Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Bon Secours responds to New York Times article regarding 'profit over patients'

    Richmond, Va.-based Bon Secours Mercy Health is responding to a New York Times investigation alleging the hospital chain used a poor neighborhood to turn huge profits, WTVR CBS 6 reported Sept. 24. 
  2. Texas medical school, Ascension Seton see 55% increase in residents

    Since 2015, the number of medical residents and fellows affiliated with Ascension Seton in Austin, Texas, and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin has increased 55 percent, translating to 401 physicians providing care across Central Texas, UT News reported Sept. 26. 
  3. Epic, Oracle Cerner execs have big growth plans

    The EHR landscape is changing rapidly, and executives at the two companies with the largest hospital market share, Epic and Oracle Cerner, are in a race to dominate the next iteration of health IT.

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  1. MercyOne partners with Signify Health to advance rural value-based care

    Des Moines, Iowa-based MercyOne has partnered with Signify Health to help manage risk-based payment arrangements and total costs of care for Iowa Medicare patients.
  2. Prescryptive Health acquires PBM

    Redmond, Wash.-based Prescryptive Health acquired nonprofit pharmacy benefit manager Northwest Pharmacy Services and all of its current staff Sept. 27. 
  3. Hospitals open mental health crisis units designed to effectively treat patients out of ER

    More than ever, hospitals and health systems are focused on ensuring efficient operations amid workforce, patient flow and financial challenges. That is why some organizations are taking a new approach to treating patients experiencing a mental health crisis: "Empath units," Bloomberg reported Sept. 26.
  4. Children's of Alabama names new CNO, COO 

    Birmingham-based Children’s of Alabama appointed Andy Loehr as chief operating officer and Delicia Mason, RN, as vice president and chief nursing officer Sept. 26.

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  1. Hospital groups ask HHS to delay Oct. 6 start of new information blocking rules

    Several hospital and medical associations are asking HHS to delay by a year the new information blocking rules that are scheduled to go into effect Oct. 6.
  2. Hacker group publishes stolen data from French hospital

    One of the most active ransomware groups targeting the healthcare sector, LockBit, has published 12 gigabytes of patient and staff data from a 1,000-bed French hospital, Bank Info Security reported Sept. 26. 
  3. 'My kid could identify the flaws with this': Physicians concerned over CDC's new healthcare masking guidance

    Some physicians are concerned the CDC's newly eased masking guidelines for healthcare facilities could lead to increased transmission in hospitals and nursing homes. 
  4. 5 best, worst cities for people with disabilities

    Minneapolis is the best city in the U.S. for people with disabilities, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 

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  1. Penn Medicine forms primary care partnership

    Penn Medicine plans to purchase a minority equity stake in Independence Blue Cross's subsidiary Tandigm Health, according to a Sept. 27 news release.
  2. Florida hospitals evacuate patients ahead of Hurricane Ian

    As Hurricane Ian continues its path toward Florida, some hospitals and nursing homes have evacuated patients as part of preparation efforts, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
  3. Pennsylvania hospital to lay off 334 workers

    Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pa., will lay off 334 workers when it closes in November, according to a notice filed with state regulators. 
  4. 10 states with the highest, lowest average price for Level 3 emergency department visits

    The average price for a Level 3 (moderate severity) emergency department visit was highest in California and lowest in Maryland, according to an analysis conducted by data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists.
  5. Former Tenet executive joins Walmart

    Howard Hacker is joining Walmart Oct. 17 as the company's vice president of health and wellness compliance. 
  6. HHS declares PHE in Florida ahead of Hurricane Ian

    HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra declared a public health emergency in Florida Sept. 26 as the state braces for the emergency health effects of Hurricane Ian, which is expected to bring hurricane conditions to parts of the state's west coast by Sept. 28. 
  7. Prime names CEO of St. Mary's Health Network

    Reno, Nev.-based Saint Mary's Health Network has named Derrick Glum as its CEO.
  8. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Microsoft collaborate on telehealth

    New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is collaborating with Microsoft and other tech companies on a telemedicine platform that has delivered more than 200,000 appointments since launching in August 2021.
  9. How 10 health system IT execs explain the cyberthreat to their boards

    With hospital data breaches and ransomware attacks happening with alarming regularity, cybersecurity is a big area of concern for health systems. But it's not always the most straightforward topic to understand.

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