Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Penn Medicine hospital leader with checkered past resigns after 1 month on job

    Larry Butler Jr., who has a criminal history, began his new role as senior director of facilities at Penn Medicine's Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia on July 17, and resigned less than a month later, on Aug. 14. 
  2. Florida system invests in medication adherence

    Baptist Health South Florida is partnering with EveryDose, a digital health company, to digitize medication adherence processes. 
  3. FDA panel rejects diabetes drug implant for 3rd time

    An FDA panel voted 19-0 Sept. 21 to reject ITCA 650, an experimental Type 2 diabetes drug delivery product, after refusing approval twice. 

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  1. Kaiser pharmacy workers authorize strike

    Kaiser Permanente pharmacy workers in Oregon and Washington plan to strike for three weeks in October, adding to the growing tally of what could be the largest healthcare strike in U.S. history. 
  2. 5 most loved healthcare workplaces: Newsweek

    Newsweek's 2023 ranking of the most loved workplaces in America includes five health systems. 
  3. Mount Sinai gets $6.2M grant for chronic illness research, care

    New York City-based Mount Sinai has received a $6.2 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, a nonprofit launched in 2001.
  4. Physicians rush to get certified in obesity medicine

    Nearly 1,900 U.S. physicians have applied to become certified in obesity medicine — a record number — according to data from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. 

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  1. Johns Hopkins All Children's faces $200M lawsuit as Netflix documentary controversy goes to trial

    A family's $200 million lawsuit against St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital over a case that was brought to light in a Netflix documentary, Take Care of Maya, has gone to court, Fox 13 News reported Sept. 21. 
  2. Boston Children's Hospital switches to Epic

    Boston Children's Hospital said it plans to switch to Epic for its EHR in 2024.
  3. The reasons behind 7 hospital closures

    From declining patient volumes, reimbursement challenges, spiraling labor costs and collapsed health system deals, many factors can contribute to hospitals shutting down.
  4. What hospitals think about 3 revenue cycle outsourcing companies

    The financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic led to hospitals partnering with external revenue cycle outsourcing companies to help control costs, according to a Sept. 21 KLAS research report.

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  1. Mayo study: AI, providers align on virtual primary care diagnoses

    Artificial intelligence is on par with physicians for virtual primary care diagnoses, according to a new study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health.
  2. CMS says more No Surprises Act processes can resume following pause

    CMS on Sept. 21 directed certified independent dispute resolution entities to resume processing all single and bundled No Surprises Act disputes submitted on or before Aug. 3. 
  3. Scripps sees MyChart messages increase by 50%

    San Diego-based Scripps Health said it saw a 50 percent increase in patient messages since the onset of COVID-19, San Diego Business Journal reported Sept. 20. 
  4. Meditech adds AI to EHR software

    EHR vendor Meditech is adding ambient listening and generative artificial intelligence to its EHR software. 
  5. Sutter Health faces possible $519M payout in alleged double billing case

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health may be liable for up to $519 million in a case involving alleged double billing and unnecessarily expensive post-op treatment, a Sept. 20 Law360 report said.
  6. Are managers leading by example?

    Managers have some work to do when it comes to leading by example, according to a recent report from job listings site Indeed and Forrester Consulting, a research and advisory company. 
  7. Where they started vs. where they're at: 6 hospital leaders on pivoting careers 

    "Pivots and pauses are something to embrace, not fear," according to Terry Shaw, president and CEO of AdventHealth.
  8. ANA: Nurses have a role in climate change

    The nursing profession has a role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change through patient education, nursing education and research, according to a new position statement from the American Nurses Association. 
  9. How 1 California hospital will use its distressed hospital loan

    Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital will use the $3.1 million loan it received from the state to pay off its long-term debt, The Sonoma Index Tribune reported Sept. 20. 

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