Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Omicron boosters for kids expected by mid-October: CDC

    Retooled COVID-19 booster shots that target omicron subvariants could be authorized and available for children to receive within a month, the CDC said in an vaccination planning guide released Sept. 20.
  2. Georgia hospital confirms cybersecurity incident

    Tifton, Ga.-based Southwell confirmed it was the victim of a cybersecurity incident after a report claimed the health system had been involved in a ransomware attack.
  3. Oracle Cerner + interoperability: 7 takeaways

    Oracle Cerner has been working on interoperability for years and announced new efforts in recent months since its $28.4 billion acquisition by Oracle.

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  1. Missouri hospital, physician group enter partnership

    Marshall, Mo.-based Fitzgibbon Hospital will employ providers from Missouri Valley Physicians, also in Marshall, effective Jan. 2. 
  2. Long COVID-19 is 'greatest mass-disabling event in human history,' patient advocate says 

    Experts and patients with long COVID-19 say the government is not providing enough relief or resources for what one advocate called "greatest mass-disabling event in human history," Time reported Sept. 19.
  3. US healthcare workers more emotionally exhausted amid pandemic, study says

    Emotional exhaustion among U.S. healthcare workers worsened over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and threatens to compromise patient care, according to a Sept. 21 analysis from JAMA Network Open.
  4. DHR Health renames trauma center after Dr. Kenneth Mattox

    Edinburg, Texas-based DHR Health has renamed its level 1 trauma center after renowned surgeon Kenneth Mattox, MD, the Monitor in McAllen, Texas, reported Sept. 20.

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  1. Wrapped in employer insurance plans, biosimilars can be more expensive

    Although biosimilars are usually cheaper than biologic brand-name drugs, a patient's insurance plan can have a lot of sway in biosimilar drug prices, a recent study found. 
  2. Iowa hospital ends contract with coffee shop over marriage, sexuality beliefs

    Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, has ended its contract with a religiously affiliated coffee shop, saying the hospital's values are not aligned with some of the business's beliefs on marriage and sexuality, the Des Moines Register reported Sept. 20.
  3. WHO: Deaths from noncommunicable diseases now surpass infectious diseases deaths

    Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases now outnumber infectious diseases as the "top killers globally," according to a new report from the World Health Organization. 
  4. American Academy of Family Physicians names new president

    The American Academy of Family Physicians named Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, as president, according to a Sept. 21 news release.

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  1. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital names Jennifer Griffey CFO

    Brattleboro (Vt.) Memorial Hospital has named Jennifer Griffey as its new CFO, Vermont Biz reported Sept. 14.
  2. ThedaCare, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin partner to expand access to care

    Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare will partner with Milwaukee-based Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to provide more accessible specialty care for Northeast and Central Wisconsin residents. 
  3. Hospital prices 'bleeding families dry,' consumer group says

    A new paper from consumer group Families USA accuses hospitals' high fees and misaligned incentives of "bleeding families dry." 
  4. Michigan health system taps physician as next CEO

    Lydia Watson, MD, was selected as the next president and CEO of Midland-based MyMichigan Health.
  5. 'Care now, pay later' platform Scratch Financial lands $35M

    Scratch Financial, a "care now, pay later" platform for healthcare providers, has raised $35 million in a series C funding round.
  6. 3 dental offices pay fines for potential HIPAA violations

    HHS' Office of Civil Rights has settled with three dental offices over potential violations of a HIPAA provision giving patients the right of timely, affordable access to their medical records.
  7. UMass, Mass General Brigham to train 1,000+ unemployed individuals for healthcare roles

    The Boston-based University of Massachusetts Office of the President, Boston-based Mass General Brigham and Irvine, Calif.-based UMass Global are collaborating to train more than 1,000 under- and unemployed individuals for healthcare's front lines. 
  8. New Hampshire hospitals near capacity

    The most recent data from New Hampshire's health department shows that 10 percent of regular beds and 20 percent of ICU beds are currently available in the state, and COVID-19 is not the driving force, the New Hampshire Bulletin reported Sept. 21. 
  9. UChicago Medicine promotes Dr. Alesia Coe to VP of inpatient services

    The University of Chicago Medicine has promoted Alesia Coe, DNP, RN, to serve as vice president of adult inpatient services and associate chief nursing officer. 

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