Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cloud computing, AI fuel IBM revenue growth

    IBM Corp. has found its recipe for success  —  cloud computing and artificial intelligence. The company reported higher earnings and revenue due to its new technology strategies, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 26.
  2. Lawmakers ask CDC for long-term COVID-19 data with race, age, gender breakdowns

    Two U.S. representatives wrote a letter asking the CDC to release information on long-term COVID-19 that includes data on race, gender and age, The Washington Post reported Jan. 25. 
  3. RIP Medical, Vituity abolish $25M in patient medical debt

    Vituity, a medical staffing service and physician group, partnered with RIP Medical Debt to erase $25.4 million of medical debt in the Pacific Northwest. 
  1. 5 recent EHR contracts, go-lives

    Below are five organizations that announced plans to implement an EHR or deployed a new EHR since Jan. 7.
  2. CMS: Modest growth in shared savings ACOs

    The number of ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program increased modestly this year by six, data from CMS reveals. 
  3. HCA posts $7B annual profit, plans to add 8 hospitals

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare saw its revenue and profit grow year over year in the fourth quarter of 2021. 
  4. 13 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Thirteen hospitals and health systems have announced, advanced or completed construction projects in the last couple weeks, as reported by Becker's.

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  1. Cleveland Clinic served record-setting number of patients in 2021

    Last year, Cleveland Clinic served the most patients in its history, CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, MD, said in an annual State of Clinic address Jan. 26.
  2. DC reports nation's highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate for 2+ weeks

    For more than two weeks, Washington, D.C., has reported the highest average rate in the nation of daily COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, according to federal data cited by The New York Times.
  3. 3 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Jan. 21:
  4. ​​'An invisible HHS secretary': Critics come after Xavier Becerra for pandemic absence

    Outside health experts and former officials are criticizing HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra for taking a back seat in his leadership, The Hill reported Jan. 26. 

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  1. More than 26,000 people petition against Tufts Children's Hospital closure

    More than 26,000 people have signed a petition against the closure of Boston-based Tufts Children's Hospital in an effort to protect families and staff affected by the closure.
  2. Federal vaccination mandate begins for healthcare workers in 25 states

    Healthcare workers in 25 states face their first deadline Jan. 27 to comply with the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. 
  3. Broward moves ahead with Florida hospital project, battles Baptist

    The board of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health voted Jan. 26 to move forward with plans for a new hospital in Sunrise and invest up to $50 million, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
  4. CMO leaves New Jersey hospital after probe into managerial concerns

    Teaneck, N.J.-based Holy Name Medical Center and Adam Jarrett, MD, the hospital's executive vice president and CMO, mutually agreed to part ways after an investigation into emails about managerial concerns he sent to the hospital's board of trustees last year, according to a joint statement shared with Becker's on Jan. 26. 
  5. 10 years in the making, controversial $700M Chicago hospital approved

    Chicago-based St. Anthony Hospital received approval from the City Council to move to a new location on the city's south side, despite concerns from residents that it will gentrify the community and raise prices, Block Club Chicago reported Jan. 26.
  6. Los Angeles braces for Super Bowl amid omicron surge

    Los Angeles health officials are taking several precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at this year's Super Bowl, including offering free masks and testing for fans, according to CNN. 
  7. 5 states requiring boosters for healthcare staff

    As the omicron variant spreads in the U.S., some states are requiring COVID-19 booster shots for workers in healthcare facilities. 
  8. Next variant could be more transmissible than omicron, WHO says

    The World Health Organization's COVID-19 technical lead dismissed theories that the next potential COVID-19 variant will be milder than earlier strains and explained why it will likely be more contagious than omicron. 
  9. 5 ways data can help systems move toward value-based care 

    Ensuring patient-focused care and a successful transition to value-based care will require a complete overhaul of the way data is measured and applied to healthcare, according to a Jan. 25 report in Health Affairs. 

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