Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HSS expands outpatient presence on Long Island

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is expanding its presence on Long Island with the leasing of a large facility for outpatient services, according to a March 16 Long Island Business News report.
  2. 8 moves from the nation's top cancer centers

    Some of the nation's top cancer centers are launching new treatments and programs to advance care. 
  3. AI wars: How Meta and Alphabet are facing off on protein predictions

    Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has released a tool that uses artificial intelligence to predict the structure of hundreds of millions of proteins, competing with similar technology from Google parent Alphabet, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  1. Troubled Mercy Iowa City hospital suffers downgrade to 'substantial risk' level

    Mercy Iowa City hospital, one of 23 affiliated hospitals of Des Moines, Iowa-based MercyOne, was downgraded to "Caa1" from "B1" because of what Moody's on March 16 called "severe cash flow deterioration."
  2. FTC: Healthcare data privacy major priority in '24 fiscal budget

    The Federal Trade Commission is seeking more funds to investigate matters involving healthcare data and privacy.  
  3. Nevada hospital changes name

    Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville, Nev., has changed its name to Carson Valley Health.
  4. Florida hospital expands ICU

    Cape Coral (Fla.) Hospital, part of Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health, is adding 12 beds and a second floor to its intensive care unit, local news outlet Fox4 reported March 16.

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  1. TikTok, telehealth fuel Ozempic shortage

    TikTok and telehealth are driving a shortage of the weight-loss drug Ozempic, CNN reported March 17.
  2. Hackensack Meridian puts $14M toward oncology expansions

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health is investing $14 million to expand oncology services at JFK University Medical Center, also in Edison. 
  3. 7 recent RCM mergers and acquisitions

    Here are seven revenue cycle management mergers and acquisitions reported by or shared with Becker's in 2023: 
  4. Digital health: Who's up, who's down

    The digital health market is constantly changing, with startups coming onto the scene and more established companies restructuring their strategies.

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  1. Patient alleges California hospital worker posted her medical records to Facebook

    A woman alleges that a contract employee from Martinez, Calif.-based Contra Costa Regional Medical Center gained access to her medical records and posted them to a Facebook account, The Hill reported March 16. 
  2. Ochsner Health integrates pharmacogenomics into its EHR system

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health has integrated safety stops into its electronic medical records system and became one of the first health systems to standardize genomic testing. 
  3. 32 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's since Feb. 10:
  4. Operating income vs. investment income — what's more important to focus on?

    Vail (Colo.) Health is a small health system located in the ski-rich Rocky Mountains and perhaps most famous for its world-renowned orthopedic specialist Steadman Clinic.
  5. 4 cancer drugs in short supply, some resupply dates in summer

    At least four oncology drugs are in shortage, and some drugmakers don't expect supply levels to recover until mid-2023. 
  6. NYU Langone physician saves man suffering heart attack at Carnegie concert

    A New York surgeon performed CPR on a man who had a heart attack in the middle of a concert at Carnegie Hall, ABC affiliate WABC reported March 16.
  7. Tick-borne babesiosis disease endemic in 3 more states: CDC

    Babesiosis, a tick-borne illness, has become endemic in three more states, NBC News reported March 16.
  8. Pain patients struggle to get opioid prescriptions despite rule relaxations

    The CDC recently updated its opioid recommendations, but advocates worry the move is too little, too late for millions of Americans in chronic pain struggling to get prescriptions, CNN reported March 17.
  9. Minnesota medical supplier owes $5.6M in taxes, US alleges

    The U.S. filed a lawsuit against Mounds View, Minn.-based Midwest Medical Holdings on March 16, accusing the company that supplies pharmaceutical and medical products of owing millions of dollars in employment taxes. 

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