Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Inova names VP of revenue cycle

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System has named Erin Hodson, MSN, vice president of revenue cycle, according to a June 11 post in her LinkedIn page.  
  2. Sanders calls vote to subpoena Novo Nordisk president

    Following jousts between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Novo Nordisk, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will vote June 18 on whether to subpoena the drugmaker's president about the cost of Ozempic and Wegovy. 
  3. Judge denies latest FTC attempt to halt Novant-CHS deal

    A North Carolina federal judge denied the Federal Trade Commission's request to bar Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health from acquiring two North Carolina hospitals from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems until its appeal is resolved.

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  1. Proposed legislation hopes to remove healthcare 'corporate greed': 7 things to know

    Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey have introduced the Corporate Crimes Against Health Care Act of 2024 in an attempt to remove "corporate greed and private equity abuse" in healthcare.
  2. Where Ascension has restored EHR access in wake of cyberattack

    St. Louis-based Ascension has restored EHR access in 11 states in the wake of a recent cyberattack. 
  3. Yale New Haven CFO's 'key to success' amid strong competition, consolidation

    Health system CFOs around the country are working to expand access to care, either organically or through strategic partnerships, and grow their businesses after a financially challenging couple of years. 
  4. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau pitches rule to ban medical debt on credit reports

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a proposed rule that it said would eliminate as much as $49 billion of medical debts that "unjustly lowers credit scores for 15 million Americans."

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  1. Lawmakers: UnitedHealth is violating HIPAA

    Two senators accused UnitedHealthcare of violating HIPAA because the company has not sent out breach notifications for the February cyberattack on Change Healthcare, one of its subsidiaries. 
  2. California system names CEO

    Allen Radner, MD, was named president and CEO of Salinas (Calif.) Valley Health. 
  3. Feds probe breach at Illinois system

    Federal authorities are investigating a 2023 data breach at a medical transcription company that may have compromised the personal information of up to 1.2 million patients at Chicago-based Cook County Health, NPR affiliate WBEZ reported June 10. 
  4. Dr. Marc Bessler joins Northwell Lenox Hill as chair of surgery

    Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital appointed Dr. Marc Bessler, MD, as the new chair of surgery. 

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  1. Google steps up cybersecurity efforts in healthcare

    In response to the rise in cyberattacks targeting U.S. healthcare systems, Google has engaged in a partnership with the White House to help rural hospitals. 
  2. CNOs share post-cyberattack lessons

    It was a Saturday in August 2023 when Pascagoula, Miss.-based Singing River Health System experienced an outage of its electronic health records and related IT systems. "You have to joke about these things as you move past it, but we called it 'Red Saturday,'" Susan Russell, MSN, RN, Singing River's chief nursing officer, told Becker's. 
  3. AdventHealth partners with Pharmacy of Grace on low-cost meds, services

    AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam, Kan., announced a $35,000 partnership with Pharmacy of Grace, a nonprofit in the Kansas City metropolitan area that provides pharmacy services to uninsured or underinsured patients.
  4. What patients want from healthcare in 2024: Survey

    As healthcare changes, what patients need from providers and hospitals is changing too and largely to do with communication, according to the 2024 National Consumer Healthcare Survey from healthcare consulting firm Jarrard.
  5. What a cyberattack in London means for US hospitals

    In early June, a cyberattack hit a medical supplier for several large hospitals in London — an attack that's expected to cause disruptions for months, according to local reports. Healthcare supply chain leaders should prepare for a similar situation in the U.S., experts told Becker's. 
  6. Healthcare supply chain group names CEO

    The Healthcare Supply Chain Association, which represents group purchasing organizations for hospitals and other healthcare facilities, has named Angie Boliver as its president and CEO. 
  7. Former Optum leader named Holy Name VP of business operations

    Teaneck, N.J.-based Holy Name has named Amit Mody executive vice president of business development.
  8. Mount Sinai taps OSU exec as CFO

    Mount Sinai Health System has tapped Vincent Tammaro as its new executive vice president and CFO, effective in October. 
  9. Feds indict hospital whistleblower for HIPAA violation

    Surgeon Eithan Haim, MD, is being charged with four counts of criminal HIPAA violations after he leaked internal documents from Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital regarding gender-affirming services, Houston Public Media reported June 10. 

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