Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How a rural Idaho hospital is tackling its community and financial objectives

    Valor Health in Emmett, Idaho, is facing its financial headwinds as a rural hospital with a focus on what its community needs most, The Emmett Messenger Index reported March 21.
  2. 18 healthcare CEOs among world's most influential

    Eighteen U.S. CEOs helming healthcare, health insurance and pharmaceutical companies were named among the 200 most influential CEOs in the world, according to CEOWorld Magazine. 
  3. UC San Diego and the 340B program: 4 numbers to know

    As tensions heat up surrounding 340B, UC San Diego Health said the federal program — which aims to lower prescription drug prices for hospitals that treat low-income and uninsured patients — is a "vital lifeline."
  1. VA says its addressed usability issues with its Oracle Cerner system

    The Department of Veterans Affairs said it has updated its Oracle Cerner EHR system and has fixed some of its usability issues, according to a statement from the VA published March 21 by NBC Right Now, which is based in Yakima, Wash.
  2. New fellowship seeks nurse leaders to solve health system challenges

    Nurse executives and senior nurse leaders from 10 U.S. health systems will soon be selected to participate in a new one-year fellowship in which they'll have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to key challenges at their organization. 
  3. Ozempic shortage partially clears up

    The monthslong shortage of Ozempic — a type 2 diabetes drug popularized by TikTok trends and celebrity use for its off-label use for weight loss — has seen a reprieve, according to the FDA. 
  4. AdventHealth taps 2 Florida hospital CEOs

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth has appointed two hospital CEOs within its West Florida Division, effective May 1. 

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  1. Essentia Health reopens pharmacy, surgery center after partial roof collapse of adjacent building

    Essentia Health's Miller Hill surgery center and pharmacy in Duluth, Minn., are set to reopen March 22 after a roof collapse at the Miller Hill Mall where its facilities are located forced closure.
  2. Bard, Google's AI chatbot, steers clear of medical questions

    Unlike ChatGPT, Google's artificial intelligence chatbot, Bard, tends to avoid medical questions, The New York Times reported March 21.
  3. 'Biggest risk' in cybersecurity: Why 8 health systems are working together

    Information security leaders from Pittsburgh-based UPMC and Burlington, Mass.-based Tufts Medicine told Becker's they're fighting data breaches by working together.
  4. Missouri hospital closures leave patients, employees scrambling for payments

    Patients and former employees are still grappling with unpaid wages and hospital bills a year after private-equity backed Noble Health abruptly shuttered two rural hospitals in Missouri, Kaiser Health News reported March 22.

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  1. Epic integrates new genetic testing tool into EHR

    EHR giant Epic is partnering with medical genetics company Invitae to make genetic test results available through Aura, Epic's specialty diagnostics suite.
  2. Maryland hospital, imaging group pay $2M to settle false claims allegations

    Lanham, Md.-based Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center and Diagnostic Imaging Associates have agreed to pay more than $2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act. 
  3. MetroHealth wants former CEO's firing claims dismissed

    The MetroHealth System in Cleveland and its board of trustees have filed a motion to dismiss retaliation and intimidation claims from its former president and CEO, Law360 reported March 20. Akram Boutros, MD, was fired after allegedly authorizing more than $1.9 million in supplemental bonuses for himself without notifying the board.
  4. Pfizer leads $123M financing round for precision medicine company

    Pfizer Ventures co-led a $123 million series B financing round for Flare Therapeutics, a biotech company working to discover precision medicines for cancer and other diseases.
  5. How did 2,800 nurses with fake degrees pass the NCLEX?

    The dust is settling on the national nursing degree scheme, but many questions still linger, with the most pressing being: Who are these nurses, and where are they practicing? As investigations continue and disciplinary actions are taken, another intriguing question has emerged: How were so many nurses able to pass the National Council Licensure Examination? 
  6. Fox Chase Cancer Center tests less invasive treatment for prostate cancer

    Philadelphia-based Fox Chase Cancer Center is trying a less invasive treatment for prostate cancer that does not necessitate removal of the organ, CBS Philadelphia reported March 21.
  7. New drug shortages increased 30% in 2022

    Drug shortages, which increased nearly 30 percent from 2021 to 2022, pose health and national security risks, according to a new report from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 
  8. Hospitals say no to site-neutral pay cuts

    The American Hospital Association has pushed back against proposed site-neutral payment cuts, arguing that they would reduce access to key healthcare services, particularly in rural and underserved communities.
  9. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have recently been reported by Becker's:

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