Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mass General Brigham, Tufts, CHOP marketing chiefs on how they work with IT, digital teams

    As hospital and health system marketing has, in effect, become digital marketing, its executives are increasingly turning to other C-suite leaders such as CIOs and chief digital officers to collaborate on campaigns.
  2. 8 hospitals seeking chief medical officers

    Below are eight hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  3. Intermountain partners with tech company on care plans for heart failure patients

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare partnered with Story Health, a technology company, to provide specialty care for patients with heart failure.

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  1. Want to decrease heart failure readmissions? Call the patients, researchers say

    Los Angeles-based Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai researchers found that a phone call intervention program reduced death rates by 25 percent for patients discharged after heart failure with nine or more comorbidities.
  2. HHS' oversight of pathogen research is lacking, report finds

    HHS does not have a strong framework in place to adequately monitor research involving potential pandemic pathogens, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a Jan. 18 report. 
  3. HIV vaccine trial halted after phase 3 failure

    An HIV vaccine candidate failed to prove efficacy in a phase 3 trial, and it's now abandoned, according to Janssen, Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical arm. 
  4. Conifer CEO to retire, new CFO and COO named

    Conifer Health Solutions President and CEO Roger Davis is retiring at the end of the first quarter of 2023. 

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  1. House Republicans introduce 'Pandemic is Over Act' in bid to end public health emergency

    Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) introduced legislation Jan. 17 to end the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  2. Cigna, Amazon execs join American Telemedicine Association policy council

    The federal policy director of Cigna will replace an executive from St. Louis-based Ascension as chair of the American Telemedicine Association's policy council, which was also joined by leaders from Amazon and Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health.
  3. Mississippi lieutenant governor details plan to help hospitals 'not just next year, but for the next generation'

    Mississippi is in the midst of a hospital crisis, with at least 38 statewide at risk of closing — more than half of the state's rural hospitals — including Greenwood Leflore Hospital, which is the largest in the Mississippi Delta region.
  4. Some hospital staff confuse emergency codes, study finds

    Many hospital employees are unable to identify the meaning of emergency codes, which could hinder an urgent response to incidents, according to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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  1. Marshfield's Cerner install led to revenue cycle issues, ratings downgrade

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System's IT standardization efforts over the last few years disrupted operations and were a contributing factor in Fitch's decision to issue a ratings downgrade from an "A-" to "BBB+" rating.
  2. 'Patients are going to die': Hospital access meltdown in Central California leaves officials in search of solutions

    It has been nearly three weeks since Madera (Calif.) Community Hospital began to shut down services, and residents and nearby hospitals are feeling the effects. Local, state and federal officials have proposed a number of potential moves to keep the city's only hospital in operation, but a concrete solution has yet to emerge.
  3. Tenet CFO to retire

    Daniel Cancelmi, executive vice president and CFO of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, will retire at the end of 2023, according to a Jan. 19 news release. 
  4. Hybrid immunity offers one year of protection against COVID-19 recurrence: Study

    Hybrid immunity, the combination of COVID-19 recovery and immunization, provides up to 12 months of protection against severe reinfection or hospitalization, according to a study published in The Lancet on Jan. 18. 
  5. Band-Aid solutions won't bring nurses back to the bedside, Duke Health's Dr. Richard Shannon says

    Hospitals have leaned on wage increases and contract workers as short-term solutions to the nation's nursing shortage, but these actions fail to address many of the issues that are spurring nurses to leave the bedside for roles with better hours and less stress.
  6. New York City public-sector nurses rally after strike at private hospitals

    Members of the New York State Nurses Association, who work at public healthcare facilities in New York City, rallied Jan. 18 for a new contract.
  7. Tenet expects to beat midpoint of latest 2022 outlook

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare said Jan. 19 it expects to beat the midpoint of its 2022 adjusted EBITDA outlook range included in its third quarter 2022 earnings report.
  8. 93% of nurses say hospitals are short-staffed — and their desire to stay is waning

    The majority of nurses work at under-staffed hospitals — and it's causing them to rethink their careers as their stress extends beyond the hospital, a recent survey found. 
  9. Americans' view of US healthcare sours, Gallup finds

    For the first time, the slight majority of Americans rate their healthcare quality negatively, with 31 percent rating it as "only fair" and — a new high — 21 percent reporting it as "poor," a recent Gallup poll found.

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