Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UVM Health appoints first chief diversity and inclusion officer

    Jackie Hunter has been named The University of Vermont Health Network's first chief diversity and inclusion officer.
  2. Wide pay disparities found for physicians by gender, race

    According to a survey published Oct. 7, female physicians and scientists at medical schools across the country are paid substantially less than men of all races. 
  3. California changes hospital debt collection, charity care eligibility

    A California bill signed into law this month imposes new limitations on hospital debt collection practices and changes charity care eligibility.

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  1. Overdose deaths at new high, CDC data show

    More than 96,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending in March, marking a new record high, ​​according to preliminary CDC data released Oct. 13.
  2. Bon Secours Mercy expands employee education program 

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health announced Oct. 13 a new employee education program that will offer to pay 100 percent tuition for select clinical pathway programs.
  3. Med-surg unit shut down at Clarksburg VA hospital after patient safety review

    The medical-surgical unit at Clarksburg, W.Va.-based Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center has been shut down following an assessment of patient safety records, officials said Oct. 13, according to ABC affiliate WBOY-TV.
  4. More than one-third of older Americans have received COVID-19 boosters

    More than one-third of Americans ages 65 and older have received a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, the White House said Oct. 13.
  1. 27M households were unable to visit a physician virtually in 2021, report shows

    Twenty-seven million U.S. broadband households reported being unable to visit a doctor in 2021, according to research released Oct. 13 by market research and consulting company Parks Associates.
  2. States ranked by anxiety, depression rates: Sept. 15-27

    Louisiana had the highest percentage of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression in the second half of September, according to a ranking Kaiser Family Foundation published Oct. 12. 
  3. Amazon, Pfizer & Merck launch AI-powered innovation lab

    Amazon Web Services, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and several other pharmacy and biotech leaders partnered to launch AION Labs, an innovative drug research project, AION Labs said Oct. 13.
  4. Amita Health approved for $107M expansion

    Amita Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village (Ill.) received state approval for a $107 million expansion, which will improve and add to the operating and recovery areas and create new inpatient rooms.
  1. Medicare cuts could lead to healthcare layoffs, AMGA says

    AMGA is calling on Congress to delay 10 percent cuts to Medicare, citing its recent survey that found health systems would have to make tough decisions like layoffs and hiring freezes.
  2. Another lesson from the pandemic: Crisis standards of care are needed everywhere

    As COVID-19 cases fall nationally, a reprieve makes for a good time to revisit the shared need for crisis standards of care. 
  3. More than 50% of hospitals to expedite digital investments

    A Frost & Sullivan survey found that more than 50 percent of hospitals are increasingly investing in IT to meet the "quadruple aim" — enhance patient experience, reduce costs, improve health outcomes and improve clinician experience.
  4. Quotas aren't solution to Nobel Prize gender gap, leader says 

    The Nobel Prizes have an issue with gender, with only 58 women ever being awarded the honor compared to 876 men. The head of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has ruled out using quotas to address the inequality, The Washington Post reported Oct. 12. 
  5. Leaders plan to prioritize digital health in next 3 years: 5 survey insights

    The pandemic has prompted patients and healthcare providers to seek digital solutions to medical issues, with telemedicine, online medication and bill submission all becoming increasingly relevant. Healthcare industry leaders discussed how digital health solutions will be implemented in a McKinsey report published Oct. 12. 
  6. Dr. Armand Dorian to remain CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

    Armand Dorian, MD, has been named the permanent CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, part of Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of USC. He had been serving as interim CEO of the Glendale, Calif.-based hospital since March, an Oct. 13 news release said.
  7. 10 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Oct. 6:
  8. 76% of patients leave physician's office unsatisfied, turn to the internet to supplement visits

    Most patients use the internet to research their health concerns after leaving their physician's appointment unsatisfied, according to an October report by the AHIMA Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the American Health Information Management Association.
  9. 60 Oregon hospitals deploy nation's 1st statewide bed management tool: 3 details

    Oregon hospitals and GE Healthcare partnered to launch the nation's first automated statewide hospital bed management tool.

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