Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. The effect of CommonSpirit's IT issues: EHR outages and rescheduled appointments

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit, the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain in the U.S., has confirmed a cybersecurity incident has disrupted medical services, IT systems and EHR systems at its facilities across the country. 
  2. Kaiser Permanente's chief digital officer leaves for role at Target

    Prat Vemana, Kaiser Permanente's senior vice president and chief digital officer, is leaving the health system for a role at Target. 
  3. The movement of cardiovascular procedures to the outpatient setting

    Historically, cardiologists have conducted most cases in a hospital setting.

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  1. Methodist Health System extends contract with Oracle Cerner for 10 years

    Omaha, Neb.-based Methodist Health System has extended its contract with EHR vendor Oracle Cerner for another 10 years.
  2. 10 hospitals, health systems laying off workers

    Several hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces due to financial and operational challenges. 
  3. Emory Healthcare's CIO on why the health system switched from Oracle Cerner to Epic

    Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare switched its EHR from Oracle Cerner to Epic on Oct. 1, joining several health systems that have gone to Epic this month.
  4. Patients more likely to drop 'Dr.' when messaging female physicians, study finds

    Patients are more likely to refer to female physicians by their first name in electronic messaging compared to male physicians, a study published Oct. 5 in JAMA Network Open found.

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  1. 11 recent hospital, health system CEO resignations

    More than a dozen hospital and health system CEOs have left their positions or announced plans to do so since August. 
  2. Police: Man strangled infants, assaulted staff at Texas hospital

    An 18-year-old man is facing several charges, including attempted capital murder, after police say he assaulted two infants and staff at Odessa (Texas) Regional Medical Center on Oct. 3.
  3. Viewpoint: Building patient-physician relationships more important than transactions

    The U.S. healthcare system should "radically reorient" around relationships rather than viewing patient care as a series of individual encounters, three physicians said in an Oct. 4 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article. 
  4. 29% of US workers looking to quit: report

    Workers worldwide are reevaluating their relationships with their employers — and employment itself — according to a recent report. 

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  1. Dr. Hilary Rockwell to transition into Avera Queen of Peace CEO role

    Hilary Rockwell, MD, has been selected as the next regional president and CEO of Avera Queen of Peace, part of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health, according to a news release shared with Becker's Oct. 5.
  2. Expect rise in infections after hurricanes, flooding, infectious disease physician warns

    There will likely be an increase across a number of infections in the wake of Hurricane Ian, infectious disease specialist Judy Stone, MD, wrote in an Oct. 4 piece published in Forbes. 
  3. 259 best hospitals for maternity care, per Leapfrog and Money

    More than 250 hospitals were named to Money and The Leapfrog Group's Best Hospitals for Maternity Care list published Oct. 5.
  4. New York children's hospital reopens after rebrand, expansion

    The Specialty Hospital for Children in New York City has undergone a $23 million reconstruction and rebranded as ArchCare at Mother Cabrini Hospital. 
  5. 5 questions hospital CEOs want answered — and why

    Hospital and health system CEOs have a lot of issues dominating their thoughts, including questions about workforce challenges in today's economic environment.  
  6. Dr. Neal Nathanson, pioneering polio researcher and former vice dean of U of Penn School of Medicine, dies at 94 

    Neal Nathanson, MD, the former vice dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and pioneering HIV/AIDS and polio researcher, died of leukemia and pneumonia on Aug. 11, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Oct. 4. He was 94.
  7. Massey Cancer Center researchers discover potential novel treatment for incurable brain cancer

    Researchers at Richmond, Va.-based VCU Massey Cancer Center discovered a driver of deadly brain tumor growth that could potentially serve as a novel target for treatment, it said in an email to Becker's Oct. 5.
  8. Atlanta hospital swamped after nearby medical center begins ED diversions

    One day after Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center began diverting patients from its emergency department, Grady Memorial Hospital — about a mile away — is "packed," NBC affiliate WXIA reported Oct. 4. 
  9. Bridging health disparities requires multi-front action: 3 report findings 

    Addressing health disparities in the U.S. will require a multi-front approach, including data collection and financial investments, according to an Oct. 4 report from the Healthcare Leadership Council.

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