Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Why patient falls are so hard to get ahead of

    From shock-absorbing flooring to wearable technologies, hospitals have tried a litany of interventions to get to zero patient falls. But for years, falls have consistently landed on The Joint Commission's list of most common sentinel events. 
  2. Envision Healthcare at high risk of bankruptcy, Moody's says

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare, which operates ambulatory surgery centers and provides physician staffing services, is on the brink of bankruptcy, according to Moody's Investors Service. 
  3. Mass General Brigham agrees to slash spending by $128M a year

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham plans to reduce total medical spending by $127.8 million a year, according to a Sept. 22 report from The Boston Globe.

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  1. Hispanic heritage spotlight: 6 thoughts on leadership from healthcare execs

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Becker's Hospital Review asked Hispanic leaders in healthcare to share their insights on leadership.
  2. Swedish to invest $125M in employee pay increases

    Seattle-based Swedish Health Services has reached memorandums of agreement with Service Employees International Union Healthcare 1199NW to raise wages for 7,200 employees, according to statements from both parties, which were shared with Becker's Sept. 22.
  3. The 10 medical specialties that are least satisfied with their EHR

    Here are the 10 medical specialties that are least satisfied with their EHRs, according to recent rankings from KLAS Research.
  4. MPAC Healthcare names new COO

    Chicago-based MPAC Healthcare named Hailey Paley as the new COO, according to a Sept. 22 news release.

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  1. Dr. David Sousa on the state of long COVID-19 after 2 years of treating patients

    David Sousa, MD, has been seeing patients suffering from long COVID-19 at Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health's COVID Recovery Center for nearly two years. 
  2. As new vaccines emerge, some health systems are re-evaluating worker requirements

    Throughout the pandemic, hospitals and health systems have implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees, citing a need to protect patients, workers and the communities they serve. The list continued to grow once CMS announced its vaccination mandate covering healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid. Now, health systems continue to update their policies as the virus situation changes and additional vaccines become available. 
  3. Excela Health appoints Vasanth Balu new CIO

    Greensburg, Pa.-based Excela Health has appointed Vasanth Balu its new senior vice president and CIO, according to a news release shared with Becker's.
  4. Humana looking to buy primary care provider Cano Health: report

    Humana and others are interested in acquiring primary care provider Cano Health, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 22. 

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  1. FDA loosens restrictions on naloxone distribution

    The FDA is loosening requirements surrounding the distribution of naloxone to increase Americans' access to the opioid overdose antidote.
  2. General Catalyst's Daryl Tol on what the VC firm looks for in hospital partnerships

    Daryl Tol has gotten an upfront look at healthcare's digital shift from both the hospital C-suite and as a venture capitalist.
  3. U of Michigan, nurses reach tentative agreement

    Members of the Michigan Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement with the University of Michigan.
  4. Administering the wrong vaccine tops common vaccine errors list: analysis

    Among the 1,440 vaccine errors reported to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a third of them were because of age-related mistakes, such as the incorrect dosage or the wrong vaccine. 
  5. Emory Healthcare swaps Oracle Cerner EHR with Epic

    Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is transferring its EHR from Oracle Cerner to Epic as it aims to more seamlessly share patient records and improve its billing and scheduling functions.
  6. 5 recent moves from nurses unions

    Here are five moves from nurses unions across the country that Becker's has covered since Aug. 31:
  7. California to create 1st US office to combat gun violence

    The California Department of Justice is launching an Office of Gun Violence Prevention, the first state in the U.S. to do so. 
  8. Primary care physicians market to hit $850B by 2030

    The primary care physicians market value is projected to grow to $850 billion by 2030, according to a Sept. 22 analysis from Global Market Insights.
  9. FDA's authorization process hindered COVID-19 tests in 2020: HHS report

    From an unusual number of submissions of low-quality COVID-19 tests to limits at U.S. laboratories, the FDA faced multiple barriers in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, an HHS report found. 

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