Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How social media can be a friend, not foe, to hospitals

    Social media can be a valuable tool for promoting hospitals and health systems but can harm their reputations in a matter of "seconds" if used in the wrong way, human resources and marketing chiefs told Becker's.
  2. 4 health systems facing lawsuits for data breaches

    Several health systems have faced lawsuits regarding data breach incidents. 
  3. Florida hospital takes down IT systems, diverts patients amid IT security issue

    Tallahassee (Fla.) Memorial HealthCare is canceling outpatient procedures, non-emergency surgical procedures and diverting ambulances as it deals with an IT security issue. 

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  1. Virginia Mason Franciscan hospital launches new at-home care program

    Tacoma, Wash.-based St. Joseph Medical Center, part of Tacoma-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, is launching a new at-home care program through a partnership with recovery company Contessa.
  2. Why the mpox outbreak only lasted 6 months: 3 notes for future infection crises

    The highly infectious mpox virus, formerly called monkeypox, was declared a public health emergency in August and ended Jan. 31 thanks to an aggressive, highly coordinated public response, ABC News reported Feb. 2.
  3. California hospital names Kelly Linden CEO

    Pomona, Calif.-based Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare has named Kelly Linden its new president and CEO. 
  4. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital names CEO

    Valencia, Calif.-based Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has named Kevin Klockenga its next president and CEO. 

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  1. Queen's Health System promotes 3 leaders

    The Queen's Health System in Honolulu has promoted three executives within its leadership team. 
  2. Digital health: Who's up, who's down

    The digital health market is constantly changing, with startups coming onto the scene and more established companies restructuring their strategies.
  3. Generative AI will be 'next big thing' to transform healthcare + 9 other trends to know

    Generative artificial intelligence is slated to become the "next big thing" that will transform healthcare, according to a recent digital health report from Digital Health New York.  
  4. Healthcare accounted for most third-party data breaches in '22: Report

    Healthcare is more likely to be victimized by third-party data breaches than any other industry, a new report from cybersecurity researcher Black Kite found.

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  1. UAB Health System names CEO

    Dawn Bulgarella is the new CEO of Birmingham, Ala.-based UAB Health System and CEO of the UAB/Ascension St. Vincent's Alliance, effective immediately. 
  2. The uncharted waters of using healthcare data for marketing practices

    The Federal Trade Commission recently proposed a $1.5 million settlement with GoodRx Holdings for allegedly sharing patient data to advertise on Facebook and Google, the move, the first of its kind for the organization, could spark better health data privacy laws, Politico reported Feb. 2. 
  3. 'Very concerning,' says AMA leader on pharmacists expanding their scope

    The American Medical Association is tracking about 60 bills that seek to broaden pharmacists' scope of practice, and its senior attorney said the legislation is "very concerning for us."
  4. Flu vaccine shrunk hospital visits by half: Study

    The flu vaccine engineered for 2022-'23's atypical early season reduced the risk of "medically attended influenza A(H3N2) illness" by half, according to a study published Feb. 2 in Eurosurveillance. 
  5. Cyberattacks highlight growing risk to healthcare systems, Fitch says

    Recent cyberattacks on hospital and healthcare systems may not have a direct impact on credit ratings but do highlight an increased risk if more dangerous activity were to take place in the future, Fitch Ratings said in a Feb. 3 release.
  6. Remove fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer, research group says

    The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance is recommending an aggressive ovarian cancer prevention strategy: Remove a patient's fallopian tubes if that person is undergoing pelvic surgery, The Washington Post reported Feb. 2.
  7. Weight loss drugs don't reach people who need it most

    Black adults, uninsured or lower-income women and other groups with high rates of obesity are hitting financial barriers that prevent them from accessing effective weight loss drugs, NBC News reported Feb. 2.
  8. 15 women making moves in healthcare

    The following leadership moves made by women have been reported by Becker's on or after Jan. 30:
  9. Biden administration to launch cancer innovation accelerator, standardized cancer health record

    The Biden administration unveiled 13 new initiatives to help cancer care and prevention, two of which include a standardized cancer health record and a public-private partnership aimed to boost cancer innovation.

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