Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 4 recent drug approvals

    Here are four new drugs or treatments the FDA approved since March 23, starting with the most recent: 
  2. FDA: 'No evidence' 2nd Paxlovid course stops recurring symptoms

    An FDA official said there is currently no evidence a longer course of Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral treatment would benefit patients experiencing a rebound in symptoms.
  3. Hackensack Meridian Health launches innovation challenge to reduce readmissions

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health on May 3 launched an innovation challenge encouraging New Jersey companies to create tools to improve healthcare delivery.

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  1. The 10 largest data breaches ever reported in healthcare

    Data breaches in healthcare can cause widespread damage, including the loss of medical records, financial losses for the organization, identity theft and fraud, lawsuits, and a loss of patient trust. Now the industry is more at risk of severe cyberattacks than ever before.
  2. Froedtert Health names chief strategy and transformation officer

    Caryn Esten was promoted to senior vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer of Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health.
  3. HHS' surprise-billing appeal on hold

    HHS requested a hold on its appeal of a Texas federal court ruling that voided part of the arbitration process outlined under the No Surprises Act. 
  4. Fired Mercyhealth exec sentenced for wire fraud, tax evasion

    A former vice president of Janesville, Wis.-based Mercyhealth was sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison May 4 for wire fraud and tax evasion in relation to a $3.1 million kickback scheme, according to the U.S Justice Department.

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  1. 6 hospital construction projects worth $1B or more

    Several health systems, including Mass General Brigham and Indiana University Health, are planning hospital construction projects worth $1 billion or more.
  2. Cone Health to expand heart and vascular care center 

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health plans to create and renovate more than 260,000 square feet of its heart and vascular facilities, it said May 4.
  3. HHS' information security program is ineffective, audit finds

    HHS' information security program was deemed "not effective" for fiscal year 2021 in an audit conducted by the department's Office of Inspector General, consistent with the determinations for fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
  4. 3 key strategic trends affecting RCM

    A report published to May 4 identifies three trends affecting hospital revenue cycle management and how RCM companies can use these trends to grow. 

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  1. 6 strategies to address nursing shortages in the next 18 months

    Healthcare leaders should focus on six main priority areas that could provide immediate relief to nursing workforce challenges in the next 12-18 months, the Nurses Staffing Think Tank said May 5.
  2. CVS reports 1.5M community health visits in Q1: 6 things to know

    CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch discussed the company's expansion at a May 4 earnings call, revealing it is continuing to push into primary care and improve its digital offerings. 
  3. North Carolina hospital CFO steps down

    Southport, N.C.-based Dosher Memorial Hospital's CFO, Brandon Hughes, is resigning for another opportunity, the State Port Pilot reported May 4.
  4. 228 unusual hepatitis cases identified worldwide: 4 updates

    At least 228 probable cases of severe hepatitis in children have been reported in 20 countries, the World Health Organization said May 4. Another 50 cases are under investigation. 
  5. Minnesota health system taps new chief medical officer 

    Alexandria, Minn.-based Alomere Health named Dan Kryder, MD, its new chief medical officer, Voice of Alexandria reported May 4.
  6. What it takes to keep nurses from leaving the profession

    Salary increases and adequate support staff would persuade nurses planning to leave the profession in two years or less to keep working, according to a survey of Massachusetts nurses released May 5.
  7. 6 updates on the US' human bird flu case

    Health officials on April 28 confirmed the nation's first human bird flu case after a Colorado man who had been working on a commercial farm with infected poultry tested positive for an H5 virus.
  8. 12 hospitals scaling back services

    Several hospitals are scaling back services for a variety of reasons, including financial challenges and staffing issues. 
  9. Opinion: It's time to call a surge a surge

    The recent rise in COVID-19 cases has led to a series of euphemisms to describe the uptick, but it's time to refer to the situation as what it is: a surge, The Atlantic writer Katherine Wu wrote May 5.

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