Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 4 healthcare execs charged in $55M scheme after Texas hospital CEO pleads guilty

    Four Texas healthcare executives have been charged in a billing scheme that already resulted in a guilty plea from the former CEO of Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells, Texas, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 
  2. FDA advisory panel to publicly discuss COVID-19 vaccine approval process

    A committee of outside experts will meet Oct. 22 to advise the FDA on its COVID-19 vaccine approval process for the first time, STAT reported.
  3. Healthgrades names best hospitals for specialty care

    Healthgrades identified the recipients of its 2021 Specialty Excellence Awards Oct. 20.

Behavioral health cases are rising: leverage technology to improve outcomes

Before COVID-19, the US spent a respective $200 billion and $35 billion per year on mental and substance use disorders. The pandemic has caused an increased demand for behavioral health services. Learn how care coordination can help improve outcomes.
  1. 4 recent cancer care partnerships

    Below are four recent partnerships and affiliations centered on cancer care.
  2. Where Trump, Biden stand on healthcare issues: 8 things to know

    President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have some of the same healthcare goals, such as reducing costs, but they disagree on several key issues. Most of their differences center on the president wanting to reduce the federal government's role in healthcare and Mr. Biden pushing to expand it, according to The Wall Street Journal. 
  3. Former Tennessee hospital manager charged with stealing nearly $800K in supplies

    A former worker at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tenn., was charged with stealing nearly $800,000 worth of medical supplies from the hospital and selling them online for his personal benefit, Williamson Source reported. 
  4. 10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking pharmacy leaders in the last week.

The new rules of margin improvement

Challenges often accelerate innovation—and in the era of COVID-19, the need for system-wide agility, integration and transformation are vital.
  1. Apple's 6 latest health-related job openings

    Apple recently posted several job openings related to its health business.
  2. States need $8.4B to distribute COVID-19 vaccine, Congress told

    States are urging Congress to provide at least $8.4 billion to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, The Hill reported. 
  3. NIH to test J&J, AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb drugs as COVID-19 treatments

    The National Institutes of Health plans to test three drugs from Johnson & Johnson, AbbVie and Bristol Myers Squibb as treatments for COVID-19, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  4. 3 healthcare marketing execs share best lessons they've learned from campaign duds

    Healthcare's top marketing executives ascended to their positions by continually reflecting on their own experience in their field — examining what patients respond well to, what they don't and why.
  1. 12 healthcare innovation execs define what 'disruption' means to them

    When new digital technologies and data-driven systems are introduced in the healthcare industry, they are often referred to as "disruptors" or a "disruption." These terms can get thrown around pretty frequently in conversations about healthcare innovation, but it can often be unclear — to patients and hospital executives alike — what the term actually means.
  2. Kaiser cited over lack of COVID-19 airborne precautions

    California officials cited Kaiser Permante for failing to treat COVID-19 as an airborne disease at a psychiatric facility in Santa Clara, reports CALMatters, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom.
  3. American Telemedicine Association launches safety evaluation tool for digital health apps

    The American Telemedicine Association is teaming up with the Organization for the Review of Care and Health Apps to develop a review process for U.S. providers, insurers and employers to apply to ensure health apps are safe and effective for patients.
  4. Holy Name Medical Center inks digital health partnership with Israel medical center

    Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., is partnering with Ramat Gan, Israel-based Sheba Medical Center to create new telemedicine and digital health products and technologies, according to an Oct. 18 Times of Israel report.
  5. Highmark, Humana, Horizon's payment models generate savings: 3 results

    Highmark, Humana and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey recently published positive results from their value-based reimbursement programs with providers. 
  6. Physicians may have discovered 4th pair of salivary glands in head

    Physicians in the Netherlands believe they have found a fourth pair of large salivary glands in the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat, according to a study in Radiotherapy and Oncology.
  7. Best insurers for Medicare drug coverage, per US News

    U.S. News & World Report published its annual list of the best health insurance companies offering Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage in 2021.
  8. Russian hackers charged in 2017 malware attack against Pennsylvania health system: 4 details

    Six Russian military officers have been charged in worldwide computer hacking incidents, including the June 2017 malware attack on Beaver, Pa.-based Heritage Valley Health System. 
  9. AMA: 4 ways providers can use social media to improve public health 

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the power of social media in healthcare and its ability to quickly spread health information, and misinformation.

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