Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Northwell Holdings: Key things to know

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health has a venture capital arm that invests in innovative early-stage companies, develops and commercializes internal innovations, and brings new products and medical devices to market.
  2. CFO to CEO pipeline hits new peak

    Companies are looking for — and promoting — CFOs with CEO qualities, Fortune reported Sept. 29. 
  3. Michigan State U, Henry Ford Health, Brown U launch suicide prevention research center

    East Lansing-based Michigan State University, Detroit-based Henry Ford Health, and Providence, R.I.-based Brown University established the National Center for Health and Justice Integration for Suicide Prevention Sept. 29, the universities shared in an email with Becker's.

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  1. Healthcare for homeless stretching San Francisco resources thin: study

    The same small group of San Francisco, Calif.-residents — most of them homeless — frequently cycle through the city's hospitals and criminal justice system. The cost is high and the health outcomes are poor, according to a recent study reported Sept. 27 by the San Francisco Chronicle.  
  2. President of highly-ranked Cleveland Clinic Weston on the mission-reputation connection

    Cleveland Clinic Weston (Fla.) Hospital was recently listed among the world's best specialized and smart hospitals by Newsweek. According to Weston's president, Rodolfo Blandon, MD, focus, empathy and collaboration are key contributors to the hospital's top marks. 
  3. Baltimore historically Black college to open new medical school

    Baltimore-based Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital plans to open a new medical school at historically Black college Morgan State University, also in Baltimore, CBS affiliate WJZ reported Sept. 27.
  4. More than 16,000 cancer deaths due to COVID-19 complications, American Cancer Society finds

    More than 16,000 cancer deaths between March and December 2020 involved COVID-19 complications, according to a Sept. 28 American Cancer Society news release.

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  1. Obama: US has 'more of a disease care system than a healthcare system'

    Precision medicine research is advancing, but the U.S. healthcare system is not nimble in its implementation of new technologies, according to former President Barack Obama. 
  2. 6 hospitals seeking chief medical officers

    Below are six hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  3. Microsoft uses AI to predict missed medical appointments

    Microsoft says it has an artificial intelligence tool that can predict missed healthcare appointments.
  4. MemorialCare hospital names Dr. Annabelle Braun chief nursing officer

    MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Orange, County, Calif., has selected Annabelle Braun, DNP, MSN, RN, as its chief nursing officer.

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  1. Stanford Medicine exec: Why hospitals need a wellness chief

    Over the last few years, it has become even more crucial for hospitals and health systems to have a designated senior-level leader to oversee clinician wellness efforts.
  2. Chicago nurses set to strike

    Members of the Illinois Nurses Association are set to strike Oct. 3 amid negotiations with Chicago-based Howard Brown Health.
  3. Epic in the last 30 days

    From adding a life sciences program to its national IT infrastructure to new partnerships with health systems, here are 10 updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in September.
  4. JHU scientist who created the COVID-19 dashboard wins Lasker award

    Lauren Gardner, PhD, has received the 2022 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award for creating the COVID-19 dashboard. The tool went on to become the world's most trusted source for real-time data about the SARS-CoV-2 virus' spread. 
  5. Northern Arizona U awarded $21M health equity grant  

    Researchers at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff received a $21 million grant from the National Health Institute’s Minority Health Disparities division, KNAU reported Sept. 28.
  6. Meet the health IT department: Chief technology officers

    With the digital shift in healthcare well underway, IT leadership roles continue to evolve. That includes chief technology officers, a position that has existed for years but has recently taken on different responsibilities.
  7. Viewpoint: Nursing shortage solutions begin with valuing nurses more

    Addressing the nursing shortage, which has been exacerbated by COVID-19, begins with acknowledging how much nurses have been undervalued, Leana Wen, MD, wrote for The Washington Post Sept. 28.
  8. FDA rolls out new guidelines for how it will oversee health tech

    The FDA released a final guidance Sept. 28 on what kinds of decision support software it intends to regulate. 
  9. Magellan Health settles data breach lawsuit for $1.43M

    Magellan Health will pay $1.43 million to settle a lawsuit over a May 2019 phishing scheme that compromised the protected health information of 273,000 patients, Top Class Action reported Sept. 28. 

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