Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Paxlovid, Lagevrio prescriptions no longer need a positive COVID-19 test

    The FDA altered its emergency use authorizations on Paxlovid and Lagevrio, two COVID-19 treatments, on Feb. 1 to revoke a requirement for a positive COVID-19 test before a provider can prescribe them. 
  2. GoodRx might pay $1.5M for sharing patient data

    GoodRx Holdings illegally shared patient data to advertise on Facebook and Google, the Federal Trade Commission said Feb. 1, and the Justice Department filed a first-of-its-kind proposed order totaling $1.5 million against the prescription savings provider.
  3. Mayo Clinic expands partnership with data privacy company TripleBlind

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has expanded its partnership with TripleBlind, a company that deidentifies patient data, to allow health systems and developers to collaborate on digital health solutions.

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  1. HCA Midwest Health names new CFO

    Overland Park, Kan.-based HCA Midwest Health has named Miah Stutts as its new CFO.
  2. CommonSpirit buys stake in Arabian hospital group

    Dignity Health International, the international arm of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, has acquired a minority equity stake in RAK Hospital, one of the United Arab Emirates' most acclaimed private hospitals, according to the Khaleej Times.
  3. Moffitt Cancer Center expands virtual care options

    Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center is looking to continue the expansion of its virtual care options after seeing a 5,000 percent increase in telehealth treatment in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fox13 Tampa Bay reported Feb. 1.
  4. Las Vegas hospital sick leave policy prompts protest

    Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 1107 picketed outside Las Vegas-based University Medical Center of Southern Nevada on Jan. 30 to protest certain sick leave rules at the facility, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. 

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  1. Oklahoma town looks to bring back medical services after closure of hospital

    After the December closure of Clinton (Okla.) Regional Hospital, residents are placing their hopes of renewed medical services on a March 7 special election, Oklahoma Watch reported Feb. 1.
  2. Federal, state governments cracking down on nursing home payments to affiliated companies

    A string of recent lawsuits uncover a trend of nursing home owners moving money into their own pockets through corporate arrangements that are widespread — and legal — in every state, NPR reported Jan. 31.
  3. 'Killnet' has allegedly exfiltrated data from hospitals, health systems

    On Jan. 31, 'Killnet,' a Russian-based hacking group claimed to have taken down multiple hospital and health system websites across the U.S., and has allegedly obtained data from a number of hospitals in January, SC Media reported Jan. 31.  
  4. A look at Amazon's healthcare layoffs

    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Jan. 4 the company plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs throughout the organization, some of which include employees spearheading its healthcare initiatives, CNBC reported Jan. 31. 

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  1. AI-powered lung health platform raises $15M

    Aluna, an artificial intelligence-powered lung health platform, raised $15.3 million in a series B financing round.
  2. Prisma Health partners with Innovaccer for EHR integration, population health

    Greenville, S.C.-based Prisma Health has chosen Innovaccer for its healthcare cloud services and to boost population health and value-based care.
  3. MercyOne Clinton names Melissa Wood Chief operating officer, nurse executive

    Melissa Wood, DNP, began her role as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at MercyOne Clinton (Iowa) Medical Center on Jan. 30. 
  4. Mount Nittany Medical Center downgraded on capital spending concerns

    State College, Pa.-based Mount Nittany Medical Center saw its credit rating downgraded to "A+" amid concern about its capital expenditure plans, Fitch Ratings said Jan. 31.
  5. Mayo Clinic acquires stake in digital health company Xsensio

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has entered into a know-how and stock purchase agreement with digital health company Xsensio to develop wearables for critical care.
  6. Nearly 1K drug prices rose in January

    So far in 2023, pharmaceutical companies have raised prices on 988 brand-name drugs for an average 5 percent wholesale acquisition cost increase, according to 46brooklyn Research, a nonprofit that tracks drug pricing data. 
  7. New Jersey hospital 1st to receive Joint Commission perinatal care certification

    Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center is the first in the nation to earn The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care, which recognizes exceptional outcomes for mothers and infants. 
  8. City of Hope to rebrand its Cancer Treatment Centers of America locations, restructure leadership to support integration

    City of Hope today announced that its subsidiary, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, will soon undergo a large-scale rebrand. This comes as a part of the next phase in the health system's integration with CTCA, which it acquired just under one year ago.
  9. CaroMont Health reports positive income for 2nd straight year

    Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health, which holds an "AA-" credit rating, reported net income of $10.3 million for the six months ended Dec. 31, 2022. That figure compared with net income of $40.4 million in the same period in 2021.

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