Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospital Sisters Health System welcomes former Tenet hospital exec as new COO

    Kathy Donovan, MSN, RN, recently started her new role as COO of Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System, according to a March 16 news release shared with Becker's.
  2. Legacy Health facing possible sanctions as it seeks to divert patients from birthing center

    Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health said it will plan to divert pregnant women in labor March 17 from its Mount Hood Medical Center to another hospital even as it faces possible sanctions from the Oregon Health Authority.
  3. FDA seeks comments on draft guidance for local anesthetic drugs

    Amid the ongoing shortage of local anesthetic drugs, the FDA has drafted new guidance for drugmakers, which could eventually help curb the supply issues.
  1. Largest healthcare data breach reported in '23 affects more than 4.2 million patients

    More than 4.2 million patients were affected in the largest data healthcare data breach reported so far in 2023, HIPAA Journal reported March 15.
  2. Feds fine a Florida children's health insurance site host for a 7-year hack

    Jelly Bean Communications Design, which hosted and maintained a federally funded Florida children's health insurance website, agreed to pay a $293,771 settlement to resolve allegations it provided deficient security controls to Florida Healthy Kids Corp., SC Media reported March 15.  
  3. Health systems lack the talent, bandwidth to scale AI into clinical workflows

    Healthcare organizations lack the technical skills, bandwidth and staff to deploy and scale artificial intelligence into their clinical workflows, VentureBeat reported March 15. 
  4. Michigan Medicine, 2 other systems to deploy prescriptions with new drones

    Michigan Medicine will use Zipline's new drones to deliver prescriptions to patients' doors, which will "more than double the number of prescriptions it fills each year through its existing in-house pharmacy," the Ann Arbor-based system said March 15. 

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  1. CVS Health backs digitizing autism care, leads $20M investment round

    CVS Health Ventures led a $20 million series A investment round for SpectrumAI, a company working to create digital tools for clinicians treating autism with applied behavior analysis.
  2. 4,980 matches made for pharmacy residency programs

    As the number of pharmacy residency program spots grow year over year, 4,980 people matched with 2,162 programs in the U.S., the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists said March 15. 
  3. Brigham and Women's Faulkner deal raises workers' wages by at least 10%

    Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have reached a tentative agreement with Boston-based Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. 
  4. CEO, CFO of HCA Florida hospital to retire

    HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital in Port St. Lucie, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has announced that Terry Brown will retire as CFO in April.

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  1. MD Anderson names chief quality and value officer

    Kerin Adelson, MD, has been named chief quality and value officer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, effective March 20. 
  2. Data exfiltration against healthcare organizations is on the rise: 5 trends to watch

    Data exfiltration was a factor in 70 percent of ransomware incidents affecting healthcare organizations, a March 9 brief from HHS' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center found.
  3. How far is too far for AI in healthcare?

    As artificial intelligence begins to proliferate in healthcare, health system digital leaders told Becker's it will only ever be able to do so much.
  4. How Mass General Brigham used remote monitoring to lower patients' blood pressure

    Remote monitoring helped control the blood pressure of hypertension patients from Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
  5. 7 recent RCM company rebrands

    Here are seven revenue cycle management companies that rebranded in the past year.
  6. Northwestern surgeons perform double lung transplant in 2 cancer patients

    Northwestern Medicine is pioneering a new treatment for stage 4 cancer patients: double lung transplants.
  7. 10 hospital and health systems hit with rating downgrades, downward revisions

    Here is a summary of recent credit rating downgrades and revisions, going back to the last Becker's roundup on Feb. 15.
  8. States slow to act on travel nurse prices

    Lawmakers in states across the U.S. are considering proposals targeting travel nurse prices, Kaiser Health News reported. 
  9. New Butler-Excela system lays off 13 managers

    The newly merged Greensburg, Pa.-based organization made up of Excela Health and Butler Health System has eliminated 13 filled managerial jobs.

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