Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Dr. Monica Bertagnolli takes over as National Cancer Institute director

    Monica Bertagnolli, MD, started her new role as the 16th director of the National Cancer Institute on Oct. 3.
  2. Universal Health Corp. opens transitional care center

    Roanoke, Va.-based Universal Health Corp. is opening an outpatient facility aimed at addressing the gap in healthcare after acute stays, the Digital Journal reported Sept. 28.
  3. Some patients less likely to get new Alzheimer's meds

    Some minority groups are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia than their white counterparts and less likely to be eligible for new disease-slowing treatments.

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  1. Houston Methodist to use VR for medical training

    Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Training partnered with VR company FundamentalVR to build a new healthcare app for training, education and innovation. 
  2. US breast cancer death rate continues to fall, but disparities still exist

    Breast cancer deaths have declined over the past three decades; however, a racial gap persists in the U.S., according to the most recent statistics from the American Cancer Society.
  3. 5 health systems switching to Epic EHR systems

    Below are five health systems that launched a new Epic EHR system or announced plans to do so since Sept. 15. 
  4. 4 Florida health systems offering free, reduced telehealth for Hurricane Ian victims

    Hospitals and health systems in Florida are offering patients free or reduced prices for telehealth visits in order to help Hurricane Ian victims. 

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  1. Digital health funding sees a sharp decline in Q3

    Digital health companies raised $2.2 billion across 125 deals in the third quarter, marking the smallest funding quarter for all of 2022, according to the latest quarterly report from Rock Health. 
  2. Google Cloud collaborates with Hackensack Meridian Health on new AI imaging tool

    Google Cloud has unveiled a new software program that uses artificial intelligence for medical imaging diagnostics and has already begun collaborating with Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health to improve cancer detection.
  3. Penn Highlands Healthcare expands AI diagnostics with software firm Regard

    DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare is expanding its collaboration with software company Regard on a tool that uses artificial intelligence to boost diagnostics and billing.
  4. $5M gift establishes pediatric cancer institute at UPMC Children's Hospital

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh will launch a pediatric cancer research institute after a $5 million gift from the Mario Lemieux Foundation.

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  1. 86% of consumers are concerned about health benefits, survey says

    An overwhelming majority of U.S. consumers are concerned about high costs affecting their access to healthcare, increasing medical debt and the lack of mental health coverage.
  2. NewYork-Presbyterian taps Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Brian Donley as COO

    Brian Donley, MD, was named executive vice president and COO of New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian.
  3. Fortune names Karen Lynch, CVS Health CEO, most powerful woman in business again

    For the second year in a row, Fortune has declared CVS Health CEO and president Karen Lynch the No. 1 most powerful woman in business. 
  4. Simon Farouss named CIO of Hudson Regional Hospital

    Secaucus, N.J.-based Hudson Regional Hospital named Simon Farouss its CIO on Oct. 1.
  5. LifeBridge Health to pay $9.5M to settle data breach lawsuit

    Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health has agreed to pay $9.5 million to settle a lawsuit over a May 2018 data breach that compromised the protected health information of 530,000 patients, Top Class Action reported Oct. 3. 
  6. Rebranding efforts at a Massachusetts hospital slow as costs rise

    Oak Bluffs, Mass.-based Martha's Vineyard Hospital's new rebranding efforts have taken over two years due to high costs, MV Times reported Oct. 3. 
  7. CEO coalition report examines safety efforts to protect healthcare workers

    The San Jose, Calif.-based CEO Coalition published an Oct. 4 report examining safety efforts to protect healthcare team members. The report, Restoring a Safe and Thriving Healthcare Workforce, details healthcare professionals' vested interest in improving psychological and emotional safety, preserving physical security, and promoting health justice.
  8. 28 residency programs launched in 2022 

    Healthcare systems have started residency programs and partnerships to address workforce shortages.
  9. Broward Health Medical Center taps Dr. James Roach as CMO

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health selected James Roach, DO, as its system chief of emergency medicine for all of Broward Health, and chief medical officer of Broward Health Medical Center, according to an email shared with Becker's Oct. 3. His appointment is effective immediately. 

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