Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cedars-Sinai promotes 3 executives

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai announced three executive promotions on May 24.
  2. FDA considers 2nd blood test for colon cancer — but advisers note concerns

    FDA advisers have recommended the approval of Guardant Health's blood test to detect colon or rectal cancers — but it also raised some concerns, NBC News reported May 23.
  3. CEOs weigh in on how to improve patient trust in health systems

    Patient trust is an essential yet delicate part of healthcare, with many factors affecting just how strong that trust is.

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  1. 7 health systems hit by cybersecurity incidents in May

    Several hospitals and health systems have reported cybersecurity incidents that have led to compromised patient data and IT systems during May. 
  2. Mount Sinai: GPT-4 predicts ER admissions with minimal training

    Mount Sinai researchers discovered that generative AI like GPT-4 can predict hospital admissions for emergency room patients with minimal training and limited data.
  3. VA extends Oracle Health EHR contract for 1 month

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has extended its EHR contract with Oracle Health for one month while negotiations for a new deal continue.
  4. Would an 'unbossed' culture work in healthcare?

    The workforce has seen an influx of changes and trends come and go in a post-pandemic world, with more employees taking the reins and standing up for new, flexible ways to get their jobs done. One such trend catching on lately is the "unbossed culture."

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  1. How Change Healthcare hack affected a hospital's financials

    A Wyoming hospital said its financial situation is improving since the Change Healthcare hack but is not back to where it was before the February cyberattack, the Powell (Wyo.) Tribune reported.
  2. Hospital employee accidentally emails data on thousands of patients

    A hospital employee inadvertently attached a file to a patient email that exposed the data of thousands of other patients.
  3. Expect hospital consolidation to continue: CBO analyst

    Hospital consolidation, its effect on physicians and the marketplace were the primary focus of a May 23 House Committee on the Budget meeting.
  4. Health systems, hospitals getting new IT execs

    Here are 19 hospitals and health systems appointing new IT executives to their teams, as reported by Becker's since Dec. 12:

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

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  1. Governor plays peacemaker in Yale New Haven-Prospect Medical dispute

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont met with the CEOs of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health and Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings in an effort to get a proposed 3-hospital deal back on track and out of the courtroom, The Trumbull Times reported May 23. 
  2. AHA's nursing chief to retire

    Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, will retire at the end of 2024 from her roles as chief nursing officer of the American Hospital Association and CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. 
  3. Ascension nurses reach tentative agreement, averting strike

    Teamsters 332 has reached a tentative labor contract with Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc, Mich.
  4. Physician assistant work-life balance in 13 numbers

    More than 28% of physician assistants reported being dissatisfied with their work-life balance, Medscape reported May 24.
  5. Mount Sinai's Beth Israel submits revised closure plan

    New York City-based Mount Sinai has submitted a revised July 12 closure plan for Beth Israel Hospital to the New York Department of Health after hitting several road bumps since it submitted the initial plan to close in October. 
  6. Prior authorization inpatient claim denial rate by payer type

    Kodiak Solutions said in a May 21 report that if payers used consistent criteria for making prior authorization/preficiation claim denials, the denial rates would be similar across all payer categories. 
  7. Georgia hospital gives drug that delays diabetes by 2-7 years

    Piedmont Columbus (Ga.) Regional Midtown is one of the first U.S. hospitals to administer Tzield, a newly approved therapy that delays the progression of Type 1 diabetes by two to seven years. 
  8. Alaska hospital proposes cutting 6 programs

    Juneau, Alaska-based Bartlett Regional Hospital is considering cutting back or closing six programs due to financial strain, Juneau Empire reported May 24.
  9. Trinity 'taking a stand' against UnitedHealthcare

    Trinity Health of New England, part of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, is not budging in its negotiations with UnitedHealthcare over a new contract to replace the current deal that expires at midnight on June 30.

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