Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Intermountain, Las Vegas Raiders use partnership to boost community wellness

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare is using its exclusive partnership as the official health partner of the National Football League's Las Vegas Raiders to support the health and well-being of the community, The Spectrum reported March 16.
  2. Most Mississippians want Medicaid expansion; governor says no

    A large majority of Mississipians confirmed the widespread wish for that state to approve Medicaid expansion even as the governor refuses to entertain the idea.
  3. UC San Diego Health notifies patients of vendor breach

    UC San Diego Health's technology vendor Solv Health transmitted patients' confidential information to third-party service providers. 
  1. VA looking to renegotiate its $10B contract with Oracle Cerner

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to negotiate a five-year option period for its $10 billion contract with Oracle Cerner as the EHR modernization program has been troubled since its rollout in 2020, FCW reported March 16. 
  2. The job interview question that went viral

    Interview questions are part of the job-seeking process and vary by industry and role. But there is one question that went viral and is dividing the internet, Fortune reported March 16. 
  3. 'We did not meet the request of the ransom,' hospital CEO says

    Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital did not accommodate hackers' demands during a recent ransomware attack, The Dispatch reported.
  4. Healthcare executive charged with fixing nurse wages

    A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging a staffing executive at three home health agencies in Las Vegas with participating in a conspiracy to fix nurses' wages, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada said March 16.

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  1. The letter grades EHR vendors get for interoperability

    Interoperability has long been a goal of many in the healthcare industry, with EHR vendors playing a big role in how well providers can share and receive patient data.
  2. As birth rates increase, OB-GYN shortage worsens

    Residency matches for the first class of OB-GYN applicants post-Roe v. Wade will soon be announced. Preliminary data from the American Association of Medical Colleges shows that 2023 applications for the specialty have fallen from 2022, according to Roll Call.
  3. WHO updates variant tracking system to better spot new threats

    As part of an updated tracking system for SARS-CoV-2 variants, the World Health Organization will move to evaluate omicron sublineages independently to better identify potential new threats. 
  4. SVB Financial files for bankruptcy, Credit Suisse gets $50B lifeline and more troubling news

    It's been a bad week for banks and lenders. 

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  1. Oracle can grow in healthcare — if 'no competition shows up,' analysis says

    In reporting quarterly revenues that missed analysts' expectations, Larry Ellison, founder and chief technology officer of Oracle, touted the software giant's push into healthcare — a strategy that doesn't come without risks, according to a March 17 analysis from tech news site The Register.
  2. Healthcare leaders, staff differ on safety culture views: Report

    Clinical and nonclinical healthcare workers have an upward-trending perception of safety culture, but physicians and leaders do not agree, according to a Press Ganey report released March 16. 
  3. Government needs to help rural hospitals battle ransomware, IT security experts say

    Rural hospitals need more government funding to deal with the increase in healthcare ransomware attacks and to hire more cybersecurity professionals, IT security leaders told Congress, CyberScoop reported March 16.
  4. Physicians call for hospitals' exodus from US News rankings

    It is time for hospitals to follow law and medical schools' example by withdrawing from U.S. News and World Report's rankings, two physicians wrote in an article published to Health Affairs. 
  5. Almost half of health systems use AI to tackle workforce issues

    Forty-seven percent of hospitals and health systems reported that they are turning to artificial intelligence to help alleviate staffing and labor insufficiencies, a March 15 survey from the Health Management Academy found. 
  6. COOs can feel like 'chief optional officers' in hard times

    Corporate and managerial employees may feel anxious as health systems reduce administrative headcount amid negative operating margins. In such times, one role has historically faced more uncertainty than others: the COO. 
  7. Why ChristianaCare wants to be the 'Amazon of healthcare'

    Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare is offering patients a subscription service for virtual primary care services offering faster and more personalized care, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported March 16. 
  8. Genetic data ties pandemic's origins to Wuhan market

    Researchers have found new genetic data that links SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, with raccoon dogs sold at a market in Wuhan, China, The Atlantic reported March 16.
  9. Banner sells building for $29M

    Phoenix, Ariz.-based Banner Health sold its Peoria, Ariz.-based Banner Health Center for $29 million, with plans to lease it back from the new owner, the Phoenix Business Journal reported March 17.

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