Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Diabetes care in the US needs a revamp

    The diabetes epidemic continues unabated in this country. Over the past decade, fewer than 50% of people with the condition have met the recommended A1c goal of below 7. In fact, despite the advent of effective new medications and easier-to-use technology in the past 15 years, A1c levels have been going in the absolutely wrong direction — up, not down.
  2. What a paper route taught Baylor Scott & White's CEO about business

    Pete McCanna serves as CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit health system in Texas, and he brings with him decades of healthcare management and consulting experience.
  3. CEO named for 2 Tower Health hospitals

    Richard McLaughlin, MD, was named president and CEO of Tower Health's Phoenixville (Pa.) Hospital and Pottstown (Pa.) Hospital.

The present and future of patient marketing is personalization

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  1. EEOC finalizes rule to implement pregnant worker protection law

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a final rule April 15 to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
  2. FTC slaps Cerebral with $7M fine for privacy violations

    Cerebral has agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission $7 million due to the telemedicine company sharing consumers' private health information and other sensitive data with advertisers without permission. 
  3. Tenet portfolio 'transforms' amid USPI growth

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare is accelerating its portfolio transformation towards a more value-based care enterprise with a leading specialty care platform, the company said in a proxy statement filed April 12 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  4. RIP Medical Debt rebrands, broadens goal

    RIP Medical Debt, which has helped to relieve more than $11 billion since its founding in 2014, has rebranded as Undue Medical Debt. 

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. AI helping UC San Diego physicians draft more empathetic responses

    UC San Diego Health has been piloting the use of generative artificial intelligence in its Epic EHR system to help draft responses to patient messages and found that the tool is assisting physicians in drafting more empathetic responses. 
  2. Northwest Texas breaks ground on $14M freestanding ED

    Amarillo, Texas-based Northwest Texas Healthcare System broke ground on a new $14.4 million emergency department location April 12 in Amarillo. 
  3. Norton Healthcare receives $20M donation for Parkinson's programs expansion

    Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare has received a $20 million donation to expand its "Just Imagine" campaign that supports Parkinson's disease research and programs.
  4. Cleveland Clinic, Advocate Aurora back letter to lawmakers over CMS concerns

    The Washington, D.C.-based National Rural Health Association and several health systems, hospitals, academic health centers, and state hospital associations have called on lawmakers to help restore the partnership between CMS and states to align with laws passed by Congress and to allow states to properly fund Medicaid programs based on their specific state and local requirements.

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. HCA hospital names CEO

    HealthOne — a Denver-based branch of HCA Healthcare — has named Ryan Thornton, BSN, RN, president and CEO of its North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colo. 
  2. Kansas system taps CEO from New York

    Community HealthCare System in Onaga, Kan., has named Kerry Herbine CEO, effective in May. 
  3. New York City reports rise in leptospirosis cases

     Last year, New York City saw 24 cases of human leptospirosis — the highest number in a single year. Six cases have been reported so far this year, the city's department of health and mental hygiene said in an April 12 health advisory. 
  4. Biotech CEO sentenced for $28M fraud scheme

    The CEO of biotech company Decision Diagnostics Corp., Keith Berman, was sentenced to seven years in prison for a securities fraud scheme that resulted in about $28 million in investor losses and obstruction of a related U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation.
  5. Tampa General plans men's health center after $6.5M gift

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital is planning to open a new center focusing on men's health after receiving a $6.5 million donation from Jagadamba Chivukula, MD, and Krishna Chivukula. 
  6. 30 most diverse US cities

    Maryland and Texas are home to the five most diverse cities in the United States, according to an April 15 analysis from WalletHub. 
  7. 17% of cardiologists may leave medicine due to burnout

    Seventeen percent of cardiologists said their burnout was so severe that they may leave medicine, according to a Medscape report.
  8. Froedtert and ThedaCare's 1st 100 days as a combined 18-hospital system

    Imran Andrabi, MD, is more than 100 days into his role as president of the newly combined 18-hospital system in Wisconsin formed by Froedtert Health and ThedaCare, and he's quick to note this timeline. 
  9. 18% of oncologists consider leaving medicine due to burnout

    Eighteen percent of oncologists said their burnout is so severe that they may leave medicine, according to a Medscape report.

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