Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. University of Illinois Hospital, nurses reach agreement after 7-day strike

    University of Illinois Hospital nurses in Chicago who went on strike earlier this month have reached a tentative, four-year contract with hospital management, according to the union that represents them.
  2. New Orleans Bioinnovation Center gets $1.5M for innovation jobs incubator

    The New Orleans Bioinnovation Center recently received a $1.5 million grant to kick-start biotechnology job opportunities and innovation-based ventures across Louisiana. 
  3. CMS sees 'drastic' decline in children's health services: 5 things to know

    Rates for vaccines, primary care and preventative services among children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program have dropped steeply during the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS said Sept. 23. 

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  1. Trump administration set to aggressively enforce data reporting requirements; COVID-19 transmission debate divides health systems — 5 updates

    COVID-19 cases in the West and Midwest are driving an uptick of infections, with the nation reporting an average of 43,000 new daily cases, a 16 percent increase from last week.
  2. HCA's Medical City Healthcare names new hospital chief nursing officer

    Ashley Holmstrom, DNP, MSN, RN, was selected as chief nursing officer of Medical City Frisco (Texas), effective Oct. 12.
  3. CVS accused of patient steering

    A majority of community pharmacies have lost patients in the last six months due to unfair patient steering, and CVS Health is most often the culprit, the National Community Pharmacists Association claims. 
  4. Blue Shield of California, LA Care Health Plan offer free Wi-Fi for members needing telehealth services: 4 details  

    Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan and L.A. Care Health Plan are reopening their joint Community Resource Centers, offering free Wi-Fi to members needing to participate in telehealth services.
  1. Physician wage gap persists between genders: 6 things to know

    About 61 percent of male physicians feel that they are fairly compensated, compared to 53 percent of female physicians, according to a new Medscape report.
  2. 40% of healthcare workers asymptomatic when testing positive for COVID-19, analysis finds 

    Forty percent of healthcare workers with COVID-19 were not showing symptoms when they were diagnosed, according to a new meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
  3. Gilead settles kickback allegations for $97M

    Gilead agreed to pay a $97 million settlement for allegations it used a charity to pay illegal kickbacks to Medicare patients to cover copays for its high blood pressure drug Letairis.
  4. HHS general counsel scolds Eli Lilly for halting 340B drug discounts

    HHS General Counsel Robert Charrow scolded Eli Lilly in a Sept. 21 letter for its recent actions to halt 340B discounts to hospitals. 
  1. How COVID-19 affected healthcare exec compensation: 5 things to know

    Many healthcare organizations across the country have reduced executive compensation to help offset financial strain tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  2. Geisinger warns of phone spoofing scams, launches digital info hub

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger launched a digital information hub to combat telephone scams and make it easier for patients and health plan members to protect personal information.
  3. 4-day Nebraska Medicine computer system outage wreaking havoc at 2 health systems

    North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Health is unable to access its EHR due to a computer system outage at Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine, according to a report in The North Platte Telegraph.
  4. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare debuts Oct. 30: 6 details

    Microsoft announced its Cloud for Healthcare will be generally available on Oct. 30.
  5. Massachusetts hospital to install Epic EHR after acquisition: 3 details

    Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, Mass., will transition to Epic EHR over the next few years as a result of being acquired by UMass Memorial Health Care, according to a Boston Business Journal report.
  6. Vermont hospital, associated health clinics to split after emerging from bankruptcy

    Springfield (Vt.) Hospital and its associated health center network have filed plans to split when they emerge from bankruptcy, according to Valley News.
  7. CHS associate pays $2.3M HIPAA settlement: 4 details

    A Community Hospital Systems' entity that provides business associate services to hospitals and clinics agreed to settle violations related to a potential HIPAA breach for $2.3 million.
  8. Trump preparing healthcare executive orders: 4 things to know

    President Donald Trump is preparing to announce executive actions on healthcare during a speech Sept. 24 in Charlotte, N.C., according to Politico.
  9. Allegheny Health Network unveils neighborhood hospital

    Allegheny Health Network unveiled its new neighborhood hospital in Pennsylvania's Harmar Township Sept. 23. The hospital is the fourth of its kind for the Pittsburgh-based system. 

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