Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Baptist Health South Florida No. 1 for female healthcare workers, per Fortune

    Baptist Health South Florida is the top workplace in the healthcare industry for women, according to Fortune's "75 Best Large Workplaces for Women," published Sept. 16.
  2. Why growth isn't always the answer, per Holland Hospital's heart services director

    While innovative techniques for heart procedures are constantly evolving, it's important for service line leaders to avoid getting distracted by the newest shiny things, says Holland (Mich.) Hospital's director of cardiovascular services. 
  3. Family of ER physician who died by suicide lobbies for clinician mental health bill

    Family members of a New York City emergency room physician who died by suicide last year are pushing for federal legislation to address the nation's physician burnout crisis, The Washington Post reported Sept. 15.

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  1. Congress could be on verge of giving FDA oversight of lab-developed tests

    Congress is considering two bills that would regulate lab tests designed in-house, and the senior author of a new study focused on the tests, published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, said he thinks it's warranted.
  2. Anthem hit with federal penalty over plan spending

    MMM Healthcare, an Anthem subsidiary, was served a federal penalty by CMS for failing to hit the 85 percent premium spending threshold, banning it from select enrollments starting Jan. 1, 2022. 
  3. Record-setting 12.2 million covered through federal, state marketplaces

    The Department of Health and Human Services announced a series of broken records tied to public health insurance in a Sept. 15 news release. 
  4. 340B hospitals mark up cancer drugs 3.8X for commercially insured patients, study finds

    Hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program price oncology drugs at an average of 3.8 times their 340B acquisition costs, according to a report the Community Oncology Alliance published Sept. 14.
  1. 12 things to know about the biggest EHR vendors

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on hospital operations, EHR purchasing activity saw an uptick in 2020. Epic, for example, saw its most successful year since 2015, when the company landed contracts with 144 hospitals, according to the KLAS Research "U.S. Hospital Market Share 2021" report.
  2. Fountain Valley Regional Hospital names new CEO

    Clay Farell has been appointed CEO of Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital.
  3. The 50 largest public hospitals in America | 2021

    Here are the 50 largest public hospitals in America, listed by number of beds. Figures are based on CMS cost report data analyzed by the American Hospital Directory. Data are for short-term acute-care hospitals, critical access hospitals and children's hospitals.
  4. The 10 best cities for lab real estate

    Demand in the lab real estate market is driven partially by pharmaceutical sales, which are predicted to grow at a compound annual rate of 7.4 percent through 2026, according to a Sept. 15 report by Chicago-based commercial real estate firm JLL.
  1. Breakthrough case data backs authorization of COVID booster shots, Moderna says

    Moderna released data Sept. 15 showing that breakthrough COVID-19 cases were less common in people vaccinated about eight months ago compared to those vaccinated more than a year ago in clinical trials. 
  2. Anthem BCBS in Missouri names new president

    Stephanie Vojicic has been appointed president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri.
  3. 10 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following leadership moves by women have been reported since Sept. 9:
  4. Intermountain, SCL Health to merge into 33-hospital system

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and Broomfield, Colo.-based SCL Health have signed a letter of intent to merge, the organizations announced Sept. 16. 
  5. Digital health monitors are booming, but where's the research on privacy and ethics?

    Researchers have dedicated significant effort and funding to study how wearables measure body processes, but not enough research has been conducted on the ethical, security and privacy concerns posed by this technology, according to a study published Sept. 15 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
  6. Washington hospital CEO out amid state probe of how hospital handled former nurse charged in murder

    Mark Kettner has resigned as CEO of Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake, Wash., amid a state investigation into the pyschiatric hospital's handling of a case involving a former nurse charged with assault and murder, according to local news reports.
  7. Job seekers listing vaccination status on LinkedIn, resumes

    It's important that job seekers use keywords to distinguish themselves from other applicants during their job hunt. That's why some job seekers are making sure employers know they're vaccinated against COVID-19 by mentioning it in their resumes and LinkedIn profiles, MarketWatch reported ​​Sept. 16.
  8. Ascension Wisconsin opens hospital in Greenfield

    Ascension Wisconsin opened its 32,000-square-foot hospital in Greenfield, Wis., on Sept. 15, according to CBS 58. 
  9. Massachusetts nursing school gets record-breaking $21.5M donation

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst said Sept. 16 it received the largest gift in its history: $21.5 million to support its nursing school.

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