Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. No coronavirus cases at nursing home where staff paid to live on-site, owner says

    The owner of a Connecticut nursing home had an innovative idea to protect the facility's residents during the COVID-19 pandemic: Give staff financial incentives to live in RVs on-site. It's paying off, as the facility has not reported a single coronavirus case, according to WBUR, Boston's NPR news station.
  2. Patients deferring lifesaving care during pandemic, study suggests

    Patient visits for heart attack and stroke have dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to patient visits during the same period in 2019, indicating patients may be avoiding care for potentially life-threatening conditions, a new study shows.
  3. Meet the first 10 leaders of Centene's health disparities task force

    Centene Corp. named an inaugural group of medical and community leaders to its health disparities task force, the insurer said May 18.

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  1. Microsoft rolls out new cloud offering for healthcare

    Microsoft announced on May 19 that its first industry-specific cloud offering is targeted for healthcare.
  2. Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi joins Desert Research Institute, Renown Health

    Prominent cancer researcher Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, has joined the Desert Research Institute and Renown Health, both based in Reno, Nev., the organizations announced May 18.
  3. Overprepared for COVID-19 surges but not sorry, hospital leaders say

    Dozens of hospitals nationwide have treated a much smaller number of COVID-19 patients than expected, but leaders said they don't regret being overprepared for potential surges, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  4. Tens of thousands of Americans apply for contact tracing jobs: 5 things to know

    As the U.S. aims to reduce the spread of COVID-19, tens of thousands of Americans have applied for contact tracer roles to help track cases and exposure,  according to The New York Times.

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  1. Tower Health takes financial hit from COVID-19, Epic install costs

    Tower Health reported higher revenue in the nine months ended March 31, but the West Reading, Pa.-based health system ended the period with an operating loss, according to recently released unaudited financial documents.
  2. Mount Sinai pioneers AI tech for rapid COVID-19 diagnosis

    Mount Sinai Health System in New York City is using artificial intelligence in combination with imaging and clinical data to diagnose and treat COVID-19 patients.
  3. Vermont psychiatric hospital workers allege dangerous staff shortages

    Employees at Brattleboro (Vt.) Retreat hospital are expressing increased frustration with workplace conditions at the psychiatric facility that they say are dangerous, according to the VTDigger.
  4. CMS shares guidelines for reopening nursing homes: 5 things to know

    CMS issued finalized guidelines for states on how to safely reopen nursing homes May 18.
  1. Kaiser Permanente provides free meditation app for 12 million-plus members 

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is now offering Calm, a mobile app for meditation and sleep support, to its 12.4 million members at no cost. 
  2. Telehealth to grow nearly 65% in 2020, report finds 

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for telehealth, which is anticipated to rise 64.3 percent in 2020, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan report. 
  3. IT specialist salaries in 8 US tech hubs

    The BuiltIn website for tech professionals developed a tool comparing the average salaries and cost of living for IT positions in eight tech hubs across the U.S.
  4. 'Secret' is out, and 24 other passwords to avoid

    SplashData produced a list of the worst passwords based on popularity, released in early May.
  5. Amazon offers more employees virtual care benefit: 3 details

    Amazon is extending its telehealth benefit beyond its employees at Seattle-area offices to include warehouse workers near its headquarters, according to CNBC.
  6. Optum, Health Catalyst Capital lead $21.5M funding round for data analytics company: 4 things to know

    Optum Ventures and Health Catalyst Capital led a new funding round to invest millions in a data science and health technology company that is building a large real-world evidence platform for behavioral health and chronic diseases.
  7. Minnesota health system email attack exposes 10,000+ patients' info: 4 details

    Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, Minn., reported that select employees fell victim to an email cyberattack that affected thousands of patients' information.
  8. Vaccinations fall; CDC warns of possible measles outbreak

    Routine vaccinations for young children in the U.S. dropped after a national emergency was declared March 13 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially exposing vulnerable individuals to measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published May 18. 
  9. Google's Verily launches COVID-19 antibody research project: 5 things to know 

    Google sister company Verily launched the Baseline COVID-19 Research Project, which aims to study disease testing methods and antibodies as well as how the virus affects mental health. 

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