Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Emergency physicians relearn how to spot measles amid outbreak

    After 23 confirmed measles cases in a U.S. outbreak, emergency departments are retraining their employees, who might be unprepared for clinical diagnoses, ABC News reported Feb. 16. 
  2. Only 6 states rank for vascular surgery: Healthgrades

    Healthgrades recognized 24 hospitals in six states for vascular surgery excellence as part of its 2024 specialty state rankings.
  3. Fox Chase researchers find new way to combat C. diff infections

    Cancer patients who are given the oral antibiotic vancomycin following stem cell transplants have greatly reduced rates of Clostridioides difficile infections, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia found. 

Preparing your health system for success and safety in the age of artificial intelligence

More clinically-facing AI uses are coming. See how early adopters can avoid common pitfalls here.
  1. Hospitalist burnout is slightly better in 2024

    Burnout and depression among hospitalists slightly decreased year-over-year, according to Medscape's annual Burnout & Depression Report 2024.
  2. Cash infusion won't keep all Steward hospitals open, congressman says

    Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch said the Dallas-based Steward Healthcare's recent infusion of cash is not enough to keep all nine of the system's hospitals in the state open, NPR affiliate WBUR reported Feb. 16.
  3. States ranked by total physician assistants in 2024

    California has the most physician assistants in the country, while Mississippi has the least, according to KFF data published in February.
  4. GE Healthcare inks health system partnership

    GE Healthcare and Pointcore, a healthcare management and nonclinical shared services company, entered into a partnership with Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare to help enhance clinical and operational efficiencies, standardize models for care delivery, and enhance patient outcomes.

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

ASCs are seeing an explosion of uncompensated care. Learn how rethinking collections can boost revenue + patient retention here.
  1. Lifespan's primary care group transitions to Epic

    Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan Health has moved its primary care group, Coastal Medical, to an Epic EHR system, Providence Business News reported Feb. 19. 
  2. Scrutiny exposes potential cracks in research system

    Two hospitals, five researchers and 76 research papers were called out in the last few weeks for inaccurate data and copied images — shining light on a potentially broken system of scientific research.
  3. 11 recent hospital, health system COO moves

    The following hospital and health system COO moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's since Dec. 14:
  4. Record endowment at Henry Ford hospital to support workforce development

    Henry Ford Jackson (Mich.) Hospital has received a $5 million endowment to develop a workforce development scholarship fund, marking the hospital's largest endowment to date. 

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

Clinician retention starts on day 1. Learn how proactive hospitals are streamlining onboarding to save costs + delight new employees here.
  1. Ohio system gets $50M gift for hospital tower

    The Robert F. Wolfe and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation has donated $50 million to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's new hospital tower, which is expected to open in 2026. 
  2. 7 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are seven hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  3. 3 Utah lawsuits seek $40M from Steward

    Three separate Utah lawsuits are seeking a combined $40 million in damages from Dallas-based Steward Health Care after investors allege the health system took funding from five of its state hospitals to pay bills it had acquired across other states, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Feb. 19.
  4. Judy Faulkner's best advice

    Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner shares best practices and advice on how to be a leader and how to run a successful company through her blog, "Hey Judy." 
  5. Pharmacy leaders seeking higher roles: 2 skills to hone

    Hospital pharmacy leaders aren't the usual candidate for CEOs and other top positions in health systems, but they might not recognize their existing capabilities. 
  6. Employers' waning hesitancy over weight loss drugs

    While a majority of corporate health insurance plans cover glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist drugs for diabetes, less than a third said they cover the class of drugs for weight loss. However, experts say it's only a matter of time before more employers move to cover obesity treatments, CNBC reported Feb. 16.
  7. 4 hospitals hit with immediate jeopardy citations in 2024

    Four U.S. hospitals have been placed under immediate jeopardy warnings over the last 90 days, placing them at risk of losing federal funding from CMS.
  8. 2 Minnesota providers work to fill care gap left by MercyOne closure

    The Albert Lea (Minn.) Healthcare Coalition is in lease negotiations with Blue Earth, Minn.-based United Hospital District and Albert Lea-based Mason City Clinic to help ensure care access after West Des Moines, Iowa-based MercyOne closed its clinic in the city Dec. 31.
  9. 'This innovation was a home run!': Top tech projects for 8 systems

    Margins remain tight for most hospitals and health systems across the U.S., but they're still investing in technology to improve efficiency and support better patient care.

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