Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 8 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since June 14: 
  2. University of Maryland Medicine launches precision health study

    University of Maryland Medicine is starting a precision health research database involving hundreds of thousands of people it says could revolutionize medical treatment and disease prevention.
  3. 56 nursing programs launched in 2022 

    Colleges and universities have launched nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent shortages around the country.

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  1. MD Anderson inks strategic collaboration for CAR-T therapy development

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Invectys and the Cell Therapy Manufacturing Center entered a strategic collaboration last week to develop a "reliable, compliant and scalable" process for human leukocyte antigen CAR-T cell therapy for solid tumors. 
  2. Quantum computing is coming to healthcare

    Quantum computing, a futuristic concept that many of its proponents don't even fully understand, could be used to develop new medical treatments and protect personal health information.
  3. How 4 hospital buildings improve staff wellbeing

    Incorporating green spaces into buildings, increasing the amount of sunlight and building large corridors are all ways hospitals can be designed to improve staff wellbeing, The Harvard Business Review reported June 15. 
  4. Key things to know about Ascension Ventures

    One of the nation's largest health systems, St. Louis-based Ascension has a venture capital arm to fund medical device, health tech and healthcare services companies.

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  1. U of Pennsylvania creates NFT to raise money for research

    Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania created a non-fungible token, designed after the university's licensed mRNA modification technology that is used in Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, to help raise money for ongoing research at the university. 
  2. University of Maryland Medical System selects Tammy Saunaitis as chief human resources officer

    Tammy Saunaitis was selected as the new chief human resources officer of Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System.
  3. Optum breaks into lab benefit management: 4 things to know

    UnitedHealth Group company Optum is launching a lab benefit management platform aimed at reducing unnecessary lab testing.
  4. Shasta Regional nurses to strike

    Hundreds of nurses at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif., plan to strike June 23, according to a June 22 news release from the union that represents them. 
  1. $25 minimum wage for some LA healthcare workers gains traction

    On June 21, the Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved a measure that would increase the minimum hourly wage for workers at privately owned hospitals to $25, according to the Los Angeles Times. 
  2. 11 hospitals temporarily or permanently ending maternity services

    Eleven hospitals and health systems have announced the permanent or temporary closure of obstetric services since March 16. Several of those moves have been attributed to staffing challenges:
  3. Fastest-growing tech hubs by salary

    Up-and-coming tech hot spots like Atlanta and Miami saw significant salary growth during the pandemic, a recent report from career website found.
  4. 9 health system executives among top 150 transformative IT leaders

    Nine health system IT executives were named to Constellation Research's 2023 Business Transformation 150 for their tech leadership and innovation skills over the last year.
  5. How Colorado's new hospital price transparency law will work

    When Colorado's price transparency law goes into effect Aug. 10, it won't be enforced by the state, the Denver Post reported June 20. 
  6. FDA, White House push to reduce nicotine level in cigarettes

    The federal government is slated to consider lowering maximum nicotine levels to a minimal or nonaddictive standard in May 2023. If successful, the new measure could lower the risk of addiction and prevent some of the nation's 480,000 annual smoking-related deaths.
  7. CDC finds dispensing gap in Paxlovid, Lagevrio prescriptions among 'vulnerable' ZIP codes

    Despite the large presence of dispensing sites in "high vulnerability" ZIP codes, pharmacies doled out fewer antiviral treatments between Dec. 23, 2021, and May 21, 2022, compared to other ZIP codes, according to a CDC study published June 21. 
  8. Insufficient drug exposure likely behind COVID-19 rebound symptoms after Paxlovid: Study

    Drug resistance or impaired immunity against the coronavirus are likely not the cause of rebound symptoms some patients experience after taking Pfizer's antiviral Paxlovid, according to a new study from University of California San Diego researchers. 
  9. CMS pitches end-stage renal disease payment rule: 4 things to know 

    On June 21, CMS issued a proposed rule to update payment rates and policies under the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for renal dialysis services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries on or after Jan. 1, 2023.

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