Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. At least 15% of US adults are physically inactive, CDC says

    More than 15 percent of adults in every state are physically inactive, with estimates ranging from 17.3 percent to 33 percent, according to the CDC.
  2. University Health System develops mobile wayfinding platform for patient navigation

    University Health System is partnering with Gozio Health to develop an interactive mobile wayfinding platform to help patients navigate the San Antonio, Texas-based health system.
  3. Black Book names Cerner best EHR vendor for client service, tech support 

    Cerner is considered the top EHR vendor across all levels of comprehensive hospital technology services, according to a recent Black Book Research report.

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  1. Physician assistant median base salaries, by state

    The annual median base salary for full-time clinical physician assistants was $106,000 in 2018, a 1 percent increase from $105,000 in the year prior, according to the 2019 AAPA Salary Report.
  2. VA hospital deaths prompt House bill mandating safety reports

    After a string of suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital, lawmakers have introduced a bill in the U.S. House requiring the VA to provide detailed reports on patient safety and care quality at its hospitals.
  3. Young opioid OD survivors not getting follow-up care they need, study finds

    A fraction of adolescents and young adults who survive opioid overdoses receive timely addiction treatment to prevent future opioid abuse, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics found.
  4. Pragmatic innovation: CIO Dr. Andrew Rosenberg's approach to new tech investment

    Innovation in healthcare often requires a technology component and significant cultural change. As a result, it's not always possible on a tight timeline.

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  1. Focus on population health, and the metrics, money will come, Gundersen Health leader says

    Despite having some of the most advanced medical care in the world, the U.S. falls short on most major measures of health compared to economically similar countries, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund.
  2. 74% of consumer experience leaders expect bigger budgets in 2020: 3 things to know

    Most consumer experience leaders predict they will be allotted a larger share of their organizations' budgets in the next year, demonstrating the growing importance of and focus on the consumer experience, a recent Gartner survey found.
  3. 23andMe joins big tech on Slate's 'Evil List'

    In stark contrast to the former image of technology as a trustworthy guide into the 21st century, consumers have become increasingly disillusioned with the industry and its slew of unfulfilled promises, scandals and data privacy concerns.
  4. OSF HealthCare invests in VR training platform

    Health Scholars, a cloud-based virtual reality platform offering clinical training programs, announced on Jan. 16 the close of a $17 million funding round that included participation from Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare.

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  1. New Orleans cyberattack attack to cost the city $7M, mayor says

    The bill to restore New Orleans' computer systems after a December 2019 cyberattack is currently about $7 million and continues to climb, Mayor Latoya Cantrell told local FOX affiliate WVUE.
  2. Big tech reaches $5T value: 5 things to know

    Alphabet is the fourth company to top a $1 trillion market value, joining Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, according to CNBC. With that value and including Facebook, the five big tech companies have a $5.2 trillion value.
  3. Tufts Health Plan expands virtual care services worldwide

    Commercial members of Tufts Health Plan can now virtually seek care from U.S.-based, board-certified providers for general medical needs and diagnoses no matter where they are globally.
  4. Texas hospital, BCBS ordered to arbitrate in $21M lawsuit

    A judge ordered Knox County Hospital District in Knox City, Texas, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to arbitrate most of a $21 million lawsuit outside of court.
  5. Physician viewpoint: 'Provider' is not an insulting term

    While the word "provider" blankets clinicians of varying degree levels under one term, physicians should not view it as an insult, Chadi Nabhan, MD, a Chicago-based hematologist and medical oncologist, wrote in an op-ed for Medscape.
  6. Flu has killed 6,600 Americans, CDC estimates

    Flu is responsible for an estimated 13 million illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations and 6,600 deaths this season, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report.
  7. Healthcare's top 10 billionaires: 2020

    Ranked by descending net worth, here are the top 10 healthcare executives on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as of Jan. 16.
  8. 7 patient experience leaders on their goals for 2020

    Seven leaders overseeing patient experience at hospitals across the country discussed their organization's goals for 2020 with Becker's Hospital Review.
  9. Insys bankruptcy plan gets court OK

    Insys Therapeutics, the first drugmaker to go bankrupt after opioid litigation, won court approval for its bankruptcy plan Jan. 16, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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