Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Why COVID-19 may complicate fight against antibiotic resistance

    Many medical leaders have reported widespread antibiotic use for COVID-19 patients at their hospitals, which may contribute to rising rates of antibiotic resistance, according to the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy in Minneapolis.
  2. Virginia Tech researchers create global COVID-19 data repository

    Virginia Tech's Molecular Sciences Software Institute launched a shared, open-source resource to help scientists worldwide battle the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Google AI system can assess risk of AMD development

    Google recently developed an AI system that detects age-related macular degeneration in the eye and demonstrates the potential to predict the disease's progression. 

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  1. States ranked by COVID-19 case fatality rate

    Pennsylvania has the highest COVID-19 case fatality rate in the country, according to data from a panel of nonpartisan public health and crisis experts.
  2. 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients in NYC hospitals were critically ill: 5 things to know about them

    About 22 percent of COVID-19 patients admitted to two New York City hospitals were critically ill, and nearly all had at least one chronic illness, a new study shows.
  3. 47 Northwestern Medical Center employees take voluntary layoffs

    Forty-seven employees at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vt., have taken voluntary layoffs as part of the hospital's larger financial sustainability plan, a spokesperson confirmed May 20 to Becker's Hospital Review.
  4. 3 new roles healthcare employees are taking on during pandemic

    As hospitals adjust their workforces in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers are taking on new roles outside their normal responsibilities.

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  1. Texas Children's to build $450M hospital in Austin

    Texas Children's Hospital plans to build a $450 million freestanding women and children's hospital in Austin, Texas, the organization said May 20. 
  2. FDA partners with Aetion to analyze 'real world' COVID-19 data from EHRs, insurance claims, patient registries

    The FDA tapped New York-based health tech startup Aetion to identify and analyze "real-world" data sources to better understand COVID-19 disease symptoms, immunity and potential treatments. 
  3. Omada Health raises $57M, acquires virtual physical therapy startup

    San Francisco-based digital health company Omada Health recently raised $57 million, $30 million of which it used to acquire virtual physical therapy startup Physera, according to CNBC. 
  4. OSHA revises COVID-19 policies as economies re-open

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued two revised enforcement policies May 19 related to COVID-19.
  1. NCH Healthcare drops lawsuit against Leapfrog over 'D' grade

    Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System plans to drop its lawsuit against the Leapfrog Group, according to Fox affiliate WFTX-TV.
  2. 10,000+ patients' info breached in Arizona medical group email hack

    An email phishing attack on Phoenix-based District Medical Group exposed thousands of patients' personal information.
  3. Cerner expands predictive analytics offering: 3 things to know 

    Cerner is partnering with artificial intelligence automation company Hospital IQ to provide hospitals and health systems with predictive analytics tools to track and manage resources. 
  4. Geisinger hospital employee unnecessarily accessed 800 patient records: 4 details

    An employee at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., accessed hundreds of patients' records unnecessarily over a nearly three-year timeframe.
  5. Florida's COVID-19 dashboard creator claims she was fired for refusing to 'manipulate' data

    Rebekah Jones led the charge to build Florida's COVID-19 data and surveillance dashboard, which reports total coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. She earned national recognition for her efforts building and managing the dashboard until May 5 when the Florida Department of Health fired her, according to Florida Today.
  6. US births hit 35-year low

    In 2019, there were 3.79 million births in the U.S., the lowest number of births since 1985, according to new CDC data.
  7. New Jersey authorizes 18,000 pharmacists to conduct COVID-19 tests

    More than 18,000 New Jersey pharmacists can now administer COVID-19 tests, bringing the state closer to the amount of testing needed to safely reopen.
  8. 54% of US counties lack testing site; new guidance out on resuming surgeries — 7 COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. has reported 1,528,661 COVID-19 cases and 91,938 related deaths as of 7:45 a.m. CDT May 20. Globally, there have been 4,922,137 reported cases and 323,723 deaths, while 1,706,539 have recovered.
  9. Sutter Health cites pandemic's role in $1.1B Q1 loss in letter to bondholders

    In a recent notification to bondholders, Sutter Health said the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant revenue losses and contributed to an anticipated $1.1 billion net loss in the first quarter of 2020. 

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