Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Health systems lack the talent, bandwidth to scale AI into clinical workflows

    Healthcare organizations lack the technical skills, bandwidth and staff to deploy and scale artificial intelligence into their clinical workflows, VentureBeat reported March 15. 
  2. Michigan Medicine, 2 other systems to deploy prescriptions with new drones

    Michigan Medicine will use Zipline's new drones to deliver prescriptions to patients' doors, which will "more than double the number of prescriptions it fills each year through its existing in-house pharmacy," the Ann Arbor-based system said March 15. 
  3. CVS Health backs digitizing autism care, leads $20M investment round

    CVS Health Ventures led a $20 million series A investment round for SpectrumAI, a company working to create digital tools for clinicians treating autism with applied behavior analysis.
  1. 4,980 matches made for pharmacy residency programs

    As the number of pharmacy residency program spots grow year over year, 4,980 people matched with 2,162 programs in the U.S., the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists said March 15. 
  2. Brigham and Women's Faulkner deal raises workers' wages by at least 10%

    Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have reached a tentative agreement with Boston-based Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. 
  3. CEO, CFO of HCA Florida hospital to retire

    HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital in Port St. Lucie, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has announced that Terry Brown will retire as CFO in April.
  4. MD Anderson names chief quality and value officer

    Kerin Adelson, MD, has been named chief quality and value officer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, effective March 20. 

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  1. Data exfiltration against healthcare organizations is on the rise: 5 trends to watch

    Data exfiltration was a factor in 70 percent of ransomware incidents affecting healthcare organizations, a March 9 brief from HHS' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center found.
  2. How far is too far for AI in healthcare?

    As artificial intelligence begins to proliferate in healthcare, health system digital leaders told Becker's it will only ever be able to do so much.
  3. How Mass General Brigham used remote monitoring to lower patients' blood pressure

    Remote monitoring helped control the blood pressure of hypertension patients from Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
  4. 7 recent RCM company rebrands

    Here are seven revenue cycle management companies that rebranded in the past year.

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  1. Northwestern surgeons perform double lung transplant in 2 cancer patients

    Northwestern Medicine is pioneering a new treatment for stage 4 cancer patients: double lung transplants.
  2. 10 hospital and health systems hit with rating downgrades, downward revisions

    Here is a summary of recent credit rating downgrades and revisions, going back to the last Becker's roundup on Feb. 15.
  3. States slow to act on travel nurse prices

    Lawmakers in states across the U.S. are considering proposals targeting travel nurse prices, Kaiser Health News reported. 
  4. New Butler-Excela system lays off 13 managers

    The newly merged Greensburg, Pa.-based organization made up of Excela Health and Butler Health System has eliminated 13 filled managerial jobs.
  5. Wellstar faces another federal complaint over hospital closures

    The Fulton County (Ga.) Commission voted on March 15 to file a complaint with the Justice Department against Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System, marking the third request for federal complaints against the health system over its closure of two Atlanta-area hospitals in a week, according to a report from WABE. 
  6. Do strikes harm patients? Evidence is limited

    The narrative that strikes threaten patient safety is not substantiated by current evidence, researchers wrote in a March 10 analysis published in The BMJ. 
  7. VA says 4 deaths linked to its Oracle Cerner EHR system

    The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed that the Oracle Cerner EHR system caused six incidents of "catastrophic harm" to veterans, and four of those incidents led to the death of patients, The Spokesman-Review reported March 15. 
  8. CMS posts guidance for drug negotiation program

    CMS has issued initial guidance on key elements of the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program for 2026, the first year the negotiated prices will apply.
  9. 4 pressing drug shortages: ASHP

    Weeks after a U.S. drugmaker closed up shop, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists marked four drugs for being in key shortages. Three are connected to the shutdown of Gurnee, Ill.-based Akorn Operating Co.

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