Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CDC updates STI treatment guidelines

    The CDC released updated guidelines on treating sexually transmitted infections July 22.
  2. 'Relentless' cyberattacks no good for hospital finances, Fitch says

    Nonprofit hospitals and health systems will need to plan for increased revenue and expense pressure from "relentless" cyberattacks, Fitch Ratings said July 22. 
  3. Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion

    Missouri's Supreme Court ruled that the state's August 2020 Medicaid expansion amendment did not violate the state constitution, reversing a lower court decision blocking the expansion.

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  1. Boston Children's physicians to service Cape Cod

    Boston Children's Hospital and Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., are collaborating on pediatric services at Cape Cod's facilities. 
  2. Power outage forces California hospital to close, transfer patients

    Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, Calif., had to close down and transfer patients July 19 because of a power outage, the hospital said. 
  3. UnityPoint Health names new CFO

    Doug Watson was chosen as senior vice president and CFO of UnityPoint Health, the West Des Moines, Iowa-based health system said July 22.
  4. Kaiser Permanente names leader for Panorama City, Antelope Valley

    Patti Clausen, BSN, RN, was chosen as senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser Permanente's Panorama City and Antelope Valley service area in Southern California, the health system said this week. 

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  1. Female execs see pay bumps when changing employers

    Female executives get bigger pay increases than men when changing employers, according to a July 14 report from MIT Sloan Management Review.
  2. Benefits of J&J COVID-19 vaccine outweigh risks, CDC says

    The benefits of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 shot still outweigh the risk of the rare but serious neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre syndrome, the CDC said July 22, according to CNBC. 
  3. CDC will likely advise kids under 12 to wear masks in school, Biden says

    The CDC will "probably" recommend children under age 12 who aren't yet eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine to wear masks in school this fall, President Joe Biden said during a July 21 CNN town hall. 
  4. UnitedHealthcare funds social determinants of health programs in 18 states, DC

    UnitedHealthcare is awarding $11.4 million in grants to 84 community-based organizations across 18 states and Washington, D.C., as part of its Empowering Health initiative, an email shared with Becker's said.
  1. Pharma companies reach $26B civil opioid settlement

    The country's three major drug distributors — McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen — along with Johnson & Johnson have reached a $26 billion deal with states and local governments that would release the drug companies from all civil liability related to the opioid epidemic, The New York Times reported. 
  2. Pfizer vaccine 88% effective against delta variant, UK study finds

    Two doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine were 88 percent effective against symptomatic disease from the delta variant of the coronavirus, a study published July 21 in The New England Journal of Medicine found. 
  3. New Jersey health system launches innovation center: 3 things to know 

    Bayonne, N.J.-based CarePoint Health on July 21 unveiled its new innovation center, which aims to partner with health IT vendors, investors and startups to improve patient experience and clinical applications. 
  4. Filling the Medicaid coverage gap could be a boon for payers

    Congress is eyeing two options for cutting down the 2.2 million-person Medicaid coverage gap, and insurers could see profits either way. 
  5. 7 things to know about the state of healthcare coverage, affordability

    The Commonwealth Fund released a report July 16 that analyzes the state of healthcare coverage and affordability from March to June. 
  6. Cigna, Oscar Health launch virtual primary care plan

    Cigna and New York City-based Oscar Health have partnered to launch Oscar virtual primary care on some of the insurers' joint plans. 
  7. Failure to seal documents in antitrust review could have grave consequences, Aetna's legal team says

    A federal judge's decision to decline Aetna's motion to seal certain business information that it produced as a third party in an antitrust lawsuit could have grave consequences, lawyers for the health insurer said in an opening brief July 20. 
  8. GAO to HHS: Share plan for $43.7B of unused provider relief funds

    About 25 percent of the provider relief funds remain unused, and HHS should reveal plans on how and when it will allocate the unspent funds, the Government Accountability Office said in a July 19 report. 
  9. 5 recently launched healthcare marketing campaigns

    Below are five marketing campaigns launched in the past 30 days to combat health misinformation, encourage proactive health screenings, facilitate organ donations and more.

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