Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 8 priorities hospitals want Congress to address in 2023

    On Feb. 2, the American Hospital Association released its advocacy agenda for 2023, which features the group's key priorities for Congress, the Biden administration, regulatory agencies and courts.
  2. Liberty Hospital taps chief medical officer

    Liberty (Mo.) Hospital tapped Dr. Chakshu Gupta as chief medical officer.
  3. Biden administration building on Cancer Moonshot with 13 more initiatives

    One year after reigniting the Cancer Moonshot goal, the White House has announced 13 more initiatives to further reduce cancer death rates and improve the experience for families surviving cancer.

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  1. AHA seeks meeting with HHS on 340B repayments

    The American Hospital Association sent a letter to HHS on Feb. 1 requesting a meeting in a "sincere attempt to accelerate the regulatory process" of 340B repayments after years of wading through litigation. 
  2. Florida health systems to combine

    St. Augustine, Fla.-based Flagler Health+ plans to join UF Health, the University of Florida's academic health center, in 2023.
  3. Only 68% of young physicians would choose medicine again

    Nearly one-third of young physicians say they would not choose a career in medicine again, according to Medscape's 2022 Young Physician Compensation Report.
  4. Cleveland Clinic taps Banner Health exec as new CFO

    Cleveland Clinic has tapped Dennis Laraway as its new CFO. 

Innovation in the ED — The 3 steps South Shore Hospital took to better manage high-risk patients

Adverse drug events and readmissions can quickly burden EDs. Here are 3 steps this New England hospital took to better manage high-risk patients.
  1. Hartford HealthCare reports positive operating income but overall losses for 2022

    Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare reported positive operating net income of $60.7 million in fiscal 2022 even as its overall income dipped amid losses on investment values.
  2. Experts worry Merck COVID-19 pill may give rise to new mutations

    A new preprint study found that Merck's COVID-19 pill, Lagevrio (molnupiravir), creates new mutations of the virus in some patients who take the drug, validating concerns scientists had warned about before it was authorized at the end of 2021, Bloomberg reported Feb. 1. 
  3. The 'hard truth' about staffing shortages: They aren't going away

    Instead of studying the connection between hospital staffing shortages and patient outcomes and satisfaction, it's time to implement effective strategies that focus on solutions. 
  4. Texas hospitals face power outages amid ice storm

    At least three Austin, Texas-area hospitals are working through power outages as the region continues to be hit by a severe ice storm.

Care, Culture & Certification: The Impact of Employee Listening at Dayton Children’s Hospital

Dayton Children's fully embraced nurse feedback and is now Forbes' best employer in Ohio. See how the hospital boosted nurse engagement and satisfaction here.
  1. Alphabet's Verily to trial antidepressants

    Alphabet's Verily has partnered with Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company Otsuka Pharmaceuticals on a trial for a new antidepressant. 
  2. Hacker steals files from Arkansas health system

    Nashville, Ark.-based Howard Memorial Hospital notified 53,668 patients that some of their protected health information may have been compromised in a December cybersecurity incident after an unauthorized party stole files from its network. 
  3. 42% of Michigan nurses say high patient load led to deaths

    Compared to 2016, nearly twice as many Michigan nurses in 2023 say they know of an instance of a patient dying due to excessively high patient loads, according to polls commissioned by the Michigan Nurses Association. 
  4. Reducing administrative burdens: 5 chief medical officers weigh in

    The number of hours physicians spend doing paperwork and other administrative duties rose to more than 15 hours a week in 2021, up from 10 hours per week in 2018, according to a Medscape report.
  5. Nebraska health system unifies EHRs with Meditech Expanse

    Valentine, Neb.-based Cherry County Hospital and Clinics has chosen Meditech Expanse for its EHR.
  6. Kaiser, Cigna invest in $34M round for virtual OCD therapy platform

    Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Cigna Ventures participated in a $34 million funding round for NOCD, a company that offers virtual treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  7. Larry Gray to retire after nearly 40 years with Baptist Health

    Larry Gray will retire later this year as president of Baptist Health Louisville (Ky.).
  8. Trump vows to strip Medicare funding from hospitals that provide gender-affirming care to minors

    If reelected, former President Donald Trump says he will aim to punish physicians and hospitals who provide gender-affirming care to minors, according to a video published on his campaign website Feb. 1. 
  9. TidalHealth outlook revised to negative amid operating pressures

    Salisbury, Md.-based TidalHealth had a debt rating outlook revised from stable to negative as the healthcare system continues to navigate operating losses, S&P Global said.

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