Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California hospital unveils fetal cardiac clinic

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles opened its new fetal cardiac clinic.
  2. The power of minute-by-minute coordination in operating OR’s: How one Ascension hospital is driving efficiency + revenue with coordination technology

    The operating room is a key focus area for healthcare leaders looking to drive efficiency and cost savings across their organizations.
  3. EMS care varies widely, 1st study of its kind finds

    Forgoing the usual metrics for emergency medical services, researchers evaluated more than 9,000 EMS companies through 11 measures. They found large discrepancies in patient care.

Preparing your health system for success and safety in the age of artificial intelligence

More clinically-facing AI uses are coming. See how early adopters can avoid common pitfalls here.
  1. Love can save healthcare from the brink. We have the data to prove it

    Health policymakers and legislatures have been arguing about the optimal way to finance healthcare for more than two decades, if not longer. The 2010 landmark Affordable Care Act and debate about “Medicare for All” continue to delight some and infuriate others, even now. Those important discussions will continue unabated.
  2. Hartford HealthCare launches AI center

    Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare is launching a center dedicated to artificial intelligence. 
  3. The 3-drug combination promising to treat the 2nd-most-common cancer in women

    Nearly 40% of women with a notoriously difficult to treat, triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis had their cancer shrink or go away entirely with a new immunotherapy triple-drug treatment developed by researchers at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  4. Pediatric illness that declined during pandemic sees sudden uptick in California

    Kawasaki disease, an acute febrile illness that affects children, declined by 50% during COVID-19, but physicians at San Diego, Calif.-based Rady Children’s Hospital have noticed a resurgence, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Feb. 13.

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. Health system CEOs head to Northwell for gun violence forum

    Northwell Health is hosting its fifth annual Gun Violence Prevention Forum on Feb. 27, featuring healthcare, government, business and community leaders and former U.S. President Bill Clinton. 
  2. Jefferson cuts 6-month operating loss: 5 things to know

    Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University, owner of Jefferson Health, reported a $48.7 million loss in the first six months of fiscal year 2024, an improvement from the $83.4 million loss it experienced over the same period last year, according to its Feb. 14 financial report. 
  3. PeaceHealth Oregon names chief exec

    Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth has tapped Jim McGovern, MD, to serve as chief hospital executive of its Oregon network. 
  4. CIOs, patients at odds over digital access to healthcare

    The average hospital utilizes up to six patient applications, but patients only want to use a single platform to engage with their healthcare providers, a new report from Gozio Health found. 

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. Lurie Children's restores access to some systems after cyberattack

    Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago has restored access to its email and phone after a cyberattack forced the hospital to take them offline, NBC Chicago reported Feb. 14. 
  2. The strategy behind Ochsner's new physician exec role

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health hired for an inaugural role, the chief community medical officer in November, naming Yvens Laborde, MD, to the new position. Now, two-and-a-half months into the job, Dr. Laborde detailed his priorities for bettering community health across Louisiana. 
  3. Allina losses plummet to $352.6M, margin at -6.2%

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health reported a $352.6 million operating loss in 2023, an 80% drop from the $195.8 million loss reported in 2022, according to financial documents published Feb. 14. 
  4. Children's biggest source of pain, trauma in healthcare

    Needle pokes may be children's biggest source of pain in healthcare and can lead to needle phobias as adults, NPR reported Feb. 13.
  5. Advocate Health regional diversity chief to exit

    Erickajoy Daniels, vice president and chief diversity officer for Charlotte, N.C.-based Advocate Health's Midwest region, is stepping down from the role. 
  6. California hospital CEO to retire

    Sherie Hickman is retiring from her role as CEO of Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, Calif. 
  7. Cleveland Clinic researchers discover elevated risk of brain bleeds in Alzheimer's patients

    Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that the presence of Lewy body pathology in Alzheimer's patients elevates their risk factors for certain adverse outcomes, specifically brain bleeds. The results of the study were published Feb. 14 in Alzheimer's & Dementia.
  8. Northwell's first-of-kind healthcare high school to open in 2025

    More information is now available about Northwell Health's partnership with New York City Public Schools and Bloomberg Philanthropies to build a new healthcare career-focused high school. 
  9. Mark Cuban drug company unveils new offering for hospitals

    Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. now offers critical drugs in shortage to healthcare providers. 

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