Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. COVID-19 hospitalizations up in 46 states

    COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 31 percent nationwide over the last 14 days, with 46 states and Washington, D.C., reporting an increase. 
  2. CDC investigates 180 cases of unexplained hepatitis in children

    At least 180 children have developed severe hepatitis from an unknown cause in the last seven months, the CDC said May 18.
  3. 6 hospital, health system deals called off this year

    Six health system and hospital deals have been canceled so far this year, whether it be a scrapped merger or acquisition or the unwinding of a partnership.

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  1. Workers age 55+ are returning to work

    Millions of older Americans have returned to work in recent months, with nearly 64 percent of adults between ages 55 and 64 working in April essentially matching the share working in February 2020 and marking a more complete recovery than most younger age groups, according to a May 19 The New York Times report. 
  2. 9 facts that illustrate Epic's dominance

    Here are nine notes on Epic and the EHR market:
  3. California hospital names CEO

    Kenneth McFarland was selected as the new CEO of Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in San Diego.
  4. Hospitals urge Justice Department to probe insurers over routine denials

    The American Hospital Association, on behalf of its nearly 5,000 healthcare organizations, is urging the Justice Department to probe routine denials from commercial health insurance companies. 

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  1. Alabama health system COO resigns

    Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health System COO Paul Betz is leaving his role July 29, a few days before the system's long-time CEO will retire.  
  2. Older adults remain interested in telehealth, AARP study finds

    About a third of older Americans say they plan to use telemedicine in the future, a number that has remained steady throughout the pandemic, according to a new AARP study released in May.
  3. 6 cybersecurity tips from retired CIA tech expert

    Healthcare cybersecurity is an increasingly important issue, as it can protect the health and data of patients and save health systems from expensive cyberattacks.
  4. Maryland medical center gets $650K to purchase Epic EHR system

    Oakland, Md.-based Garrett Regional Medical Center will receive $650,000 in federal funding to purchase an Epic EHR system. 

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  1. Need a 2nd opinion? Maryland physician gives them virtually

    A Maryland primary care physician has started a telemedicine service specifically for second opinions, WDVM in Hagerstown, Md., reported May 18.
  2. UCSF receives board approval for $4.3B hospital

    University of California San Francisco received approval from the University of California's board of regents to build a $4.3 billion hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center in San Francisco.
  3. Imaging dye shortage 'one of biggest risks' since onset of COVID-19 

    The GE Healthcare contrast dye shortage resulting from the COVID-19 lockdowns in China has experts concerned about supplies in the coming weeks, Bloomberg reported May 19.
  4. 83 community hospital CEOs to know | 2022

    Community hospitals are among the most important institutions in the communities they serve, and it's up to the CEOs to ensure they thrive.
  5. Biden administration commits $1.5B for opioid epidemic

    HHS is set to give about $1.5 billion to states and territories to battle the opioid epidemic.
  6. Idaho health system cuts behavioral services amid staffing shortages

    Citing staff shortages and financial woes, Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is scaling back some behavioral health services, according to KXLY. 
  7. Arkansas Children's Hospital to host pediatric innovation summit

    Little Rock-based Arkansas Children's Hospital will host an innovation summit for pediatrics. 
  8. Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center names new chief nursing officer

    Piedmont Athens (Ga.) Regional Medical Center named Jeremiah Bame, RN, as the hospital's new chief nursing officer May 18. 
  9. Businessman pledges $50M to U of Houston medical school

    University of Houston College of Medicine received a $50 million pledge from businessman Tilman Fertitta, who owns Landry's restaurants as well as the NBA's Houston Rockets, and his family. The school has been renamed the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.

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