Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cerner taps Google Health leader as new communications chief

    Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR company Cerner has appointed Johnny Luu to serve as its new chief communications officer. 
  2. Intermountain execs leverage digital care to improve diabetes prevention

    One year ago, Intermountain Healthcare made digital health company Omada Health's diabetes prevention program available as a covered benefit to the Salt Lake City-based system's medical group patients. Here, two executives familiar with the initiative answer questions about its progress and results.
  3. CDC counted 1.2 million extra vaccine doses in Pennsylvania

    The CDC on Nov. 23 corrected Pennsylvania's COVID-19 vaccination data after it had included 1.2 million more doses than were actually administered, The New York Times reports. 

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  1. Jazz, motorbikes and sleeping in: 5 retiring CEOs reminisce on their tenure, share plans for the future

    As the healthcare industry continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the list of CEOs announcing their upcoming retirement continues to grow. Five CEOs of healthcare companies, health systems and hospitals reminisced on their time leading their companies, discussed the handover and shared their hopes for the future with Becker's.
  2. Hundreds of Google employees sign manifesto opposing vaccination mandate 

    At least 600 Google employees have signed a manifesto going against the tech giant's COVID-19 vaccination requirements, CNBC reported Nov. 23. 
  3. 4 specialities with most malpractice suits in 2021

    Plastic surgeons, general surgeons, orthopedists and urologists were the top four physician specialities facing medical malpractice suits in 2021, according to the 2021 Medscape Malpractice Report published Nov. 19. 
  4. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent 

    Ten health systems have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  1. CISA, FBI warn of holiday ransomware threats: 5 actions hospitals should take

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning Nov. 22 saying there may be an increase in cyberattacks, including potential ransomware attacks, during the Thanksgiving holiday.
  2. 5 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported on or after Nov. 17:
  3. Unvaccinated people 14 times more likely to die from COVID-19, CDC says 

    Unvaccinated adults are nearly six times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 and 14 times more likely to die from the virus compared to vaccinated individuals, new CDC data shows.
  4. UPMC sees net income hit $1.2B through Q3

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC saw its net income reach $1.2 billion through the first nine months of 2021, driven by strong operating and investment gains, according to its financial report. In the same period last year, UPMC had a net income of $263 million. 
  1. 7 ways the $4.5 trillion in COVID-19 relief funds supported healthcare investment

    In total, the federal government spent $4.52 trillion for COVID-19 relief, which allowed for several sectors to make needed investments, The New York Times Magazine reported Nov. 24. 
  2. HHS doles out $35M for telehealth in federal family planning program

    HHS is making $35 million in American Rescue Plan funding available to Title X family planning providers for telehealth infrastructure upgrades and expansions, it announced Nov. 23. 
  3. Fauci: Definition of 'fully vaccinated' will depend on booster data

    While U.S. health officials recommend all adults get their COVID-19 booster shots, they're not currently required to be considered fully vaccinated. 
  4. COVID-19 vaccination rates up in 23 states, down in 27

    An average of 1.55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses per day were administered in the last week, a 5 percent increase from the previous week, according to The Washington Post. The number of doses administered per day includes booster doses in addition to initial vaccinations.
  5. Highly vaccinated New Hampshire reports record COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

    The number of hospitalizations and new daily COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire is at the highest level since the pandemic began. 
  6. Houston hospital slated to lose Medicare contract

    United Memorial Medical Center in Houston will lose its Medicare contract Dec. 11 for failing to meet program requirements, according to a notice of termination letter CMS published Nov. 23. 
  7. Higher penalties for undisclosed prices won't sway all hospitals to comply, consultant says

    While CMS' move to increase the penalty for hospitals that don't publish their prices will make some facilities more likely to comply with that requirement, it may not sway the country's largest health systems, Caroline Znaniec, a managing director at advisory firm CohnReznick, told Becker's Hospital Review.
  8. Supreme Court to hear case on DSH payment calculations next week

    The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear a case Nov. 29 that challenges a change made to the way Medicare calculates disproportionate share hospital payments, according to the CommonWealth Fund. DSH payments are given to hospitals that serve a large number of low-income patients. 
  9. Feds ask court to reinstate vaccine-or-test rule for businesses

    The Justice Department on Nov. 23 filed an emergency court motion seeking to lift an order halting the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test mandate for private employers, according to Politico. 

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