Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Defense Department nears completion of EHR install

    The Defense Department's MHS Genesis EHR installation is "virtually complete" at military hospitals and clinics, GovCIO reported Nov. 21.
  2. 8 hospitals, systems seeking chief nursing officers

    Here are eight health systems and hospitals in the U.S. currently seeking chief nursing officers.
  3. How Mayo Clinic cut unnecessary antibiotic prescribing by half

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has reduced the number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions by half by implementing an outpatient antibiotic stewardship program.

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  1. Baptist Health tries to clear the air after Drew Memorial layoffs

    Following the more than 40 reported layoffs at Monticello, Ark.-based Drew Memorial Hospital in early November, Little Rock-based Baptist Health is looking to clear the air ahead of acquiring the hospital in December, the Advance-Monticellonian reported Nov. 22.
  2. Motive in New Hampshire hospital shooting still unclear

    The motive behind the shooting that killed a New Hampshire hospital security guard Nov. 17 remains unknown days after the police identified the suspect, CBS News reports. 
  3. Providence Group taking over 7 ProMedica-owned SNFs

    Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica Health System is relinquishing control of seven skilled nursing facilities to Providence Group, a for-profit corporation, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Nov. 21.
  4. How Prisma Health used digital tools to slash no-shows

    Greenville, S.C.-based Prisma Health integrated Gozio Health's engagement platform, the Artera patient communications platform, into a single app designed to reduce no-show appointments.

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  1. Northwell CISO optimistic about New York's cyber crackdown

    New York is putting forth a series of fresh cybersecurity regulations aimed at the state's hospitals, a move that New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health's chief information security officer says is a positive step signaling recognition that additional efforts are essential to safeguard hospitals from cybersecurity threats.
  2. 10 hospital bankruptcies in 2023

    Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Texas became the latest hospital to file for bankruptcy in 2023. Here is more information about that and nine other hospital bankruptcies in 2023: 
  3. UChicago names hospital president

    UChicago Medicine has promoted Mike Antoniades to the permanent presidency at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill. 
  4. South Carolina hospital names CEO

    Stephen Chandler is the new CEO of Summerville (S.C.) Medical Center, a member of Charleston, S.C.-based Trident Health under the umbrella of HCA Healthcare. 

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  1. 2 years in, Omicron's mystery remains

    Omicron is circumventing precedents set up by earlier COVID-19 strains, alpha and delta, and the two-year anniversary of its arrival is teaching a new lesson on why one mutation is continuing to dominate, The New York Times reported Nov. 21. 
  2. 72 hospitals closing departments or ending services

    A number of healthcare organizations have recently closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or address staffing shortages.
  3. AdventHealth doubles revenue in 7 years as a 'growth-oriented company'

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth has doubled its operating revenue in the last seven years, growing from a $9 billion organization into an $18 billion multistate health system.
  4. McLeod Health resolves overtime dispute in $600K settlement

    McLeod Health, based in Florence, S.C., has agreed to a $600,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by employees who claimed that the network deducted pay for meal breaks they were unable to take due to a heavy workload.
  5. AMA: Stop CC'ing your colleagues on EHR messages

    U.S. physicians get three times as many EHR messages as their counterparts in other countries but could cut back on them by not copying their colleagues on communications, the American Medical Association reported.
  6. Memorial Hermann plans to roll out IT automation across 17 hospitals

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System plans to roll out an IT platform that automates repetitive administrative tasks across its 17 hospitals.
  7. 11 things hospital CIOs are most thankful for

    Health system CIOs have a lot to be thankful for, from advancements in artificial intelligence to the colleagues who help them put technology into the hands of clinicians.
  8. Louisiana hospital's board ousted

    The Ascension Parish Council voted to replace the board of Donaldsonville, La.-based Prevost Memorial Hospital on Nov. 21 after raising concerns about the board's activity over the last 10 years, according to The Advocate.
  9. How Cedars-Sinai is adopting AI to fight burnout, cut costs

    Executives at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai told Becker's that the health system is leaning into large language models and artificial intelligence tools as a way to fight clinician burnout.

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