Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New York to drop COVID-19 vaccine rule for hospital workers

    The New York State Department of Health has started the process of repealing its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for workers at regulated healthcare facilities, the agency announced May 24. 
  2. Former HonorHealth anesthesia tech charged with poisoning coffee during surgery

    A former anesthesia tech at HonorHealth Scottsdale (Ariz.) Shea Medical Center has been charged with poisoning a coffee belonging to someone working in the operating room, CBS5 reported May 24.  
  3. 10 medical specialties with the most, fewest board certified physicians

    More than 35,000 physicians became board certified in 2022 — a 3.7 percent increase from the year prior — totaling a record 975,000 physicians nationwide who are now certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
  1. How a Minnesota hospital increased scheduling volume using AI

    St. Paul, Minn.-based Gillette Children's is using artificial intelligence technology to automate its scheduling, pre-visit registration, appointment reminders and clinical intake forms.
  2. UCSF children's hospital workers authorize 2nd strike

    Workers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif., have authorized their second strike in a matter of months. 
  3. How a tech nonprofit got charity care changed at 40+ hospitals

    Tech nonprofit Dollar For has gotten 40-plus hospitals to make their charity care policies more patient-friendly, Fast Company reported May 24.
  4. Penn Medicine extends operating gains of past 5 years

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine revealed operating income of $160.4 million in its reporting period ending March 31. The seven-hospital system reported positive operating income in the past five years in the May 24 filing.

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  1. Oregon hospital taps CEO

    Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Ore., has named Dan Grigg its next CEO, The Observer reported May 24. 
  2. Arkansas hospital names CEO

    Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville (Ark.) has promoted Chris Blair, BSN, from interim to permanent CEO. 
  3. Nurse claims health system collected fingerprints without her consent

    A nurse is suing a Chicago health system alleging it collected her biometric data without her informed consent, Law360 reported May 23.
  4. Burnout a key reason for surge in travel workers — 5 survey findings

    Burnout is a major reason why many therapists and lab and radiologic technologists, among other allied healthcare professionals, choose to work on temporary travel assignments, according to a survey published May 23 by AMN Healthcare.

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  1. The factor physicians say is a big part of cardiac event recovery

    Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder can influence healing after a major cardiac event, according to a May 23 article on the American Heart Association website.
  2. 'Generous gift' to accelerate infectious disease research at Tampa General  

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital received a "generous gift" from the Lasher family of Tampa that will be used to expand TGH's infectious disease research and support the TGH Foundation, according to a May 24 hospital news release.
  3. Inova Health's heart center changes name after $75M gift

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System's Heart and Vascular Institute received a $75 million gift from real estate magnate Dwight Schar and his wife, Martha Schar.
  4. Cuban picks up 5 more brand-name drugs

    Billionaire and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban will soon start selling five Pfizer brand-name drugs through his pharmaceutical company, Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. 
  5. Why big PBMs form GPOs

    Following the Federal Trade Commission's expanded probe into pharmacy benefit managers and their group purchasing organizations, Drug Channels listed five possible reasons why PBMs create GPOs.
  6. North Carolina bill seeking greater transparency on healthcare M&A pulled

    A bill that could transform the legal landscape for healthcare mergers and acquisitions in North Carolina was pulled from committee and will therefore not likely be discussed further in the state legislature's current session.
  7. The healthcare board’s 'AI' game plan

    The evolution of artificial intelligence and its potential for your organization – for good and ill – should be high on the agenda at your next board meeting.
  8. New York City physicians reach tentative deal, end strike

    Members of the Committee of Interns and Residents and Mount Sinai in New York City have reached a tentative agreement, ending a three-day strike at NYC Health + Hospitals' Elmhurst Hospital Center.
  9. AI could be used to craft phishing messages to health systems, CISO warns

    Adam Rosen, chief information security officer at Buffalo, N.Y.-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, said that as hospitals and health systems continue to expedite their use of artificial intelligence, it could become another tool used as a threat against them, Buffalo Business First reported May 24. 

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