Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Only 43% of fast-tracked cancer drugs show benefits: Study

    A recent study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, both based in Boston, found only 43% of cancer drugs granted accelerated FDA approval demonstrated clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.
  2. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  3. Kettering Health opens innovation center

    Kettering (Ohio) Health has opened an innovation center focused on artificial intelligence and digital health.

The present and future of patient marketing is personalization

4 factors guiding one health system's success here.
  1. Hackers claim to obtain CVS, Medicare data in Change hack

    A hacking gang claims it nabbed data on several other payers in the cyberattack on UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare, CyberScoop reported.
  2. Fitch boosts Tenet's outlook

    Fitch Ratings recently revised Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's outlook from stable to positive. 
  3. California hospital appeals court decision ending bankruptcy

    The board overseeing Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is appealing a California judge's ruling that found the hospital ineligible to remain in Chapter 9 bankruptcy. 
  4. The indispensability myth

    Workers used to aim to make themselves indispensable in order to survive layoffs. Now, many say there's no such thing, The Wall Street Journal reported April 3. 

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

ASCs are seeing an explosion of uncompensated care. Learn how rethinking collections can boost revenue + patient retention here.
  1. How labor costs are tracking at 30 health systems

    While the healthcare industry continues to deal with ongoing physician shortages and a mixture of hospital margins, many health systems are investing more into their healthcare workforce to help reduce and improve their total expenses and operating margins. 
  2. CDC tells clinicians to watch for bird flu in new health alert

    The CDC is warning clinicians and state health departments to watch for bird flu cases after a Texas resident was infected, presumably from dairy cattle.
  3. No new staff, all new results: Why virtual nursing is thriving at ChristianaCare

    In two years, Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare has expanded virtual nursing to 41% of its beds without adding a single new staff member.
  4. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are five hospitals that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

Clinician retention starts on day 1. Learn how proactive hospitals are streamlining onboarding to save costs + delight new employees here.
  1. The ongoing Steward financial saga: 17 things to know

    Over the last few months, Dallas-based Steward Health Care has been subject to increased scrutiny regarding the health system's troubled finances and the status of its 33 hospitals across eight states. 
  2. 5 recent Joint Commission moves

     The Joint Commission has recently published a list of the most compliance standards that were most challenging for hospitals to meet in 2023, tweaked its hospital survey process and named an inaugural "president's fellow." 
  3. 4 hospitals closing emergency departments

    Freestanding emergency departments are becoming more prominent as health systems bolster their outpatient strategies, but emergency departments at some hospitals are disappearing.
  4. The toll of nurses' student debt: 3 notes

    Nearly two-thirds of registered nurses practicing in the U.S. still had student debt as of 2021, according to the most recent federal data available. 
  5. 10 best, worst states for remote work

    When it comes to working from home, some states provide better conditions for the practice than others, according to a WalletHub ranking released April 8. 
  6. Arkansas hospital CEO's contract ends after no-confidence vote

    The board of governors for De Queen, Ark.-based Sevier County Medical Center has declined to renew the contract with hospital President and CEO Lori House, Steve Cole, EdD, chair of the board, confirmed to Becker's.
  7. Penn State Health's fix for portal message tsunami

    Patient portal messages and emails have become a problem contributing to long work hours for clinicians and unsatisfied patients.
  8. Health system informatics team reboots

    There is more data than ever before in healthcare, and technology is powering care delivery transformation. Patients and caregivers will benefit greatly from expanded access to care, more seamless decision-making and tools to reduce administrative burden on clinicians.
  9. Froedtert's digital chief reimagines patient interactions

    Health systems across the nation are going through workforce and care delivery redesigns to support more efficient and precise organizations. Technology supports these changes by fostering interconnectivity and automating simple administrative tasks.

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