Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mountainview to build new $42M medical center

    White Sulphur Spring, Mont.-based Mountainview Medical Center is moving forward with plans to break ground on a new $42 million medical center in July, the Independent Record reported March 27.
  2. HHS, Kaiser, CVS, Providence test universal log-in for EHRs

    HHS and several health systems have been testing a way for patients to access all their electronic medical records using a single sign-in.
  3. MercyOne names regional chief medical officer

    West Des Moines, Iowa-based MercyOne has named Keith Vollstedt, MD, chief medical officer of its Western Iowa division. 
  1. Half of US workers earn supplemental income: Survey

    Inflation is rising and the economy remains uncertain — but rather than slice spending, nearly half of employed U.S. consumers are earning supplemental income on the side, Bloomberg reported March 27. 
  2. AHA study spotlights inequities in hospitals' outpatient care, funding

    For every $1 hospitals spend on Medicare patients, the government pays only 84 cents, research from the American Hospital Association found.
  3. Gender pay gap persists for physicians across ages, family types, study finds

    Female physicians earn less than their male counterparts for all ages and family types, according to a study published March 24 in JAMA Health Forum.
  4. Engage + rehire former workers: Key thoughts from Providence, Keck Medicine

    As hospitals and health systems remain focused on recruiting and retaining top talent, they have rolled out various strategies to rehire both clinical and nonclinical workers who left during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare organizations have embraced flexibility as one approach but are also using personal reachout and mining data to bring workers back.

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  1. KLAS recognizes 25 healthcare vendors for meeting cybersecurity standards

    Twenty-five healthcare vendors have received recognition from KLAS and Censinet for achieving the KLAS Cybersecurity Transparent designation. 
  2. 16 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 16 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global in 2023. 
  3. Albany Medical Center on lockdown after reports of person with gun inside hospital

    Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center was on lockdown the afternoon of March 27 after a report of a person inside the hospital with a gun, Spectrum News reported.
  4. Hospitals get boost in proposed New Hampshire budget

    The proposed New Hampshire budget from Gov. Chris Sununu includes $34 million for a 3.1 percent increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates, while a House amendment would spend $70.2 million on additional rate increases over two years, the New Hampshire Bulletin reported March 27.

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  1. Amazon underestimated complexity of healthcare: Report

    Amazon has been slow to launch its digital pharmacy business after struggling with the complexities of running a healthcare company, The Washington Post reported March 27.
  2. 10 win national EMS awards

    The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians released its 2022 awards for EMS services, which the association develops from nominations. 
  3. Athenahealth upgrades its marketplace

    Athenahealth has upgraded its healthcare app marketplace with new features and capabilities that aim to help customers and partners find new tools that can improve clinical and operational performance. 
  4. Teladoc providing free virtual care to Mississippi residents affected by tornadoes

    Teladoc announced it will provide free virtual care to Mississippi residents affected by recent tornadoes. 
  5. Kaiser breaks ground on $298M expansion

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente on March 24 broke ground on an inpatient tower with 138 beds at Roseville (Calif.) Medical Center, which serves about 360,000 healthcare members in the area. according to The Sacramento Bee.
  6. Venture fund spun out of GSK raises $600M to target healthcare

    SR One, a life sciences investment firm spun out of biotech giant GlaxoSmithKline, raised $600 million to close its second venture fund.
  7. Healthcare premiums up over 50% in Washington; state lawmakers weigh fines

    Healthcare premiums have risen 52 percent in the period between 2010 and 2020 in Washington state, and lawmakers are now considering fines if further hikes exceed "reasonable justification," according to a March 27 HeraldNet report.
  8. Marshfield launches new tech to automate registration

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System is partnering with healthcare automation company Notable to launch a new patient digital registration tool.
  9. FDA finalizes PHE transition plan for medical devices

    With the COVID-19 public health emergency set to expire May 11, the FDA is preparing to prevent any supply disruptions to medical devices after three years of shortages partly spurred by the pandemic. 

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