Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Almost half of older adults aren't using patient portals, prompting concerns for vaccine scheduling

    More than 40 percent of adults age 50 and older have not set up accounts for their health system's patient portal, which could make it more difficult for them to book appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine, according to recent data from the National Poll on Healthy Aging.
  2. 60% of Americans don't have enough information about COVID-19 vaccine availability, survey finds

    Most Americans who haven't been vaccinated say they don't have enough information about where and when they'll be able to get vaccinated, according to Kaiser Family Foundation's latest COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor survey report published Jan. 22.
  3. Former Cleveland Clinic oncologist joins Miami Cancer Institute as chief scientific officer

    Manmeet Ahluwalia, MD, joined Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, as chief scientific officer, deputy director and chief of solid tumor medical oncology Jan. 21. 
  1. Los Angeles hospital slated to close may stay open during COVID-19 surge

    Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles announced in December that it is shutting down March 31, but a recent deal could allow the hospital to stay open to help treat COVID-19 patients, according to Los Angeles Daily News. 
  2. 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From a pharmacy mogul ordered to pay $344 million for his role in a scheme to defraud health benefit programs to a North Carolina hospital facing a discriminaton lawsuit, these are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines. 
  3. Private equity pushes into healthcare: 8 latest deals

    There were more than 300 private equity deals in the healthcare industry in 2019, and the healthcare sector has continued to draw private equity investors over the past year. 
  4. 3 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following leadership moves by women have been reported since Jan. 15.  

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  1. 21 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported since Jan. 15:
  2. HCSC promotes 4 execs

    Health Care Service Corp. promoted four of its executives, the health insurance company said Jan. 19. The promotions are effective Feb. 1. 
  3. 60 OB-GYN practices to leave BCBS of Texas' network

    An in-network agreement between Unified Women's Healthcare Texas, a chain of more than 60 OB-GYN practices across the state, and BlueCross BlueShield of Texas is set to expire Jan. 24, according to a Jan. 16 news release.
  4. 2 defendants plead guilty in $109M Medicare fraud case

    Two defendants pleaded guilty to partaking in a billing scheme that defrauded more than $109 million from Medicare, the Justice Department said Jan. 20.

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  1. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  2. Premier, Pfizer partner to supply 5 critical drugs

    Group purchasing organization Premier, through its ProvideGx program, has partnered with Pfizer to supply healthcare providers with five drugs, some of which are critical for treating COVID-19 patients, the companies said Jan. 21. 
  3. Nearly 20% of US counties have no COVID-19 testing sites

    Almost 20 percent of U.S. counties have no COVID-19 testing sites, affecting more than 7 million people, according to data from nonprofit group Surgo Ventures cited by The Wall Street Journal. 
  4. 101 rural hospitals have shut down since 2013: 5 things to know

    There have been 101 rural hospital closures from January 2013 to February 2020, according to HHS data outlined by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. 
  5. 12 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Twelve hospitals or health systems have announced, advanced or completed construction projects in the last month: 
  6. Anonymous donors pay off 430 Kansas patients' medical debt

    More than 400 patients at Pratt (Kan.) Regional Medical Center recently received letters in the mail saying an anonymous donor had paid their medical bills, according to a Jan. 20 report from NBC affiliate KSNW in Wichita, Kan.
  7. Some large hospitals aren't complying with new price transparency rules

    The 20 largest hospitals in the country all have published some type of pricing information on their websites, but not all are in complete compliance with CMS' new price transparency rules, according to January analysis from healthcare consulting firm ADVI .
  8. Rural hospital closures add at least 20 miles to patient travel, GAO says

    The 101 rural hospital closures from January 2013 to February 2020 have hindered patient access to care, according to a new study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. 
  9. FDA approves first monthly injectable to treat HIV

    The FDA approved Cabenuva, a long-acting two shot combination that helps HIV patients treat their condition more conveniently and privately, the agency announced Jan. 21.

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