Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Amy Coney Barrett and healthcare: 6 notes

    President Donald Trump has announced that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7thCircuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  2. 2 arrested in connection to shooting outside Minnesota hospital

    Police have arrested two people in connection to the Sept. 14 shooting of a physician at Edina, Minn.-based M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital, reports CBS affiliate WCCO-TV. 
  3. 2 Georgia hospitals to close in October

    Seven rural hospitals in Georgia have closed since 2008, and two more are slated to shut down next month. 

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  1. Top 10 cities in the US adopting telemedicine 

    New York City leads in telemedicine adoption among U.S. cities, according to Doximity's 2020 State of Telemedicine report. 
  2. States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: Sept. 28

    Here are the rates of positive COVID-19 tests in each state, along with the number of new cases most recently reported and number of tests conducted per 1,000 people.
  3. Arkansas physician pleads guilty to obstructing telemedicine investigation: 4 details 

    A physician in Arkansas has pleaded guilty to obstructing a federal healthcare investigation into telemedicine fraud and faces up to five years in prison, according to a Sept. 25 Department of Justice news release. 
  4. Trump promises $200 prescription savings cards for Medicare patients

    During a North Carolina campaign speech in which President Donald Trump announced that HHS and the FDA now allow states to import drugs from Canada, he also revealed the federal government's plans to send $200 prescription savings cards to Medicare patients, according to STAT.
  1. Wildfire forces California hospital to evacuate for 2nd time in a month

    Adventist Health St. Helena (Calif.) was forced to evacuate Sept. 27 due to a wildfire, according to The Guardian. This is the second time in a month a wildfire prompted an evacuation of the 151-bed hospital.
  2. Test positivity rate exceeds 20% in 2 states; kids may have different immune response to COVID-19 than adults — 5 updates

    National COVID-19 cases surpassed 7 million this weekend, while the global death toll nears 1 million, reports The Washington Post.
  3. NYC Health + Hospitals to pay $1.25M to settle Medicare fraud allegations

    NYC Health + Hospitals and a podiatrist agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle allegations that the system's Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid, according to Bloomberg Law. 
  4. 10 safest states for schools to reopen

    Students across the country are having different educational experiences due to the COVID-19 pandemic — some are doing all in-person schooling, some are doing learning online and others are doing a hybrid of the two. 
  1. States ranked by flu shot rate, 2018-19

    Rhode Island had the highest adult flu vaccination rate of all U.S. states during the 2018-19 flu season, according to a ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
  2. 'Bring skeptics into the room': Amazon Alexa exec's ideas for IT leadership, culture & women in tech

    Toni Reid, vice president of Amazon Alexa experience and Echo devices, outlined her outlook on managing innovative teams, women in technology and the company's hiring strategy in an article in The Wall Street Journal.
  3. 3 regions see increase in positive COVID-19 tests: 4 CDC findings

    The percentage of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 continues to decrease nationwide, though three regions reported an increase in the week ending Sept. 19, according to the CDC's weekly COVIDView report. 
  4. Texas reports issue with COVID-19 school data: 4 details

    The Texas health department removed COVID-19 data related to local schools from its website after finding issues with the numbers, according to the Texas Tribune.
  5. Ohio hospital cancels procedures due to computer system disruption: 4 details

    Ashtabula (Ohio) County Medical Center reported a computer system outage on Sept. 24 that lasted at least through the next day, according to the Star Beacon.
  6. Las Vegas health system says IT issue forced 6 hospitals offline: 5 details

    Valley Health System in Las Vegas turned to paper records as IT issues forced six of its hospitals to go offline, according to a report from KTNV Las Vegas, an ABC affiliate.
  7. CMS lowers Medicare Advantage premiums: 3 things to know

    Average premiums for Medicare Advantage plans will be an average 11 percent lower for the 2021 plan year compared to this year, CMS said Sept. 24.
  8. Children's Minnesota considering 'significant' layoffs, consolidation of services

    Citing mounting financial pressure from the pandemic, demographic shifts and policy changes, Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota is eyeing "significant" layoffs and service consolidations, according to the Star Tribune. 
  9. 7 recent donations to healthcare organizations

    Several hospitals and health systems recently received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care and start renovations. Below are seven of them:

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