Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'Who knows what's growing on everything?': Union blasts hospital cleaning staff shortage

    The union representing workers at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) is urging the hospital to address a shortage of cleaning staff, according to news station WKBW.
  2. Atlantic Health System makes 5 leadership changes

    Atlantic Health System in Morristown, N.J., said it has made several significant changes to senior leadership roles after an internal review of organizing principles and executive positions. 
  3. Elective surgery backlog at Oregon health system causing problems for patients, staff

    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health is experiencing high patient volumes and an elective surgery backlog that is affecting both patients and staff alike.

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  1. COVID-19 may have been in 5 states as early as December 2019, NIH study suggests

    Antibody testing research suggests COVID-19 may have been circulating in Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin before the first official cases were reported there, according to findings published June 15 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
  2. Mayo Clinic joins Apple Health Records initiative: 4 things to know 

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is the latest health system to join Apple's Health Records project, which gives patients access to their medical records directly from their iPhone, according to a June 15 news release. 
  3. How 1 healthcare company doubled the number of women among its C-suite ranks

    In 2007, there were five times as many men as women in officer roles at biotechnology company Genentech, and female directors left twice as often as men. To improve the rate of women in leadership positions and mitigate the number of women leaving the company, Genentech implemented several strategies to achieve gender equity, according to a June 2 report in Harvard Business Review.
  4. Who leads Amazon's health ventures? 5 execs to know

    Amazon has tapped leaders from Optum, Allscripts and hospitals nationwide to build its healthcare team.

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  1. 5 biggest innovation investments health systems made in 2021

    Health systems have been pouring investment dollars into digital health startups, research efforts and internal innovation projects throughout 2021, though they often do not disclose the amount. For those that did, below are the five largest innovation investments health systems made in 2021:
  2. Amazon COVID-19 test kit now available to consumers for $40

    Amazon released its COVID-19 test kit, which costs $40 and is compatible with Prime delivery.
  3. 2 hospital pharmacy leaders on causes of, solutions for drug shortages

    Shortages of essential drugs is a challenge hospitals have always faced, but the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has forecast that trade restrictions, pandemics and climate change will only increase the potential for more shortages. 
  4. Henry Ford launches 'Project Mobility' to improve patient, employee safety

    As part of Project Mobility, a new initiative at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, patient lifts will be installed to improve both patient and employee safety. 
  1. Inside the $30B+ investment in Medline and what happens next

    Northfield, Ill.-based Medline has recorded growth every year since it was founded in 1966 by Jim and Jon Mills and is now one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of healthcare supplies worldwide.
  2. Delta now 'variant of concern,' CDC says

    The CDC is now classifying the delta COVID-19 variant, first detected in India, as a "variant of concern." The strain now accounts for nearly 10 percent of U.S. cases. 
  3. Norton Healthcare to open neuroscience facility

    Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., will open its comprehensive neuroscience facility June 17. 
  4. California hospitals no longer required to submit central line insertion reports

    The California Department of Public Health announced June 8 that it has discontinued central line insertion practices reporting by hospitals, effective immediately.  
  5. UnitedHealth's workforce, in 6 numbers

    UnitedHealth Group is one of the largest healthcare companies in the U.S., and is continuing to grow its clinical and administrative teams. 
  6. The role racial disparities play in reaching — or not reaching — mass vaccination goals

    COVID-19 vaccination rates among Black and Hispanic people will likely lag even if and when national goals are met, which could lead to widening health disparities and limit pandemic recovery, according to new research from Stanford (Calif.) University and the Kaiser Family Foundation. 
  7. Leadership transition support vital for success — yet women receive far less of it than men

    Having a formal transition process for incoming leadership positions is crucial in the success of that leader. However, women are receiving less support in their transition at every level, according to a recent leadership transition report by Development Dimensions International.
  8. Burnout hits female physicians harder than men: 6 Athenahealth report findings

    Female physicians experience burnout more frequently than men, report spending more time doing administrative duties and spend more time working off the clock, according to a June 15 report by EHR vendor Athenahealth.
  9. What patients like & find challenging about virtual visits

    Convenience and infection control are the top reasons patients opt for telehealth appointments, while the lack of human interaction and connectivity issues are the aspects they find most challenging, according to recent research from Deloitte.

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