Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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  1. How Providence succeeds at digital marketing on a budget

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence, which comprises 52 hospitals and 1,085 clinics, is working with a fraction of the budget traditionally available to marketing organizations, yet its initiatives have significantly reduced the costs of advertising dollars while continuing to drive clinic reputation.
  2. Google relaxes ban on ads for experimental medical treatment

    Google will now allow ads for stem cell treatment therapy and some gene or cell therapy, marking a reversal from its previous policy that banned all ads promoting experimental medical treatment, reported The Verge May 10.
  3. 3 healthcare leaders discuss moving out of the pandemic

    Three physician leaders recently spoke of a panel discussion for the American Medical Association where they reminisced on how far testing has come, argued for increased public health funding and identified a silver lining to the pandemic.
  4. California hospital receives $25M gift

    Pasadena, Calif.-based Huntington Hospital received a $25 million donation from the Panda Charitable Family Foundation of the Cherng family, the founders of Panda Express.

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  1. NewYork-Presbyterian COO to retire

    Laura Forese, MD, executive vice president and COO of New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian, is retiring in June 2023, she said in a message to her colleagues.
  2. Physicians issue warnings to parents amid baby formula shortage

    Physicians are urging parents not to dilute baby formula amid an ongoing shortage of the product. 
  3. Increasing healthcare ROI through AI to unlock capacity: Q&A with Sanjeev Agrawal, President & COO of LeanTaaS

    As part of Becker’s 12th Annual Meeting in April 2022, healthcare analytics expert LeanTaaS gave a half-day summit to explore the role of data in expanding capacity for care.
  4. Newly released documents reveal extent Mallinckrodt pushed opioids

    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals relied on hundreds of physicians to write a "steady stream" of painkiller prescriptions at the height of the opioid epidemic, The Washington Post reported May 10.
  5. Maine hospital must pay $181K to psychologist for unequal pay, judge rules

    Northern Light Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, owes a psychologist nearly $181,000 in back pay, damages and interest related to her claim of gender-based pay discrimination in violation of the state's equal pay law, according to the Bangor Daily News.
  6. Cerebral changes online ads in the midst of overprescribing allegations

    Telehealth startup Cerebral adjusted its marketing and advertising strategies to reflect the suspension of controlled substance prescriptions for new patients after allegations of overprescribing by providers surfaced, M+MM reported May 10. 
  7. Care New England CEO to retire

    James Fanale, MD, plans to retire as president and CEO of Providence, R.I.-based Care New England Health System.
  8. Pfizer 'intensively researching' long-lasting COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer's CEO said the company is currently focused on developing a COVID-19 vaccine that offers protection for at least one year in anticipation that longer lasting efficacy will encourage more people to stay up to date with vaccine recommendations. 
  9. Cleveland Clinic: Pediatric heart failure burden grows

    Pediatric heart failure emergency department visits and primary heart failure hospitalizations rose dramatically between 2012 and 2016, according to a new study led by researchers at Cleveland Clinic. 

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