Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Blood marker found for rare inflammatory condition in kids

    Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered blood markers for the mysterious inflammatory condition among children that is potentially linked to COVID-19, according to NBC News.
  2. 2 decades later: 50 best cancer hospitals in 2000 and 2020

    While Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have consistently battled for the No. 1 ranking over 20 years, U.S. News & World Report's list of best 50 hospitals for adult cancer has varied greatly in the last two decades.
  3. WVU Medicine digital platform can detect COVID-19 symptoms 3 days in advance

    West Virginia University Medicine's neuroscience institute created a digital platform that can detect COVID-19 symptoms up to three days before they show up.

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  1. UnitedHealth CEO questioned on network, reimbursement changes by lawmaker

    U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., sent a letter to the CEO of UnitedHealth Group May 26 that questioned whether the health insurance company has moved to narrow its provider network and decrease reimbursement during the pandemic.
  2. Inova to build hospital in Virginia

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System plans to build a new hospital in Springfield, Va., the organization announced this week. 
  3. Sutter Health reports $1.1B loss in Q1, gets $200M in relief funds

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health reported a $1.1 billion loss in the first quarter of 2020, driven mainly by unrealized losses on investments, according to financial documents released May 27. This compares to a $394 million net income in the first quarter of last year. 
  4. Update: 10 states with biggest, smallest growth in unemployment due to COVID-19

    Georgia has the largest increase in unemployment insurance initial claims due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website.

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  1. Geisinger's operating loss hits $94M through Q3

    The COVID-19 pandemic pushed Dannville, Pa.-based Geisinger to a $94.1 million operating loss during the nine-month period ended March 31, according to recently released financial documents.
  2. Avera Health names chief strategy and growth officer

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health has named Tom Clark chief strategy and growth officer.
  3. COVID-19 will circulate for decades, experts predict

    COVID-19 will likely persist for decades, even after a vaccine is created and widely disseminated, experts told The Washington Post. 
  4. NIH seeks to create COVID-19 contact tracing app that doesn't compromise privacy 

    The National Institutes of Health issued a request for information to companies that can provide recommendations on developing a smartphone app that can both collect COVID-19 information and keep users' data confidential and secure. 

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  1. Where Amazon could go next in healthcare

    Based on its recent partnerships and moves in the digital health, tech market intelligence platform CB Insights ventured to predict where the tech giant could go next in a new report. 
  2. The ICU of the future is virtual: 4 things to know

    What will the ICU look like in the future? Likely, there will be virtual components and technology integration that will allow for more remote monitoring and a higher quality of care.
  3. Rhode Island moves to make telemedicine insurance coverage permanent

    The Rhode Island Senate Health and Human Services Committee on May 27 advanced a bill that would permanently require payers to cover telemedicine services, according to local CBS affiliate WPRI. 
  4. How hospitals can make up for billions in lost surgical revenues — 4 takeaways from a live discussion

    COVID-19 sapped the U.S. health system of $7.8 to $11.6 billion in revenue over the span of four weeks due to the suspension of elective procedures, according to estimates from the healthcare consulting firm Surgical Directions. As elective procedures resume, recouping this lost revenue will require healthcare leaders to strengthen their organization's relationship with both clinicians and patients.
  5. Ransomware attack affects 13,146 patients' info at Alaska surgical practice: 4 details

    Palmer, Alaska-based Mat-Su Surgical Associates reported a ransomware attack that affected thousands of patients' information. 
  6. Johns Hopkins, Stony Brook & 13 more institutions join NIH collaborative to build EHR database for COVID-19 research

    Johns Hopkins University, Stony Brook University and Oregon Health & Science University are among a group of 15 institutions participating in the National Institutes of Health's $25 million collaborative to integrate data from hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 patient medical records with disease research. 
  7. Penn Medicine launches virtual mental health service for front-line employees

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine and UnitedHealth Group have partnered to launch a digital mental health program called Cobalt.
  8. Baptist Memorial Health Care names new chief information and digital officer

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care has tapped Tom Barnett as chief information and digital officer.
  9. Baptist Memorial Health Care chief information and transformation officer retiring

    Beverly Jordan, MSN, RN, vice president and chief information and transformation officer of Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care, will retire May 29.

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