Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 18% of Americans skipped medical appointments, prescriptions due to finances, poll finds

    Almost 1 in 5 Americans, 18 percent, have skipped a medical appointment or filling prescription drugs in the past six months because of financial strain, a new NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll published Sept. 16 found. 
  2. 10 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Sept. 13:
  3. Long COVID-19 patients protest outside of White House

    A group of protesters with long-term COVID-19 symptoms protested outside of the White House Sept. 19, after President Joe Biden said "the pandemic is over," The Hill reported Sept. 19.

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  1. 12 systems seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 12 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  2. Pharmacist group objects to UnitedHealth acquisition

    The National Community Pharmacists Association called UnitedHealth Group "a three-headed dragon and one of the worst actors in the market" in response to a federal judge ruling in favor of UnitedHealth acquiring a revenue cycle management company. 
  3. Grady to serve as training site for Army trauma teams

    Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital will soon be the eighth trauma center in the U.S. to serve as a training site for physicians and nurses serving on Army trauma teams, WGCL-TV reported Sept. 19. 
  4. Syphilis cases up 26% in 2021, CDC finds

    Reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases sharply increased in 2021, preliminary CDC data shows. 

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  1. Texas hospital to use telehealth for pre-surgical physicals

    Dallas-based White Rock Medical Center has partnered with telemedicine developer SHL Telemedicine to use its technology to conduct pre-surgery physicals in remote locations. 
  2. Athenahealth names new chief marketing officer

    Healthcare technology company Athenahealth has named Stacy Simpson as chief marketing officer. 
  3. COVID-19 to remain a leading cause of death indefinitely, experts say

    Disease experts anticipate COVID-19 to remain among the top 10 causes of death in the U.S.  indefinitely, NBC News reported Sept. 19
  4. North Oaks Health System and Children's Hospital New Orleans partner for pediatric service

    Hammond, La.-based North Oaks Health System will partner with Children's Hospital New Orleans to expand pediatric services, AN17 reported Sept. 19. 

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  1. NCH Healthcare partners with Nicklaus Children's to bolster services

    Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System has partnered with Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Hospital to offer new pediatric care services, Wink News reported Sept. 19. 
  2. Emory U nursing school opens $20M learning center

    The Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta has opened a $20.6 million simulation learning center. 
  3. Michigan allows pharmacists to prescribe birth control, joining 20 states

    Licensed physicians in Michigan can now delegate birth control prescription powers to pharmacists after the state's licensing and regulatory department altered interpretation of its health laws. 
  4. What IT roles Epic is hiring for

    Epic Systems currently has 6,520 job openings, according to Linkedin. 
  5. Congress presses Meta about health data privacy after hospitals remove Facebook tracker

    Lawmakers are pressing Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, to hand over a  "comprehensive and precise" description of the sensitive medical data it gathers. 
  6. The 34 hospitals most similar to America's top 10

    A new data visualizer shows the 10 most similar hospitals to any one benchmark hospital, challenging traditional, ordinal rank lists like those from U.S. News & World Report.
  7. 10 happiest, unhappiest states in America

    Hawaii is the happiest state in the U.S., according to an analysis released Sept. 20 by personal finance website WalletHub. 
  8. 2 omicron offshoots to keep an eye on

    While BA.5 is still the nation's dominant strain, its prevalence has fallen over the past two weeks, according to the CDC's latest estimates. 
  9. University Hospitals facility taps Dr. Elizabeth Louise Streby as chief medical officer

    University Hospitals Elyria (Ohio) Medical Center has named emergency physician Elizabeth Louise Streby, MD, its new chief medical officer, the Cleveland-based system said Sept. 13. 

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