Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 15 most, least innovative states

    A new examination of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for innovation-friendliness factors a number of key indicators, from the share of STEM professionals to research and development spending per capita to tech-company density. 
  2. New York hospitals struggle to reopen psychiatric beds amid staff shortages

    New York hospitals are struggling to reopen hundreds of psychiatric beds by the governor's April 1 deadline, Politico reported March 23.
  3. Instacart expands 'food as medicine' service with Boston Children's, Mount Sinai, UCSF Health

    Boston Children's Hospital has launched a virtual food pharmacy with the help of Instacart Health, which is expanding its "food as medicine" service for healthcare providers.
  1. Nurses at California hospital reach agreement, call off strike

    Members of the California Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement with MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae, Calif., averting a planned strike.
  2. New York physician facing manslaughter charge in patient's overdose death

    A second New York physician is facing a manslaughter charge over the opioid overdose death of a patient, Rochester Beacon reported March 23.
  3. Moody's: Interest expense will jump 20% for most low-rated healthcare companies in 2023

    Interest expense will spike and cash flows will drop for most low-rated healthcare companies this year, Moody's Investor Service said in a March 22 report.
  4. UPMC's expanded partnership to create academic hospital in Kazakhstan

    UPMC signed a new agreement with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan to grow its medical residency program and form an academic medical center, the health system said March 23.

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  1. Why this CEO filmed his colonoscopy

    Most people wouldn't jump at the opportunity to film their colonoscopy, but Georges Leconte, CEO of New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, is an exception. 
  2. Northwell has 41 open Epic-related roles after selecting EHR giant as new vendor

    As New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health switches from Allscripts to Epic, the health system is seeking candidates for 41 Epic-related roles, according to a search of Northwell's website.
  3. How LeanTaaS uses AI to take pressure off of operating rooms

    Software company LeanTaaS released Perioperative Transformation as a Service, a new service that aims to use LeanTaaS' workflow automation and artificial intelligence tools to take pressure off operating rooms. 
  4. AU Health experiences downgrade as cash flow problems remain, danger of covenant breach looms

    Augusta, Ga.-based AU Health System was downgraded amid negative operating cash flow and concern it may breach covenants later this year, Moody's said March 23.

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  1. Texas hospital names CEO

    Methodist Hospital Texsan in San Antonio has named Esther Kwon its next CEO, effective May 1. 
  2. 9-to-5s are dying: who's to blame?

    After three years of COVID-19 modifications, employers are well aware that workers want flexibility. The "new normal" is losing its novelty — and workplaces are adapting for the long haul.
  3. San Diego hospitals accused of patient dumping, despite state law

    Members of a homeless advocate group are accusing hospitals across San Diego of prematurely discharging homeless or indigent patients — a practice known as patient dumping, according to local news outlets. 
  4. DC nurses file unfair labor charges against George Washington University Hospital

    The District of Columbia Nurses Association has filed charges against George Washington University Hospital alleging retaliation, unfair labor practices and "numerous offenses in violation of the National Labor Relations Act," according to a March 21 news release.
  5. UMMS CEO named chair of Greater Baltimore Committee board

    Mohan Suntha, MD, president and CEO of the Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System, has been named chair of the Greater Baltimore Commitee's board of directors. 
  6. Lawmakers push VA for audit of Oracle Cerner installation

    House Democratic lawmakers introduced a pair of bills that would overhaul the Veterans Affairs IT acquisition process, including one that would audit the Oracle Cerner EHR implementation, Fedscoop reported March 22.
  7. Massachusetts General Hospital finds 1st link between Parkinson's disease and red brain pigment

    The first confirmed link between Parkinson's disease and a red brain pigment has been made by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
  8. 10 states with the highest, lowest death rates from COVID-19

    Cumulative death rates from COVID-19 varied tremendously across the U.S., a comprehensive state-by-state analysis revealed. Income, race, political affiliation and trust were key factors driving state performance in both infection rates and mortality.
  9. Henry Ford Health makes 4 executive changes

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health appointed four leaders to expanded roles within the $7 billion organization, according to a March 23 news release.

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