Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Children's Hospital of Michigan CEO departing for Michigan Medicine

    Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO of Detroit-based Children's Hospital of Michigan, will step down from her post to become COO of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital at Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine.
  2. Most Americans say they'd cooperate with contact-tracing efforts

    A large majority of Americans say they would likely follow several key aspects of contact-tracing procedures, such as self-quarantining if they were told that they had come into contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus, according to a new Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index poll.
  3. Hospitals and unions: 7 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital-union events since May 4.

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  1. Low vitamin D levels linked to severe COVID-19 complications

    There is a strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and severe complications among COVID-19 patients, including death, a new study shows.
  2. David Clark named CEO of Sutter Health's Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, Calif., part of Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, has named David D. Clark CEO.
  3. COVID-19 might cause delirium in acutely ill hospitalized patients, study finds

    Delirium, a mental state marked by intense confusion and emotional disruption, may be common in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
  4. States facing mask shortages forced to weed out fakes, pay premium

    The process of obtaining medical masks is filled with fraud as some sellers try to take advantage of states' desperation for masks to protect against COVID-19, The Washington Post reported. 

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  1. Mislabeled supplies from FEMA slow COVID-19 testing, report says

    State officials said they received mislabeled and incorrectly packaged shipments of medical supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that have delayed COVID-19 testing, The Hill reported. 
  2. UPMC telemedicine company combines with Merck: 4 things to know

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC's infectious disease telemedicine company is combining with drugmaker Merck's infectious disease technology and services management provider ILÚM Health Solutions.
  3. Colorado hospital CEO: 'I think we made people afraid to come back'

    As hospitals try to rebound from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans need to be reminded that these facilities are still safe places to get healthcare when they need it, a Colorado hospital told KMGH-TV.
  4. 22% of PAs furloughed due to COVID-19 and 7 other survey findings

    More than 1 in 5 physician assistants, or 22.1 percent, have been furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a national survey from the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
  1. CIOs alter tech priorities as remote work policies ramp up, IT spending projections fall

    As CIOs navigate extended work-from-home policies and tech spending cuts, the IT executives must reevaluate workforce IT tools to best accommodate the new work experience, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  2. Human error accounts for nearly one-third of healthcare data breaches

    Most cybersecurity breaches are the result of phishing and business email attacks. However, in healthcare, basic human error accounted for 31 percent of breaches last year, according to Verizon's recent report.
  3. Some New York hospitals allowing visitors in 2-week pilot

    New York state is piloting a two-week program that will allow visitors back in hospitals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said May 19, according to Fox News.
  4. Retail pharmacy chains stress over how to handle consumers not wearing masks

    Retail pharmacy chains, frequented by sick and older patrons, are experiencing tension with customers who refuse to wear masks, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  5. FDA halts COVID-19 testing program backed by Bill Gates

    The FDA paused a Seattle-based COVID-19 testing initiative promoted by billionaire Bill Gates pending additional reviews of the tests' accuracy, according to The New York Times.
  6. States ranked by COVID-19 cases in nursing homes

    More than 28,000 nursing home residents and staff members have died from COVID-19 nationwide as of May 11, according to an analysis from The New York Times.
  7. COVID-19 forces businesses to revamp public restrooms

    Many businesses are grappling with how to limit COVID-19's spread in public restrooms once they reopen, according to The Washington Post.
  8. Long-acting drug shows promise preventing HIV, NIH study finds

    A large-scale clinical trial has shown a systemic, long-acting HIV drug to effectively prevent HIV, according to findings from a large National Institutes of Health study published May 18.
  9. New blood test can identify 50 types of cancer, study shows

    A new blood test can detect more than 50 types of cancer, a new study found.

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