Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Last known Ebola patient in Uganda discharged from hospital

    The last known Ebola patient has been discharged from a hospital in Uganda, signaling the country's largest outbreak in nearly two decades may be near its end, according to health officials. 
  2. 14 women on the move in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 23.
  3. Outgoing CEO on Care New England's 'major regret' with merger attempts

    In October, Providence, R.I.-based Care New England announced that Michael Wagner, MD, was selected as the next president and CEO of the organization. Dr. Wagner officially took the helm Dec. 1, succeeding James Fanale, MD, who retired after leading the system as president and CEO since 2018.

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  1. Prices rising more slowly as inflation cools

    Health systems and consumers can take solace in signs that the rate of inflation may be slowing, but a return to normal price increases could still take time, The New York Times reported Dec. 1.
  2. Cleveland Clinic, Palantir ink 10-year deal to use big data to predict patient demand

    Cleveland Clinic has signed a 10-year agreement with Palantir to use the company's artificial intelligence technology to improve patient flow, Fox Business News reported Dec. 1.
  3. AHA urges 2024 Medicare payment adjustment due to 'unprecedented pressure'

    A one-time adjustment to fiscal year 2024 Medicare payments should be made to reflect recent inadequate reimbursements and help healthcare systems facing "unprecedented pressure," the American Hospital Association urged in a Dec. 1 letter.
  4. White House supply chain leader to leave post

    The White House's top supply chain advisor, Sameera Fazili, will depart from her role Dec. 2, according to a Politico report. 

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  1. 99 chief nursing executive moves in 2022

    Here are 99 chief nursing executives who started new positions in 2022:
  2. Indiana cancer center names Dr. Urs von Holzen medical director

    Goshen (Ind.) Center for Cancer Care named Dr. Urs von Holzen medical director, Ink Free News reported Dec. 1.
  3. HHS: Pixel trackers installed on hospital websites may violate HIPAA

    HHS's Office for Civil Rights warned healthcare entities that using pixel tracking technology in patient portals may violate HIPAA. 
  4. Illinois' Memorial Hospital ends birthing services

    Carthage, Ill.-based Memorial Hospital's Stork Stopp closed Dec. 1, transitioning all labor and delivery services to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, the Herald-Whig reported.

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  1. 7 hospitals closing departments, ending services

    Several healthcare organizations have closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or address staffing shortages.
  2. Jefferson Health to migrate Epic EHR to Microsoft

    Jefferson Health is migrating its Epic EHR system to Microsoft Azure in a bid to secure, improve and optimize IT service delivery. 
  3. Trinity's quarterly net loss hits $550.9M

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health reported a slight revenue increase in the first quarter of the 2023 fiscal year ending Sept. 30 to $5 billion after the health system finalized its acquisition of the remaining stake in MercyOne from CommonSpirit Health.
  4. Highs of 4.3% to lows of -3.5%: How hospital margins dipped over 12 months

    Hospitals continue to feel the pinch from high expenses offsetting revenues, especially in relation to the cost of labor, leading to another month of negative operating margins for many, according to Kaufman Hall's November "National Hospital Flash Report," which is based on data from more than 900 hospitals. 
  5. Healthcare adds 45K jobs in November; 2022 growth strong compared to 2021

    Healthcare employment continued to grow in November, although at a slower pace, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  6. CHS' Wayne Smith drops 'executive' from board chair role

    Community Health Systems' Wayne T. Smith will retire from the role of executive chairman of the board of directors and carry on as non-executive chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2023. 
  7. CommonSpirit says hackers accessed patient information from Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit said during its Oct. 2 ransomware attack, an unauthorized third party gained access to files containing patients' personal information from one of its affiliates, Seattle-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
  8. How Bon Secours Mercy Health's president built a 32-year career — and guided a significant merger

    For Brian Smith, home has always been Bon Secours Mercy Health. He spent 32 years at the system, serving in human resources and operations roles before becoming integral to the merger that created one of the nation's largest Catholic health systems. 
  9. 6 recent hospital, health system COO moves

    Here are six hospital and health system COO moves that have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 9:

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