Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Top 25 health IT software companies for '23, per Healthcare Technology Report 

    Healthcare Technology Report released its Power 500 list of the "most innovative and impactful organizations" in each segment of the health tech market Jan. 24.
  2. VA reports EHR disruption

    Multiple VA medical facilities across the U.S. reported an EHR slowdown earlier this week, according to The Spokesman-Review.
  3. CVS Health debuts new virtual primary care

    CVS Health launched new virtual care offerings Jan. 23 focused on primary care and mental health services.

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  1. Trinity Health, New York hospital swerve nurse’s overtime lawsuit

    Syracuse, N.Y.-based St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center and Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health System dodged a class action lawsuit alleging they failed to properly pay employees for overtime hours, according to court documents.
  2. Iowa legislators look to offer emergency room licensing for rural hospitals

    Iowa legislators are advancing proposals to set up emergency and outpatient services at rural hospitals in the state to take advantage of federal incentives, Radio Iowa reported Jan. 16.
  3. 6 states that have explored expanding APRN roles

    As the American Medical Association works to block state laws from broadening the scope of advanced practice registered nurses, six states have explored expanding APRNs' roles.
  4. Low turnover, more diversity among hospital boards, AHA report finds

    In recent years, some progress has been made in terms of racial/ethnic diversity and gender diversity on hospital and health system boards, according to a report released Jan. 19 from the American Hospital Association. However, the report also found a growing number of older board members and low board turnover. 

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  1. How COVID-19 admissions compare to past winters

    The weekly rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations was nearly three times lower at the end of December compared to the same period a year prior, CDC data shows.
  2. 6 clinical leaders on hospital accreditation visit prep: Act now, don't react later 

    Hospital clinical leaders know the value of accreditation, whether from The Joint Commission or another organization. They know a commitment to meeting standards and emphasizing a consistent approach to care is essential to achieving desired ratings and ultimate accreditation.
  3. Employee engagement sees sustained drops for 1st time in 10 years: Gallup

    Fewer than one-third of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to a new Gallup report. This marks the second consecutive year the measure has dropped, falling from 36 percent in 2020 to 32 percent in 2022. 
  4. What hospitals can expect from labor costs in 2023

    Health systems will continue to see increased rising permanent labor costs for the next 12 months while contract labor trends down, according to a report from Moody's Investment Service Healthcare Quarterly report.

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  1. Cleveland Clinic bills for less than 1% of weekly MyChart messages

    Cleveland Clinic began billing patients for electronic messages through Epic's MyChart patient portal in November. Since then, it has charged fees for responses to less than 1 percent of the 110,000 weekly emails its providers received, The New York Times reported Jan. 24.
  2. 'Predator in a white coat': Former physician convicted of sex abuse

    Robert Hadden, former New York City gynecologist, was convicted of four counts of enticing his former patients into the state to engage in illegal sexual activity, The New York Times reported Jan. 24.
  3. 3 reasons why physicians aren't specializing in infectious diseases

    The U.S. is facing a dire shortage of infectious disease specialists and some experts point to a complex web of issues that currently face the specialty as drivers of the shortage, Fox News reported Jan. 25.
  4. Depressed, burned-out nurse practitioners shy away from getting mental healthcare: Report

    Depression is prevalent among nurse practitioners, but these burned out professionals are reluctant to reach out for mental healthcare — instead choosing to embrace "maladaptive" personal coping skills including drinking and binge eating, according to a Medscape report.
  5. Teen opioid deaths continue to rise, but buprenorphine prescriptions decline by 45%: CDC 

    Despite the increase in adolescent and teen opioid-related deaths, the dispensing rate of buprenorphine decreased by 45 percent between 2015 and 2020 in individuals younger than 19, according to a study published Jan. 24 in Pediatrics. 
  6. Berkshire Health rating affirmed at 'AA-' as it returns to near pre-pandemic financial health

    Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Health Systems saw its credit rating affirmed at "AA-" as it continues to recover from COVID-19 pandemic effects with relatively robust results, Fitch Ratings said Jan. 24.
  7. Julie Miller-Phipps to retire after 45-year career with Kaiser Permanente

    Julie Miller-Phipps is retiring as president of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente's Southern California and Hawaii markets. 
  8. Long COVID-19 threatens US workforce: 4 notes

    Long COVID-19 is keeping a significant number of Americans out of the workforce, according to a Jan. 24 report from the New York State Insurance Fund.
  9. Consolidated health systems offer 'marginally better care at significantly higher costs': Study

    Consolidated health systems have led to "marginally better care at significantly higher costs," according to a study published Jan. 24 in JAMA. 

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