Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mount Sinai exec joins RWJBarnabas as chief pediatric officer

    West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health has named Fernando (Ferd) Ferrer, MD, chief pediatric officer. 
  2. 46 health IT leaders predict the future of healthcare delivery

    As healthcare evolves, the question of what the future holds is increasingly looming. Among a sea of innovations and challenges, forty-six health IT and finance leaders shared their predictions on how healthcare delivery will change in the coming decade. 
  3. Floating pharmacists 'not a solution,' APhA CEO says

    Hundreds of pharmacists are shifting from patient care roles to drug companies and specialty markets earning billions, according to Michael Hogue, PharmD, who said hospital pharmacies should counteract this trend. 

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  1. Massachusetts labor committee shares 3 ways state can prevent Steward hospital closures

    The Labor Committee of Mass-Care has unveiled a white paper detailing three key steps that can be taken to prevent Dallas-based Steward Health Care from closing its nine Massachusetts hospitals. 
  2. 10 hospitals, health systems changing plans amid Beryl's landfall

    Hurricane Beryl made landfall as a Category 1 storm during the early hours of July 7 and has since caused several hospitals and health systems to adjust some services, CBS affiliate KHOU reported.
  3. Arkansas hospital names associate CNO

    Hot Springs, Ark.-based National Park Medical Center appointed Nichole Reed, MSN, RN, associate chief nursing officer, The Sentinel Record reported July 8.
  4. Dr. Rod Hochman's challenge to the next generation of leaders

    As his retirement approaches, Rod Hochman, MD, president and CEO of Renton, Wash.-based Providence, is sharing his insights with the next generation of leaders at the health system.

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. Blood pressure medication boosts chemotherapy efficacy for leukemia patients

    The blood pressure drug Losartan may be able to block a gene found in the blood, angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AGTR1), and improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy, according to a study published June 19 in Science Translational Medicine.
  2. Mergers give hospitals new EHR systems

    Mergers are providing hospitals with access to new and advanced EHR systems.
  3. Healthcare proves tough for retail giants

    Walmart aimed to leverage its retail success formula in the healthcare sector, however, the experiment did not go as planned, The Wall Street Journal reported July 5. 
  4. Health systems oppose new cybersecurity rules

    Health systems and industry trade groups are objecting to new cybersecurity reporting requirements proposed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

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

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  1. Providence appoints regional CFO

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence has appointed Justin Voelker as CFO for its Inland Northwest Washington service area, effective immediately. 
  2. Why CIO pay is increasing

    Artificial intelligence is helping drive CIO pay packages to new highs, The Wall Street Journal reported July 8.
  3. The platforms patients use to self-diagnose

    A recent report found that 54% of Americans have self-diagnosed using online information, with search engine and medical information websites being the most commonly used sources.
  4. Tower Health hospital sues Hill-Rom, alleges 'anticompetitive tactics'

    Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pa., filed a class action lawsuit against Hill-Rom, a hospital bed maker, alleging anticompetitive behavior.
  5. WellSpan adds 9th hospital

    WellSpan Health has added 131-bed Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pa., to its network.
  6. CommonSpirit to lay off workers at Oregon, Tennessee hospitals

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit plans to lay off workers at hospitals in Oregon and Tennessee in the wake of a $365 million operating loss for the quarter ending March 31. 
  7. Nurses among OHSU layoffs

     Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University has cut a telehealth nursing unit that launched at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting 21 jobs. 
  8. Ohio system denied credentialing accreditation

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance has denied an accreditation for medical credentialing at Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Health.
  9. Texas system restores EHR access 2 months after breach

    San Antonio-based CentroMed has regained access to its EHR system after a May 1 cyberattack forced the system offline. 

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