Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UnitedHealth CMOs target lower-cost sites of service, care gaps

    Richard Migliori, MD, executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at UnitedHealth Group, and Margaret-Mary Wilson MD, executive vice president and associate chief medical officer at UnitedHealth, outlined several long-term care strategies during a June 16 call.
  2. 5 hospitals have closed this year — here's why

    Whether it is insurance limitations, dwindling patient volume or the COVID-19 pandemic, many factors contribute to hospital closures. Since the beginning of the year, several hospitals have shut down. 
  3. Hospital execs recommend the consumer-centric health products they find most beneficial

    As they continue their push into healthcare, retail and tech companies have introduced a slew of consumer-centric health products into the market. Below, five hospital executives talks about some of their favorite products and why they might recommend them to patients:

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  1. Optimize provider time to improve patient access — 3 insights from Banner Health & QGenda

    Organizations without a scheduling-centric healthcare workforce management solution struggle to optimize providers' time and  maximize patient access to care. These organizations often lack real-time visibility into critical provider data and have uncertainty about their capacity to provide care. 
  2. Aduhelm could soon represent 1% of all US healthcare spending

    Biogen's Alzeheimer's drug Aduhelm could single-handedly represent 1 percent of all national healthcare expenditures by the mid-2020's, according to a report released June 16 by research nonprofit Altarum.
  3. States report hospital prices as top healthcare cost burden, but they're reluctant to negotiate them

    State employee health plans cite hospital prices as the primary driver of cost, but they rarely negotiate hospital prices during the efforts to curb costs, according to a recent report from Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reforms.
  4. 12 steps leaders can take to support, invest in nursing staff

    There are many different initiatives and strategies leaders can implement to better support nursing staff. 

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  1. US commits $3B to COVID-19 antiviral drug development

    The U.S. will invest more than $3 billion to develop antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19, HHS said June 17. 
  2. How & why health systems should implement agile care models to support nurses

    Agile care models can support nurse workforce well-being and resilience, while also ensuring optimum quality care is delivered.
  3. 'This is not a shotgun approach to dementia': Hospital execs share how they're rolling out Aduhelm

    Hospitals are taking a cautious approach to rolling out aducanumab, Biogen's Alzheimer's drug sold under the brand name Aduhelm.
  4. Hospitals, health systems mandating vaccines for workers

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees continues to grow amid efforts to end the pandemic.
  1. Delta variant may have different symptoms, early data suggests

    The delta coronavirus variant appears more commonly linked to a different range of symptoms than other variants, according to a large U.K. study cited by CNBC.
  2. Jonathan Bush launches new digital health, data-sharing platform: 4 details

    Former Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush has created Zus Health, a new digital health platform that lets developers create tools and applications using a shared data record, according to a June 17 news release. 
  3. Beaumont, Spectrum to form 22-hospital system in Michigan

    Two Michigan health systems — Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health — have signed a letter of intent to create a new 22-hospital health system.
  4. HHS allocates $80M to diversify health IT workforce 

    HHS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have established an $80 million program to strengthen U.S. public health informatics and data science by diversifying the health IT workforce, they said June 17. 
  5. Spectrum Health's new policy: COVID-19 patients can have visitors

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health will now permit two visitors per day for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the health system said June 16. 
  6. Google shrinks health team; reassigns 130 workers: 5 things to know

    Google is moving more than 130 employees within its health division into other areas of the company including Search and the newly-acquired Fitbit group, according to a June 17 Insider report. 
  7. Supreme Court dismisses ACA challenge

    The ACA remains intact after the highest U.S. court rejected a legal challenge to the law, USA Today reported June 17.
  8. Dr. Helen Boucher tapped for joint appointment at Tufts, Wellforce

    Helen Boucher, MD, was appointed to a new joint position as interim dean for Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and chief academic officer for Tufts Medical Center's parent health system, Burlington, Mass.-based Wellforce, according to a June 16 statement.
  9. 10 PA specialties that earn the most

    Cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery topped the list as the highest-paid physician assistant specialty in 2020, according to the American Academy of Physician Assistants Salary Report published June 16. 

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