Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Potential COVID-19 treatment could increase cardiac event risk if taken with certain drugs

    Azithromycin, an antibiotic being studied as a potential COVID-19 treatment, could cause cardiac events if taken in combination with drugs that affect the heart's electrical rhythm, according to research published Sept. 16 in JAMA Network Open.
  2. Some nursing homes evicting unprofitable patients by claiming they have psych issues

    Some nursing homes may send poor residents requiring extra care to emergency rooms or psychiatric hospitals and then deny them reentry, according to The New York Times.
  3. Montefiore terminates employee for allegedly stealing 4,000 patients' info

    Montefiore Medical Center posted a security breach notice Sept. 18 stating that a former employee recently stole about 4,000 patients' personal information.
  1. Where hospital employees have tested positive for COVID-19: September

    A sampling of U.S. hospitals and healthcare sites where employees have tested positive for COVID-19, as reported in September: 
  2. BCBS Association sues investment manager over $2B loss

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's national employee benefit committee filed a lawsuit against an investment firm after losing $2 billion from its benefit plan trust, according to Pensions & Investments. 
  3. California hospital may end Medicaid agreement with Anthem

    Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., may no longer be in network with Anthem Blue Cross' managed Medicaid plan if an agreement on reimbursement rates isn't reached, according to the Enterprise-Record.
  4. HHS unveils reporting requirements for COVID-19 relief funds: 6 things to know

    HHS released more details Sept. 19 about the reporting requirements for healthcare organizations that received more than $10,000 in COVID-19 relief payments.
  1. Tufts Medical Center's pediatric hospital rebrands

    After more than 125 years, Tuft Medical Center's pediatric hospital is getting a new name. 
  2. Acute kidney injury boosts death risk in COVID-19 patients, Northwell study finds

    About 40 percent of adult COVID-19 patients hospitalized at New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health experienced acute kidney injury this spring, according to new research from Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, the system's research arm.
  3. 9 recent health IT exec moves

    Here are some of the recent leadership changes affecting health IT:
  4. Christus Trinity Mother Frances to build outpatient cancer center

    Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System plans to build an outpatient cancer treatment and research center in Tyler, Texas, the health system said Sept. 18.

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  1. Tennessee insurers send premium rebates to 143,000 members

    BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Cigna are issuing rebate checks to Tennessee residents because their healthcare costs were lower than expected, the state's Department of Commerce and Insurance said Sept. 17. 
  2. University of Illinois nurses strike ends with progress on agreement

    A strike by University of Illinois Hospital nurses in Chicago has ended amid progress toward a tentative agreement, according to hospital and union officials.
  3. 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the past few weeks.
  4. Nearly half of iPhone users own a connected health device

    Forty-nine percent of iPhone owners and 34 percent of Android owners who are the head of a U.S. broadband household own at least one connected health product, according to new research from Parks Associates.
  5. Vermont's all-payer model isn't meeting targets, needs revamp, CMS says

    CMS sent a warning notice to Vermont last week calling for a reboot of its all-payer model, which hasn't met its participation or savings goals, according to the VT Digger.
  6. HCA offers COVID-19 bonuses to employees

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare will provide a one-time bonus to full-time and part-time facility-based employees in November as part of actions to recognize their service during the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO Sam Hazen said Sept. 17 in an email to workers.
  7. U of Missouri Health Care email hack exposes info of 5,000 patients: 4 details

    University of Missouri Health Care discovered an employee email phishing attack in May that exposed some patient information.
  8. Amazon seeks senior manager for Alexa health initiative

    Amazon is seeking to hire a senior product manager for a new healthcare initiative on the Alexa Health & Wellness team.
  9. Teladoc accuses Amwell of patent infringement: 4 details

    Teladoc accused Amwell of patent infringement in a Sept. 14 letter recently made public.

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