Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the past few weeks.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. Teladoc accuses Amwell of patent infringement: 4 details

    Teladoc accused Amwell of patent infringement in a Sept. 14 letter recently made public.
  3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death & the future of the ACA: 3 notes

    The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has brought increased attention to a case over the legality of the ACA.
  4. Kentucky hospital reaches capacity because of COVID-19

    The King's Daughters Medical Center reached capacity due to COVID-19 cases, the Ashland, Ky.-based hospital's CEO said Sept. 18, according to local news station WKYT.
  5. UNC Rex to open $170M hospital in fall 2021

    Raleigh, N.C.-based UNC Rex Healthcare plans to open its hospital in Holly Springs, N.C., in September 2021, according to the Triangle Business Journal.
  6. CDC removes new guidance on COVID-19 transmission from website: 3 updates

    The U.S. has reported an average of 41,101 new COVID-19 cases daily in the past week, up 1 percent from the average seen two weeks ago, reports The New York Times.
  7. 3 former pharmacy execs indicted in alleged $50M healthcare fraud scheme

    Three former executives of a Louisiana compounding pharmacy were indicted in an alleged $50 million scheme to defraud New Jersey and military health benefits programs. 
  8. White House pre-election demand torpedoes deal to lower drug prices

    After negotiating for months, the White House and the pharmaceutical industry's collaborative plan to lower drug prices has fallen apart, according to The New York Times.
  9. 9 hospitals ending services, closing departments

    Several healthcare organizations recently closed medical units or terminated services to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or prevent patient care lapses. Here are nine that have announced or completed closures in the last two months:

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