Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Healthcare data breaches have doubled in 3 years: 5 things to know

    In the last three years, the volume and frequency of healthcare data breaches have nearly doubled, from 368 in 2018 to 715 in 2021, BankInfoSecurity reported Nov. 23. 
  2. San Juan Regional Medical Center settles data breach lawsuit

    Farmington, N.M.-based San Juan Regional Medical Center has agreed to settle a lawsuit regarding a Sept. 8, 2020, data breach that compromised the protected health information of patients, Top Class Action reported Nov. 23.
  3. 15 cities where Gen Z hires are flocking

    When Generation Z workers look for their first job, college metropolitan areas are catching their eye along with major cities, according to a Nov. 23 workforce report from LinkedIn. 

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  1. New president named in BJC leadership reshuffle

    St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare has named Ann Abad president of Missouri Baptist Medical Center. She will succeed John Antes, who was recently tapped for CEO of Carbondale-based Southern Illinois Healthcare, a member of the BJC Collaborative. 
  2. Should an older adult have invasive surgery? 4 things to consider

    Researchers found nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, shedding light on the risk older adults face when having invasive procedures, Kaiser Health News reported Nov. 28.
  3. Shingles infection increases risk of heart attack, stroke

    Researchers from Boston-based Brighams and Women's Hospital found shingles led to an almost 30 percent higher risk of major cardiovascular events over 12 years.
  4. Hawaii hospital marketing chief appointed to incoming governor's staff

    Makana McClellan, the director of marketing and business development for Honolulu-based Shriners Children's Hawaii, has been appointed to the staff of incoming Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, MD.

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  1. Viewpoint: Health systems 'gouging' Americans with anti-competitive practices

    Hospitals and health systems are "gouging" Americans with their anti-competitive behaviors, and more steps must be taken to reverse such policies, especially at a time of rising inflation and economic pressures, experts said in a Nov. 28 opinion piece in The Hill.
  2. ChristianaCare business unit to market surgeries, services to employers

    Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare has launched a business unit to market surgeries, products and services directly to employers around the U.S., the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Nov. 23. 
  3. UW Health not required to recognize union, board rules

    The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission has issued an opinion that the University of Wisconsin Health in Madison is not required to recognize the nurses' union and collectively bargain a contract under state law.
  4. Legacy Health says former employee stole patient information

    A former lab employee of Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health stole patients' personal and medical information, the health system said in a notice on its website.

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  1. 70% of US reports high or very high flu activity: 8 FluView notes

    Thirty-five states and regions are now reporting "high" or "very high" flu activity levels, according to the CDC's latest FluView report.
  2. FDA probes severe hypocalcemia risk with Amgen's osteoporosis drug

    The FDA will investigate the risk of severe hypocalcemia that results in hospitalization and death with Amgen's osteoporosis drug, Prolia (denosumab). 
  3. Second study participant dies during Eisai's Alzheimer's drug trial

    A second study participant has died possibly as a result of the experimental antibody drug, lecanemab, meant to treat Alzheimer's, Science reported Nov. 27.
  4. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  5. AAP recommends antibiotic alternatives during amoxicillin shortage

    As the national amoxicillin shortage worsens, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a guidance Nov. 21 detailing its recommendations for alternative therapies. 
  6. South Carolina hospital fills empty wing with prisoners to help avoid closure

    Chester (S.C.) Medical Center is filling an empty wing of its hospital with 36 inmates as a measure to help stave off closure, The Herald reported Nov. 28.
  7. Highmark looks to create 'data-driven care plan for every member' with Google Cloud

    As part of its ongoing collaboration with Google Cloud, Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health hopes to one day have a "data-driven care plan for every member," chief analytics officer Richard Clarke, PhD, told Becker's.
  8. Brooklyn health system deals with EHR outages

    One Brooklyn (N.Y.) Health experienced an EHR outage for several days last week, The City reported Nov. 25.
  9. More health systems charging for MyChart messages

    A growing number of health systems are starting to charge patients for asking for their physicians' advice through online patient portals, such as MyChart, which is sparking mixed reactions from patient advocates and providers, The Chicago Tribune reported Nov. 25. 

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