Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. IT update causes Florida Hospital computers, record system to go offline

    A system update at Baptist Health Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital caused registration and digital record-keeping systems to go offline, BocaNewsNow reported Nov. 30.
  2. 10 states with the largest decreases to travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in November in the U.S. was $3,204, down 16.32 percent from $3,829 during the same month in 2021, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    
  3. Inaccessible medical bills creating 'disability tax' for visually impaired: report

    Health systems and insurers are sending inaccessible medical bills and notices, breaking disability rights laws and "effectively creating a disability tax" for blind Americans, according to a Nov. 1 report from Kaiser Health News. 

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  1. Kaiser Permanente's big bet on remote diabetes monitoring pays off

    As hospitals and health systems increasingly look to remotely monitor patients for a variety of chronic conditions, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is already tracking the diabetes of nearly 40,000 people from the comfort of their homes.
  2. Ascension St. Vincent breaks ground on $325M specialty hospital

    Indianapolis-based Ascension St. Vincent Hospital has broken ground on a $325 million brain and spine hospital, Inside Indiana Business reported Nov. 30. 
  3. HCA Florida breaks ground on $88M hospital expansion

    On Nov. 29, Davie-based HCA Florida Healthcare broke ground on an $88 million expansion to its Lake City Hospital, ABC affiliate WCJB reported. 
  4. Medical terms used by physicians often confuse patients, study suggests

    A new study in JAMA suggests patients may be misinterpreting medical terms used by physicians, affecting health outcomes.

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  1. NYU Langone Health hires women's health director

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health has named Melissa Fana, MD, director of women's health for Suffolk County and chief of service for breast surgery at Long Island (N.Y.) Community Hospital. 
  2. Stanford Children's names chief quality officer

    Grace Lee, MD, was named chief quality officer at Stanford Medicine Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. Her role is effective Dec. 12. 
  3. Drug overdoses triple among older adults, CDC finds

    Rates of death from drug overdoses among seniors has more than tripled in the past two decades, the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics found.
  4. 750 NPs on their working relationship with physicians: 4 insights

    A majority of nurse practitioners have a positive working relationship with physicians, although most also said they'd like to see their scope of practice increased, a Nov. 30 Medscape report found.

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  1. UC Davis Health rolls out low-pressure surgery systemwide

    UC Davis Health has adopted low-pressure surgery as a standard for all laparoscopic procedures performed at the Sacramento, Calif.-based health system. 
  2. 15,000 Minnesota nurses plan 2nd strike

    Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association plan to begin a strike Dec. 11 at 16 hospitals.
  3. Former New York physician sentenced to 9 years for fraud — his 2nd time behind bars

    A former New York physician was sentenced to prison for 111 months for fraud and identity theft as he attempted to steal almost $1 million from medical peer review companies, the Justice Department said Nov. 30. It was the second time the physician, Spyros Panos, has faced prison.
  4. Richmond University Medical Center to rename hospital campus

    Richmond University Medical Center will rename its hospital campus in honor of former longtime board chair, Kathryn Rooney, SILive reported Nov. 30. 
  5. Mayo Clinic, Intermountain, HCA post quarterly incomes when many systems see losses

    Labor challenges, rising costs, inflation and declining inpatient volumes are some of the key factors leading to many hospitals and health systems reporting third-quarter losses. However, Mayo Clinic, HCA Healthcare and Intermountain Healthcare are three systems that have bucked that trend.
  6. Long COVID may cost US economy $3.7 trillion

    The CDC estimates long COVID-19 affects 7.7 million to 23 million Americans, which could cost trillions of dollars in treatment and economic impact, according to CNBC.
  7. Fired MetroHealth CEO factored SDOH work into own bonuses, records show

    Records released in November allege that Akram Boutros, MD, who was fired as president and CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth System, factored social justice initiatives into the metrics he established to authorize payment to himself of more than $1.9 million in supplemental bonuses, The Plain Dealer reported Nov. 30.
  8. FDA revokes Eli Lilly's COVID-19 drug's authorization

    The FDA pulled its emergency use authorization for Eli Lilly's bebtelovimab Nov. 30, which was the only monoclonal antibody treatment to be authorized for COVID-19. 
  9. Viewpoint: 3 reasons digital health is not recession-proof

    In a Dec. 1 opinion piece for Fast Company, Jordan Teicher, former director of communications at digital health company Cedar, argued there are three main reasons medtech is not a recession-proof business.

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