Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. COVID-19 deaths spike in South, West; CDC requires negative test for air travelers entering US — 5 updates

    The nation's seven-day death average hit a record-high Jan. 12 at 3,299 deaths, with the sharpest spikes occurring in the South and West, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.
  2. AdventHealth halfway through its $660M Epic install: 6 things to know

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth expects its Epic EHR implementation, which is set to go live over the next two years, to cost about $660 million, according to President and CEO Terry Shaw. 
  3. 29 states where COVID-19 is spreading fastest, slowest: Jan. 15

    Washington has the highest COVID-19 reproduction rate, while West Virginia has the lowest, according to rt.live. 

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  1. 14 highest-paid healthcare jobs in 2021

    Fourteen of the 25 highest-paying jobs in 2021 are in healthcare, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Job rankings released Jan. 12.
  2. Glassdoor: Best places to work in healthcare for 2021

    Glassdoor released its list of "Best Places to Work" in 2021, and 18 hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies made the list. 
  3. FDA deputy commissioner to step down

    Anand Shah, MD, deputy commissioner for medical and scientific affairs for the FDA, will step down Jan. 20, according to a resignation letter obtained and cited by Politico Pulse. 
  4. 9 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Nine hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

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  1. CMS issues final rule for Medicare coverage of breakthrough technologies: 5 things to know

    CMS issued a final rule Jan. 12 that will speed up the FDA approval process for Medicare coverage of new and innovative medical devices and technologies.
  2. 'We should look at broadband like we look at electricity and plumbing': Jefferson Health CEO on telehealth equity

    When it comes to expanding telehealth access and reducing the digital divide, Stephen Klasko, MD, CEO of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health, considers broadband access for all to be one of the most important priorities.
  3. Vanderbilt University Medical Center performs most heart transplants globally in 2020

    Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed 148 heart transplants in 2020, the most of any transplant center in the world, according to a Jan. 12 news release. 
  4. 29 best healthcare jobs, per US News: Physician assistant is No. 1

    Physician assistant is the best healthcare job for 2021, with 39,300 projected jobs and a median salary of $112,260, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released Jan. 12.

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  1. Texas health system CEO says staff COVID-19 vaccinations, 'hope' bonus well-received

    As the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, one Texas health system has seen success with a multifaceted approach that includes offering employees a "hope bonus" if they are inoculated and meet other eligibility criteria.
  2. Pfizer has enough COVID-19 vaccine for Trump's expanded plan, CEO says

    Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, PhD, told CNBC Jan. 12 that the drugmaker has enough doses of COVID-19 vaccines to support the Trump administration's decision to expand vaccine eligibility to everyone age 65 and older. 
  3. Physician assistant, nurse practitioner in top 10 US jobs

    Physician assistant is the nation's best job in 2021, with 39,300 projected jobs and a median salary of $112,260, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released Jan. 12.
  4. 10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking pharmacy leaders in the last week.
  5. PBM lobby sues to block HHS rule denying PBMs drugmaker rebates

    The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, a national group that represents pharmacy benefit managers, filed a lawsuit Jan. 12 challenging a rebate rule passed by HHS last November. 
  6. 6 recent hospital, health system COO moves

    The following hospital and health system chief operating officer moves have been reported since Dec. 7.
  7. UVA Health cancer researcher joins US Preventive Services Task Force

    Li Li, MD, PhD, a family medicine physician and cancer researcher at UVA Health, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Charlottesville, Va.-based health system said Jan. 12.
  8. 100-year-old nurse receives Surgeon General's Medallion award

    Loretta Ford, CRNP, PhD, a 100-year-old nurse who helped establish the nurse practitioner profession, received the Surgeon General's Medallion — the highest honor civilians can recieve for public health service, local ABC affiliate Denver7 News reported Jan. 11. 
  9. Foundation awards $2M+ to cancer researchers

    The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named seven early career scientists as recipients of its 2021 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, which funds projects that have the potential to transform the areas of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 

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