Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Humira biosimilars falter in disrupting the market

    Numerous Humira biosimilars are on the market after AbbVie's 20-year exclusive on the rheumatoid arthritis biologic, but they aren't fostering much competition, KFF Health News reported Sept. 19. 
  2. Half of Vermont hospitals fail to get budget plans approved

    Half of the 14 Vermont hospitals assessed failed to get their fiscal year 2024 budgets approved as submitted, according to Green Mountain Care Board data.
  3. Health systems ramping up AI expertise

    As more hospitals and health systems turn to artificial intelligence for purposes like answering patient portal messages and automating provider scheduling, many have been appointing leaders dedicated to AI in order to develop their own strategy around the use of the technology at their organizations. 

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  1. Medline recalls 320K medical scissors

    Medline is voluntarily recalling about 324,000 medical scissors used to cut sutures, bandages, gauze and excess skin around a wound.
  2. Understanding the soul of the patient: Dr. Katherine Bianco on why representation matters 

    For Katherine Bianco, MD, director of the maternal congenital heart program at Stanford Medicine Children's Health, the path to healthcare started with an important role model: her mother. 
  3. California system's CNO returns after 3 years

    Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health promoted Denise Robinson, DNP, RN, on Sept. 19 to be the chief nursing officer of its medical center in Murrieta, Calif.
  4. CNO to become CEO of Virginia hospice system

    Nancy Littlefield, DNP, RN, will become the CEO of Hospice of the Piedmont Oct. 2 after serving as another system's chief nursing officer for about seven years. 

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  1. How Emory School of Nursing will address staffing crisis in Georgia

    Atlanta-based Emory University's School of Nursing has announced a partnership with the Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition to address the nursing shortage across the state. 
  2. New York Fashion Week, this time with MRI scans

    A different kind of runway was part of New York Fashion Week for influencers and VIPs: the bed of an MRI machine. 
  3. Illinois health system restores MyChart after outage

    Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System and Green Bay, Wis.-based Prevea Health have restored their access to MyChart after experiencing an outage since Aug. 27. 
  4. 69 HCA executive changes in 2023

    HCA Healthcare, a for-profit hospital operator based in Nashville, Tenn., has made leadership changes at several of its hospitals, systems and divisions in 2023.

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  1. Healthcare billing fraud: 10 recent cases

    From a California system agreeing to pay $5 million to settle allegations it submitted false claims to Medi-Cal, to Minnesota charging 18 people in an alleged Medicaid scheme, here are 10 healthcare billing fraud cases Becker's reported since Aug. 31: 
  2. 10 states with highest, lowest heart attack death rates

    Wyoming has the lowest average death rate for heart attack patients, while Mississippi has the highest, according to CMS data.
  3. Memorial Health System's libel case against WVU Health to proceed to trial

    A federal judge denied the bulk of Morgantown, W.Va.-based WVU Medicine's motion to dismiss in a lawsuit brought by Memorial Health System over an alleged "smear" campaign, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reported Sept. 19.
  4. Cone Health names chief academic officer

    Brian Boies, MD, was named senior vice president and chief academic officer at Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health.
  5. Walmart Health's advantages over health systems, per its CMIO

    After working in the hospital industry for several years, one of Walmart Health's newest executives has been pleasantly surprised with the agility of the healthcare "startup."
  6. Hospital staff flu shot rates, by state 

    Hospitals in Maine and Massachusetts have the highest rate of staff members vaccinated against flu, while hospitals in Florida have the lowest, federal data shows. 
  7. Novant advances plans to take over North Carolina medical center

    The takeover of Burgaw, N.C.-based Pender Medical Center by Novant Health, which plans to turn the facility into a community hospital, took a step forward when county commissioners voted unanimously to approve the transaction, according to a Sept. 18 report from NBC affiliate WECT6 News.
  8. 'Buy an Apple device or risk your life': The tech giant's marketing shift

    Apple is marketing its devices' health features by touting their ability to save users' lives, The Verge reported.
  9. 6 biggest generative AI deals of '23

    More than a quarter of the money flowing into health IT in the second quarter of 2023 went to companies specializing in generative artificial intelligence, PitchBook reported.

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