Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Vanderbilt taps Dr. Brent Dunworth as nurse executive for advanced practice

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., has named Brent Dunworth, DNP, CRNA, associate nurse executive for advanced practice in the VUMC office of advanced practice, effective Sept. 1.
  2. 10x Genomics lays off 8% of staff

    Biotech company 10x Genomics recently reduced its workforce by 8 percent, a move that affects about 100 employees.
  3. Highest rated cities by generation, per Glassdoor

    Scottsdale, Ariz., was the highest-rated city when it comes to where Generation Z employees prefer to work, and Westlake, Texas, was the highest-rated city by millennials, according to a new study released Aug.  16 by the economic research team at Glassdoor.

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  1. Home health startup AlayaCare cuts workforce by 14%

    AlayaCare, a tech startup that focuses on home healthcare, has let go of 60 employees, or 14% of its workforce, BetaKit reported Aug. 16.
  2. Employees intentionally leaked data in 25% of healthcare breaches: study

    A quarter of healthcare data leaks were intentionally caused by employees, according to a recent global survey of 1,300 health IT professionals by software company Soti.
  3. US to roll back coverage of COVID-19 vaccines, treatments starting this fall

    The Biden administration is set to begin shifting costs of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments to the commercial market, ending the practice of the U.S. government purchasing the drugs and making them available at no cost, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 18.
  4. Work friendships taking a back seat for Americans

    Millions of Americans have changed jobs or started working remotely, which is a significant reason why work friendships are harder to forge and becoming less of a priority, according to an Aug. 17 report from The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Former Cleveland Clinic CEO joins 3D printing manufacturer advisory board

    Toby Cosgrove, MD, is the fourth member of 3D printing manufacturer 3D Systems' new medical advisory board. 
  2. Nearly half of healthcare workers 'at their breaking point,' survey finds

    Forty-nine percent of  U.S. healthcare workers in a recent survey said they are either at their breaking point or looking for new work due to the stress and trauma they endure on the job, a Colorado addiction treatment center reported Aug. 18.
  3. San Diego County hospitals achieve geriatric emergency care accreditation milestone

    San Diego County is the first in the nation where every eligible hospital earned geriatric emergency department accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians, according to an Aug. 18 post on the University of California San Diego News Center website.
  4. Lahey Hospital, UMass Chan Medical School ink letter of intent to collaborate on campus

    Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., has signed a letter of intent with Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Chan Medical School to collaborate on a regional medical campus.
  1. The cost to cover HIV prevention drugs may be causing employers to hire fewer gay men, study finds

    When preventive HIV medications are offered through employer-sponsored health insurance, the annual income of gay men in the U.S. declines and part-time employment rates go up, an Aug. 17 study from researchers at Troy, N.Y.-based Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found.
  2. Mother, daughter face prison after late-term abortion pill use

    A Nebraska mother and her daughter face up to two years of prison time after the then-17-year-old took abortion pills in her third trimester and buried the fetal remains, The New York Times reported Aug. 18. 
  3. 6 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves have been reported since Aug. 4: 
  4. Catawba Valley Health System names Dennis Johnson CEO

    Dennis Johnson will become president and CEO of Hickory, N.C.-based Catawba Valley Health System, effective Nov. 14.  
  5. Top 10 computer engineering programs, per US News

    Health IT staffers are increasingly in demand at hospitals and health systems around the country. For tech professionals looking to get into or advance in the field, here are the top 10 graduate computer engineering programs for 2022, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  6. 300+ Best Buy stores to sell over-the-counter hearing aids

    Best Buy will begin selling over-the-counter hearing devices this fall after the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act was signed into law Aug. 16, CNBC reported Aug. 17. 
  7. Long-serving Mayo Clinic leader Craig Smoldt dies at 80

    Craig Smoldt, who served as a Mayo Clinic administrator for five decades, died Aug. 5, according to a notice in The Courier.
  8. Healthcare price transparency: 7 recent headlines

    Here are seven hospital and health insurance price transparency headlines Becker's has reported since Aug. 2:
  9. Mount Sinai to sequence genes of 1 million patients

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has started a gene-sequencing program that will be one of the largest of its kind.

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