Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 70 Tufts physicians transitioning to Boston Children's amid pediatric hospital closure

    Tufts Medical Center in Boston is planning to transition physicians as it prepares to close inpatient services for children by the end of June, according to public radio station WBUR.
  2. The 2 most anticipated challenges for the next 2 years

    A CIO goes over upcoming issues and opportunities for improvement. Jennifer Wesson Greenman serves as the chief information officer of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global. Ms. Wesson Greenman will serve on the panel "Effective Leadership in a Changing Healthcare Landscape" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  3. How the CIO role is evolving

    A healthcare leader explains why the CIO role is changing for the better. Joel Klein, MD, is the senior vice president and chief information officer at the Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System.  Dr. Klein will serve on the panel "How Will Big Tech and Wall Street Affect Healthcare?" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. Omicron 'sister variants' account for 35% of US cases: 4 COVID-19 updates

    BA.4 and BA.5 now account for nearly 35 percent of U.S. cases, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion update. The strains have become known as "sister variants" of the original omicron strain. 
  2. Inside Intermountain's IT team culture with VP of digital services Mona Baset

    Mona Baset serves as the vice president of digital services at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. 
  3. Inequities could cost healthcare system $1 trillion annually by 2040: Deloitte

    Inequities currently account for $320 billion in healthcare spending annually, and that figure could grow to $1 trillion by 2040 if not addressed, according to a June 22 report from Deloitte. 
  4. R1 RCM completes Cloudmed acquisition

    Revenue cycle management company R1 RCM said June 21 it completed its acquisition of Atlanta-based healthcare revenue recovery provider and consultant Cloudmed.

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  1. Palomar Health averts strike

    Registered nurses and caregivers at Palomar Health in Escondido and Poway, Calif., have reached tentative contracts with hospital management, according to a June 21 news release from the unions that represent them.
  2. What's next for Providence's Tegria and revenue cycle investments, per Wasif Rasheed

    Wasif Rasheed serves as executive vice president and chief revenue and growth officer at Renton, Wash.-based Providence. 
  3. New law lets South Carolina providers, payers deny care that conflicts with personal beliefs

    South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act into law June 17, allowing healthcare institutions, medical practitioners and health insurers to deny non-emergent care that conflicts with their "religious, moral or ethical beliefs."
  4. Tracking the nation's baby formula supply: 4 facts

    As domestic manufacturers chug away at replenishing the nation's supply and the federal government imports baby formula from around the world, it's unclear what the nation's current inventory is. Here are four things to know about the shortage that's expected to last until July: 
  1. Patients could lose telehealth access to opioid addiction treatment

    Patients being treated virtually for opioid addiction may have to return to in-person care if the federal government doesn't extend regulations allowing these types of telemedicine visits, Politico reported June 20.
  2. Coors Leadership Capital makes 3 executive appointments

    Coors Leadership Capital announced the appointment of three new executives after an extensive nationwide search. The organization is a nationwide, retained executive search and consulting firm that places healthcare executives from director-level through the C-Suite. 
  3. High gas prices worsen struggle to access care

    Rising gas prices are making it difficult for a Michigan family to access cancer treatment. They drive from Fenton to Ann Arbor, 80 miles roundtrip, Monday through Friday, MLive reported June 21.
  4. 10 hospitals, health systems seeking VPs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems hiring for vice presidents.
  5. 10 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Becker's has reported on the following 10 hospital or health system CFO moves since May 31.
  6. LifePoint appoints 2 executives

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health has promoted two leaders to new positions. 
  7. 'Stay humble at the outset': 4 physicians on how COVID-19 shaped infectious disease work

    As the monkeypox outbreak evolves, hospitals are reflecting on the early days of their COVID-19 response. 
  8. Facebook sued after claims of patient data being secretly sent to its platform

    Facebook is facing a lawsuit alleging the company is receiving private medical data when patients access hospital websites for healthcare providers, Bloomberg reported June 17. 
  9. Rivet, tech startup specializing in revenue cycle management, secures $20.5M investment

    Revenue cycle management startup Rivet landed $20.5 million June 21 as it seeks to expand its team and software platform.

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