Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Why NYU Langone Health combined informatics, IT

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health has integrated informatics within its IT department to harness the potential of new technologies such as generative AI.
  2. Officials set up 250 beds at Houston arena to support hospital capacity needs

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced July 9 that the state would deploy 25 additional ambulances and add 250 medical beds at NGR Arena "to support Houston’s EMS and hospital capacity needs" in the wake of Hurricane Beryl's aftermath.
  3. OhioHealth sells outreach lab services to Quest Diagnostics

    OhioHealth, based in Columbus, signed an agreement to sell certain assets of its outreach laboratory services business to Quest Diagnostics.

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  1. Oncologists contend with AI-generated treatment options

    A Boston-based Harvard Medical School study found oncologists unsure how to handle artificial intelligence if it presents a treatment plan they would not recommend.
  2. Change Healthcare preps to notify patients with breached data, states want info faster

    Change Healthcare plans to begin contacting patients whose data was breached during the February ransomware attack in late July.
  3. CMS floats 2.6% hospital outpatient pay increase for 2025: 7 things to know

    CMS has published its Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for 2025, which, among other things, would raise Medicare outpatient payment rates for about 3,500 hospitals and 6,100 ASCs next year. 
  4. Former New York hospital exec charged with $1.5M in credit card fraud

    Michael Lucchesi, MD, former chairman of emergency medicine and chief medical officer at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, has been charged with using a business card for nearly $1.5 million in personal purchases and cash advances.

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

ASCs are seeing an explosion of uncompensated care. Learn how rethinking collections can boost revenue + patient retention here.
  1. IT job cuts sweep through health systems

    Health systems across the nation are laying off IT workers as they outsource technology functions and aim to cut costs. 
  2. 10 C-suite job openings with Tenet

    Tenet Healthcare, a for-profit hospital operator based in Dallas, is seeking leaders for multiple C-suite roles.
  3. COVID activity remains low despite increases in ED visits, hospitalizations

    As of June 29, emergency room visits for COVID-19-related illnesses have increased 18.4% and hospitalizations have increased 13.3% from the previous week, the CDC found.
  4. 12 recent hospital, health system executive resignations

    Several hospital and health system executives have stepped down or announced plans to step down from their positions. 

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

Clinician retention starts on day 1. Learn how proactive hospitals are streamlining onboarding to save costs + delight new employees here.
  1. Virginia system strikes RCM partnership with Ensemble

    Roanoke, Va.-based Carilion Clinic selected Ensemble Health Partners for an end-to-end revenue cycle partnership.
  2. Acquisition by HCA would be 'credit positive' for Catholic system: Moody's

    Manchester, N.H.-based Catholic Medical Center's plans to join Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare would be "credit positive" for the 330-bed regional health system, according to Moody's. 
  3. The Sanders Trust acquires Oklahoma rehab hospital for $34.2M

    Birmingham, Ala.-based The Sanders Trust has acquired PAM Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tulsa (Okla.) for $34.2 million, reported July 8.
  4. 2nd recipient of pig kidney transplant dies

    The second patient to receive a kidney transplant from a genetically modified pig, and who lived with the organ for 47 days, died July 7, The New York Times reported July 9.
  5. Piedmont, Encompass expand joint venture

    Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare has expanded its joint venture with Encompass Health to include Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, in Augusta, Ga. 
  6. Ardent eyes $3.15B valuation with IPO

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Ardent Health is seeking a valuation of $3.15 billion for its initial public offering, according to Reuters.
  7. Sailor attempted to wrongly access Biden's medical records

    A sailor searched for and attempted to view President Joe Biden's medical records three times in February, but was unsuccessful, according to a CBS News report.
  8. Providence South Division promotes leader to chief medical officer

    Providence's South Division — which spans 17 hospitals in Northern and Southern California — has promoted Ranjit Hundal, MD, to the role of chief medical officer. 
  9. GLP-1s spur Oklahoma system to close clinic, end bariatric services

    The popularity of medications like Wegovy has reduced the number of weight loss surgeries at Norman (Okla.) Regional Health System, prompting the organization to shutter its bariatric program. 

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