Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New Jersey health systems get state approval to merge

    Two New Jersey health systems — Saint Peter's Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health — received approval from state regulators to merge. 
  2. Florida hospital misses payroll

    Healthmark Regional Medical Center in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is behind on payroll, according to a letter from hospital administration published by ABC affiliate WMBB.
  3. Christus Health blocks ransomware attack 

    Irving, Texas-based Christus Health system has successfully blocked a ransomware attack, keeping patient data safe so far, reported The Dallas Morning News May 16. 

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  1. Experts warn of a COVID-19 wave that is 'almost like omicron'

    The increasing prevalence of "unbelievably transmissible" COVID-19 omicron subvariants has experts concerned about a potential new wave of cases that may go partly undetected as people turn to home tests instead of lab tests, The Houston Chronicle reported May 16.
  2. Viewpoint: FTC will be healthcare's biggest headache until 2025

    With the Senate's confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission on May 11, Democrats now have a 3-2 majority in the FTC, which will likely lead to heightened scrutiny of competition in healthcare, Paul Keckley, PhD, wrote May 16 in The Keckley Report.
  3. The best hospitals for avoiding unnecessary services: Lown Institute

    The Lown Institute, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank, released its ranking May 17 of the best hospitals in the U.S. for avoiding overuse of low-value tests and procedures.
  4. What scares, excites the president of Mayo Clinic Labs about diagnostics' future

    Diagnostics has always been an important part of healthcare, but recent times have shined a brighter spotlight on it. William Morice II, MD, PhD, president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, told Becker's there are exciting developments on the horizon as well as areas for concern.

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  1. Interim leadership in healthcare: Pros and cons

    At hospitals and health systems, interim leadership is brought in when an executive position becomes vacant, whether that be through a resignation, promotion or other means. 
  2. CommonSpirit posts $591M quarterly operating loss

    CommonSpirit Health, a 142-hospital system based in Chicago, reported an operating loss for the three months ended March 31, according to financial documents released May 13. 
  3. Viewpoint: Health systems must start planning for end of Roe v. Wade now

    If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the criminialization of abortion will have a systemwide effect on the healthcare industry — a potenital reality health systems must start preparing for now, Lisa Harris, MD, PhD, wrote in a May 11 article for The New England Journal of Medicine.
  4. Hospitals cutting services over staffing shortages

    As hospitals across the U.S. face workforce shortages, several have had to halt services. 

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  1. 3 health system CEOs reveal retirement plans

    Whether it be wine tasting, family time or coaching high school teams, these soon-to-be retired healthcare industry leaders have a lot to look forward to after many years of hard work. 
  2. RWJBarnabas Health hospital CEO to retire

    Anthony Cava will retire Jan. 2 as president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, N.J.
  3. Aspirus names chief nursing officer of 2 hospitals

    Aspirus Health named Beth Sekerka, MSN, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer for its southeast division, the Wausau, Wis.-based health system said May 16.
  4. Physicians with their own practices are more satisfied with EHRs, study finds

    Physicians who own their practices are more satisfied with their electronic health records than physicians who don’t, an April 21 investigation in JAMA Network Open found.
  5. Health IT market will exceed doubled value by 2028, report predicts

    The global health IT sector is expected to more than double in value by 2028, according to a May 16 study by Brandessence Market Research & Consulting.
  6. Advocate Aurora posts $253M net loss in Q1

    Although Advocate Aurora Health posted an operating gain in the first quarter of 2022, it ended the period with a net loss, according to recently released financial results. 
  7. What NFTs need to achieve before healthcare implementation

    Medical ethicists have argued that non-fungible tokens in healthcare, specifically the use of NFTs in the healthcare record-keeping system, can give patients ownership of their records through its blockchain ledger. Allowing them to track the sale of their data, giving patients the opportunity to stop it or sell it themselves. But, technology leaders at healthcare systems say although this concept has potential, it is still evolving and requires a lot of refining before it can be implemented into the healthcare industry. 
  8. How health IT can ease staffing shortages

    Digitizing the patient experience to make it as convenient as online shopping or travel booking can help alleviate the labor shortages that have plagued healthcare, David Peterson, chief strategy officer for health IT consultant AccuReg, wrote March 23 in Medical Economics.
  9. 4 healthcare leaders on how healthcare will change

    From data analytics and wearables to a push for health equity, top healthcare leaders identified key trends and growth avenues for healthcare in Fortune May 13.

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