Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Instacart co-founder ventures into healthcare sphere

    Apoorva Mehta, co-founder of Instacart, is entering the healthcare space with a venture called Cloud Health Systems, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 29. 
  2. COO replaces CEO at South Carolina hospital

    Conway (S.C.) Medical Center is shuffling its leadership team, transitioning both its CEO and its COO to new roles Dec. 31. 
  3. Nemours Children's makes 5 leadership changes

    Nemours Children's Health, a system operating in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, has made several changes to its executive team.

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  1. COVID-19 screenings upon hospital entry offer few benefits, Yale study finds 

    Screening all patients, visitors and healthcare workers for COVID-19 upon entrance to Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital offered limited infection control benefits amid the pandemic, according to a study published Nov. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
  2. UCHealth reports $157M loss due to investment decline

    Aurora-based University of Colorado Health, which operates 12 hospitals in its home state, reported losses of $157.5 million in the three months ending Sept. 30, as the hospital system struggled with significant declines in its investment portfolio value.
  3. Mercy Health consolidates open-heart surgery to 2 Ohio hospitals

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health is consolidating its open-heart surgery program to two Ohio hospitals starting mid-2023.
  4. Patient deaths could overshadow Alzheimer's drug trial results

    Eisai said lecanemab, its Alzheimer's drug candidate that Biogen is co-marketing, did not cause trial participants to hemorrhage and die. 

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  1. Ascension nurses in Michigan consider strike authorization vote

    Members of the Michigan Nurses Association at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo said they intend to hold a strike authorization vote unless a tentative agreement for a new contract is reached soon.
  2. UC Berkeley 'conflict lab' trains leaders to clash with grace

    The University of California Berkeley's business school is launching a course to help students get comfortable with uncomfortable conversations. Its creators call it the "conflict lab," The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 28. 
  3. Allegheny Health reports 2nd straight loss as staffing costs soar

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network reported a second straight loss for the nine month period ending Sept. 30 as labor cost problems persisted and investment income was down.
  4. More pain, no gain for hospitals' operating margins

    Hospitals are nearing the end of an exceptionally difficult year for finances with a slight downturn to their operating margins and smaller likelihood of ending the year in the black. 

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  1. The ins and outs of charges for MyChart messages

    While hospitals and health systems have garnered attention lately for announcing they would charge patients up to $50 for certain MyChart messages, the rule that allowed them to do so was rolled out in 2020.
  2. 4 nurses making headlines on and off the job

    Here are four nurses who have made headlines for their leadership efforts on and off the job since Nov. 9: 
  3. 8 health systems switching to a new EHR system

    Here are eight health systems that went live or announced plans to go live with a new EHR system in November:
  4. HCA Houston hospital appoints Angelle Rhemann chief nursing officer

    HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball appointed Angelle Rhemann, DNP, APRN, chief nursing officer, Community Impact reported Nov. 29.
  5. Cleveland Clinic's net losses reach $1.5B so far in 2022

    Cleveland Clinic has reported a more than $1 billion loss for the first nine months of 2022 as salaries increase and inflationary pressures mount.
  6. Philips launches AI informatics platform

    Philips has introduced a new visualization workspace, which includes a cardiac MR suite with workflow and user interface, artificial intelligence-powered Alberta stroke program early CT (ASPECT) scoring, and enhanced CT liver analysis applications.
  7. Pediatric bed occupancy by state

    Idaho has the highest pediatric hospital bed occupancy rate of any state in the U.S., according to an NBC News analysis of HHS data.
  8. AHA urges Congress to act on PAYGO sequester cuts, prevent $38B Medicare blow

    The American Hospital Association was one of seven national healthcare organizations that wrote a Nov. 30 letter to Congress asking to stop the 4 percent statutory Pay-As-You-Go sequester from taking effect in January.
  9. HHS proposes 5 fixes to 340B dispute rules

    HHS wants to adjust how disputes about overcharging, duplicate discounts and diversions part of the 340B program are handled, according to a notice posted on the American Hospital Association's website. 

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