Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Viewpoint: Reform Medicare through competition, consumer choice

    Medicare reform through cost reduction caused by increased competition and consumer choice is necessary both to combat rising healthcare costs and the nation's debt, according to a Dec. 4 opinion piece in The Hill.
  2. Volume of backorders is 'unprecedented,' says WVU Medicine materials management director

    From tracheostomy tubes and syringes to amoxicillin and dozens of other drugs, medical supply chains are hindered by ongoing issues to access raw materials and enough staff, The State Journal reported Dec. 4. 
  3. Guthrie Clinic names 1st chief digital officer

    Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie Clinic has named Terri Couts, RN, the system's first chief digital officer. 

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  1. 20 Joint Commission actions in 2022

    The Joint Commission issued sentinel events, released new guidance to improve patient safety, launched new certifications and more in 2022. 
  2. Connecticut first lady is a major VC healthcare investor

    One of the nation's leading healthcare investors is also the first lady of the state of Connecticut, Hartford Business Journal reported Dec. 5.
  3. Methodist Le Bonheur pauses gender-affirming surgeries

    Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare temporarily paused gender-affirming procedures in response to concerns from some clinicians, the Memphis, Tenn.-based health system told Becker's Dec. 2. 
  4. Connecticut lawmakers to focus on reducing healthcare costs

    Politicians in Connecticut are vowing to cut the rising costs of healthcare in the state's upcoming legislative session after hearing from representatives of insurance companies, healthcare groups and pharmaceutical companies, the Connecticut Mirror reported Dec. 5.

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  1. 'Abstract' speakers are more frequently viewed as leaders; But women speak more concretely: study

    Female leaders are more likely to focus on the "how" of problem-solving while male leaders are more likely to focus on the "why" — and people are more likely to associate "why" speech with leaders, according to research analyzed in Harvard Business Review Dec. 2. 
  2. U of California reaches contracts with physicians

    Resident physicians and fellows at the University of California Irvine and the University of California San Francisco have reached new contracts that include wage increases and other benefits.
  3. Nashville health system to monitor patients with wearables, data analytics

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services has launched a continuous monitoring program that uses wearables and data analytics to track patients' vital signs.
  4. Georgia health system taps senior VP for operations

    Johnny Ball III was named senior vice president of regional hospital operations for Valdosta-based South Georgia Medical Center. 

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  1. New Jersey opioid treatment group to pay $3.15M to settle fraud allegations

    A New Jersey-based opioid abuse treatment center will pay $3.15 million to resolve criminal and civil claims it solicited kickbacks, obstructed a federal audit and fraudulently billed Medicaid, the Justice Department said Dec. 5.
  2. CIOs on the move: 18 appointments of 2022

    Here are the following health system and hospital CIO appointments that have been reported on in 2022:
  3. Stanford Health fully digitizes pathology orders

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care has rolled out a software system that digitizes pathology orders, allowing the health system to generate faster results. 
  4. How a ransomware attack exacerbated St. Michael's workforce shortage

    Silverdale, Wash.-based St. Michael Medical Center experienced an October ransomware attack that exacerbated the hospital's short staffing issues that have been persisting for months, Kitsap Sun reported Dec. 2. 
  5. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital names Dr. Sandhya Balaram Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

    NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn (N.Y.) Methodist Hospital named Sandhya Balaram, MD, PhD, chief of cardiothoracic surgery. Her hiring became effective Nov. 15.
  6. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  7. Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana workers consider strike

    Members of Service Employees International Union, Local 121RN at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana (Calif.) Medical Center have voted to authorize a strike.
  8. AI can use 1 x-ray to determine 10-year heart disease risk, researchers say

    Researchers developed a deep learning artificial intelligence model that can predict the 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease using a single X-ray.
  9. Older adult care needs have changed, but assisted living communities have not kept pace

    A new report is calling for assisted living communities to change their medical and mental health services to match the evolving populations they serve.

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