Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 11 updates on hospital construction projects from HCA, UHS, CHS, Tenet

    America's for-profit health systems are planning several hospital construction projects. Here are 11 updates Becker's has reported on since November 2021:
  2. Pay increases in 11 medical, surgical specialties

    Median provider compensation climbed 3.7 percent from 2020 to 2021, compared with a minor 0.1 percent jump from 2019 to 2020, according to a new survey from the American Medical Group Association.
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  1. Colorado healthcare worker vaccination mandate to expire in July

    Colorado will allow its mandate that healthcare workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine to expire July 14, The Gazette reported June 15. 
  2. Kaiser Permanente launches gun violence research center, funds $1.3M in grants

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente launched a new Center for Gun Violence Research and Education alongside funding $1.3 million in grants to nine recipients June 16.  
  3. NYC Health + Hospitals combating maternal mortality disparities using VR

    NYC Health + Hospitals co-developed a virtual reality technology with VR clinical training company Health Scholars to help obstetrician-gynecologists detect and address rare but life-threatening health conditions during labor and delivery. 
  4. As infections decline, it's back to chronic disease management for 1 leader

    Working together and fostering new relationships are one associate CMIO's annual goals. Marcus Speaker, MD, is the associate chief medical information officer at Roanoke, Va.-based Carilion Clinic.  Dr. Speaker will serve on the panel "Essential Tech and Teams for Digital Transformation in the Next Year" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. Boston Scientific to pay $230M for majority stake in devicemaker

    Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific entered into a definitive agreement to shell out $230 million for Synergy's M.I. Tech, a medical device manufacturer and distributor, for a 64 percent stake by the end of 2022.
  2. Florida only state that hasn't preordered COVID-19 shots for children

    Forty-nine states have requested vaccines for children under 5 from the federal government. Florida is the only state that didn't sign up, according to the Miami Herald. 
  3. Health data marketing policies should be made more explicit, some argue

    A health tech company that helps streamline hospital and clinic check-ins has raised eyebrows for its practice of using patient data to create ultra-targeted advertising, with experts arguing language about such policies should be clearer, according to a Washington Post column published June 13. 
  4. Kentucky hospital names chief nursing officer

    Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Ky., has selected Tanya Nelson-Hackney, RN, as its chief nursing officer, The Lane Report reported June 16. 
  1. HCA Florida hospital opens $5M inpatient wing, starts $36M ED expansion

    HCA Florida Lake City Hospital is investing $41.4 million to expand access to care, including the June 1 opening of a $5.1 million, 10-bed inpatient wing and the expansion of the hospital's emergency department.
  2. K Health using Mayo Clinic data to improve hypertension treatment

    Digital health company K Health is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to use deidentified patient data to improve the treatment of high blood pressure.
  3. Piedmont launches Epic EHR system at 5 hospitals

    Atlanta-based Piedmont has launched Epic's EHR system at five of its newest hospitals. 
  4. AI healthcare company Aidoc lands $110M

    Aidoc, a company that uses artificial intelligence to expedite medical care, secured $110 million in series D funding June 16 to advance its data-driven tools.
  5. Hackensack launches 'We're Ready' brand campaign

    New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health launched a new brand campaign June 16 titled "We're Ready," aimed at telling patients that the health system is equipped to tackle any health challenge. 
  6. Home-based care: How removing barriers can improve access, experience, outcomes and health equity

    Moving care outside the hospital and into patients' homes can have a powerful impact on reducing health disparities. But first, providers must overcome regulatory barriers.
  7. Broward Health offers innovative procedure to reduce stroke risk

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health is now offering transcarotid artery revascularization procedures for high-risk patients needing carotid artery treatment. 
  8. Abbott plant halts formula production again due to flooding

    Less than two weeks after Abbott resumed producing infant formula at its Michigan plant, it's down again. This time, the problem is severe storm-induced flooding in parts of the factory, according to a June 15 press release. 
  9. UofL Health team completes Kentucky's 1st double liver, heart transplant

    Surgeons and medical staff at UofL Health-Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., have successfully completed the state's first double heart and liver transplant, FOX affiliate WDRB reported June 15. 

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