Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Google outage disrupted cloud, email and more: 4 details

    Google reported service disruption on Sept. 24 that affected its email, YouTube and Google documents functions, according to The New York Times.
  2. 'You can't infinitely expand': COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Wisconsin

    COVID-19 hospitalizations in Wisconsin reached a record high this week, placing strain on some hospitals in the state, according to local news station WKOW.
  3. Trump signs executive orders on healthcare: 6 things to know

    President Donald Trump on Sept. 24 signed two executive orders implementing his "America First Healthcare Plan." 

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  1. Kaiser to scale back services at Hawaii medical office, citing financial challenges

    Citing financial challenges and the need to improve efficiency in the COVID-19 era and beyond, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii will close its ambulatory surgery center and end gastroenterology services at its Wailuku (Hawaii) Medical Office, according to a statement sent to Becker's Hospital Review Sept. 24. 
  2. Tennessee nurse imposter worked for at least 8 healthcare providers

    A woman posing as a nurse in Tennessee received more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud, healthcare fraud, identity theft and practicing nursing without a license, according to a Sept. 23 release from the Eastern District of Tennessee Justice Department. 
  3. Mayo Clinic Health System president to retire

    Mayo Clinic Health System President Bobbie Gostout, MD, is retiring. 
  4. University of Illinois Chicago healthcare workers, administration reach deal after 10-day strike

    SEIU Local 73 members at University of Illinois at Chicago, which includes UI Health, have ended their 10-day strike after reaching tentative agreement with administration, according to union and hospital officials. 
  1. Top HHS communication official diagnosed with cancer

    Michael Caputo, the top spokesperson at HHS, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer, The Buffalo News first reported.
  2. Cuomo to form review council for COVID-19 vaccines, says he's wary of approval process politicization

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his state will create a panel to vet any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the federal government during a Sept. 24 news conference.
  3. 4 members of Congress demand research on racism within clinical algorithms

    Four federal lawmakers on Sept. 22 sent a letter to HHS urging the department to intervene against racism in clinical algorithms.
  4. Albertsons names former Amazon exec as new head of pharmacy

    Former Amazon executive Omer Gajil was named senior vice president of pharmacy and health at Albertsons, which operates 1,726 pharmacies in the U.S., Supermarket News reported. 
  1. California adds rules to 'No Pharmacist Left Alone' law

    California's board of pharmacy approved the addition of new regulations to its "No Pharmacist Left Alone Law," which requires pharmacies to ensure pharmacists aren't the only person working in a pharmacy, according to JD Supra, a company that provides legal information. 
  2. Why more alternative care sites are leveraging remote pharmacy services

    As patient volumes increasingly shift to non-acute settings, providers are looking to expand the pharmacy's reach to provide a consistent continuity of care beyond the hospital. Clinical pharmacy work such as medication reconciliation and patient education, among others, have the added benefit of maximizing care continuity which can improve medication adherence. 
  3. COVID-19 highest among 20-somethings this summer, CDC says

    From June through August, incidence of COVID-19 was highest among people ages 20 to 29 years, new CDC data analysis shows.
  4. $10M gift establishes immunotherapy center at UH Seidman Cancer Center

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals will use a $10 million gift to establish the Wesley Center for Immunotherapy at UH Seidman Cancer Center.
  5. Northwell to use $1.4M NIH grant to establish firearm injury prevention screening

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health will use a $1.4 million grant to establish a screening protocol to assess people for risk of firearm injury.
  6. 16 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Sixteen hospitals or health systems announced, advanced or completed construction projects in the last three weeks:
  7. Vaccine advisory panel to delay vote on who would get COVID-19 vaccine priority

    A federal vaccine advisory committee decided to hold off on voting to decide who should get the first doses of a future COVID-19 vaccine, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  8. Trump says he may not approve FDA's stricter coronavirus vaccine standard

    President Donald Trump said that the White House may not approve more rigorous standards for emergency use authorizations of COVID-19 vaccines, Politico reported. 
  9. How Coram CVS Specialty harnessed an analytics automation platform to hit 4 key objectives

    In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a catalyst for digital innovation and technology adoption in healthcare, according to Andy De, senior director of healthcare solutions at Alteryx.

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