Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Patient shot at California hospital has died

    A patient shot by police Oct. 6 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center has died from wounds suffered when he was shot, the Los Angeles Times reported Nov. 17. 
  2. 3 lessons the COVID-19 pandemic has taught post-acute care providers

    From staffing challenges to lack of supplies, healthcare organizations across the country have faced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Apple's 8 latest health-related job openings

    Apple recently posted several job openings related to its health business.

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  1. Mayo Clinic inks data analytics partnership with AI-powered telehealth startup 

    Mayo Clinic formed a new collaboration focused on expanding clinical data analytics with K Health, a startup offering patients an artificial intelligence-powered symptom checker and telehealth consultations with primary care physicians, according to a Nov. 18 Venture Beat report.
  2. Despite 76% net income drop, Beaumont giving $1,000 staff bonuses

    Despite a drop in net income of 76 percent, Beaumont Health said it's providing a $1,000 recognition payment for full-time employees and other financial perks to its staff.
  3. Every state will have COVID-19 vaccine within 24 hours of FDA's OK, federal officials say

    Federal health officials said Nov. 18 that every state will have  doses of a COVID-19 vaccine within 24 hours after one receives authorization from the FDA, The Hill reported. 
  4. 3 drugs that have failed to benefit COVID-19 patients in clinical trials

    As scientists work to find therapies to treat COVID-19, many drugs have been tested to see if they can be repurposed to treat the virus. 

Influenza vaccination is more important than ever: Immunization Action Coalition launches new mass vaccination resources website

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There has been a dramatic reduction in the nation’s pediatric and adult immunization coverage rates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. New Jersey health system rolls out UNC, Google-developed wellness app for front-line workers 

    Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Health Care launched a wellness app created by Google Cloud and University of North Carolina to support the mental health of front-line workers and first responders, according to a Nov. 17 Central Record report.
  2. 7 recent hospital-union conflicts, agreements

    The following hospital-union events have been reported on or after Oct. 27:
  3. Cerner names healthcare consulting firm CEO to board of directors

    Cerner appointed retired Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, MD, of the U.S. Army to its board of directors, effective Nov. 16.
  4. Lee Health promotes several leaders

    Lee Health has made several l promotions as part of a strategy to standardize clinical care and boost collaboration between clinical and nonclinical leaders, the Fort Myers, Fla.-based health system said Nov. 6. 

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  1. PhRMA releases industrywide principles on clinical trial diversity

    The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America released the first industrywide principles on clinical trial diversity, shortly after the FDA released its final guidance on clinical trial diversity. 
  2. Drug shortages are public health crisis, AMA says

    The American Medical Association has adopted a policy declaring drug shortages an urgent public health crisis and updated its approach to mitigating the shortages, it said Nov. 17.
  3. Healthgrades names 100 best hospitals for prostate surgery

    Healthgrades has released its 2021 list of the best hospitals for prostate surgery.
  4. 5 female CIOs share their advice for young women in STEM

    The number of U.S. women who received degrees for science, technology, engineering and mathematics has increased 66 percent since the 2008-2009 academic year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education. 
  5. Some COVID-19 patients die in denial virus is real, South Dakota nurse says

    Multiple COVID-19 patients with critical infections have refused to accept that they have the virus, insisting it must be the flu or perhaps lung cancer, Jodi Doering, RN, an emergency room nurse at a South Dakota hospital, told CNN. 
  6. 4 recent cancer center constructions, expansions

    Here are four hospitals, health systems and cancer treatment centers that have expanded their cancer care facilities or shared plans to open new centers since Nov. 11. 
  7. 3 key vaccine production challenges drugmakers are facing

    Pfizer and Moderna both recently said their COVID-19 vaccine candidates are 95 percent effective in preventing the disease. The news is encouraging, but the U.S. is still a long way from manufacturing enough doses to inoculate its residents on a mass scale.
  8. 9 barriers for patients accessing telehealth 

    The lack of access to technology and broadband internet are the most frequently cited barriers that physicians perceive as preventing their patients from participating in telehealth, according to the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition.
  9. The challenges & tech needed for COVID-19 vaccine distribution: 7 things to know

    As pharma giants including Moderna and Pfizer and BioNTech make breakthroughs in their COVID-19 vaccine developments, healthcare officials are facing tech and data challenges associated with widespread distribution.

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