Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Top 58 healthcare companies to work for, per US News

    The best places to work in healthcare include one big health system name, according to U.S. News & World Report's inaugural Best Companies to Work For by Industry.
  2. Geisinger's chief innovation officer transitions to advisory role

    Karen Murphy, PhD, chief innovation and digital transformation of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger, said she will be stepping down from her role to take on a part time position as senior adviser to the health system's CEO Jaewon Ryu, MD. 
  3. US healthcare workers walk off the job: 18 strikes in 2023

    Healthcare workers have participated in labor strikes across the U.S., citing concerns about staffing, patient care, working conditions and employee retention. 

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  1. $10.3M medical supply facility coming to Tennessee

    DePre, a medical supply company that DeRoyal, Premier and S2S Global formed in 2021, plans to invest $10.3 million in an isolation gown manufacturing facility in Powell, Tenn.
  2. Providence sees record year for hiring

    Providence, a 51-hospital health system based in Renton, Wash., has had a record year for hiring.
  3. Florida hospital treats DMD patient with new, $3.2M gene therapy

    For the first time in Florida, physicians administered a recently approved gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy to a pediatric patient. 
  4. 'Stupid stuff' initiative simplifies EHR documentation at 1 system

    Honolulu-based Hawaii Pacific Health created an initiative, dubbed "Get Rid of Stupid Stuff," that created simple fixes to tasks within the EHR that clinicians felt were poorly designed, unnecessary or nonsensical, The Harvard Business Review reported Sept. 26. 

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  1. Boston Children's Hospital, T-Mobile ink deal on 1st hybrid 5G network

    Boston Children's Hospital and T-Mobile are partnering to launch the first hybrid 5G network at a health system.
  2. Most finance leaders plan to automate revenue cycle's most time-consuming task

    Thirty-eight percent of hospital finance leaders said their hospitals are currently automating components of their denials management, and a majority of those who said they aren't are planning to by the end of 2024, according to Akasa, a revenue cycle firm that uses artificial intelligence. 
  3. Amazon moves into healthcare generative AI with $4B investment

    Amazon is making a big bet on generative artificial intelligence — and its use in healthcare — with a $4 billion investment in AI company Anthropic.
  4. How 3 FTC moves could hurt hospitals, health systems

    The Federal Trade Commission recently withdrew two antitrust policy statements related to enforcement in healthcare markets and proposed changes to premerger notifications and noncompete agreements, which could all have a significant effect on hospitals and health systems. 

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  1. 10 health systems join Transcarent's network to simplify healthcare pricing

    Ten health systems have joined Transcarent's National Independent Provider Ecosystem, which aims to provide self-insured employers with health services at cheaper and pre-negotiated bundled prices. 
  2. Meditech, Google partner on AI

    Meditech is expanding its artificial intelligence-focused partnership with Google to auto-generate clinical documentation.
  3. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have recently been reported by Becker's:
  4. Desert Healthcare CEO suddenly dismissed

    The board of Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Healthcare District & Foundation announced CEO Conrado Bárzaga, MD, left his role Sept. 25 and appointed Chris Christensen, chief administration officer, as interim CEO.
  5. Patient dead, EMTs in critical condition after ambulance crash

    Two EMTs are in critical condition and a patient is dead after a Jeep crashed into an ambulance in Huntsburg, Ohio, News 5 Cleveland reported Sept. 26.
  6. COVID-19 admissions dip: 5 updates

    New COVID-19 admissions were down slightly for the week ending Sept. 16, marking the first time since July weekly hospitalizations haven't increased.
  7. HCA system gets CON for $29M freestanding ER

    Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health's certificate of need application to build a $29 million freestanding emergency department has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
  8. Feds want to triple No Surprises Act administration fee

    Federal departments are seeking to raise the administrative fee to enter the No Surprises Act arbitration process from $50 to $150 in 2024. 
  9. 6 ways to build strong benefits packages for nurse managers

    Hospitals must ensure they are offering competitive nonsalary forms of compensation to help recruit and retain nurse leaders, according to the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.

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