Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Saltzer Health sells 4 care facilities

    Nampa, Idaho-based Saltzer Health, a physician group, has sold three facilities to Boise, Idaho-based Saint Alphonsus Health System after the group was closed March 29 by Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health.
  2. Providence spins off Amazon-like healthcare personalization startup

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence has spun off a digital health startup after it received a $20 million investment.
  3. Larry Ellison and Seema Verma: Computers — not humans — can prevent healthcare cyberattacks

    Autonomous computer systems are healthcare's best protection against disruptive cyberattacks, Oracle's Larry Ellison and Seema Verma wrote April 1 in The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. 9 health systems join digital startup venture with Northwell Health

    Nine health systems are partnering with a venture studio aiming to launch digital health startups.
  2. Nevada hospital reports data breach affecting 3,000 patients

    Battle Mountain (Nev.) General Hospital reported a data breach affecting around 3,000 patients in late March, according to HHS.
  3. UNC Hospitals user email hacked in phishing scheme

    UNC Hospitals and School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, N.C., informed patients of a data breach exposing personal health information earlier this year.
  4. Physicians jump into 'Wild West' of cosmetic surgery — and some patients suffer

    Every week, the emergency department at Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center sees a patient who experienced a serious complication from cosmetic surgery that was performed by a physician with no background in the specialty, according to a March 31 Los Angeles Times report. It is one example of the consequences of physicians with no surgical training flocking to the cosmetics world and patients' potential lack of awareness on the matter.

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  1. Connecticut hospitals oppose bill for charity care standardization

    Connecticut lawmakers are proposing legislation that would standardize paperwork for charity care and require hospitals to make it easier for patients to understand their financial assistance options at the beginning of treatment. 
  2. The cost of a hospital stay vs. minimum wage in all 50 states

    In the majority of U.S. states, a person making minimum wage would have to work upwards of 1,000 hours to afford an average hospital stay, according to a recent study. 
  3. Wellstar taps dual hospital president

    Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System has named Lorrie Liang its senior vice president, and president of two Georgia hospitals. 
  4. CHS' CEO-to-worker pay ratio in 2023

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems CEO Tim Hingtgen was paid 96 times more than the health system's median employee in 2023, according to a proxy statement filed March 28 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

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  1. Most CFOs say collecting from Medicare Advantage is getting harder

    Ninety-two percent of health system CFOs surveyed said that collecting from Medicare Advantage plans is more difficult than it was two years ago, according to a report from the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Eliciting Insights. 
  2. Wellstar MCG Health breaks ground on $272M Georgia hospital

    Augusta, Ga.-based Wellstar MCG Health broke ground on its $272 million Wellstar Columbia County Medical Center on April 1.
  3. Nebraska hospital names CFO

    Scottsbluff, Neb.-based Regional West Health Services has appointed Jeanne McKerrigan as its new CFO.
  4. Dartmouth negotiates hospital acquisition terms to avoid 'creating a monopoly'

    New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella has negotiated terms for Dartmouth Health's proposed acquisition of Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. 
  5. 11 hospital closures in 2024

    Many hospitals and emergency departments have been forced to close in 2024 due to circumstances like high costs and shifts in care needs. 
  6. US reports human bird flu case

    A person in Texas has tested positive for bird flu, state and federal health officials confirmed April 1. The individual is believed to have been exposed to dairy cattle in Texas presumed to be infected with the H5N1. 
  7. 10 richest states in America

    New Jersey topped a U.S. News & World Report ranking of the richest states in the U.S. 
  8. AdventHealth Florida hospital opens $12M patient tower floor

    AdventHealth Kissimmee (Fla.), part of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth, opened a new $12.3 million floor in its patient tower April 1.
  9. 9 health systems outsourcing RCM functions

    Becker's has reported on nine health systems that have opted to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions in 2024: 

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