Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Lawmakers express fury toward UnitedHealth in first Change attack hearing

    UnitedHealth Group drew the ire of federal lawmakers during the first hearing on the fallout surrounding the unprecedented cyberattack on Change Healthcare in late February.
  2. Tenet CEO-to-worker pay ratio in 2023

    Dallas-based Tenet CEO Saum Sutaria was paid 305 times more than the health system's median employee in 2023, according to a proxy statement filed April 12 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  3. FDA nixes anti-ivermectin posts — but maintains its stance

    The FDA has removed social media posts decrying the use of ivermectin for treating COVID-19 following a court ruling, Bloomberg News reported April 16.

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  1. UCI Health lowered deaths from antibiotic-resistant organisms by 24% with this collaboration

    A study led by researchers at Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health found that use of antiseptic soap and nasal ointment among patients in hospitals and residents of nursing homes reduced countywide infections by up to 30% and dropped associated deaths by 24%.
  2. OSF HealthCare to create AI training assistants

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare is partnering with technology company Brand Engagement Network to develop artificial intelligence assistants to help with primary care training. 
  3. Northwestern Medicine posts $105M in Q2 operating income

    Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine posted an operating income of $104.8 million in the second quarter of 2024, down from $120.3 million posted over the same period last year. 
  4. Lawsuit claims Atrium shared patient data with Facebook, Google

    A federal lawsuit filed against Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health alleges the health system shared patient information with Facebook and Google, The Charlotte Observer reported April 15. 

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  1. California hospital workers hold 1-day strike

    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers are holding a one-day strike April 16 at MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae, Calif.
  2. ChristianaCare taps former SUNY Downstate exec as 1st chief experience officer

    Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare has named Wren Lester, PhD, to serve as inaugural chief experience officer. She joins the health system from SUNY Downstate Health in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she also served as chief experience officer. 
  3. Inside healthcare's imposter problem

    It has been over a year since the FBI and Justice Department disclosed "Operation Nightingale," which cracked open a fake nursing degree scheme at three now-shuttered schools. More than 7,600 fraudulent diplomas and transcripts were sold to aspiring nurses, who paid $10,000 for the documents — without completing the necessary coursework to graduate. 
  4. After rise in ED visits, melatonin makers asked to tweak standards

    Following a spike in emergency department visits among children ingesting unsafe amounts of melatonin, the Council for Responsible Nutrition recommended melatonin manufacturers adjust their labels and formulations. 

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  1. Mayo Clinic data network names 8 founding health systems

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has named the eight founding members of a global data-sharing network that aims to tailor medical care with artificial intelligence.
  2. AdventHealth hospital taps CFO

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth has named Jonathan Armstrong CFO of AdventHealth DeLand (Fla.). 
  3. Shuttered Illinois hospital assets to be auctioned off

    All medical and nonmedical assets from shuttered St. Margaret's Health-Spring Valley (Ill.) are set to be auctioned by Centurion Service Group, a medical equipment life-cycle company.
  4. Top 15 specialty pharmacies by 2023 revenue

    Two in five accredited specialty pharmacies are owned by hospitals and other healthcare providers, but the nation's three biggest pharmacy benefit managers accounted for 67% of specialty pharmacy revenue in 2023, according to Drug Channels. 
  5. Best, worst small cities to start a business

    Cedar City, Utah, was named the best small city to start a business, while most of the worst small cities for that purpose are in California, according to a WalletHub report published April 16.
  6. North Dakota hospital settles EEOC racial harassment suit for $45K

    A critical access hospital in North Dakota will pay $45,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit accusing it of illegally discharging an African American employee after she reported racial harassment.
  7. $100M Texas children's hospital set to open

    Corpus Christi, Texas-based Driscoll Children’s is set to open its $100 million Driscoll Children's Hospital Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas, on May 1.
  8. 273 injuries, 14 deaths reportedly linked to heart device

    Abbott and its subsidiary Thoratec Corp. warned customers of 13,883 heart devices after receiving reports of 273 injuries and 14 deaths related to blood flow obstructions. 
  9. HHS: Vaccines targeting bird flu strain that infected Texas resident underway

    Vaccines are in development that target the bird flu strain that infected a Texas resident, an HHS official told Politico in an April 12 report. Earlier this month, state and federal officials confirmed a person in Texas who had worked on a dairy farm tested positive for H5N1. 

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