning from ivermectin after a person self-administered the drug, USA Today reported Sept. 10. 

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  1. Allegheny Health to open $345M hospital this month

    Allegheny Health Network, a Pittsburgh-based health system owned by Highmark Health, is slated to open a new $345 million hospital in Wexford, Pa., later in September, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported Sept. 10.
  2. ONC: 70% of hospitals have issues with public health data reporting 

    Seven in 10 hospitals experience at least one challenge with reporting health information to public health agencies in 2019, according to a recent ONC data brief. 
  3. UnitedHealthcare pays far less to administer COVID-19 shots to kids, pediatricians say

    UnitedHealthcare is paying about half the rate that other insurers are for COVID-19 shots, which pediatricians fear could hinder vaccination rates.
  4. 87% of unvaccinated Americans wouldn't get shot if employer mandated it, poll finds

    Employer mandates may still not persuade some unvaccinated Americans to get the COVID-19 shot, according to a new CNBC/Change Research poll.
  1. Anti-vax book No. 1 COVID-19 search result on Amazon, lawmakers warn

    Amazon has been accused of allowing lax misinformation policies to promote fake COVID-19 cures, such as anti-parasite drug ivermectin, and push anti-vaccination rhetoric, according to a Sept. 9 NPR report.
  2. US COVID cases fall for first time since late June: 11 CDC stats to know

    The nation's seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases has decreased for the first time since late June, according to the CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review published Sept. 10.
  3. Staff shortages limit use of last-resort COVID-19 treatment in South

    Many hospitals in the South are short on staff members trained to provide extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, a last-resort therapy for severely ill COVID-19 patients, Kaiser Health News reported Sept. 10.
  4. BayCare CEO voices concern over fallout from Biden's large employer vaccine mandate

    Tommy Inzina, the CEO of Tampa Bay, Fla.-based BayCare, wrote a letter to the community expressing his concern over how a vaccine mandate will affect hospital staffing following President Joe Biden's announcement that all employers with more than 100 employees will have to require vaccines for their staff or require weekly COVID-19 testing, according to a Sept. 9 report by Tampa Bay 10.
  1. Biden administration raises 'bar of scrutiny' for payer mergers, trusts, analysts say

    Analysts say President Joe Biden's early approaches to big tech companies and economic competition mean increased scrutiny for insurers looking to make big business moves. 
  2. American Medical Association encourages employers to challenge prior authorization

    The American Medical Association is telling employers to push back against prior authorization, which it claims can lead to increased costs and employee absenteeism. 
  3. While post-9/11 health conditions increase for first responders, benefits drop off

    Twenty years after 9/11, the first responders are struggling to receive benefits promised to them for their service as health conditions tied to being on ground zero continue to flare up.
  4. Intermountain halts nonemergent surgeries at 13 hospitals

    Intermountain Healthcare said it is joining other U.S. hospitals and health systems that have delayed nonemergency surgeries amid a COVID-19 surge fueled by the highly transmissible delta variant.
  5. Nearly 20% of previously unvaccinated Delta Air Lines employees have been vaccinated since insurance surcharge announcement

    More Delta Air Lines workers have started the COVID-19 vaccination process after the company announced it would increase health insurance costs for its unvaccinated employees.
  6. HHS releasing $25B+ in COVID-19 relief aid to hospitals

    After mounting pressure from medical groups and lawmakers, HHS is releasing $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief aid to hospitals and other providers.
  7. CIOs adjust recruitment strategies amid tech talent shortage: 5 takeaways

    From hybrid work models to opportunities to launch new applications, CIOs are adjusting their recruitment strategies during a shortage in IT talent, according to a Sept. 9 report by The Wall Street Journal.
  8. National cyber director says hospitals under attack have no choice but to pay ransom

    High profile ransomware attacks have dipped after a summer of relentless attacks, but National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said it's too soon to tell if this downward trend is permanent, according to a Sept. 9 CyberScoop report.
  9. Debunking COVID-19 vaccination card misinformation: 5 things to know 

    As the country continues its push to get COVID-19 shots into the arms of the unvaccinated, misinformation about the vaccines, HIPAA and verification cards has flourished. 

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