Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How to save US hospitals with least disruption to life amid omicron: Viewpoint

    U.S. policymakers must implement practical pandemic strategies that save hospitals while minimizing societal disruption, according to an op-ed published Jan. 3 by The Washington Post.
  2. Bryan Health acquires Nebraska hospital

    Kearney (Neb.) Regional Medical Center joined Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health on Jan. 1, expanding the system's number of employees by 850 to more than 6,300.
  3. Intermountain physician group email breach exposes patient protected health information

    Nampa, Idaho-based Saltzer Health, a physician group that joined Intermountain Healthcare in October, notified patients that some of their protected health information was compromised in an email breach that was detected on June 1.
  1. Jefferson Regional announces 2nd ASBrS appointment, new chief of staff: 5 things to know

    A second surgeon from Jefferson Regional Medical Center has been inducted into the American Society of Breast Surgeons, a leadership organization for surgeons treating breast disease. The Pine Bluff, Ark.-based medical center also has a new chief of staff. 
  2. Stanford Children's CEO named chair of Children's Hospital Association board

    Stanford Children's Health CEO Paul King has been appointed chair of the board of trustees of the Children's Hospital Association, effective Jan. 1, 2022. 
  3. US plant backed by 34 systems to produce 40M medical gowns annually

    A domestic medical gown manufacturing plant funded by 34 health systems will start production in early spring. 
  4. The unapologetic leadership of Dr. Marc Boom

    Marc Boom, MD, revisits the decisions he's made as CEO of Houston Methodist throughout the pandemic with a sense of conviction that can almost leave one under the impression it's been an easy 22 months.

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  1. 6 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Six hospitals and health systems have announced, advanced or completed construction projects since Dec. 17, as reported by Becker's.
  2. 5 ways healthcare marketers can keep campaigns fresh in 2022

    The marketing field changes as culture does, so there are often new trends for healthcare marketers to incorporate into their campaigns. Here are five ways healthcare marketers can keep their campaigns up to date in 2022, according to a Jan. 4 report in AdAge.
  3. 2021 hospital M&A transaction volumes 36% below historical average, analysis found

    Transaction volume for hospital mergers and acquisitions decreased by 33 percent in 2021, compared to 2020, according to an analysis by brokerage firm H2C Securities shared with Becker's.
  4. COVID-19 may cause noticeable hair loss: 6 notes

    COVID-19 can be linked to noticeable hair loss, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
  1. 8 recent drug recalls

    Here are eight recalls drug companies issued in December, as listed by the FDA.
  2. Amgen inks $50M AI drug discovery deal

    Amgen, a Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based biopharmaceutical company, will partner with Generate Biomedicines for a research collaboration agreement to discover and create five protein therapeutics for clinical targets.
  3. Officials warn Chicago, Philadelphia residents of fake COVID-19 testing sites 

    Officials in Chicago and Philadelphia are warning residents to be aware of fake COVID-19 tests and testing sites given the scarcity of supplies during the recent surge of cases. 
  4. Connecticut pharmacy cancels 700 COVID-19 test appointments over lab backlog

    Park Pharmacy in Waterbury, Conn., on Jan. 5 canceled all polymerase chain reaction COVID-19 tests for the week because of a backlog at the laboratory the pharmacy uses to process the tests, local NBC affiliate WVIT reported. 
  5. 7 medical claims expected to increase in 2022

    Payers should brace for an increase in joint pain, cardiomyopathy and diabetes-related claims throughout 2022, according to a report from health insights company Prealize. 
  6. Centene names Magellan exec as chief transformation officer

    Centene has appointed Jim Murray as its chief transformation officer to lead both the payer's new Value Creation Office and its advanced behavioral health division.
  7. Ciox Health data breach affects ​​AdventHealth, Northwestern and 30 more providers

    Health information management company Ciox Health has notified 32 providers of an email security incident affecting their patients' protected health information.
  8. Female physicians among most likely to be telehealth early adopters, study shows

    Female, primary care and behavior specialists were more likely to implement virtual care early on during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with male and surgical specialty physicians, a Dec. 30 study published in JAMA Network Open found.
  9. Pharmacists can give flu shots in states where they're not licensed, HHS says

    HHS is permitting pharmacists and qualified pharmacy interns to administer flu vaccines in states where they are not licensed or certified, effective Jan. 7. 

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