Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Americans under 50 make up 41% of COVID-19 hospitalizations

    COVID-19 patients are younger and fitter, with American adults under age 50 accounting for 41 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to COVID-Net data.
  2. Board member takes on interim CEO role at South Dakota health system

    Paul Macek was named interim CEO of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, the Watertown, S.D.-based health system said in an Aug. 3 news release.
  3. How a pharmacy-led initiative helped Texas Health Huguley Hospital manage practice change in the ICU — 4 takeaways

    Best-in-class glycemic management programs successfully manage change and foster continuous improvement which contributes to ongoing excellence.

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  1. Emory Healthcare, Anthem partner to build 1st patient-focused 5G lab

    Anthem is joining Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare's Innovation Hub to create digital health solutions enabled with 5G technology.
  2. Where 500 tech leaders are focusing their time & budget

    The pandemic accelerated a lot of digital innovation, and CIO roles are shifting to meet changing demands, according to a recent report by Genpact and the Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  3. Hospital M&A update: 10 deals involving HCA, Tenet, LifePoint + more

    Ten transactions involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, finalized or advanced in the past three weeks:
  4. 9 hospitals citing staff shortages as reason for scaling back services

    In recent weeks, hospitals and health systems have been forced to close units or scale back services because of staffing shortages. 

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  1. Guthrie taps nurse as new CIO

    Terri Couts, RN, was named senior vice president and CIO of Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie Clinic.
  2. 7 ways this COVID-19 surge is different

    Perhaps the worst way a leader can respond to the current surge of COVID-19 is with an exaggerated sense of familiarity.
  3. New York hospital to scale back services post merger

    Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Medicine's proposed merger with Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peter's Health Partners would result in changes to the services Ellis offers, according to the Times Union. 
  4. Microsoft expands data interoperability, search offerings in healthcare cloud: 6 details 

    Microsoft rolled out new health data services for its healthcare cloud platform Aug. 3, including the ability to share multiple data types in the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources format. 
  1. Baylor Scott & White demands physician stop using its name

    Baylor Scott & White Health is suing a physician for allegedly claiming to be affiliated with the Dallas-based system. The physician says he hasn't claimed to be employed by Baylor Scott & White since leaving the system earlier this year, The Dallas Morning News reported July 29. 
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering launches platform to connect with cancer patients in India

    A new initiative remotely connects cancer patients in India to oncologists and clinical trials at New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 
  3. Tech for sending lab samples used by 3,000 hospitals at risk for hacking 

    A technology used by more than 3,000 hospitals across the globe for delivering medications, blood and other lab samples is at a significant risk of being hacked, CyberScoop reported Aug. 3. 
  4. Louisiana hospital inks affiliation to avoid $200M Epic EHR price tag 

    Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., entered contract negotiations with LCMC Health to join the New Orleans-based system's Epic EHR platform, according to an Aug. 3 Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. 
  5. Visiting physician's office after a flu patient raises risk of catching it, study finds

    Patients who had an appointment at their physician's office after a flu patient had visited the same practice were 31.8 percent more likely to catch the illness than unexposed patients, according to research published in the August edition of Health Affairs.
  6. 8 recent hospital, health system executive resignations

    The following hospital and health system executive resignations have been reported since June 22:
  7. Howard University Hospital CEO OK with 'taking the heat to save a life'

    Anita Jenkins, the CEO of Washington, D.C.-based Howard University Hospital, has been fighting tirelessly to inform vaccine-hesitant Americans in her community the shot is safe, even at the risk of being called a sellout by some community members.
  8. Healthcare employment for women stagnates: 5 details

    Job recovery for men in healthcare continues to outpace recovery for their female counterparts. To return to levels before the pandemic, about 24,000 healthcare jobs for men need to return, compared to 470,000 for women, according to an Aug. 2 report by consulting firm Altarum. 
  9. Where Geisinger's data and informatics initiatives are headed

    David Vawdrey, chief data and informatics officer at Danville, Pa.-based Geisigner, joined the podcast to talk about how data management and information sharing is changing the healthcare landscape.

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