Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CDC starts tracking BF.7: 5 notes on the subvariant

    The CDC recently started tracking a new omicron subvariant, BF.7, which is now the third most-prevalent strain in the U.S. 
  2. Moderna, Pfizer seek clearance of pediatric omicron booster

    Less than a month after federal regulators authorized Moderna and Pfizer's modified COVID-19 boosters for emergency use, the vaccine-makers are looking for the FDA's OK on their pediatric version. 
  3. Mark Cuban's pharmacy on track to make profit in 2023

    Mark Cuban's pharmacy, Cost Plus Drugs, is expected to be profitable in 2023, Forbes reported Sept. 26.

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  1. Lawsuit claims Mon Health didn't protect patients from data breach

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health is being sued over a December 2021 data breach, The (Morgantown) Dominion Post reported Sept. 24.
  2. Minnesota primary care chain staffs NPs exclusively

    A chain of primary care clinics in Minneapolis is responding to the nation's physician shortage with a unique model: staffing nurse practitioners only, Medscape reported Sept. 23.
  3. HCA, Tenet hiring hospital CFOs

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare are seeking CFOs for several hospitals. 
  4. Hospitals cut jobs, services to resuscitate finances

    Hospitals and health systems are facing many financial pressures this year, and more than half of hospitals are projected to have negative margins for the rest of 2022. 

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  1. Tennessee hospital physicians support board following 'lost confidence' notice from city council

    A group of physicians at Maryville, Tenn.-based Blount Memorial Hospital has responded to a notice of lost confidence sent from the city council to two hospital board members, The Daily Times reported Sept. 25.
  2. 10 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 10 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service.
  3. Focus on data metabolism to build dynamism across the healthcare industry ecosystem

    Neerav Patel is the healthcare and analytics leader at DXC Technology Americas. 
  4. Atlanta mayor blocks medical center redevelopment

    In a Sept. 26 executive order, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens directed the Department of City Planning to refuse applications to redevelop Wellstar Health System's Atlanta Medical Center, which controversially announced its intent to shutter last month. 

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  1. US anticipates monkeypox will be eradicated: 6 updates 

    Federal health officials are optimistic that the U.S. will be able to eliminate monkeypox as cases decline nationwide, The New York Times reported Sept. 22. 
  2. CDC drops universal masking guideline for healthcare workers

    The CDC dropped its universal masking guideline for healthcare workers after a weeklong slowdown in COVID-19 hospitalizations and nursing home infections nationwide, CBS News reported Sept. 23.
  3. HHS must eliminate Medicare appeals backlog, AHA says

    The American Hospital Association is asking a federal judge to deny HHS' request to modify a court order requiring the department to completely eliminate its Medicare appeals backlog. 
  4. Oracle executives bring in more than $138M

    Larry Ellison and Safra Catz — chair and CEO, respectively, of the EHR and software giant Oracle — were compensated more than $138 million in the company's last fiscal year, according to Sept. 23 reporting in The Wall Street Journal.
  5. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  6. 1,430+ workers have new jobs amid looming Atlanta Medical Center closure

    More than 1,430 (82 percent) of Atlanta Medical Center workers affected by the facility's impending closure have accepted job offers at other Wellstar Health System facilities, the organization confirmed in a statement shared with Becker's.
  7. Strike averted at 6 KPC Health facilities

    Members of Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West and KPC Health have reached a tentative agreement, averting a five-day strike that was set to begin Sept. 26 at six Southern California facilities.
  8. Mayo Clinic Ventures: Key things to know

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has a venture capital arm that focuses on evaluating and protecting intellectual property, funding and developing new technologies, and forming startups.
  9. Benedictine College, Catholic Healthcare International partner on new independent medical school

    Atchison, Kan.-based Benedictine College and Catholic Healthcare International signed a collaborative affiliation agreement Sept. 8 to establish a new independent medical school.

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