Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Amwell to launch proposed public offering 

    After raising more than $740 million in its initial public offering in September, Amwell filed paperwork Jan. 12 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public offering of 11.3 million shares.
  2. 10 places in US with the highest annual healthcare cost per smoker

    Massachusetts is the state with the highest healthcare cost per smoker per year, according to an analysis by personal finance website WalletHub.
  3. Cleveland Clinic changes mission statement

    "Caring for life, researching for health and educating those who serve" is the mission statement Cleveland Clinic intends to use for the next 100 years, CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, MD, said Jan. 13.

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  1. Health officials investigating death of Miami physician shortly after getting Pfizer vaccine

    Health officials are investigating the death of a Florida physician 16 days after he received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, reports The New York Times. 
  2. Patients Need Critical Covid-19 Care Beyond the Hospital

    Our Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Romano shares her personal ordeal battling COVID-19 head on, both as a nurse and a patient. This article originally appeared in Barron’s.
  3. Cigna to suspend donations to lawmakers who 'supported violence' at Capitol

    Cigna said it will end political donations to lawmakers who "encouraged or supported violence" after rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, according to CNBC.
  4. CipherHealth Recognized with Enabling Technology Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan for Its Patient Engagement Platform

    The CipherHealth platform supports patient engagement through the entire continuum of care to deliver superior operational efficiency, improved outcomes, and bottom-line growth

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  1. Former Advocate Aurora Health leader takes new role at Ascension Wisconsin

    Michael Bergmann, RN, was named president of Ascension Wisconsin's Fox Valley hospitals, effective Jan. 25, according to a news release.
  2. Google announces $3M fund to combat COVID vaccine misinformation

    The Google News Initiative has launched a $3 million fund to bolster journalistic projects combating misinformation about COVID-19 vaccination efforts, Google said.
  3. 7 healthcare transactions were megamergers in 2020

    In 2020, there were seven hospital and health system mergers involving two companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue, according to an analysis by consulting firm Kaufman Hall. This compares to three megamergers announced in 2019. 
  4. Utah health systems collaborate to combat systemic racism

    Hospitals and health systems in Utah declared systemic racism a public health crisis Jan. 12 and pledged to work together to address health inequities and disparities, The Salt Lake City Tribune reported.

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  1. 8 health systems opening hospitals

    The following health systems have opened hospitals, advanced proposals to build them or announced plans for them in the last month:
  2. Head of Operation Warp Speed resigns

    Moncef Slaoui, PhD, chief advisor of Operation Warp Speed, submitted his resignation at the request of President-elect Joe Biden's team, although he'll stay on for another month to oversee the transition to the new administration, CNBC reported Jan. 12. 
  3. Email phishing attack on Minnesota health plan exposes 66,000 members' info

    South Country Health Alliance, a county-owned health plan based in Owatonna, Minn., has notified members that their personal information was exposed during a  phishing attack on an employee email account last June.
  4. Beaumont triples computer server capacity after COVID-19 vaccine scheduling site crashes 

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health more than tripled the capacity of its computer server last weekend after a high volume of users flooded its patient portal to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines Jan. 8 and crashed the website. 
  5. Tenet aims to acquire up to 40 surgery centers this year

    Tenet Healthcare, a 65-hospital system based in Dallas, plans to acquire 25 to 40 ambulatory surgery centers this year, according to the company's presentation Jan. 12 at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. 
  6. Ohio uncovers new COVID-19 variant

    Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and OSU College of Medicine researchers have discovered a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a Jan. 13 news release. 
  7. Scammers selling COVID-19 vaccines on the dark web

    Sellers on the dark web are advertising COVID-19 vaccines for the price of hundreds and thousands of dollars in bitcoin but failing to deliver the product, according to a Jan. 13 CNBC report. 
  8. COVID-19 hospitalizations climbed 760% for US children in 22 states last year

    Rates of pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 760 percent in 22 states last year from May to November, according to a study published Jan. 11 in JAMA Pediatrics.
  9. Hospitals to report COVID-19 vaccination data to HHS: 5 details 

    HHS on Jan. 12 asked hospitals to begin reporting how many healthcare workers and patients they have administered COVID-19 vaccines to, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

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