Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 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.
  2. Patient alleges California hospital worker posted her medical records to Facebook

    A woman alleges that a contract employee from Martinez, Calif.-based Contra Costa Regional Medical Center gained access to her medical records and posted them to a Facebook account, The Hill reported March 16. 
  3. Ochsner Health integrates pharmacogenomics into its EHR system

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health has integrated safety stops into its electronic medical records system and became one of the first health systems to standardize genomic testing. 
  1. Operating income vs. investment income — what's more important to focus on?

    Vail (Colo.) Health is a small health system located in the ski-rich Rocky Mountains and perhaps most famous for its world-renowned orthopedic specialist Steadman Clinic.
  2. 4 cancer drugs in short supply, some resupply dates in summer

    At least four oncology drugs are in shortage, and some drugmakers don't expect supply levels to recover until mid-2023. 
  3. NYU Langone physician saves man suffering heart attack at Carnegie concert

    A New York surgeon performed CPR on a man who had a heart attack in the middle of a concert at Carnegie Hall, ABC affiliate WABC reported March 16.
  4. Tick-borne babesiosis disease endemic in 3 more states: CDC

    Babesiosis, a tick-borne illness, has become endemic in three more states, NBC News reported March 16.

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  1. Pain patients struggle to get opioid prescriptions despite rule relaxations

    The CDC recently updated its opioid recommendations, but advocates worry the move is too little, too late for millions of Americans in chronic pain struggling to get prescriptions, CNN reported March 17.
  2. Minnesota medical supplier owes $5.6M in taxes, US alleges

    The U.S. filed a lawsuit against Mounds View, Minn.-based Midwest Medical Holdings on March 16, accusing the company that supplies pharmaceutical and medical products of owing millions of dollars in employment taxes. 
  3. Intermountain, Las Vegas Raiders use partnership to boost community wellness

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare is using its exclusive partnership as the official health partner of the National Football League's Las Vegas Raiders to support the health and well-being of the community, The Spectrum reported March 16.
  4. Most Mississippians want Medicaid expansion; governor says no

    A large majority of Mississipians confirmed the widespread wish for that state to approve Medicaid expansion even as the governor refuses to entertain the idea.

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  1. UC San Diego Health notifies patients of vendor breach

    UC San Diego Health's technology vendor Solv Health transmitted patients' confidential information to third-party service providers. 
  2. VA looking to renegotiate its $10B contract with Oracle Cerner

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to negotiate a five-year option period for its $10 billion contract with Oracle Cerner as the EHR modernization program has been troubled since its rollout in 2020, FCW reported March 16. 
  3. The job interview question that went viral

    Interview questions are part of the job-seeking process and vary by industry and role. But there is one question that went viral and is dividing the internet, Fortune reported March 16. 
  4. 'We did not meet the request of the ransom,' hospital CEO says

    Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital did not accommodate hackers' demands during a recent ransomware attack, The Dispatch reported.
  5. Healthcare executive charged with fixing nurse wages

    A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging a staffing executive at three home health agencies in Las Vegas with participating in a conspiracy to fix nurses' wages, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada said March 16.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 
  9. SVB Financial files for bankruptcy, Credit Suisse gets $50B lifeline and more troubling news

    It's been a bad week for banks and lenders. 

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