Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HHS releases $16M to expand telehealth for family planning groups

    HHS announced it will release $16.3 million in grants for family planning groups to expand their telehealth services and infrastructure. 
  2. Atrium, Advocate Aurora merger to accelerate digital health innovation

    The merger of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health will advance digital health innovation, data analytics and digital consumer infrastructure. 
  3. Nurses take to streets ahead of RaDonda Vaught sentencing

    Nurses from across the country are heading to Washington, D.C., and Nashville, Tenn., this week to march for better working conditions and to show support for RaDonda Vaught. 

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  1. HHS releases $450M to rural healthcare providers

    HHS released $450 million in payments to rural healthcare providers to address financial challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic on May 10, according to the American Hospital Association.
  2. Ballad Health reports operating loss of $37.3M

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health reported an operating loss of $37.3 million for the three months ended March 31, compared to an operating income of $16 million in the same period last year, according to its financial results.
  3. Idaho health system files lawsuit over 'smear campaign,' protest after infant's treatment

    Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke's Health System filed a lawsuit May 11 related to a March protest over an infant's care that prompted a hospital lockdown.
  4. 25% of Medicare recipients harmed during hospital stays, HHS says

    Twenty-five percent of Medicare enrollees experienced harm during hospital stays in October 2018, according to a May 12 report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General. 

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  1. 16 top hospitals, health systems for diversity

    DiversityInc included 16 organizations on its 2022 list of top hospitals and health systems for diversity.
  2. Top 5 most challenging requirements in 2021: Joint Commission

    Reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections was the most challenging compliance standard for hospitals in 2021, according to The Joint Commission. 
  3. 7 key questions to gauge your personal inflation rate

    With inflation at its highest level in four decades, people's experience with it depends on several lifestyle habits, including food and travel, a May 8 interactive tool by The New York Times shows.
  4. US faces deficit of 450,000 nurses by 2025

    The United States could see a deficit of 200,000 to 450,000 registered nurses available for direct patient care by 2025, a 10 to 20 percent gap that places great demand on the nurse graduate pipeline over the next three years.

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  1. Healthcare price transparency startup lands $20M in funding

    A startup offering online healthcare pricing information for patient comparison shopping has secured $20 million in venture capital funding to expand.
  2. CDC chooses MIT-offshoot for wastewater surveillance project

    The CDC has chosen a Cambridge, Mass.-based wastewater analytics company to expand the country’s wastewater surveillance program aimed at monitoring the coronavirus and other potential disease outbreaks.
  3. 3 issues with telehealth and how to overcome them, per NCQA report

    Telehealth providers often struggle with several key problems, including accessibility of the platform, regulatory and infrastructure barriers and sharing data. A report from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, released May 10, highlights those key challenges and provides solutions for providers.
  4. Wisconsin nursing board chair resigns after governor vetoes APRN bill

    Peter Kallio, DNP, CRNA, resigned as chair of the Wisconsin Board of Nursing May 3 after the state opted not to grant independent practice authority for some advanced practice registered nurses, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
  5. A timeline of Atrium's recent growth through M&A

    With humble beginnings as an individual hospital, Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health has since grown into a major player in the healthcare field, most recently announcing plans to merge with Midwest health system Advocate Aurora Health on May 11.
  6. Interest in IUDs spiked after leaked Roe v. Wade draft opinion, OB-GYNs say 

    Interest in intrauterine devices and other forms of contraception has spiked in the wake of a leaked draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court may strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which established safe and legal access to abortion as a constitiutional right, The Washington Post reported May 10. 
  7. Covenant Health to close maternity services at Maine hospital

    St. Mary's Health System will close its maternity and women's health service line at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, in July, News Center Maine reported May 11.
  8. Baptist Health plans inpatient hospital, outpatient community in Kentucky

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health is planning an inpatient hospital and outpatient healthcare community in Crestwood, Ky.
  9. How Jefferson Health is harnessing philanthropy to address health disparities

    In recent years, hospitals and health systems have launched programs or other initiatives to tackle health disparities, from outreach programs and education to recruiting a chief diversity officer.

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