Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 9-to-5s are dying: who's to blame?

    After three years of COVID-19 modifications, employers are well aware that workers want flexibility. The "new normal" is losing its novelty — and workplaces are adapting for the long haul.
  2. San Diego hospitals accused of patient dumping, despite state law

    Members of a homeless advocate group are accusing hospitals across San Diego of prematurely discharging homeless or indigent patients — a practice known as patient dumping, according to local news outlets. 
  3. DC nurses file unfair labor charges against George Washington University Hospital

    The District of Columbia Nurses Association has filed charges against George Washington University Hospital alleging retaliation, unfair labor practices and "numerous offenses in violation of the National Labor Relations Act," according to a March 21 news release.
  1. UMMS CEO named chair of Greater Baltimore Committee board

    Mohan Suntha, MD, president and CEO of the Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System, has been named chair of the Greater Baltimore Commitee's board of directors. 
  2. Lawmakers push VA for audit of Oracle Cerner installation

    House Democratic lawmakers introduced a pair of bills that would overhaul the Veterans Affairs IT acquisition process, including one that would audit the Oracle Cerner EHR implementation, Fedscoop reported March 22.
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital finds 1st link between Parkinson's disease and red brain pigment

    The first confirmed link between Parkinson's disease and a red brain pigment has been made by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
  4. 10 states with the highest, lowest death rates from COVID-19

    Cumulative death rates from COVID-19 varied tremendously across the U.S., a comprehensive state-by-state analysis revealed. Income, race, political affiliation and trust were key factors driving state performance in both infection rates and mortality.

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  1. Henry Ford Health makes 4 executive changes

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health appointed four leaders to expanded roles within the $7 billion organization, according to a March 23 news release.
  2. Why CVS, Walmart, Walgreens are betting on clinical trials

    Walmart, CVS and Walgreens are all entering into the clinical trials business, and given their proximity to diverse populations, the retail disruptors may have an advantage, Politico reported March 23. 
  3. SCL Health deal grew Intermountain by 8 hospitals, $4.2B in net assets

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and Broomfield, Colo.-based SCL Health merged into a 33-hospital system with more than 58,000 employees in April 2022, less than eight months after signing a letter of intent to explore the transaction. 
  4. Oracle Cerner layoffs in Kansas City may number less than 500

    While Oracle Cerner underwent a "mass" layoff recently, according to some affected employees, the company may not have been required to notify the government, Kansas City Business Journal reported March 23.

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  1. Overworked physicians consider exiting roles as pay rates drop

    Two out of three physicians are considering leaving their roles as overworking continues to be a widespread challenge and physician compensation remained flat or was down for many specialties last year, according to Doximity's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report."
  2. Kaiser gift to Georgia rural hospitals may help improve maternal mortality figures

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has donated $60,000 to 10 rural hospitals in Georgia, the Coastal Courier reported March 23.
  3. Cone Health trims 68 senior-level jobs

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health eliminated 68 jobs at the levels of director and above, the system's COO confirmed to The Alamance News.
  4. Healthcare is a 'team sport;' leaders must be in it to win it, says 1 Missouri hospital leader

    When you watch a game on television, it may look like the coaches are pacing up and down the field — on the sidelines. However, the coach is always the point person — the one players are looking to for advice and ultimate decisive action. 
  5. Healthcare tech leaders' biggest frustrations when working with multiple vendors

    Eighty-four percent of provider leaders, who are responsible for implementing and purchasing technology at their healthcare organizations, said their organizations work with more than 20 individual vendors, which can cause integration nightmares, according to a March 22 survey from healthcare data company Intelligent Medical Objects.  
  6. Microsoft to use Open AI to speed up operations of clinical trials

    Microsoft has partnered with Syneos Health to develop a machine-learning platform that can support and speed the analysis, design and operations of clinical trials.  
  7. 'Hire for attitude, train for skills,' says 1 COO on taking hospital teams to the next level

    If you've made your way to the C-suite in a hospital, it might be easy to think you simply need to focus on being the best leader you can be right now. And, while that's certainly true, effective leadership requires a willingness to keep learning and growing.
  8. FDA clears thinner nitrile gloves made by Ochsner's supply company

    The FDA greenlit SafeSource Direct's new nitrile exam gloves that are designed to weigh less "to offer a cost-effective solution" for "low-risk, high-volume environments," the company said March 21.
  9. No more private equity hospital purchases in Pennsylvania, lawmakers urge

    Pennsylvania lawmakers want to bring in legislation placing a ban on private equity groups and other for-profit entities from buying hospitals in a bid to curtail the rise of healthcare deserts in the state, Bloomberg reported March 23.

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