Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HHS unveils updated security risk assessment tool: 4 things to know

    ONC has released an update to HHS' Security Risk Assessment tool, which helps providers ensure HIPAA compliance.
  2. How 3 female hospital leaders stay inspired when the going gets tough

    Becker's Hospital Review's series for women in healthcare leadership asks healthcare executives to answer seven questions about their life in and outside of work.
  3. Nashville healthcare company failed to accommodate nurse's religious beliefs, EEOC says

    Wellpath, the nation's largest for-profit healthcare provider for correctional facilities, violated federal law by refusing to accommodate a nurse's religious beliefs, according to a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit filed Sept. 14.
  1. Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital establishes endowment for pediatric chief role

    Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., has established an endowment for the division chief for pediatric hematology/oncology.
  2. Domestic violence rising, expired Violence Against Women Act hangs in limbo

    After expiring last year, the Violence Against Women Act — landmark legislation that includes federal protections and support for survivors — hasn't been renewed, while domestic violence is spiking amid the pandemic, 19th News reports.
  3. 5 healthcare innovation hubs launched in the last 30 days

    From hospitals to universities to municipalities, here are the five latest entities launching healthcare innovation programs as covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last 30 days.
  4. Patient sues BJC HealthCare over employee email hack: 4 details

    A former patient of St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare filed a class-action lawsuit against the health system over a cybersecurity incident, according to the lawsuit hosted on Bloomberg.
  1. Why North Memorial Health's Dr. Carolyn Ogland ditched career balance for focusing on the moment

    Carolyn Ogland, MD, learned from an early age how healthcare workers can help patients and their families, and that continues to be her focus as CMO of Robbinsdale, Minn.-based North Memorial Health.
  2. Moderna details final stage COVID-19 vaccine trial protocol

    Moderna released a 135-page document Sept. 17 that details how it is conducting its phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial and says how safety and efficacy will be determined. 
  3. Eli Lilly, Amgen partner to make Lilly's COVID-19 antibody drug

    Eli Lilly and Amgen are uniting to boost manufacturing capacity for Eli Lilly's experimental COVID-19 drugs, they said Sept. 17. 
  4. When telehealth cost-sharing waivers expire for 5 payers

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many commercial health insurers waived cost-sharing for medical and behavioral telehealth services.

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  1. EmblemHealth unit overstated Medicare supplemental costs, OIG says

    Group Health Inc., a subsidiary of EmblemHealth, overstated its supplemental executive retirement plan costs to Medicare, according to a report from HHS' Office of Inspector General.
  2. 4 new hospital-insurer partnerships

    Here are four new partnerships that hospitals and health insurers recently announced:
  3. Patients want control of medical data, raise concerns about privacy: survey 

    More than half (61 percent) of patients want to manage their health by downloading their health records to applications on their mobile devices, according to a Sept. 16 Pew Charitable Trusts report.
  4. How tech disparities affect Americans' digital health: 6 things to know

    Access to broadband high-speed internet and tech devices like smartphones can make or break a person's ability to participate in virtual healthcare.
  5. Louisiana city awarded $1.2M for healthcare innovation projects

    Baton Rouge, La., secured a collective $1.2 million in federal and private-sector funding to launch Health-Tech Catalyst, a three-year healthcare innovation initiative, according to The Advocate.
  6. Drug costs surge faster than any other medical good or service, data shows

    While prices for most medical goods and services are rising, drug prices are increasing the fastest, according to a Sept. 17 GoodRx report.
  7. US adult obesity rate surpasses 40% for first time, hiking COVID-19 risks

    The national adult obesity rate was 42.4 percent in 2017-18, up 26 percent from 2008, according to a report from the nonprofit group Trust for America's Health.
  8. US infectious disease funding up fourfold since 2014, report finds

    The U.S. has increased research and development funding to fight emerging infectious diseases by $459 million between 2014 and 2018, marking a fourfold increase, a report from Policy Cures Research found.
  9. The most exciting clinical developments in cancer care: 5 oncologists weigh in

    Five oncologists discuss key clinical innovations that are helping advance cancer care.

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