Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. San Diego, Verizon roll out 5G network to support virtual health

    San Diego launched Verizon's new 5G wireless network in certain parts of the city May 28 to help healthcare providers conduct telehealth care more efficiently.
  2. 3 nurses on the most misunderstood notions about their profession

    Three nurses discuss what people tend to misunderstand most often about the profession.
  3. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:

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  1. Georgia man charged with trying to sell 50 million N95 masks he didn't have

    A Georgia man was charged May 28 with attempting to sell 50 million N95 masks he didn't actually possess to a foreign government for $317 million. 
  2. 10% of diabetics with COVID-19 died within a week of hospitalization, study shows

    One in 10 diabetics with COVID-19 died within seven days of being hospitalized, a study of hospitals in France found.
  3. Labs facing shortage of machines to process COVID-19 tests

    A shortage of the machines that process COVID-19 tests and give results is slowing efforts to ramp up diagnostic testing, NPR reported. 
  4. CDC guidelines for reopening offices during pandemic

    Symptom and body temperature checks, physical barriers to maintain social distance between employees and visitors and improved ventilation are key steps to reopening office buildings safely, according to the CDC.

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  1. 13% of cancer patients died within a month of COVID-19 diagnosis, study finds

    Within 30 days of being diagnosed with COVID-19, about 13 percent of patients with cancer died, according to a study published in The Lancet.
  2. Geisinger names new chief legal officer

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger health system has named Steven B. Bender chief legal officer, effective July 1, according to recently released financial documents.
  3. Initial shipments of COVID-19 drug botched

    The first batch of remdesivir that Gilead Sciences donated to the U.S. government was distributed in some cases to the wrong hospitals, The Washington Post reported. 
  4. CVS to deliver prescriptions via self-driving cars

    CVS is testing prescription delivery using self-driving vehicles in a partnership with Nuro, a technology company based in Mountain View, Calif.

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  1. 14 US hospitals patients are least likely to recommend

    At least 20 percent of patients at these 14 hospitals said, "No, I would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital," according to the most recent HCAHPS scores.  
  2. Erlanger defends leadership, health system against 'chaos' claim

    The board of trustees at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System is defending the organization and its leadership after a claim of "chaos" at the health system emerged last week, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  3. Where Microsoft is headed in healthcare

    Microsoft has been on the forefront of supporting healthcare delivery and services during the pandemic, and on May 20 rolled out its cloud for healthcare offering. 
  4. How Michigan Medicine balances its 'big data' deals, patient privacy 

    The increased sharing of patient data as hospitals and health systems research COVID-19 and seek new revenue streams as businesses seek "mining rights" to that data has raised patient privacy concerns.
  5. Amazon website temporarily crashed: 5 details

    Amazon's website and app crashed for thousands of users in the U.S. on May 28, according to Business Insider.
  6. UPMC extends $0 telehealth visits through September: 4 things to know

    UPMC Health will continue to provide $0 cost-sharing for telehealth through the end of September, according to a report from a WETM 18, the local NBC affiliate.
  7. Google.org grants $1M to Morehouse medical school to study COVID-19 pandemic's impact on communities of color

    Google.org awarded $1 million to support Atlanta-based Morehouse School of Medicine's ongoing research on the disproportionate effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on communities of color. 
  8. Remdesivir sent to hospitals without eligible patients + 4 more COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. has reported 1,721,926 COVID-19 cases and 101,662 deaths as of 9 a.m. CDT May 29. Globally, there have been 5,840,369 reported cases and 361,119 deaths, while 2,443,458 people have recovered.
  9. Beaumont, Summa Health cancel $6.1B merger plan

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health announced May 29 that it is calling off a proposed merger with Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health. 

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