Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 11 New York counties ask state to reconsider booster requirement

    A New York requirement for healthcare workers to receive COVID-19 booster shots is drawing concern from 11 counties in the state's Finger Lakes region, according to Spectrum News.
  2. 19 hospital-union contract agreements

    The following hospital union agreements have been reported on by Becker's since June 30, 2021:
  3. UPMC names new COO of north central Pennsylvania region

    UPMC has appointed Patti Jackson-Gehris COO of the health system's north central Pennsylvania region. She will also serve as president of UPMC Williamsport (Pa.). 
  1. States ranked by anxiety, depression rates: Dec. 1-13

    West Virginia had the highest percentage of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression in the first half of December 2021, according to a ranking Kaiser Family Foundation released Jan. 13.
  2. Digital health investment dollars by region

    From 2019-21, the top six metropolitan areas for health technology investments were the Bay Area, New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Diego and Austin, Texas, according to Silicon Valley Bank's Healthcare Investments and Exits report.
  3. Cleveland Clinic, Sentara join $50M funding round for blockchain health firm

    Blockchain health firm Avaneer Health closed a $50 million funding round.
  4. 20 things to know about Cigna

    From its roots as one of the country's oldest insurers to its leading efforts in the pharmacy benefit management space, here are 20 things to know about Cigna. 

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  1. Kaiser Permanente joins digital health tool marketplace Graphite Health

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has become an organizing member of Graphite Health, a nonprofit healthcare company that focuses on interoperability challenges to improve cost and patient outcomes in digital health.
  2. Yale researchers develop personal COVID-19 exposure detector

    A team of researchers from New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University have developed a wearable air sampler device meant to monitor personal exposure to the coronavirus. 
  3. Nurses: The most trusted US professionals 20th year in a row

    Americans said nurses are the most honest and ethical professionals for the 20th consecutive year, according to an annual Gallup poll. 
  4. 9 hospitals still experiencing payment issues after Kronos attack

    Workers at nine hospitals are still experiencing payment issues from the Dec. 11 ransomware attack on Kronos Private Cloud, according to news reports.
  1. 7 top-rated hospitals for patient experience: Arizona

    Becker's has compiled a list of the best hospitals for patient experience in Arizona using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  2. The dangers of calling omicron 'mild'

    The word "mild" has saturated American discourse on omicron in recent weeks, causing many to adopt a dangerously cavalier mindset about the variant, health experts told The Atlantic.
  3. Staff shortages spur temporary pharmacy closures nationwide

    COVID-19 outbreaks have forced temporary closures at some pharmacies in Oklahoma, Texas and Miami. 
  4. 10 providers seeking payer contracting talent

    Ten providers — including U.S. Anesthesia Partners, St. Luke's University Health network and Children's Wisconsin — recently posted job listings seeking leaders to help payer contracting and relations. 
  5. 4 systems launching residency programs

    Some healthcare systems have launched new residency programs and partnerships to address workforce shortages.
  6. 10 systems seeking supply chain talent

    Ten health systems have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  7. Former COO returns to HCA Virginia hospital as CEO

    Ryan DeWeese is returning to Spotsylvania (Va.) Regional Medical Center as CEO, effective Feb. 14, 2022.
  8. UIHC plans 400-bed expansion over next 10 years

    Iowa City-based University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics received approval from the state's board of regents Jan. 12 to make plans for construction projects on its campus, which could increase capacity by 30 to 50 percent over the next decade, Iowa City Press-Citizen reported Jan. 12.
  9. 7 recent payer legal disputes, settlements

    From Anthem's effort to overturn a court order affecting 400,000 patients to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee being sued over firing an unvaccinated employee, here are seven recent legal disputes and settlements, as reported by Becker's.

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