Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Meditech's moves in 2024

    In 2024, Meditech continues to expand its partnerships with hospitals and health systems and is enhancing its Expanse EHR system with AI capabilities.
  2. Senator requests info from UnitedHealth Group on Change hack

    Congressional leaders continue to seek answers from UnitedHealth Group over the Change Healthcare cyberattack.
  3. $2.2B startup to release AI chatbot for healthcare

    Transcarent, a $2.2 billion healthcare startup backed by health systems, is developing an artificial intelligence chatbot to help patients answer healthcare questions, Forbes reported May 15.

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  1. Ascension cyberattack should not thwart financial rebound: Fitch

    Ascension's financial turnaround should not be impeded to any great degree by the ransomware attack that the St. Louis-based system has suffered, Fitch Ratings said in a May 15 report. 
  2. 12 hospital closures in 2024

    Many hospitals and emergency departments have been forced to close in 2024 due to circumstances like high costs and shifts in care needs. 
  3. Kaiser nixes plans for $500M facility

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has nixed plans for an estimated $500 million facility and intends to sell the 1.6 acre parcel of land meant for the facility in Yesler Terrace, a neighborhood in Seattle. 
  4. Kaiser med school graduates inaugural class

    Kaiser Permanente's medical school in Pasadena, Calif., recently graduated its inaugural class of students.

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  1. Baylor Scott & White, Select Medical closing Texas rehab facility, laying off nurses

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health and Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based-Select Medical are closing a co-owned rehabilitation clinic in Flower Mound, Texas, resulting in the termination of 78 employees.
  2. Providence expands critical care access in Portland with $177M investment

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence is upgrading its emergency care and critical cardiac care in Portland, Ore., with a $177 million investment.
  3. FDA approves self-collection HPV screening test

    The FDA approved a human papillomavirus self-collection test that can be gathered in private rooms in primary care offices, urgent care clinics and pharmacies, The Washington Post reported May 15.
  4. Epic to add data tool for personalized medicine

    Epic plans to launch a new personalized care data tool this summer, according to Wis Business News.

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

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  1. 8 health systems seeking revenue cycle vice presidents

    Eight hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle vice presidents. 
  2. Corewell Health's operating income down in Q1

    Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich.-based Corewell Health posted an operating income of $65.7 million in the first quarter of 2024, down from $102 million posted over the same period last year, according to the system's May 14 financial report.
  3. Steward Louisiana hospital's CMS status restored

    The Louisiana Department of Health has restored the CMS status of West Monroe, La.-based Glenwood Regional Medical Center, part of financially troubled Dallas-based Steward Health Care, and deemed it in compliance with the state DOH's relevant requirements.
  4. California system has trouble selling hospitals

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health's attempt to get out of a deal to acquire three Connecticut hospitals from Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings has Pennsylvania legislators concerned about Prospect's ability to close a deal in their state, WHYY reported May 15. 
  5. 4 cancer vaccine developments

    More centers are testing the effectiveness of vaccines on a range of cancers.
  6. Adena Health hit with False Claims lawsuit

    A recently unsealed federal lawsuit is accusing Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Health System of performing unnecessary heart surgeries and filing false claims.
  7. Ascension faces 1st lawsuits over ransomware attack

    St. Louis-based Ascension is already facing two proposed class-action lawsuits just days after the cyberattack on the 140-hospital system.
  8. Mississippi health system confirms ransomware attack

    Pascagoula, Miss.-based Singing River Health System has confirmed that its 2023 cybersecurity incident was a ransomware attack.
  9. HCA nurses vote to remove union

    Nurses at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, voted this month to remove National Nurses United as their exclusive representative.

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