Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 3 ways to enhance APIs to improve clinician communication, decision support

    HHS finalized ONC's final interoperability in March, which will require the healthcare industry to adopt standardized application programming interfaces to support patients' free access and control of their electronic health data via third-party smartphone apps.
  2. Mayo physicians to perform on live broadcast to raise funds for plasma research, COVID-19 treatments

    Mayo Clinic's Elvis Francois, MD, and William A. Robinson, MD, PhD, will sing a rendition of "God Bless America" during NBC's "Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again" broadcast May 24 to honor front-line healthcare workers and raise awareness about plasma donation.
  3. 10 COVID-19 testing updates

    COVID-19 testing remains a critical barrier to reopening the U.S. economy. 

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  1. 5 ways rural hospitals can secure PPE

    With less funding than large health systems, rural hospitals often have to work with limited supplies, and public health experts have warned that they could become the next COVID-19 hot spot due to their lack of resources.
  2. COVID-19 response and recovery: What 5 hospital CEOs are doing

    Hospital CEOs across the nation are responding and looking to recover from COVID-19 in ways that are unique to their organization's needs and population.
  3. 'This is a mess': CDC, 4 states combine viral and antibody results, skewing COVID-19 data

    The CDC is combining viral and antibody COVID-19 test results, potentially overstating the nation's ability to test people for the illness, The Atlantic reports.
  4. 10 must-read leadership articles

    The pandemic has changed the way we lead. Some leaders have picked up new virtual skills, while others have found new ways to not let small stuff slip through the cracks.

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  1. 84% of nurses haven't been tested for COVID-19 & 5 other survey findings

    Only a small portion of nurses nationwide have been tested for COVID-19, according to a survey from National Nurses United.
  2. 10 hospital deals called off, delayed

    Below are 10 hospital transactions or partnerships that have been delayed or called off since Jan. 1, beginning with the most recent:
  3. PPE shortages lasted into May for many healthcare workers, survey says

    Healthcare workers experienced shortages of personal protective equipment into early May, with about two-thirds citing insufficient supplies of N95 masks, according to a poll from The Washington Post and Ispos. 
  4. 8 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Eight hospitals or health systems announced, started, advanced or completed construction projects in the last two months: 
  1. HHS gives rural providers $225M for COVID-19 testing

    HHS gave $225 million to rural health clinics May 20 to boost access to COVID-19 testing in rural communities. 
  2. 5 healthcare CEOs share their best advice

    The Corner Office series asks healthcare executives to answer seven questions about their life in and outside the C-suite.
  3. 10 physician specialties that generate the most revenue for hospitals

    The average amount of revenue physicians generate for hospitals has jumped significantly in recent years, and a decline in patient volumes and elective procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic is putting hospitals and physicians in a fragile financial position. 
  4. 5 ways to safeguard clinician well-being amid the COVID-19 pandemic

    Healthcare workers will be the ones to bear the brunt of the long-term physical and mental effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and there needs to be a comprehensive strategy to protect their well-being during and after the pandemic, three physicians wrote in a perspective piece published by The New England Journal of Medicine.
  5. Humana strikes partnership for kidney care coordination in Florida

    Humana will collaborate with Healthmap Solutions, a population health management company that has expertise in kidney health, to provide some of its members with kidney disease care coordination services. 
  6. Cigna expands virtual provider network

    Fourteen million members in Cigna's employer-sponsored health plans can now talk and text with on-demand licensed therapists through a partnership with online and mobile therapy company Talkspace. 
  7. Healthcare consumer behavior: 3 trends to watch

    Americans' views around healthcare access are changing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey from the Alliance of Community Health Plans and AMCP, a professional pharmacy association.
  8. COVID-19 death risk doubles for patients with cardiovascular disease, cancer

    Cardiovascular diseases and cancer significantly increased the risk of death for patients who contracted COVID-19, a new study found.
  9. Hudson Regional-CarePoint deal throws wrench in other New Jersey hospital talks

    Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus, N.J., has reached an agreement with a land owner to acquire and operate two New Jersey hospitals owned by CarePoint Health, according to The agreement undercuts negotiations that already were underway between CarePoint and other prospective buyers. 

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