Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. ASHP launches national pharmacy technician group

    The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has announced the inaugural launch of a national membership organization aimed at supporting and advocating for policies that advance the role of pharmacist technicians in patient care.
  2. 'Invest in the best shoes you can': What experienced nurses want newer peers to know

    Nurses with decades of experience have been there, done that, seen and heard it all. They are more than willing to share advice about what they wish new nurses could already know and feel today that would help strengthen their practice.
  3. Low-income communities have high rates of intestinal infections: Study

    High poverty rates and environmental factors contribute to the rates of intestinal infections, and a recent study found low-income neighborhoods are infected at high rates where sewage systems are in disrepair, The Conversation reported May 19.
  1. 7 systems with recently affirmed credit ratings

    Below is a summary of hospitals and health systems that have recently received affirmations of existing credit ratings. Some of these have not been reported on previously.
  2. 10 hospitals, health systems dealing with data breaches

    Here are 10 hospitals and health systems dealing with cybersecurity events, data breaches and cyberattacks as reported by Becker's since May 16:
  3. Listen up, experienced nurses: New nurses have a few things to tell you 

    The late Andy Rooney once said, "Age is nothing but experience, and some of us are more experienced than others." That said, in the nursing profession, there's something new to be learned every day. 
  4. Colorado hospital secures housing for 20 patients

    Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado partnered with the Aurora Housing Authority to provide long-term housing to 20 of its patients, CBS News reported May 21.

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  1. Progress flatlining, deaths soaring: World Heart Federation addresses global cardiovascular disease

    Global progress against cardiovascular disease is stagnating while deaths have soared by 60 percent in the last three decades, a May 20 World Heart Federation report found.
  2. Providers see 3-month lag on commercial insurer payments on 1/3 of patient, outpatient claims

    Nearly one-third of inpatient and outpatient claims providers submitted to commercial payers were not paid for more than three months during the first quarter of 2023, according to a May report from public accounting, consulting and technology firm Crowe.
  3. Microsoft healthcare AI subsidiary Nuance hit with job cuts

    Nuance Communications, a Microsoft subsidiary that provides artificial intelligence-powered speech-recognition services to physicians, is undergoing layoffs as it concentrates on its healthcare business, the Boston Globe reported.
  4. Arkansas lawmakers OK emergency rule to keep rural hospitals afloat

    Arkansas lawmakers have signed off on an emergency rule that allows cash-strapped hospitals in the state to apply for CMS' rural emergency hospital designation, according to the Texarkana Gazette.

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  1. Better work environment for nurses tied to lower C. diff rates

    Nurses at the bedside play a key role in prevention of hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile in patients, a new study has found.
  2. 7 innovative patient safety initiatives to know

    Here are seven innovative patient safety programs to know:
  3. FDA approves 1st drug for rare skin condition

    The FDA on May 19 approved the first drug to treat patients with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa — a rare genetic disorder that causes fragile skin and persistent sores. 
  4. MUSC using remote technology to expand patients' access to MRIs

    Charleston, S.C.-based the Medical University of South Carolina is using remote technology to expand access to MRI's with the aim of cutting down patients' travel times and expenses, Live 5 News reported May 19. 
  5. Amazon's PillPack suffers data breach

    Amazon's PillPack is notifying consumers that an unauthorized person took customer emails and passwords to log into 19,032 PillPack accounts.
  6. Optum COO moves to Corewell Health pharmacy position

    Corewell Health, based in Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich., named Jason McCarthy, PharmD, as its next chief pharmacy officer May 17. 
  7. WHO launches global network for virus surveillance

    The World Health Organization is doubling-down on pathogen surveillance with the launch of a global network created to understand more about how infectious emerging diseases are and how they spread. 
  8. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to open $357M outpatient campus

    Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is set to open a $357 million outpatient center in July, Columbus Business First reported May 22.
  9. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

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