Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 5 drugs to watch in late 2021

    OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit manager unit of UnitedHealth Group, shared five investigational drugs to watch through the end of 2021 in its latest quarterly Drug Pipelines Insights Report.
  2. Former Tennessee Hospital Association president named CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System

    Scott Raynes has been appointed president and CEO of Brunswick, Ga.-based Southeast Georgia Health System, effective January 2022.
  3. Top 10 MBA programs for entrepreneurs

    Harvard University offers the best MBA program for entrepreneurs, according to financial database PitchBook's annual ranking of the top 25 MBA programs for business founders. 

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  1. Data driven insight in ultrasound infection prevention: Frontline & facility standardization

    Advancements in ultrasound imaging have enabled transformational digital visualization of the patient anatomy, driving a growing list of procedures across healthcare. The quality care provided by healthcare staff, the ultrasound technology they use and frontline infection prevention (IP) practices are together linked to patient outcomes. Yet recent reports from The Joint Commission (TJC) and Federal agencies are a constant reminder to review proper ultrasound IP practices. Nanosonics strives to create solutions that make IP compliance easier for staff both at the frontline and system level. 
  2. GSK appoints new vaccine chief who led development of Pfizer's COVID-19 inoculation

    GlaxoSmithKline appointed Phil Dormitzer, MD, PhD, as its new global head of vaccines research and development, the British drugmaker said Nov. 30.
  3. Branding strategies used by the most trusted health systems in the US

    One of healthcare marketing professionals' main goals is to build trust, but that can be difficult to achieve across an entire health system.
  4. Pfizer expected to seek booster approval for 16- and 17-year-olds this week

    COVID-19 booster shots may soon be available to 16- and 17-year-olds as Pfizer-BioNTech plans to request the FDA authorize its booster shot for that age group, The Washington Post reported Nov. 29. 
  1. Emanate Health CEO to retire: 5 things to know

    Robert Curry will retire as CEO of Emanate Health after 14 years with the Covina, Calif.-based health system.
  2. CommonSpirit, Morehouse announce first phase of $100M clinician diversity initiative 

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit and Morehouse School of Medicine announced Nov. 30 the development of three undergraduate and four graduate medical education sites aiming to diversify the clinician workforce and to improve both access and quality of care.
  3. Aspirus locations acquired from Ascension to adopt new names Dec. 1

    Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other facilities that Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health acquired from Ascension Wisconsin will adopt their new names on Dec. 1, Aspirus announced.
  4. Workplace technology: The most productive & biggest time wasters

    As the world has embraced the shift to hybrid and remote work since the start of the pandemic, workplace technologies such as virtual meeting platforms and smartphones have become both vital components and distractions to daily workflows, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 28. 

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  1. Flu on the rise among young people, CDC health advisory says

    While flu activity remains low nationally, cases have risen in recent weeks, especially among young adults, the CDC said in a Nov. 24 health advisory.  
  2. 5 big ideas in healthcare innovation

    From their thoughts on how to implement the right tech-enabled healthcare tools to what sets their digital strategy apart from others, here are five quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that hospital executives shared with Becker's Hospital Review in November:
  3. Maine board suspends physician's license over alleged COVID-19 misinformation

    A Maine regulatory board said it suspended a physician's license to practice after reviewing multiple COVID-19 "exemption letters" signed by Paul Gosselin, DO, as well as provider reports that Dr. Gosselin spread misinformation about the virus.
  4. CMS releases implementation documents for surprise-billing rule

    CMS has released 11 documents that serve as guidance for providers as they work to comply with the No Surprises Act.
  5. Supreme Court justices baffled by Medicare payment rule

    Several justices on the Supreme Court seemed reluctant Nov. 29 to reinstate changes HHS made to how Medicare payments are calculated for hospitals that serve a disproportionate number of low-income patients, according to Bloomberg Law. 
  6. Jury says UnitedHealthcare underpaid TeamHealth claims, will award provider $2M

    The jury ruling on a Nevada lawsuit between TeamHealth and UnitedHealthcare sided against the payer in a Nov. 29 decision. 
  7. Hospital margins sink again as labor expenses mount: Kaufman Hall

    U.S. hospitals and health systems saw a second consecutive month of margin declines as labor expenses continue to pressure providers, according to a Nov. 30 report from healthcare consulting firm Kaufman Hall. 
  8. Cerner in the headlines: 8 November updates 

    From welcoming its first chief health officer to collaborating on organ donations, here are eight updates on Cerner's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November. 
  9. California hospital to be sold or close in January

    Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital said it will be forced to shut down if it is not able to secure a buyer by Jan. 28, according to Good Times Santa Cruz. 

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