Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The most exciting clinical developments in cancer care: 5 oncologists weigh in

    Five oncologists discuss key clinical innovations that are helping advance cancer care.
  4. Most hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19 asymptomatic, CDC analysis finds

    More than half of pregnant women with COVID-19 were not showing symptoms when they were admitted to the hospital, new CDC data from 13 states shows.
  1. Billings Clinic names new CMO

    Billings (Mont.) Clinic selected Toni Green-Cheatwood, DO, as CMO, effective Sept. 14, the health system announced.
  2. How NYC Health + Hospitals is supporting its staff's mental wellness

    New York City Health + Hospitals provided an update on staff mental wellness programs at the 11-hospital safety-net system.
  3. Walmart Health details expansion plans in 3 states: 6 things to know

    Walmart plans to open at least 16 more standalone health clinics by the end of 2021, according to a Sept. 17 company blog post. 
  4. Nurses at HCA's Mission Health vote to unionize

    Nurses at HCA Healthcare's Mission Health system in Asheville, N.C., have voted to join the National Nurses Organizing Committee, an affiliate of National Nurses United, the Citizen Times reported.

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  1. Amwell ups IPO price in NYSE debut, to hit $742M: 5 details

    Amwell upsized the price of its initial public offering for Sept. 17 in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
  2. 6 more health systems identified in Blackbaud security breach, bringing total to 27

    Another six health systems have been identified as being affected by the Blackbaud security breach.
  3. Erlanger vendor loses backup CDs containing almost 5,000 patients' info during software update

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger notified patients of a security breach after a third-party vendor misplaced backup CDs containing patient information.
  4. Mayo debuts COVID-19 county-level data tracker, plans to add predictive modeling: 6 details

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic launched an online COVID-19 tracking tool examining data for every county in all 50 states as an interactive map.
  5. VA taps Apple to provide 50,000 veterans with iPads for virtual care services 

    The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with Apple to provide more than 50,000 veterans with cellular-enabled iPads to increase their access to virtual care services. 
  6. Warp Speed officials to distribute vaccine within 24 hours of approval; CDC director touts benefits of universal masking — 5 COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. has reported an average of 39,054 new COVID-19 cases daily in the past week, down 3 percent from the average seen two weeks ago, reports The New York Times.
  7. Ascension Ventures joins $106M investment round for healthcare AI startup Olive 

    Healthcare workforce artificial intelligence startup Olive closed $106 million in a financing round that included participation from St. Louis-based Ascension's healthcare venture fund, according to a Sept. 17 news release. 
  8. SSM Health to end trauma, birthing services at Missouri hospital

    St. Louis-based SSM Health said it will stop treating serious trauma cases, end cardiac and complex neurological surgeries and close its labor and delivery unit at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Mo.
  9. Moderna will know if COVID-19 vaccine is effective in November, CEO says

    Moderna could know if its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective within a few weeks, according to a Sept. 17 report from The Boston Globe.

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