Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Where tech innovation is needed most in healthcare

    Healthcare has faced rapid change in the last few years amid the pandemic, and digital transformation is not slowing down.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. There are lots of new primary care disruptors

    The market for primary care disruptors — retail clinics that typically have a hybrid menu of virtual and in-patient care — is being flooded with competitors, eMarketer reported May 16.

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  1. Information security analyst pay by state

    Information security analysts, who ensure security controls are in place, make an average of $113,270 annually, according to the latest data released March 31 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. Amazon introduces 2 new features to its senior care service

    Amazon's subscription-based service that helps caregivers provide remote support to older loved ones now supports up to 10 caregivers and allows primary caregivers to set up routines. 
  3. California begins preparing statewide health information exchange

    Following a law signed last year by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California Health and Human Services Agency has started creating a health data exchange network that will give providers across the state real-time access to patient medical records, family physician Tarek Mahdi, MD, wrote May 16 in The Press-Enterprise.
  4. Cone Health hires chief strategy officer

    Chris Cornue has joined Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health as chief strategy officer.

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  1. 'A backward step for patient safety': Medical groups respond to RaDonda Vaught sentencing

    RaDonda Vaught was sentenced to three years of supervised probation May 13 for a fatal medication error she made in 2017 while working as a nurse at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  2. COVID-19 admissions jump for 5th week: 9 CDC findings

    COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise nationwide, though deaths are still falling on the heels of this winter's omicron surge, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 13.
  3. Providence's operating loss hits $510M in Q1

    Citing inflation and labor cost pressures, Renton, Wash.-based Providence recorded an operating loss of $510.16 million in the first quarter of 2022, according to financial documents released May 13. In the same quarter one year prior, Providence posted an operating loss of $221.91 million.
  4. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.

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  1. Proposed Dartmouth Health, GraniteOne Health merger canceled 

    Dartmouth Health and Manchester, N.H.-based GraniteOne Health are canceling their proposed merger after the state Attorney General's Office said the move would violate the New Hampshire constitution, according to VTDigger.
  2. Nurse fired for allegedly reporting questionable patient deaths sues Iowa hospital

    A former nurse at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, is suing the hospital for retaliation, alleging she was fired in November after raising concerns about questionable patient deaths, fraudulent billing, and the manipulation of patient outcomes for stronger statistics, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported May 13. 
  3. States ranked by healthcare as percent of overall employment

    West Virginia leads the nation for healthcare employment as a percent of total employment, while Nevada is last. 
  4. Nurses rally in Pennsylvania to back staffing ratios bill

    Nurses came together May 14 in Warren, Pa., to progress legislation that would mandate adoption of registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratios by hospitals, the Times Observer reported.
  5. Cedars-Sinai strike ends with no agreement

    Members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West ended a five-day strike May 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with no agreement.
  6. Hospitals await HHS move on public health emergency today

    HHS pledged to provide 60 days' notice if it opts to end the COVID-19 public health emergency, leaving healthcare providers awaiting word on Monday.
  7. Breach affects more than 260,000 patients at New York health center

    A New York community health center recently notified patients of a hacking incident that left information like Social Security numbers and medical records exposed.
  8. AHA responds to report on hospitals' requested price hikes to insurers

    Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, said a recent news report about hospitals asking insurers to pay them up to 15 percent more to help offset rising wages passed over the bigger picture of hospitals' cost structures. 
  9. AI to treat irregular heartbeats being tested at Florida hospital

    A Florida hospital is testing a new artificial intelligence-assisted technique for treating a drug-resistant heart condition.

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