Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Despite class 1 recall last year, Americans still use Philips ventilator as they wait for replacement

    Patients dependent on breathing devices are using recalled ventilators, BiPAP and CPAP machines as they still have months before a potential replacement, the Los Angeles Times reported June 23. 
  2. White House makes at-home COVID-19 tests more accessible for blind, low-vision people

    Americans who are blind or have a vision impairment can now access free, at-home COVID-19 tests through USPS, according to a June 23 White House press briefing. 
  3. West Virginia hospital rebrands

    Madison, W.Va.-based Boone Memorial Hospital unveiled a new brand identity June 20. 

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  1. Supreme Court backs HHS on Medicare payment to hospitals serving low-income patients

    The Supreme Court upheld the HHS approach to calculating certain Medicare payments to hospitals that serve a large number of low-income patients, CNN reported June 24. 
  2. Meta's new commercial targets the healthcare industry

    Meta released a new commercial showing the potential the metaverse could have for training surgeons. 
  3. South Georgia Medical Center names Tony Harrell director of information security, technology

    South Georgia Medical Center named Tony Harrell as director of information security and technology. 
  4. 19 women making moves in healthcare 

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since June 17.

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  1. Amazon Web Services, Chicago incubator to help foreign healthcare startups expand in US

    Amazon Web Services has partnered with Chicago startup incubator Matter to bring foreign healthcare companies to the U.S. and help them with strategy, technology and scaling their operations.
  2. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade 

    In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade June 24, overturning the constitutional protection for abortion, The Washington Post reported. The decision leaves the legal status of abortion up to states. 
  3. Denver Health selects next CEO

    Donna Lynne, DrPH, will serve as the next CEO of Denver Health.
  4. CDC weighs monkeypox vaccine for kids as outbreak grows: 6 updates 

    The CDC is developing a protocol to allow the use of Bavarian Nordic's Jynneos monkeypox vaccine in children, if it becomes necessary, according to agency meeting documents cited by Bloomberg in a June 23 report. 
  1. 10 revenue cycle deals to know

    From acquisitions to partnerships with health systems, here are 10 RCM deals reported by Becker's since May 11:
  2. 31-day strike at New Jersey hospital ends

    Members of the JNESO District Council 1 IUOE-AFL-CIO labor union have ended a 31-day strike at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J.
  3. Epic, Cerner dive further into precision medicine with new partnerships

    Epic and Cerner have inked two new partnerships to make genetic testing, precision medicine and genomic testing more easily accessible for patients.
  4. 5 highest paying places for RNs, LPNs

    From 2019 to 2021, median total compensation differences for nursing positions varied, but there have been notable increases, according to a report released June 23 from the Medical Group Management Association.
  5. UPMC settles data breach lawsuit for $450K

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center agreed to a $450,000 settlement to resolve allegations relating to a 2020 data breach that compromised the protected health information of about 36,000 patients, The National Law Review reported June 16. 
  6. Indiana hospital to get $30M investment, new name

    Lutheran Health Network announced a $30 million investment into Warsaw, Ind.-based Kosciusko Community Hospital on June 23. Additionally, the hospital is being renamed Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital to reinforce its connection to Lutheran Health Network.
  7. Northeast Georgia Health System breaks ground on new hospital

    Northeast Georgia Health System broke ground June 23 on a new hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. The project has been in the planning stages since 2019, when the previous hospital owner closed its doors.
  8. Erlanger board chair Jim Coleman named CEO

    The board of trustees at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System named Jim Coleman as the health system's new president and CEO, according to a statement shared with Becker's.
  9. AHA to Congress: Urge CMS to fix inadequate inpatient payment proposal

    The American Hospital Association called on Congress to urge CMS to make two critical changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for the fiscal year 2023.

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