Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. University Hospitals rolls out COVID-19 vaccine tracking platform for caregivers

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals is using a digital platform it developed with IT company Logis Solutions to schedule and track COVID-19 immunizations, Logis said.
  2. New Hampshire nursing home board members cut line for vaccine, say state health officials

    Webster at Rye (N.H.) nursing home included facility board members, who have no direct contact with residents, on its list of staff members eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, New Hampshire Public Radio reported Jan. 12. 
  3. Small changes are often better than large-scale changes

    When the going gets tough, small changes are often better than large changes for putting an organization back on track, Boris Groysberg, professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and two other authors said in a Boston-based Harvard Business School post.

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  1. Walgreens makes majority investment in pharmacy automation services provider

    Walgreens Boots Alliance acquired the majority share of pharmacy automation technology company iA, the companies announced Jan. 12. 
  2. J&J preparing for FDA approval but lags behind COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing goal

    Johnson & Johnson on Aug. 5 signed a $1 billion contract with Operation Warp Speed in which the company promised to deliver 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate by the end of June — a  schedule that the drugmaker has fallen significantly behind, according to a Jan. 13 New York Times report.
  3. 4 recent heart care partnerships

    Here are four partnerships and affiliations centered on cardiac and cardiovascular care announced recently.
  4. American Cancer Society: US cancer deaths continue to decline

    U.S. cancer deaths fell by a record 2.4 percent between 2017 and 2018, leading to an overall 31 percent drop since 1991, according to the American Cancer Society's 2021 Cancer Statistics report published Jan. 12. 

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  1. New York Proton Center names CEO

    New York Proton Center in New York City named Jonathan Weinbach CEO Jan. 13. Mr. Weinbach is the center's former CFO. 
  2. 8 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Jan. 6:
  3. Nicklaus Children's nursing leader retires after 41 years

    Jackie Gonzalez, DNP, MSN, is retiring as senior vice president and CNO of Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Health System, according to a Jan. 12 news release.
  4. Bon Secours Mercy Health launches GPO

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health has launched its own group purchasing organization, Advantus Health Partners, the system said Jan. 13. 

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  1. 7 healthcare priorities for big employers this year

    The Pacific Business Group on Health, which represents employers like Boeing, Walmart and Microsoft, outlined seven health priorities for large employers in 2021.
  2. Health coverage most common insurance Americans dropped to save money in 2020, survey finds

    Many Americans cut back on their insurance policies in 2020 to save money, with health coverage being the most common policy that consumers decided to scale back or drop altogether, according to a survey from ValuePenguin. 
  3. Abbott delivers COVID-19 rapid tests to schools, workplaces

    Abbott is making its BinaxNOW COVID-19 test available to schools, pharmacies, universities and workplaces, CNBC reported Jan. 12.
  4. Bosses may become less authoritative, more emotionally aware: WSJ

    The incoming wave of bosses may be more emotionally capable and collaboration-fostering than the more dictatorial and rigid bosses of the past, reported The Wall Street Journal.
  5. More than one-third of consumers don't have preference for a healthcare brand, report finds

    A consumer report from NRC Health that surveyed millions of healthcare consumers found that more than a third of consumers expressed no preference for a healthcare brand compared to independent practitioners in 2020, NRC said.
  6. Meditech launches online COVID-19 vaccine administration tool

    Meditech has expanded its EHR with Quick Vaccination, a digital tool that quickly documents and notifies state health systems of immunizations, which can speed up healthcare organizations' vaccination efforts, Meditech said.
  7. Most successful vaccine rollouts in US: 4 state strategies

    States are rushing to administer the COVID-19 vaccines as fast as possible, and some states have been more successful than others. 
  8. CMS has started price transparency compliance audits: 6 things to know

    CMS has started auditing a sample of hospitals for compliance with the price transparency rule, an agency spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review. 
  9. Mayo, Cleveland Clinic & more join YouTube's new health content partnerships team

    YouTube unveiled a new healthcare initiative Jan. 13 focused on creating credible health content across its platform with collaborators including the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and American Public Health Association.

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