Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospital discharges inequitable for many, Mass General finds

    A new study from researchers at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital found that inequities can lead to challenges for patients at discharge.
  2. UPMC settles employee data breach lawsuit for $2.7M 

    Employees who filed a class-action lawsuit against UPMC over a data breach have reached a $2.65 million settlement with the Pittsburgh-based health system, according to court documents. 
  3. 3 top Beaumont execs to depart

    Three of Beaumont Health's top leaders plan to leave the health system as it finalizes its merger with Spectrum Health. 

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  1. 10 numbers showing hospitals' financial recovery

    The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant revenue losses for hospitals as elective surgery volumes dwindled and reimbursement lagged. Despite this, hospitals recently have seen financial improvements. Here are 10 numbers that illustrate hospitals' financial recovery. 
  2. As 10% physician pay cuts loom, AMA urges Congressional action

    The American Medical Association is sounding the alarm on upcoming pay cuts for physician practices and Congress' alleged indifference about the reimbursement changes. 
  3. Tenet posts $120M profit in Q2

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare saw its revenue and net income increase year over year in the second quarter of this year. 
  4. Mayo Clinic: Eli Lilly, Regeneron antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid the hospital

    Two monoclonal antibodies administered separately were effective in preventing hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19, according to a real-world study published July 19 in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and funded by Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.

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  1. MaineHealth to spend $61M each year on pay boosts

    MaineHealth will spend $61 million a year to increase employee pay, the Portland-based health system said July 21.
  2. American Hospital Association backs vaccine mandates

    The American Hospital Association released a statement July 21 saying it supports hospitals and health systems that adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, with local factors and circumstances shaping whether and how organizations implement the policies. 
  3. Healthcare groups back 'Value Act': 5 things to know

    In a July 20 letter to House lawmakers, 14 healthcare groups said the transition to value-based reimbursement is at a "critical juncture," and legislation like the Value in Health Care Act of 2021 is key to reform.
  4. MemorialCare JV acquires outpatient provider

    MemorialCare, a Fountain Valley, Calif.-based health system, acquired an outpatient physical therapy provider through a joint venture with the Physical Rehabilitation Network. 
  1. 33 people, mostly vaccinated, test positive for COVID-19 at Massachusetts nursing home

    Since July 10, 33 residents and staff members at Maplewood Mayflower Place nursing home in Yarmouth, Mass., most of whom are vaccinated, have tested positive for COVID-19, The Boston Globe reported July 20. 
  2. MultiCare nurse retires at 96

    Florence "SeeSee" Rigney, RN, retired from her role as a surgical nurse at Multicare Tacoma (Wash.) General Hospital this month at age 96.
  3. Kaiser patients facing eviction can get free legal aid via new partnership

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is addressing health inequities caused by unjust housing policies through a new partnership with Washington, D.C.-based George Washington University and HealthBegins, the organizations said July 21.
  4. Scripps employee allegedly stole personal info of dying patients for fraud scheme

    A former Scripps Health employee was arrested July 12 for allegedly stealing personally identifying information of dying patients as part of an identity theft scheme, according to a July 21 Forbes report. 
  5. Mayo, Kaiser execs detail their joint investment in Medically Home

    In May, two of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. — Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic — made a joint strategic investment in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based tech services company that powers hospital-at-home programs.
  6. New Hampshire HCA hospital interim CEO says he wasn't blindsided by physician exodus

    Matt Larkin, interim CEO of Rochester, N.H.-based Frisbie Memorial Hospital, is focused on rebuilding practices after an exodus of 12 of 14 primary care physicians. Here, he discusses with Becker's what it has been like leading the 112-bed facility, the circumstances surrounding the physician departures and his strategy for the future. 
  7. University of Kansas Health System employees will receive $1,250 'thank you' bonuses

    Kansas City, Kan.-based University of Kansas Health System is giving employees bonuses of $1,250 for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  8. UTHealth moves to streamline EHR implementation for 2,000 clinicians

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston recently enlisted Houston-based IT consulting firm ReMedi Health Solutions to help spearhead the implementation of Epic Systems for its 2,000 clinicians.
  9. 6 notes on PA job satisfaction in 2021

    Twenty percent of physician assistants cited the amount of paperwork and electronic health record requirements as the least rewarding part of the job, according to Medscape's latest PA career satisfaction report published July 21. 

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