Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 top-rated hospitals for patient experience: Arizona

    Becker's has compiled a list of the best hospitals for patient experience in Arizona using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  2. The dangers of calling omicron 'mild'

    The word "mild" has saturated American discourse on omicron in recent weeks, causing many to adopt a dangerously cavalier mindset about the variant, health experts told The Atlantic.
  3. Staff shortages spur temporary pharmacy closures nationwide

    COVID-19 outbreaks have forced temporary closures at some pharmacies in Oklahoma, Texas and Miami. 
  1. 10 providers seeking payer contracting talent

    Ten providers — including U.S. Anesthesia Partners, St. Luke's University Health network and Children's Wisconsin — recently posted job listings seeking leaders to help payer contracting and relations. 
  2. 4 systems launching residency programs

    Some healthcare systems have launched new residency programs and partnerships to address workforce shortages.
  3. 10 systems seeking supply chain talent

    Ten health systems have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  4. Former COO returns to HCA Virginia hospital as CEO

    Ryan DeWeese is returning to Spotsylvania (Va.) Regional Medical Center as CEO, effective Feb. 14, 2022.

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  1. UIHC plans 400-bed expansion over next 10 years

    Iowa City-based University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics received approval from the state's board of regents Jan. 12 to make plans for construction projects on its campus, which could increase capacity by 30 to 50 percent over the next decade, Iowa City Press-Citizen reported Jan. 12.
  2. 7 recent payer legal disputes, settlements

    From Anthem's effort to overturn a court order affecting 400,000 patients to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee being sued over firing an unvaccinated employee, here are seven recent legal disputes and settlements, as reported by Becker's.
  3. California sues founder of healthcare cost-sharing ministry

    California is the latest state to sue The Aliera Companies and its owners, the Moses family, alleging they denied members' medical claims through cost-sharing ministries while pocketing the majority of their premiums, according to a Jan. 12 lawsuit. 
  4. US to ship 500M additional rapid tests; 2 more national COVID-19 response updates

    The U.S. plans to ship 1 billion rapid at-home test kits to Americans, President Joe Biden said during a Jan. 13 update on the nation's COVID-19 response efforts. 
  1. Memorial Sloan Kettering names chief digital officer

    Rémy Evard has joined New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as chief digital officer and head of technology.
  2. Viewpoint: 3 ways digital health keeps patients safe

    With the rise of digital health applications, physicians can use health information technology to keep patients safe, Yasir Khan, MD, senior physician executive of Cerner Middle East and Africa, wrote in Cerner's blog Jan. 13.
  3. White House to host tech firms to address Log4j vulnerability

    Software developers and tech firms including Google and Apple will meet with the Biden administration to discuss Log4j and how to make it more secure, according to a CNN report Jan. 13.
  4. Kootenai Health plans $4.3M heart center expansion 

    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based Kootenai Health began construction of a $4.3 million heart center expansion on its main hospital campus, the Journal of Business reported Jan. 13.
  5. Fate of federal COVID-19 vaccination rules remains undecided by SCOTUS

    Days after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments, the fate of the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers and vaccinate-or-test rule for workers at larger businesses remained undecided as of the morning of Jan. 13.
  6. American College of Cardiology summit goes virtual amid COVID-19 surge 

    The American College of Cardiology switched to an all-virtual platform for the annual Cardiovascular Summit set to take place Feb. 16-19, citing the surge in COVID-19 cases. 
  7. Johns Hopkins, Harvard & more partner on cloud-based genomics data platform

    A team of researchers from across the nation, led by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins computer scientists, have created a cloud-based platform, granting genomics researchers access to one of the largest genome datasets. 
  8. 8 hospitals, health systems laying off workers

    Several U.S. hospitals have filed layoff notices recently. Some are trimming their workforces due to financial and operational challenges, and some are offering affected workers new positions.
  9. Record-breaking 15 million global COVID-19 cases reported in 1 week; US sees biggest jump, WHO says

    A record-high 15 million new COVID-19 cases were reported worldwide in one week, World Health Organization officials said during a Jan. 12 news briefing. 

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