Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. The letter grades EHR vendors get for interoperability

    Interoperability has long been a goal of many in the healthcare industry, with EHR vendors playing a big role in how well providers can share and receive patient data.
  2. As birth rates increase, OB-GYN shortage worsens

    Residency matches for the first class of OB-GYN applicants post-Roe v. Wade will soon be announced. Preliminary data from the American Association of Medical Colleges shows that 2023 applications for the specialty have fallen from 2022, according to Roll Call.
  3. WHO updates variant tracking system to better spot new threats

    As part of an updated tracking system for SARS-CoV-2 variants, the World Health Organization will move to evaluate omicron sublineages independently to better identify potential new threats. 
  1. SVB Financial files for bankruptcy, Credit Suisse gets $50B lifeline and more troubling news

    It's been a bad week for banks and lenders. 
  2. Oracle can grow in healthcare — if 'no competition shows up,' analysis says

    In reporting quarterly revenues that missed analysts' expectations, Larry Ellison, founder and chief technology officer of Oracle, touted the software giant's push into healthcare — a strategy that doesn't come without risks, according to a March 17 analysis from tech news site The Register.
  3. Healthcare leaders, staff differ on safety culture views: Report

    Clinical and nonclinical healthcare workers have an upward-trending perception of safety culture, but physicians and leaders do not agree, according to a Press Ganey report released March 16. 
  4. Government needs to help rural hospitals battle ransomware, IT security experts say

    Rural hospitals need more government funding to deal with the increase in healthcare ransomware attacks and to hire more cybersecurity professionals, IT security leaders told Congress, CyberScoop reported March 16.

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  1. Physicians call for hospitals' exodus from US News rankings

    It is time for hospitals to follow law and medical schools' example by withdrawing from U.S. News and World Report's rankings, two physicians wrote in an article published to Health Affairs. 
  2. Almost half of health systems use AI to tackle workforce issues

    Forty-seven percent of hospitals and health systems reported that they are turning to artificial intelligence to help alleviate staffing and labor insufficiencies, a March 15 survey from the Health Management Academy found. 
  3. COOs can feel like 'chief optional officers' in hard times

    Corporate and managerial employees may feel anxious as health systems reduce administrative headcount amid negative operating margins. In such times, one role has historically faced more uncertainty than others: the COO. 
  4. Why ChristianaCare wants to be the 'Amazon of healthcare'

    Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare is offering patients a subscription service for virtual primary care services offering faster and more personalized care, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported March 16. 

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  1. Genetic data ties pandemic's origins to Wuhan market

    Researchers have found new genetic data that links SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, with raccoon dogs sold at a market in Wuhan, China, The Atlantic reported March 16.
  2. Banner sells building for $29M

    Phoenix, Ariz.-based Banner Health sold its Peoria, Ariz.-based Banner Health Center for $29 million, with plans to lease it back from the new owner, the Phoenix Business Journal reported March 17.
  3. PeaceHealth Oregon taps CFO

    Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth has named Brad Membel CFO of its Oregon network. 
  4. Nurses want answers from Florida system over terminations

    Several nurses are seeking answers after they say they were fired from Brandenton, Fla.-based MCR Health, the Bradenton Herald reported March 14. 
  5. Utah 27th state to adopt full practice authority for nurse practitioners

    Utah is the 27th state to adopt full practice authority for nurse practitioners.
  6. Novant Health has ratings affirmed as market share stays robust

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health had ratings affirmed at their current level as the 14-hospital system continues to enjoy robust market share and resilient operating margins even as it faces the typical industry challenges brought on by labor pressures, Fitch Ratings said March 16.
  7. Groups push for arbitration guidance to ease No Surprises Act logjam

    Representatives for both providers and payers say dispute arbitrators are often not following the No Surprises Act, Bloomberg Law reported March 16. 
  8. Lifespan, Care New England won't say no to a possible merger as new leadership beds in

    Providence, R.I.-based Care New England and Lifespan were forced to abandon plans to merge in February 2022 when the Federal Trade Commission filed suit to block the proposed deal.
  9. Hospital M&A can help expand and protect care, AHA says

    As hospitals deal with the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, some are exploring mergers with bigger systems, a move that the American Hospital Association says can "expand and preserve access to care.

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