Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 30 large health systems ranked by online reputation

    A new ranking shows where the 30 largest U.S. health systems fall based on reputation score, which evaluates both solicited and unsolicited feedback from patients to determine a provider's standing. 
  2. $20M verdict awarded to man who lost leg after hospital error

    A court has awarded $20 million to a man who alleged that his left leg had to be amputated after his blood clot was misdiagnosed as sciatica by staff at Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital, according to The Boston Globe. 
  3. Insight acquires Iowa hospital that closed Oct. 1

    Flint, Mich.-based Insight, a health network that includes two hospitals and multiple ASCs, has completed the acquisition of Blessing Health Keokuk (Iowa), which closed Oct. 1, according to ABC affiliate KHQA.
  1. Digital therapeutics company lays off 35% of workforce

    Better Therapeutics, a digital therapeutics company, laid off 35 percent of its workforce, according to a March 23 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  2. Law firm representing New York hospitals forced to pay $200K over health data breach

    Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, a law firm that represented New York City area hospitals, has been forced to pay $200,000 to the state for its role in a 2021 data breach that compromised the health information of 114,000 patients.
  3. AI, insurance reform, rising interest rates: What's on the mind of a Wyoming health system CFO

    Gillette, Wyo.-based Campbell County Health recently named Adam Popp as its new CFO. Mr. Popp joins the system from his previous CFO role at Watertown, S.D.-based Prairie Lakes Healthcare System. 
  4. Bill Gates says AI will revolutionize healthcare like the internet, mobile phones

    Bill Gates says artificial intelligence will change the way people get healthcare as much as the internet and mobile phones have and could make health more equitable around the globe.

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  1. Mountainview to build new $42M medical center

    White Sulphur Spring, Mont.-based Mountainview Medical Center is moving forward with plans to break ground on a new $42 million medical center in July, the Independent Record reported March 27.
  2. HHS, Kaiser, CVS, Providence test universal log-in for EHRs

    HHS and several health systems have been testing a way for patients to access all their electronic medical records using a single sign-in.
  3. MercyOne names regional chief medical officer

    West Des Moines, Iowa-based MercyOne has named Keith Vollstedt, MD, chief medical officer of its Western Iowa division. 
  4. Half of US workers earn supplemental income: Survey

    Inflation is rising and the economy remains uncertain — but rather than slice spending, nearly half of employed U.S. consumers are earning supplemental income on the side, Bloomberg reported March 27. 

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  1. AHA study spotlights inequities in hospitals' outpatient care, funding

    For every $1 hospitals spend on Medicare patients, the government pays only 84 cents, research from the American Hospital Association found.
  2. Gender pay gap persists for physicians across ages, family types, study finds

    Female physicians earn less than their male counterparts for all ages and family types, according to a study published March 24 in JAMA Health Forum.
  3. Engage + rehire former workers: Key thoughts from Providence, Keck Medicine

    As hospitals and health systems remain focused on recruiting and retaining top talent, they have rolled out various strategies to rehire both clinical and nonclinical workers who left during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare organizations have embraced flexibility as one approach but are also using personal reachout and mining data to bring workers back.
  4. KLAS recognizes 25 healthcare vendors for meeting cybersecurity standards

    Twenty-five healthcare vendors have received recognition from KLAS and Censinet for achieving the KLAS Cybersecurity Transparent designation. 
  5. 16 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 16 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global in 2023. 
  6. Albany Medical Center on lockdown after reports of person with gun inside hospital

    Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center was on lockdown the afternoon of March 27 after a report of a person inside the hospital with a gun, Spectrum News reported.
  7. Hospitals get boost in proposed New Hampshire budget

    The proposed New Hampshire budget from Gov. Chris Sununu includes $34 million for a 3.1 percent increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates, while a House amendment would spend $70.2 million on additional rate increases over two years, the New Hampshire Bulletin reported March 27.
  8. Amazon underestimated complexity of healthcare: Report

    Amazon has been slow to launch its digital pharmacy business after struggling with the complexities of running a healthcare company, The Washington Post reported March 27.
  9. 10 win national EMS awards

    The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians released its 2022 awards for EMS services, which the association develops from nominations. 

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