Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. No COVID-19 spike in Milwaukee after primary election in April, CDC says

    Milwaukee did not see a spike in COVID-19 cases after the April 7 Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary, a new CDC report shows.
  2. Arizona hospital to cut nearly 3 dozen jobs

    Yuma (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center said Aug. 4 it will cut 34 positions, reports TV station KYMA. 
  3. Hawaii's COVID-19 patient load nearing hospital capacity, health system CEO warns

    A health system CEO is warning that Hawaii will exceed its hospital capacity unless the state's trend of increasing COVID-19 cases reverses, reports Hawai'i Public Radio.
  1. How data analytics empower clinical, operational staff decision-making: 5 insights 

    The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for data analytics adoption systemwide at hospitals and health systems in the U.S.
  2. USC spearheads population health data project to reduce health disparities

    University of Southern California received $1.2 million from the National Institutes of Health for its project that aims to apply digital health tools to reduce health disparities among underrepresented populations.
  3. Corner Office: CHI Health CEO Dr. Cliff Robertson on the 2 questions he answers for employees

    Cliff Robertson, MD, joined Omaha, Neb.-based CHI Health in 2014. During his tenure, CHI Health has been ranked among IBM Watson Health's 15 top health systems; CHI Health St. Elizabeth in Lincoln, Neb., opened a trauma center; and CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island, Neb., achieved Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  4. Kindred, Dignity partner to build, operate another Arizona rehab hospital

    Dignity Health Arizona and Kindred Healthcare have entered into a joint venture to build and operate an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the Phoenix area.

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  1. Summa Health brings back 654 furloughed employees

    Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health, one of more than 260 health systems that furloughed employees to help offset COVID-19-related losses this spring, has brought back most of its furloughed staff, according to The Beacon Journal. 
  2. 5 new details about Amazon's first health clinic in Texas

    Amazon inked a partnership with Crossover Health earlier this year to pilot a health clinic for employees in Texas.
  3. COVID-19 could derail decades of progress against TB, HIV and malaria

    The COVID-19 pandemic is complicating global efforts to diagnose and treat such infectious diseases as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV, which could undermine years of progress, health experts told The New York Times.
  4. 3 Massachusetts nursing homes receive Medicaid termination notice

    MassHealth delivered initial termination notices to three private nursing homes Aug. 3, claiming the centers did not meet expectations amid the pandemic and had records of poor performance, according to The Boston Globe. 

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  1. States ranked by percentage of nursing homes with infection control deficiencies

    California and West Virginia are tied for having the largest percentage of nursing homes with infection control deficiencies of all U.S. states in 2019, according to a new ranking from Kaiser Family Foundation.
  2. UVA gets $1.2M to develop high-performing computing system for COVID-19 research: 4 key notes

    The University of Virginia landed a $1.2 million grant to develop a high-performance computing system for COVID-19 research, according to UVA Today.
  3. 3 retail pharma giants disclose data breaches from break-ins: What to know

    In late July, three of the biggest retail pharmacy chains in the country began notifying patients of potential data breaches that occurred during break-ins that arose from national unrest in late May and early June.
  4. Google's state-by-state prediction of hospitalizations, Aug. 1-14

    Google Cloud AI and Harvard partnered to develop a predictive dashboard that projects COVID-19 data at the state and county level over a 14-day period.
  5. American women more likely than men to skip medication due to cost, study finds

    Twenty-five percent of American women reported forgoing medications because they were unaffordable, compared to 14 percent of American men, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
  6. CMS' proposed outpatient payment rule for 2021: 5 things to know

    CMS has released its Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for 2021, which would raise Medicare outpatient payment rates next year. 
  7. Hospital marketers face a public weary of stressful social media messages

    Hospital marketers have been using social media channels to attract patients for years, but their future strategies may need to consider how people's social media behavior has shifted in recent months.
  8. NYC health commissioner resigns over city pandemic response

    Oxiris Barbot, MD, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, resigned Aug. 4 over disagreements related to the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The New York Times reports.
  9. Outdoor media average ad costs for hospitals, health systems

    Hospital marketers must make strategic spending decisions to attract patients, often opting to advertise their facilities and services via highly visible outdoor media.

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