Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Idaho group adds providers, ENT practice from shuttered Saltzer Health

    Boise, Idaho-based Primary Health Medical Group has added multiple providers and acquired an ear, nose and throat practice from Nampa, Idaho-based Saltzer Health, a Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health physician group that closed March 29. 
  2. 11 hardest roles for CIOs to fill

    CIOs expect to have the most trouble filling roles specializing in artificial intelligence and machine learning, CIO reported April 15.
  3. Providence, Microsoft apply generative AI to cancer care

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence and Microsoft are using artificial intelligence to scan massive amounts of patient data to improve cancer care.

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  1. How Cleveland Clinic uses Epic to prevent workplace violence

    In a move to bolster patient safety and caregiver well-being, Cleveland Clinic has integrated a feature within its Epic EHR system aimed at preparing staff for encounters with patients presenting known risks. 
  2. AI boosts physician, nurse collaboration at Stanford

    Artificial intelligence is helping improve collaboration between physicians and nurses at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care.
  3. Mercy hospital promotes physician to chief medical officer

    Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy Springfield Communities has named Sadaf Sohrab, MD, chief medical officer.
  4. CDC probing illnesses linked to fake Botox in 9 states

    The CDC is working with the FDA to investigate at least 19 reports of harmful reactions linked to counterfeit or mishandled Botox injections in nine states. Nine of the patients were hospitalized, the agency said. 

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  1. Akron Children's, Cincinnati Children's expand partnership

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital has expanded its collaboration with Cincinnati Children's to provide a wider range of specialty care for children in eastern Ohio, the organization said April 16. 
  2. MemorialCare expands AI documentation tool rollout

    Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare is expanding the use of a generative AI tool for clinical documentation to its physicians across southern California.
  3. Indiana hospital names CEO

    Jessica Campbell is the new CEO of Wellstone Regional Hospital, a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind. 
  4. North Dakota offering affordable cybersecurity for hospitals

    The North Dakota Hospital Association has created a new cybersecurity initiative that provides hospitals with an affordable option for cybersecurity services, Grand Forks Herald reported April 14. 

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  1. 66,000 qualified nursing applications turned down amid faculty shortages: AACN

    From 2022-23, four-year colleges and universities turned down 65,766 qualified applications — not applicants, as people may apply to more than one program — which likely resulted in thousands of applicants being turned away, according to a new report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 
  2. Michigan nurses begin 5-day strike

    Members of the Michigan Nurses Association began a five-day strike April 15 at MyMichigan Medical Center Sault in Sault Ste. Marie.
  3. Tenet hospitals by state

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare operated 61 hospitals as of Dec. 31. 
  4. Best senior living centers, per US News

    U.S. News & World Report named the 10 cities and 15 companies for best senior living.
  5. BayCare taps Tampa General leader for VP of physician affairs

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System named Jennifer McVan vice president of physician affairs.
  6. Fairview names chief medical officer

    Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services has appointed Jaya Kumar, MD, chief medical officer, effective May 6. 
  7. The 100 top hospitals in 2024, per Fortune

    Fortune on April 16 named its top 100 hospitals in the U.S. in collaboration with PINC AI, a healthcare intelligence platform.
  8. Northeast Georgia Health System opens $70M replacement hospital

    Gainesville, Ga.-based Northeast Georgia Health System opened its new $69.5 million Northeast Georgia Medical Center Lumpkin hospital in Dahlonega, Ga., on April 15.
  9. 5 signs of prior authorization reform progress, per the AMA

    The American Medical Association's most recent survey found that 89% of physicians say prior authorization had a "significant or somewhat negative clinical impact," but the organization said there are positive signs on the road to reform.

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