Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 1,000+ hospitals, health groups join Northwell gun safety coalition

    More than 1,000 hospitals and health associations have joined a campaign led by New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health that encourages parents to ask about gun safety. 
  2. Connecticut hospital warns patients about third-party data breach

    Stafford Springs, Conn.-based Johnson Memorial Hospital is alerting patients that a data breach at a law firm potentially compromised some of its patient data, Journal Inquirer reported Sept. 28. 
  3. Epic developing new software for rare diseases

    Epic is working to develop a new software application that aims to help physicians treat patients with rare diseases, WisBusiness reported Sept. 28. 

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  1. 4 potential indicators of a fall COVID-19 surge

    While COVID-19 metrics are still down nationwide, there are early signs that the U.S. may be headed for a fall surge. 
  2. Hospitals and Hurricane Ian: 4 updates

    Hospitals and health systems in Florida adjusted their operations in preparation for Hurricane Ian, and at least one facility had reported damage as the storm battered the state.
  3. 4 reasons health systems pursue revenue cycle partnerships

    Eighty-three percent of health systems outsource some revenue cycle components, including 10 percent that use end-to-end partnerships, according to a report from the Health Management Academy. 
  4. What happened to monkeypox's renaming?

    The World Health Organization began accepting suggestions to rename monkeypox Aug. 12, but a decision has yet to be made, Bloomberg reported Sept. 28. 

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  1. 5 health systems seeking vice presidents of revenue cycle

    Five health systems recently posted job listings seeking vice presidents of revenue cycle. 
  2. Foundation files petition to block Prospect from closing Pennsylvania hospital

    A community foundation filed a petition Sept. 28 to block Prospect Medical Holdings from closing Delaware County Memorial Hospital, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  3. 1 person killed in shooting at Arkansas hospital

    One person is dead and another has been taken into custody after an active shooter event at CHI St. Vincent North Hospital in Sherwood, Ark., according to KARK. 
  4. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: Improving healthcare access is really about culture change and trust

    Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco. It was a valuable chance to learn about what organizations are doing across the country to improve the experience for their customers. I shared the journey that NewYork-Presbyterian is on to make our organization more customer- and patient-centric and had the chance to hear what other healthcare organizations are doing. A common theme was that, although customer- centric transformation is built on technology, it is still primarily about people. Even more specifically, it is about changing the way we work to better meet the needs of people – both those we serve as well as our own teams.

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  1. Voters to decide on $25/hour minimum wage for some healthcare workers in 2 California cities

    Measures establishing a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private healthcare facilities will be placed before voters in two California cities.
  2. Lawmakers to OU Health: $39M contingent on gender health cuts

    Oklahoma City-based OU Health will cut "some" gender medicine services after state lawmakers threatened to withhold funding, ABC affiliate KOCO reported Sept. 27. 
  3. Peer comparison linked to increased physician burnout: study

    Physicians who are compared to one another report lower job satisfaction and higher levels of burnout, according to a Sept. 28 research brief in UCLA's Anderson Review. 
  4. 3 top execs out at Olive

    Three top executives are out at healthcare automation firm Olive, a company spokesperson told Becker's.
  5. AdventHealth using 'mission control' center to improve care coordination metrics

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth is using a command center it calls "mission control" to improve its care coordination metrics, according to a Sept. 19 article from the health system.
  6. 3 health systems opening hospitals

    The following list includes health systems that have opened hospitals, submitted proposals for construction or announced plans to build since Sept. 21:
  7. Kaiser Permanente, Mass General Brigham announce commitments to 'Food is Medicine' programs

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and Boston-based Mass General Brigham have made financial commitments to implement "Food is Medicine" programming as part of a federal initiative to help national food insecurity.
  8. Instacart Health launches for prescription meal plan, medical supply delivery

    Grocery delivery company Instacart has launched Instacart Health to allow healthcare providers to order food and medical supplies for patients as part of their prescribed meal plans or post-hospital discharges.
  9. 5 systems seeking chief quality officers

    Below are five hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.

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