Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Denver Health, city and county of Denver propose $70M operating agreement

    Denver Health, alongside the city and county of Denver, have updated the health system's $70 million operating agreement with 35 changes to the original document, the Denver Gazette reported Nov. 15. 
  2. Humira biosimilars earn spot on OptumRx's formulary

    OptrumRx, UnitedHealth's pharmacy benefit manager, will keep AbbVie's best-selling rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira on its formulary in 2023 alongside three competing biosimilar versions set to debut next year, Bloomberg reported Nov. 15.
  3. Women make up 27% of Fortune 500 CIOs, study finds

    Women constitute 27 percent of CIOs at Fortune 500 companies, yet only 8 percent of tech CEOs overall, according to a new report from Women Business Collaborative.

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  1. Sanford-Fairview merger would shortchange patient care, nurses say

    Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association are speaking out in opposition of a proposed merger between Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health.
  2. Alphabet's Verily, ResMed launch sleep platform Primasun

    Connected sleep device maker ResMed and Alphabet's life science offshoot Verily have partnered to create Primasun, an end-to-end solution to help employers and healthcare providers identify populations at risk for complex sleep disorders.
  3. Ascension to improve patient experience using data analytics

    Ascension has partnered with experience management company Qualtrics to use its tools to help transform how it gathers patient feedback.
  4. From Cerner exec to CIO: Matt MacVey of Children's National uses influence to boost pediatric EHR capabilities, digital health

    Having served as a Cerner executive and now a children's hospital CIO, Matt MacVey has seen health IT from both sides of the business.

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  1. Why hackers target pediatric health records

    Stoddard Manikin, chief information security officer at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, said hackers are targeting children's hospitals to use data from pediatric health records to apply for loans, BankInfoSecurity reported Nov. 15. 
  2. Advantum Health names CEO, CFO

    Louisville, Ky.-based Advantum Health has selected Tammy Taylor as its CEO and Chris Taft as its CFO.
  3. 183 rural hospital closures since 2005

    Rural hospitals and health centers face a myriad of challenges. The University of North Carolina's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research in Chapel Hill compiled a list of the 184 rural hospital closures since January 2005.
  4. The secret to innovative healthcare teams: 60 executives and leaders weigh in

    The executives featured in this article are all speaking at the Becker's Healthcare 13th Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

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  1. Kaiser Permanente VC arm leads $12 funding round for remote care company Validic

    Kaiser Permanente Ventures led a $12 million funding round for Validic, a digital health company focused on remote patient monitoring.
  2. Idaho hospital CFO retires after more than 32 years

    Grangeville, Idaho-based Syringa Hospital is bringing in a new CFO, with Betty Watson stepping down after 32 years in the position, the Idaho County Free Press reported Nov. 16.
  3. Pediatric groups urge Biden to issue national emergency over respiratory viruses

    The Children's Hospital Association and American Academy of Pediatrics are calling on federal officials to declare a national and public health emergency to free up resources and give hospitals more flexibility to respond to an "alarming surge of pediatric hospitalizations" from respiratory syncytial virus and flu.
  4. Children's National physicians call for better working conditions amid RSV, flu surges

    Physicians at Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Hospital, represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents, held a rally Nov. 15 amid contract negotiations, The Washington Post reported.
  5. Why Allegheny's CEO took on a new title

    Cynthia Hundorfean has served as president and CEO of Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network since February 2016. But she is taking on a new enterprise role once the new year arrives: chief living health development officer. 
  6. Pennsylvania hospital switching EHRs from Allscripts to Epic

    Lewisburg, Pa.-based Evangelical Community Hospital is changing its EHR to Epic and will go live with the new system Dec. 4.
  7. 3 company habits that reel in Gen Z talent concerned about climate change

    Generation Z job seekers are prioritizing company culture around sustainability over hefty pay, according to a Nov. 13 Fortune article. As a result, they are not likely to bite on shallow morals, nor are they afraid to call them out. 
  8. Methodist Healthcare System to acquire 9th hospital

    Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas, has entered into an agreement to become part of San Antionio-based Methodist Healthcare System, according to the Fredericksburg Standard Radio-Post.
  9. Intermountain plans new hospital in downtown Salt Lake City, report

    Salt Lake City could have a new downtown hospital if plans from Intermountain Healthcare come to fruition, a Nov. 15 report from Building Salt Lake said.

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