Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Atrium, Advocate Aurora to merge

    Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health plan to merge into a 67-hospital system with upward of $27 billion in revenue and nearly 158,000 employees combined. 
  2. Ardent Health expands RCM deal with Ensemble

    Ardent Health Services, a network of 30 hospitals in six states, has expanded its revenue cycle management partnership with Ensemble Health Partners. 
  3. Moderna CFO out after 1 day in role

    Moderna's newly hired CFO departed within a day of taking the role, the pharmaceutical company announced to investors May 11. 

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  1. Microsoft, Nuance launch AI collaborative for health system execs

    Nuance, an AI speech recognition company, partnered with the Health Management Academy to launch an AI collective for health system executives who are using AI and machine-learning in clinical and operational settings. 
  2. 16 national healthcare organizations urge HHS to continue public health emergency

    The American Hospital Association and 15 other national healthcare organizations are calling on HHS to maintain the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  3. Hospital near closure receives another donation

    Thomasville (Ala.) Regional Medical Center has received a $2 million donation from Birmingham, Ala.-based Medical Properties Trust as it fights to stay open, WKRG reported May 10.
  4. Med-Metrix acquires RCM software company

    Med-Metrix acquired front-end revenue cycle management software and service company PatientPal. 

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  1. AdventHealth posts $417.7M loss in Q1

    AdventHealth, a 48-hospital system based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., recorded a $417.72 net loss in the first quarter of 2022, driven by both investment and operating losses, according to recently released financial results. 
  2. The 25 most common passwords

    With cybersecurity threats on the rise, having a safe and secure password is increasingly important to protecting your online presence. NordPass compiled a list of 25 passwords that are most commonly used. 
  3. Treatment costs for these diseases grew, dropped the most

    The average cost of treating disease in the U.S. is 1.6 times more expensive in 2022 than in 1999, according to an April 25 report from healthcare.com.
  4. 'A perfect storm': Labor expenses rise 37% from pre-pandemic levels, Kaufman Hall finds

    Labor expenses in hospitals have risen by more than one-third from pre-pandemic levels, a May 11 Kaufman Hall report found.

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  1. BA.2 subvariant prevalence grows: 4 COVID-19 updates

    The latest CDC variant proportion estimates show a sublineage of the BA.2 omicron variant is gaining foothold in the U.S., coinciding with a nationwide increase in cases and hospitalizations. 
  2. Bon Secours Mercy Health creates digital company to accelerate digital health investments, partnerships

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health launched a digital holding company to accelerate the health system's investments and partnerships in digital health services.
  3. The unhealthiest county in each US state | 2022

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in Madison have released their 2022 County Health Rankings.
  4. Kids' hepatitis outbreak grows to 348 cases: 5 updates

    New reports of unusual hepatitis cases among children in the U.S. have brought the global total to 348 probable cases from 20 countries, the World Health Organization said May 10.
  5. 5 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since May 3: 
  6. 10 executives on quality improvement measures deserving more attention

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused quality leaders to seek innovative solutions to not only maintain but reinvigorate quality efforts, with renewed attention on maintaining measures as hospitalizations have dwindled since the omicron surge.
  7. Wisconsin health system names successor for retiring CEO

    Derek Daly was selected as the next CEO of Tomah (Wis.) Health.
  8. The healthiest county in each US state | 2022

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in Madison have released their 2022 County Health Rankings.
  9. Upper Allegheny Health System names interim leaders

    Upper Allegheny Health System has selected an interim president and an interim COO. 

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