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  1. Tracking monkeypox: Where the US outbreak stands, where it may be headed

    More than 7,000 monkeypox cases have now been confirmed in the U.S., and as the outbreak continues to grow, health experts are cautioning that, if not contained, the virus may begin spreading among the broader population. 
  2. Digital health app Babylon plans layoffs

    Babylon, a digital health company that facilitates virtual visits, intends to let go of about 100 employees as it cuts costs by about $100 million, Bloomberg reported recently.
  3. Corner Office: How meeting a stranger helped lead Anita Jenkins to the Howard University Hospital CEO role

    An encounter with a stranger played a key role in the beginning of the road that led Anita Jenkins to the CEO role at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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  1. MyMichigan Health's Dr. Pankaj Jandwani appointed system VP of medical affairs

    Pankaj Jandwani, MD, has been named system vice president of medical affairs at Midland, Mich.-based MyMichigan Health, Becker's learned Aug. 4.
  2. 250+ great leaders in health IT, revenue cycle to know

    Over 250 speakers from hospitals and health systems will join Becker's Healthcare to discuss disruption and innovation in healthcare and how to best improve care, enhance operational efficiency and address financial challenges. Over 80 percent of the speakers are C-suite executives. Former President George W. Bush, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and professional golfer Michelle Wie will also attend as celebrity keynotes. 
  3. Clinicians must fight stigma around monkeypox, infectious disease physician says

    Many patients diagnosed with human monkeypox virus are facing a large amount of stigma associated with the disease, which must be eliminated, Jason Zucker, MD, an infectious diseases specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, said during an Aug. 5 media briefing.
  4. COVID-19 cases fall 7% nationwide: 10 CDC findings

    COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths fell nationwide this week, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Aug. 5.

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  1. Needle in a haystack: The challenges of finding value in patient data

    From incomplete pictures of a patient's health journey to trying to unify patient data, health system chief data officers, who oversee the collection of their systems patient data in order to transform it into a more meaningful resource, face challenges with making sense of the data they possess. 
  2. The value of 'organizational intelligence': How 2 health systems are keeping experienced workers engaged

    Hospitals and health systems nationwide are experiencing increased workforce challenges and staffing shortages, making it more crucial than ever that they engage with experienced employees and ensure they are content in their job.
  3. Sutter Health posts $51M operating loss in Q2

    Sutter Health reported a year-over-year decline in revenues in the second quarter of this year, and the Sacramento, Calif.-based health system ended the period with a loss, according to unaudited financial documents. 
  4. 20 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Aug. 1: 
  1. Amwell revenue up 7% to $64.5M

    Amwell reported a second quarter revenue of $64.5 million, up 7 percent from $60.2 million in the second quarter of 2021.
  2. How 6 drugmakers fared in Q2

    After more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resurgence of a global monkeypox outbreak, here's where six major pharmaceutical companies stand after 2022's second quarter:
  3. Drones carrying medical supplies: Fad or future of healthcare?

    It's time to look up — literally — when it comes to how medical supplies and medications are transported, according to hospital and healthcare leaders using drone delivery.
  4. Greater capacity, stronger care: how UCSD Moores Cancer Center reduced infusion patients’ no-show rate by up to 50%

    With its high patient volume and mission to deliver comprehensive cancer care “from bed to bench” for each patient, University of California San Diego’s (UCSD) Moores Cancer Center prioritizes its capacity to accommodate patients safely and effectively at every step.
  5. 9 hospitals hiring chief medical officers

    Below are nine hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  6. FDA approves 1st targeted HER2-low breast cancer therapy

    The FDA approved Enhertu Aug. 6, the first targeted therapy for HER2-low breast cancer.
  7. 2 recent findings on long COVID-19 

    Here are two recent studies on long COVID-19 in children and adults: 
  8. Q&A with CIO Donna Roach on what's stalling healthcare data-sharing 

    Health data interoperability has long been a goal of health IT executives and policy experts. But it's 2022 — and the healthcare system doesn't appear all that close to getting there.
  9. Viewpoint: CMS' health equity plans lack key details 

    CMS in April released a plan to revamp its approach to equitable healthcare, but it has not provided enough details on how it will address critical barriers that may occur during implementation, Janelle Alleyne and Stefanie Doyle wrote in an opinion piece in Bloomberg Law on Aug. 5.

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