Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 Epic updates in 30 days

    From winning damages in an ongoing legal battle to inking additional hospital and health system EHR partnerships, here are 10 updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's in the past month:
  2. Cooley Dickinson workers to receive average 21% raises

    Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have approved a new labor contract with Northampton, Mass.-based Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
  3. Tower turnaround continues as operating margin hits -4.2%

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health continues to make progress on its performance improvement plan as its operating margin for the three months ended Sept. 30 rose to -4.2% from -8% during the same period in 2022. Its operating cash flow margin also increased from -0.9% to 2.3%. 

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  1. 20 hospitals selecting Oracle Health in 2023

    Oracle Health has had a busy 2023 as it expanded its presence among smaller community hospitals and even cracked into the overseas markets.
  2. After management face-off, Ascension nurses plan more strikes

    Nurses at three Ascension hospitals in Texas and Kansas are planning one-day strikes Dec. 6, their second round of strikes this year shortly after their coordinated confrontation with hospital management. 
  3. 2 Hackensack hospitals hit by ransomware

    Ambulances and emergency vehicles are being redirected at Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, N.J., and Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, N.J., due to a ransomware attack, WABC reported Nov. 27.
  4. Meet Advocate Health's new CFO

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Advocate Health has taken the "interim" tag off of CFO Brad Clark's title. 

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  1. Duke Regional Hospital names COO

    Jason Carter has joined Durham, N.C.-based Duke Regional Hospital as COO.
  2. UPMC operating loss grows to $176M

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC reported a $177 million loss on revenues of $20.6 billion for the nine months ending Sept. 30, compared with a $196 million gain on revenues of $18.9 billion during the same period in 2022. 
  3. US employees unhappier than during height of pandemic

    Recent survey findings suggest dissatisfaction among U.S. workers is climbing and has surpassed levels reported in 2020.
  4. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

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  1. Man escapes custody at Jefferson hospital

    Police are searching for a man who escaped custody at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on Nov. 27, according to ABC affiliate WPVI.
  2. Johns Hopkins All Children's claims juror misconduct after $261M verdict

    Lawyers for St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital filed for a retrial on Nov. 22 against a $261 million verdict in a case made famous by a Netflix documentary, alleging that the jury foreman violated stringent conduct rules during the trial, Tampa Bay Times reported Nov. 23. 
  3. Amazon's hubris, strategy debates snarled healthcare moves, insiders say

    Once designated as a threat to healthcare's legacy stakeholders, Amazon has lost time and edge in its healthcare foray due to overconfidence and internal debates over strategy, a number of insiders told Bloomberg. 
  4. OhioHealth set to open 15th hospital

    Columbus-based Ohio Health is opening its 15th hospital, OhioHealth Pickerington (Ohio) Methodist Hospital, on Dec. 6. 
  5. Healthcare still hot in a cooling labor market: 7 things to know

    The U.S. has avoided a recession so far, in part due to a robust healthcare job market, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 26.
  6. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are five hospitals that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  7. Multiple hospitals report IT disruptions on Thanksgiving

    Hospitals in at least four states across across the South and Midwest experienced disruptions Nov. 24 due to potential cybersecurity incidents, although there is no evidence officially linking the incidences.
  8. COVID-19 vaccine uptake is 'lower than we’d like to see,' CDC says

    Only 14% of Americans have received the latest COVD-19 vaccine, which the CDC said is below where the agency would like vaccine uptake to be. 
  9. Average wage growth, by state

    The average weekly wages jumped 7.53% annually from March 2022 to March 2023, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with wage growth in some states hitting double-digits.

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