Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 hospitals hiring VPs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking vice presidents during the last few weeks.
  2. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to ONC data.
  3. KLAS: Epic, MatrixCare round out top EHRs for home health agencies

    Epic's and MatrixCare's EHR platforms have generated the highest satisfaction rates among home healthcare providers, according to a recent KLAS Research report.

Giving physicians the personal touch back with conversational AI

Administrative burden is one of the primary drivers of clinician frustrations and ultimately burnout. However, solutions powered by conversational artificial intelligence (AI) may help greatly reduce this stress and improve both the patient and provider experience.
  1. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  2. MedData acquires RevClaims

    Spring, Texas-based MedData acquired Jackson, Miss.-based RevClaims, the companies announced Feb. 24.
  3. Last-minute FEMA waiver let US company export 5M masks monthly despite domestic shortage, probe finds

    Shortly before President Joe Biden was sworn in, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a waiver allowing Prestige Ameritech to export up to 5 million N95 masks per month, despite the U.S. still facing shortages of the masks, Kaiser Health News reported. 
  4. False claims linking COVID-19 vaccine, infertility are making women hesitant to get vaccinated, health experts say

    Misinformation tying COVID-19 vaccines to fertility issues is contributing to vaccine hesitancy among many women in their 20s and 30s, health experts told The Washington Post.

In Consultants’ Words: Why We Left the Big Firms to Join Premier

In their own words, here are three reasons consultants have opted to join Premier and supercharge its members’ improvement efforts.
  1. Pandemic 'silver lining'? No flu, RSV admissions reported by Utah children's hospital

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital has admitted zero patients with flu or respiratory syncytial virus this season, "which is unheard of," the health system said Feb. 22. 
  2. Biden signs executive order to strengthen US supply chains

    President Joe Biden signed an executive order Feb. 24 to strengthen U.S. supply chains in several sectors.  
  3. More hospitals billing at highest severity level; HHS suggests targeted reviews

    Hospitals are increasingly billing inpatient stays at the highest severity level, also the most expensive one, according to a recent report from the HHS Office of Inspector General. 
  4. More telehealth access can boost rural areas' economic success, survey suggests

    Telehealth shows promise in creating economic development if broadband-related factors are controlled, according to a recent survey by broadband industry analyst Craig Settles.

Cepheid: Lab-quality tests for hospitals, ER's, clinics, nursing homes, and other settings

Fast, accurate, easy: This is what Cepheid’s PCR diagnostic testing looks like.
  1. 3 lessons on preventing burnout from ED physicians at Mass General

    Two emergency medicine physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston shared strategies that have helped them curb burnout among their teams in a Harvard Business Review article published earlier this month.
  2. 'Building authentic partnerships' + other strategies to lead mass vaccination events: 3 health systems weigh in

    Stadiums, racetracks and more — something health systems have become increasingly familiar with as they spearhead mass COVID-19 vaccination events. They've proved a successful model to quickly get shots in arms, but what does it take to hit the ground running with an effort of such scale?
  3. 5 data issues limiting AI's potential in healthcare

    Technology is increasingly interloping with efforts to make healthcare more efficient. Still, experts are finding it difficult to apply artificial intelligence to medical treatment, according to a Feb. 24 article published in The Wall Street Journal.
  4. Highmark, HealthNow New York win state approval for affiliation

    The New York State Department of Financial Services approved an affiliation between Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health and Buffalo-based HealthNow New York, according to a Feb. 24 news release.
  5. Alabama health system CEO to retire; successor named

    Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital Health System CEO David Spillers will retire in July after 15 years at the helm, according to the organization. 
  6. 6 payers on Forbes' list of best large US employers

    Six health insurers were named to Forbes' annual list of "America's best large employers."
  7. Justice Department asks Supreme Court to cancel Medicaid work requirement hearings

    Under President Joe Biden, the Department of Justice requested that the Supreme Court cancel arguments in cases concerning Medicaid work requirements, according to Bloomberg Law. 
  8. Pfizer expecting OK to store vaccines at higher temperature, New York Times reports

    The FDA told Pfizer it plans to approve its request to store its COVID-19 vaccine at higher temperatures, two people familiar with the matter told The New York Times Feb. 24. 
  9. White House again increases weekly vaccine doses sent to states

    The White House said Feb. 24 that weekly shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to the states would increase by one million doses to 14.5 million, according to The New York Times.

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