Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 2023 may be the most 'catastrophic' year yet for hospital data breaches: 5 reasons why

    In 2023, healthcare organizations will see some of the most "catastrophic" cybersecurity attacks due to constraints on resources needed to implement better security, SC Media reported Dec. 2. 
  2. Texas hospital names CEO

    UT Health East Texas has named Zach Dietze CEO of its Tyler hospital. 
  3. West Virginia hospital names COO, interim VP of finance

    Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va., has named a new COO and vice president of finance, nearly six months after it was acquired by Huntington, W.Va.-based Mountain Health Network. 

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  1. Stanford to investigate president over research misconduct allegations

    Stanford (Calif.) University's board of trustees has opened an investigation into its president amid allegations that at least four research papers he co-authored may contain altered images, according to a Dec. 1 report from The Washington Post. 
  2. Integra acquires Northwestern surgical spinoff for $140M

    Integra LifeSciences will pay as much as $140 million to acquire Surgical Innovation Associates, a spinoff company of Evanston, Ill.-based Northwestern University.
  3. Atrium, Advocate Aurora complete merger

    Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health closed on their formal combination Dec. 2, resulting in a newly combined $27 billion, 67-hospital system called Advocate Health — the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. 
  4. Structured patient handoffs cut adverse effects by nearly 50%, researchers find

    The I-PASS Handoff Program, created to improve handoff miscommunications when providers change shifts, resulted in a 47 percent reduction in adverse events, a new study found.

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  1. UC Davis generates $12.5B+ in statewide economic activity, report finds

    An economic impact analysis of how direct employment and spending by Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis affects the local, regional and statewide economies found that the university generated $12.56 billion in statewide economic activity and supported 68,900 jobs in 2019. 
  2. The group missing from the labor market

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving economic circumstances, middle-aged men have had a slower return to the workforce than other groups, The New York Times reported Dec. 2.
  3. GE Healthcare creating augmented reality X-ray imaging system

    GE Healthcare has partnered with MediView XR to create technology that provides a heads-up, augmented reality display of interventional X-ray imaging systems.
  4. IT network crash causes New York hospital network to divert patients

    A November IT incident caused three of New York City-based One Brooklyn Health's hospitals to shut down IT and EHR systems, yet little information has been released about the cause of the disruption, BankInfoSecurity reported Nov. 30. 

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  1. Hacker steals data of nearly 70,000 patients from Texas health system

    Dalhart, Texas-based Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District said a hacker stole the data of nearly 70,000 of its patients.
  2. Last known Ebola patient in Uganda discharged from hospital

    The last known Ebola patient has been discharged from a hospital in Uganda, signaling the country's largest outbreak in nearly two decades may be near its end, according to health officials. 
  3. 14 women on the move in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 23.
  4. Outgoing CEO on Care New England's 'major regret' with merger attempts

    In October, Providence, R.I.-based Care New England announced that Michael Wagner, MD, was selected as the next president and CEO of the organization. Dr. Wagner officially took the helm Dec. 1, succeeding James Fanale, MD, who retired after leading the system as president and CEO since 2018.
  5. Prices rising more slowly as inflation cools

    Health systems and consumers can take solace in signs that the rate of inflation may be slowing, but a return to normal price increases could still take time, The New York Times reported Dec. 1.
  6. Cleveland Clinic, Palantir ink 10-year deal to use big data to predict patient demand

    Cleveland Clinic has signed a 10-year agreement with Palantir to use the company's artificial intelligence technology to improve patient flow, Fox Business News reported Dec. 1.
  7. AHA urges 2024 Medicare payment adjustment due to 'unprecedented pressure'

    A one-time adjustment to fiscal year 2024 Medicare payments should be made to reflect recent inadequate reimbursements and help healthcare systems facing "unprecedented pressure," the American Hospital Association urged in a Dec. 1 letter.
  8. White House supply chain leader to leave post

    The White House's top supply chain advisor, Sameera Fazili, will depart from her role Dec. 2, according to a Politico report. 
  9. 99 chief nursing executive moves in 2022

    Here are 99 chief nursing executives who started new positions in 2022:

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