Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. C. auris threat underscores hospitals' infection control challenges

    The rapid spread of Candida auris in hospitals is highlighting poorly funded and understaffed infection prevention efforts, The Washington Post reported March 21.
  2. Intermountain reports reduced operating income of $121M

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health has reported net operating income of $121 million on revenue of almost $14 billion in 2022.
  3. Ascension Wisconsin restructures exec team

    Ascension is restructuring the leadership team for its Wisconsin market and parting ways with several top leaders, the St. Louis-based system said March 21.
  1. Illinois system that closed hospital discussing sale to 'larger health system,' CEO says

    Spring Valley, Ill.-based St. Margaret's Health is in talks with a larger health system about a potential sale and has hired investment bankers to ensure it gets the most value out of a possible deal, Shaw Local News Network reported March 21.
  2. Signature Healthcare taps new digital compliance partner after fire

    Brockton, Mass.-based Signature Healthcare is partnering with internet-of-things company SmartSense to implement new monitoring and compliance solutions after its Brockton Hospital temporarily closed due to a fire.
  3. Hazel Hawkins withdraws closure notice

    Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is withdrawing its Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice, first issued in December 2022, after the hospital has improved its financial situation. 
  4. Kentucky governor signs bill to boost funding for rural healthcare providers

    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law a measure that will boost Medicaid payment rates for outpatient procedures, legislation designed to protect rural hospitals in the state.

The New Definition of Flexibility - An Intersection of Nursing Leadership & Frontline Clinicians Insights

Today's nurses demand flexible scheduling. Learn from the CNO of Texas Children's Hospital + 12 other nursing leaders what workforce flexibility should look like.
  1. J&J Innovation, Salesforce CEO back $90M funding round for AI-based predictive cancer test company

    Artera, a company using artificial intelligence to develop predictive cancer tests, launched with a $90 million funding round that saw participation from Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
  2. Atlantic Health hospital names Dr. Stanley Fiel chief medical officer

    Morristown (N.J.)  Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has named Stanley Fiel, MD, chief medical officer. 
  3. How customers perceive Oracle Cerner

    Large health systems are more likely to say they don't have an optimistic view of Oracle Cerner, with reasons including delays in its revenue cycle product and staffing issues, a March 21 KLAS Research report found.
  4. MedPAC: Hospitals don't need a big Medicare boost in 2024

    General acute care hospitals don't need a significant increase in 2024 Medicare rates to stay afloat, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's annual March report to Congress.

How to get the most out of your healthcare RCM vendor integration

For an RCM vendor to actually drive ROI, a proven integration plan is critical. Learn how to reduce rejections and minimize downstream issues using proper integration here.
  1. Strike set at MarinHealth Medical Center

    Members of the California Nurses Association are set to strike March 28 at MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae, Calif. 
  2. States mull nurse staffing ratios: 6 updates from coast to coast

    Mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios are on trial in legislative sessions nationwide — stalling in some states, clearing hurdles in others. Here are six updates from across the country: 
  3. 5 healthcare jobs at Amazon

    From an EHR expert to an account executive who will work with health system C-suite leaders, here are five healthcare jobs at Amazon.
  4. PeaceHealth suffers credit downgrade amid 'operational stress'

    Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth was downgraded as the 10-hospital system continues to deal with "considerable operating stress," Fitch Ratings said March 21.
  5. Labor negotiations spur big raises for healthcare workers

    Workers across industries are securing large raises at the bargaining table, with about 100 labor deals ratified in 2022 including a double-digit pay increase in their first year, according to an analysis of Bloomberg Law labor data.
  6. Cincinnati health system names CIO

    Donna Peters has been named senior vice president and CIO of Cincinnati-based TriHealth, Cincinnati Business Courier reported March 21.
  7. Hospital supplies disrupted by COVID-19 will soon replenish, FDA says

    The FDA revised its list of medical device shortages spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic on March 16 to update more than a dozen products returning to normal supply levels in 2023. 
  8. Cleveland Clinic hospital is 1 of 4 in the nation to implement new labor and delivery model

    A new labor and delivery model was recently implemented at Cleveland Clinic Akron General in Ohio, making it one of only four other hospitals in the nation to take the approach. 
  9. Highmark Health's IT company reports more than $1B in revenue

    Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health's IT services company, enGen, reported more than $1 billion in revenue for the fiscal year of 2022 as demand for services increased. 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months