Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Penn State Health adds virtual ICU

    Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health is launching a virtual ICU using Clew Medical's cloud-based "tele-ICU" software, Patriot News reported Sept. 30. 
  2. University of Iowa nurses protest increased patient load

    Nurses from Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health Care protested their rising patient load on Sept. 29, The Gazette reported. 
  3. 3 recent leadership changes at HCA's Terre Haute Regional Hospital

    Terre Haute (Ind.) Regional Hospital, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has finalized a new administration team, the Tribune-Star reported via a submitted article Sept. 29. 

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  1. From RN to CIO: UCLA Health's Ellen Pollack takes unique path to health IT exec

    Ellen Pollack, MSN, RN, took a nontraditional path to become CIO of Los Angeles-based UCLA Health.
  2. Epic's Garden Plot adds new software for medical groups

    Epic added two new software solutions to Garden Plot, its software service geared toward independent medical groups with 40 or more providers. 
  3. Telehealth startup allegedly treated minors without parents' consent

    Telehealth startup Cerebral has been accused of prescribing minors prescriptions without the consent of their parents, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 29. 
  4. VA working with Oracle Cerner on investigations into EHR outages

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is working with Oracle Cerner to conduct investigations into a flaw with the EHR system that caused thousands of orders for specialty care, lab work and other services, and claims to an undisclosed location, FedScoop reported Sept. 28

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  1. 10 states with the highest infant mortality rate

    The infant mortality rate in the U.S. continues to fall, and in 2020 the nation reached a historic low of 5.42 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to a Sept. 29 analysis from U.S. News & World Report.
  2. At $200, Illumina unveils world's cheapest genome sequencing

    Genetic sequencing company Illumina has unveiled a new machine it says can sequence the human genome for just $200, Wired reported Sept. 29.
  3. Medical org presidents to Congress: Pass healthcare worker violence protection bill

    Association of American Medical Colleges President and CEO David Skorton, MD, and National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau, MD, are urging more action to address violence against healthcare workers.
  4. FDA approves ALS drug based on 1 phase 2 trial

    Months after an FDA panel voted against Amylyx Pharmaceuticals' amyotrophic lateral sclerosis drug, a second panel reversed the decision in a surprise vote before the agency approved the controversial ALS treatment Sept. 29. 

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  1. The cloud is expensive, and CIOs are waiting for the return on investment

    Many businesses and organizations have shifted to the cloud to save money, but CIOs say their costs are rising as they shift to the new technology, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 29. 
  2. Congressional Budget Office pitches healthcare price growth cap

    Capping the level and growth rate of healthcare prices could result in "moderate to large" reductions in the prices health insurers pay to providers, the Congressional Budget Office said in a Sept. 29 report. 
  3. 2,857 Geisinger patients affected by 3rd-party data breach

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger is notifying patients about a ransomware attack at a mail service vendor that has compromised the protected health information of 2,857 patients, CNHI News reported Sept. 28.  
  4. Senate passes continuing resolution that extends rural Medicare programs

    The U.S. Senate voted 75-25 to pass and send to the House of Representatives a continuing resolution that would extend current federal funding levels for healthcare and other programs, according to a Sept. 29 report from the American Hospital Association.
  5. 7 recent medical school partnerships

    Here are seven stories on medical school partnerships that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 25: 
  6. 11 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Sept. 23.
  7. Hurricane Ian poised to slam region's largest ports, 'spelling further supply-chain headaches'

    With Hurricane Ian regaining strength and hundreds of hospitals at risk for flooding, the storm is headed for the region's largest container ports, Bloomberg reported Sept. 29. 
  8. Uber Health, ShiftMed partner to provide transportation to healthcare workers

    Uber Health has partnered with healthcare workforce platform ShiftMed to provide transportation to nurses and other healthcare workers to help with staffing shortages.
  9. 6 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Six chief medical and nursing officer moves Becker's has covered since Sept. 26: 

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