Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Florida hospitals struggling to get oxygen

    Florida hospitals are struggling to get enough oxygen to treat their COVID-19 patients as virus cases surge because of the delta variant, Bloomberg reported Aug. 4. 
  2. Seattle Children's keeps racism investigation findings private

    Seattle Children's Hospital said it will adopt recommendations from an investigation into systemic racism at the hospital, but the board has yet to release the findings from the monthslong review, according to The Seattle Times. 
  3. New York hospital's credit rating plummets after cyberattack: 4 notes

    Watertown, N.Y.-based Samaritan Medical Center encountered a data breach more than a year ago. Now, the hospital is still facing financial repercussions as its credit rating drops, according to an Aug. 4 Bloomberg Law report.

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  1. 10 signs your board has a strong pulse

    Great systems are usually governed by great boards, who are made up of people who match the following 10 descriptions. 
  2. Illinois hospital CEO to retire after nearly 45-year healthcare career

    Jim Farris is retiring as CEO of Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill., the organization said Aug. 4.  
  3. Relatient and Radix to merge, secures $100M in funding

    Relatient and Radix Health have entered into a definitive agreement to merge, while also securing $100 million in growth equity capital from investors.
  4. Fully vaccinated people up to 60% less likely to catch delta variant, UK study finds

    Fully vaccinated people are 50 percent to 60 percent less likely to become infected with the delta variant of the coronavirus compared to unvaccinated people, according to a study conducted by Imperial College London in England and released Aug. 4. 

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  1. 8 hospitals, health systems piloting digital transformation programs

    Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are pushing forward digital transformation efforts by creating new tools and launching innovative programs. 
  2. Optimistic ad campaigns clash with rising COVID-19 cases 

    With the surge in new COVID-19 cases and spread of the delta coronavirus variant, some marketers are advising companies to pull back their more optimistic ad campaigns, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  3. 10 updates on the delta plus, lambda COVID-19 variants

    South Korea reported its first case of the "delta plus" COVID-19 strain Aug. 3, The Washington Post reports. Some health officials have said delta plus, first identified in Europe in March 2020, is believed to spread more easily than the original delta variant, first detected in India and now the dominant U.S. strain. 
  4. 619-bed California hospital joins Cedars-Sinai

    The 619-bed Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 4 finalized its affiliation with Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System.
  1. U of California-Riverside recognizes resident physicians union

    The University of California-Riverside has voluntarily recognized the Committee of Interns and Residents, a local of the Service Employees International Union, as the exclusive representative of 138 resident and fellow physicians, according to August statements from the union and the university's school of medicine.
  2. Trump-commuted healthcare executive inks settlement with feds

    The former CEO of a pain clinic chain has agreed to permanent exclusion from Medicare and other federal programs as part of a settlement to resolve a civil lawsuit alleging he submitted false claims to the government, the U.S. Justice Department announced Aug. 3. 
  3. HHS will review FDA's approval of Biogen's Aduhelm

    The HHS Office of Inspector General said Aug. 4 it will review the FDA's approval process for Biogen's Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm. 
  4. Frustration, anger, denial: Houston nurse on the 4th COVID-19 surge & what it means for the profession

    The current COVID-19 surge feels different than previous ones and could have long-term implications for the nursing profession, reports Houston Public Media.
  5. The key to making 'lightning fast' decisions amid COVID-19 surges

    Kerri Webster, vice president and chief analytics officer of Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, joined the Becker's Healthcare podcast to talk about her career journey and top priorities for patient data initiatives.
  6. Taking telehealth, predictive analytics to the next level: Q&A with the Permanente Federation CIO Dr. Edward Lee

    Edward Lee, MD, executive vice president of IT and CIO of the Permanente Federation, part of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, joined the Becker's Healthcare podcast to discuss the intersection of patient care and technology, particularly telehealth.
  7. Viewpoint: Despite optics, the tech industry still fails to recognize women's achievements

    Tech companies often showcase their female workforce to seem inclusive or defend themselves against criticism, but women in the industry still sometimes fail to have their contributions recognized or expertise taken seriously, technology historian Mar Hicks, PhD, wrote in an opinion piece published Aug. 3 in MIT Technology Review.
  8. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since July 28:
  9. Marketing healthcare to baby boomers? Do these 4 things

    Baby boomers are an essential demographic healthcare marketers must know how to reach, but not all marketers have kept up with the changes to this generation's needs, preferences and consumer behavior that have transpired since the pandemic began.

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