Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 9 health systems opening hospitals

    The following health systems have opened hospitals, advanced proposals to build them or announced plans for them since Sept. 1. 
  2. 43% of unvaccinated say insurance surcharges would encourage vaccination, study finds

    An Affordable Health Insurance survey revealed that nearly half of unvaccinated individuals said additional charges for insurance tied to their COVID-19 vaccination status would convince them to get a shot. 
  3. Kentucky hospital doesn't have to give patient ivermectin, judge rules

    A Kentucky hospital is not required to administer ivermectin to a patient despite a lawsuit from the patient's wife demanding the hospital do so, a judge ruled Sept. 15, according to The Washington Post. 

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  1. FDA approves Eli Lilly antibody cocktail for COVID-19 prevention

    The FDA revised its emergency use authorization for Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody cocktail Sept. 16, allowing the treatment to be used as a post-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19 in individuals who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19.
  2. Cyberattack led to IT outage at 8 Texas cancer clinics: 36,000 exposed

    Austin (Texas) Cancer Centers began notifying 36,503 patients of a data breach that forced it to shut down its IT networks, according to data shared with the Maine attorney general's office.
  3. Hospital execs share vaccination mandate progress in meeting with Biden

    The CEOs of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said they shared the results of their organizations' COVID-19 vaccination mandates during a Sept. 15 meeting with President Joe Biden.
  4. Vaccine mandates & return to office: 5 updates from Epic, Cerner & Allscripts

    From hybrid schedules to vaccine clinics, here are updates on Epic, Cerner and Allscripts' work-from-home policies and COVID-19 initiatives.
  1. 10 hospitals hiring vice presidents

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking vice presidents during the last few weeks.
  2. Amazon vs. Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: Which voice assistant is most effective for health screenings?

    As providers look to further integrate voice assistants into clinical care, some options are more effective at answering patients' queries than others, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. 
  3. The fastest-growing US healthcare jobs

    Healthcare jobs are among 20 occupations with the highest projected percent change of employment between 2020 and 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. Telehealth's role in cardiology? Thoughts from 3 specialty leaders

    The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of telehealth across many healthcare specialties, including cardiology. However, there are some differing views about the extent of its use in the specialty. 
  1. Nurses leave rural hospitals for travel jobs as pandemic widens 'every fracture' in system

    About 60 million Americans living in rural areas rely on small, local hospitals for care. The pandemic is exacerbating every pitfall rural hospitals face, draining resources already in short supply — such as nurses, according to NBC News.
  2. Pardee UNC Health Care names CFO

    Brett English has been appointed CFO of Pardee UNC Health Care. He will officially join the Hendersonville, N.C.-based organization Oct. 11.
  3. CEO of Dignity Health's southwest division to retire after 51 years in healthcare

    Linda Hunt, president and CEO of Dignity Health's southwest division, will retire in January 2022.
  4. 7 clinicians, researchers added to National Cancer Advisory Board

    President Joe Biden's administration appointed seven clinicians and researchers to the National Cancer Advisory Board Sept. 15. 
  5. 6 physician specialties using telehealth the most: AMA 

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, dermatology physician practices have turned to telehealth for conducting patient visits the most compared to other physician specialties, according to a recent American Medical Association analysis. 
  6. Does delta cause more severe infections in kids? Science is still out, experts say

    While many physicians are reporting an uptick in children requiring hospitalization for COVID-19, researchers say it's still unclear whether the delta variant is causing more severe infections, NBC News reported Sept. 16. 
  7. How empathic leaders avoid the 'Great Resignation'

    Empathic leaders improve employee engagement and innovation and reduce burnout and resignations in their employees, according to a recent Catalyst report.
  8. Union contract makes vaccination voluntary for Michigan Medicine nurses

    Although Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine has a COVID-19 mandate, unionized nurses can refuse vaccination, hospital and union officials confirmed. 
  9. Baptist Health South Florida No. 1 for female healthcare workers, per Fortune

    Baptist Health South Florida is the top workplace in the healthcare industry for women, according to Fortune's "75 Best Large Workplaces for Women," published Sept. 16.

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