Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Dr. Daniel Lee to serve as cardiac surgery chief at Anne Arundel Medical Center

    Daniel C. Lee, MD, was named chief of cardiac surgery at Annapolis, Md.-based Anne Arundel Medical Center.
  2. Dr. Michael Drake named first Black president of University of California

    The University of California has named Michael Drake, MD, president.
  3. New analysis finds 20 hospitals with strongest, weakest clinical outcomes for Medicare patients

    A new set of ratings from the Lown Institute and the Washington Monthly magazine examines which hospitals have the strongest and weakest clinical outcomes for Medicare patients.
  1. Kansas hospital rolls out online Lean Six Sigma training program

    Salina (Kan.) Regional Health Center is launching online Lean Six Sigma training for healthcare personnel, offering education on how to reduce waste, cut costs and maximize efficiency.
  2. SSM Health links EHR with local EMS systems for real-time data exchange

    SSM Health will merge its EHR with documentation systems that local EMS agencies use to share patient data more quickly both inside and outside of the health system's facilities in Wisconsin.
  3. 35 senators ask HHS, CMS to release timeline for permanent telehealth regulations

    Thirty-five senators signed a July 2 letter to HHS and CMS, urging the agencies to release details about its plans for telehealth since regulations were lifted during the coronavirus pandemic.
  4. Mismanagement fueling COVID-19 outbreak at California hospital, workers claim

    Employees at a California hospital claim poor management is driving an outbreak as new masks run low and COVID-19 patients are mixed with non-COVID-19 patients, according to the Voice of OC.

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  1. The specialty pharmacy divide: How health systems and payers can find common ground

    By integrating clinical pharmacists into care teams, specialty pharmacies within health systems can improve adherence and outcomes for patients with complex and chronic conditions, helping to prevent adverse events and lower the overall cost-of-care. But as annual premiums rise and the use of specialty medications increase, the full potential of health system specialty pharmacies can only be unlocked if health systems and payers work together.
  2. What autopsies reveal about COVID-19's effects on the heart

    The new coronavirus affects the human body in myriad ways, and autopsies are a key strategy for researchers and clinicians to pinpoint how the virus affects vital organs, The Washington Post reports.
  3. Proposed lung cancer screening guidelines could open testing to more females, African Americans

    An independent panel of national disease prevention experts is proposing changes to its lung cancer screening guidance, a move that could result in more women and Black people being screened.
  4. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to build 150,000-square-foot outpatient clinic

    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has started construction of a 150,000-square-foot outpatient cancer treatment clinic.

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  1. MIT, Brigham and Women's Hospital design reusable N95 mask

    Bioengineers at Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology teamed up with clinicians at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital to design N95 masks that can be sterilized for reuse.
  2. Roadmap to reopening your hospital: 4 takeaways from the AHA

    As hospitals consider reopening to visitors and resuming certain services, they must balance the need to offset financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic with the need to ensure the safety of staff and patients.
  3. Cleveland Clinic Florida launches immuno-oncology and infectious disease-focused innovation center

    Cleveland Clinic Florida on July 8 opened the St. Lucie-based Florida Research and Innovation Center, established to facilitate translational research on immuno-oncology and infectious diseases.
  4. Providence business associate coding error exposes info of 49,511 health plan members

    Providence Health Plan business associate Zipari in April notified the health insurer that a coding error allowed unauthorized users to access certain unencrypted enrollment documents for small group health plan members.
  5. California hospital to outsource billing department

    The billing and coding departments at John C. Fremont Healthcare District in Mariposa, Calif., will be outsourced, according to the Mariposa Weekly Gazette and Miner.
  6. Texas insurance department creates team to resolve health plan complaints

    The Texas Department of Insurance is putting together a new team that will be tasked with addressing issues involving health insurance, the department said July 2.
  7. Medicare vs. private payers: How rates differ for 10 hospital services

    On average, private health insurers' payment rates are between 1.6 and 2.5 times higher than Medicare, according to a data brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
  8. CarePoint names CEO

    Hoboken, N.J.-based CarePoint Health chose Achintya Moulick, MD, to become its new CEO, according to NJ Biz.
  9. How New Jersey hospitals are revamping supply chains for 2nd coronavirus wave

    Hospitals across New Jersey — one of the states hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic — are taking unprecedented measures to revamp their supply chains in preparation for a potential second wave of the virus, the New Jersey Herald reported. 

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