Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Rural Kansas hospital to be built using $108M USDA grant

    Colby, Kan.-based Citizens Medical Center is to build a replacement hospital and clinic with the aid of a $108 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development unit, according to a report from KWCH.
  2. Hospitals, health systems see mergers as path to survival

    Since 2005, 183 rural hospitals across 36 states have closed, leaving many people in those communities without timely access to essential medical services and often leading to a decline in the number of healthcare providers in those counties.
  3. 40M patient records have been stolen, exposed due to EHR security vulnerabilities

    Security vulnerabilities in EHR systems have caused more than 40 million Americans' medical records to have been stolen or exposed this year, USA Today reported Nov. 29. 

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  1. Google Health to commercialize mammography AI

    Google Health has struck a development and commercialization deal with medical technology company iCAD to integrate Google's artificial intelligence technology into iCAD's breast imaging solutions.
  2. Minnesota hospital taps new president

    St. Cloud, Minn.-based CentraCare has named Craig Henneman president of its Paynesville Hospital. 
  3. Biosimilar 'skinny labels' saved Medicare $1.5B, study shows

    From 2015 to 2020, FDA approvals of "skinny labels" on biosimilars saved Medicare $1.5 billion, according to a study published Nov. 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 
  4. Tamiflu fill rate jumps to over 100%

    The fill rate for Tamiflu, the nation's most popular flu prescription drug, is nearly 100 percent higher than it was this time last year, but the drugmaker has said it has "sufficient supply."

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  1. Ohio's measles outbreak grows: 4 notes

    At least 44 unvaccinated children in the Columbus, Ohio, region have been infected with measles since the first few cases were confirmed in early November, according to a dashboard run by the city's health department. 
  2. Kent Hospital taps Dr. Tom Wold as chief medical officer

    Warwick, R.I.-based Kent Hospital has selected Tom Wold, DO, to serve as its chief medical officer, effective Dec. 12, it said in a Facebook post. 
  3. 10 hospitals seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  4. Athenahealth looks to go public again

    EHR vendor Athenahealth is looking to go public just 10 months after it was bought by Bain Capital and another private equity firm for $17 billion, the Boston Globe reported Nov. 28.

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  1. 8 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 22: 
  2. When layoffs arrive 'quickly and less thoughtfully'

    Layoffs can take two or three months when orchestrated well, but pressure to move quickly in a weakening economy can leave companies at odds with employees and at greater risk of giving improper notice, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 28. 
  3. Houston hospitals largely unaffected by boil water advisory

    The city of Houston operated under a boil water notice Nov. 28, which posed little disruption to hospitals' patient care or operations, the Houston Chronicle reported. 
  4. Fired CEO sues MetroHealth over alleged open meetings law violations

    Akram Boutros, MD, who was fired as president and CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth System, has filed a lawsuit against the organization's board of trustees and board Chair Vanessa Whiting.
  5. Columbia University, Bassett Healthcare partner on digital cardiovascular health

    New York City-based Columbia University is partnering with Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network to bring digital cardiovascular care to the rural New York system.
  6. Shuttered Kansas hospital up for auction

    Halstead (Kan.) Hospital, which closed 20 years ago, is up for auction with adjacent parcels of land and property, NBC affiliate KSNW reported Nov. 28.
  7. Advocate Aurora raises overnight stay prices up to 5.5% to battle expenses

    Milwaukee and Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Aurora Health is to increase the price of overnight patient stays at its Milwaukee locations by up to 5.5 percent to counter inflation and other pressures such as staffing costs, according to a Nov. 28 WTMJ report citing the Milwaukee Business Journal.
  8. CMS reminds hospitals of obligation to protect patients, staff from workplace violence

    CMS on Nov. 28 issued a memorandum reminding hospitals of their obligation under Medicare's conditions of participation to ensure patients and staff have an environment that prioritizes their safety and the effective delivery of care.
  9. 5 health systems seeking revenue cycle vice presidents

    Five health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle vice presidents. 

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