Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 hospitals, health systems creating new C-suite roles

    Hospitals and health systems are making changes in their C-suite and leadership ranks based on organizational needs in today's healthcare environment. Some of the changes have involved  adding inaugural roles to their C-suites.
  2. Oracle to revamp AtlantiCare IT systems

    Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare is entering into an IT partnership with Oracle Health as part of a new six-year initiative. 
  3. CMS pitches inpatient payment rule for 2025: 8 things to know

    CMS released its annual Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule April 10, which proposes a reimbursement boost for acute care hospitals.

The present and future of patient marketing is personalization

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  1. Ohio hospital to downgrade trauma center designation level

    Beavercreek, Ohio-based Soin Medical Center, part of Kettering (Ohio) Health, will no longer operate as a level 3 trauma center, effective April 13.
  2. Employment levels in 38 hospital jobs

    The types of jobs available at hospitals vary widely, and so do employment levels for those jobs. 
  3. 4 hospitalized from fake Botox injections: CDC

    The CDC is investigating fake Botox injections that have hospitalized at least four people in two states, NBC News reported April 10.
  4. Best business schools for part-time MBAs: US News

    The Booth School of Business at University of Chicago topped U.S. News & World Report's 2024 rankings of best part-time MBA programs.

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. 10 ransomware groups frequently targeting healthcare

    Ransomware gang LockBit 3.0 was listed as the ransomware group targeting the healthcare sector most often.
  2. Cedars-Sinai joins White House AI initiative

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai has joined a White House-led AI consortium. 
  3. VillageMD taps former Centene exec as president

    VillageMD — majority owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance — has selected Jim Murray as president and COO, effective April 1.
  4. The rise of side hustles

    Interest in side hustles accelerated during COVID-19, as many Americans looked for opportunities to boost their income amid rising inflation rates and a turbulent job market. New data suggests this trend has persisted in 2023, with a growing number of U.S. workers pursuing side gigs, Bloomberg reported April 9.

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. 472 hospitals honored for patient safety, price transparency

    Less than 20% of the nation's hospitals were recognized for excellent patient safety ratings and the highest level of adherence to federal price transparency rules. 
  2. Iowa APRN charged with prescribing unnecessary devices

    An Iowa advanced registered nurse practitioner is accused of prescribing $1 million worth of unneeded medical devices to Medicare patients, ABC affiliate KCCI reported April 9.
  3. The state of nurse pay, work-life balance

    Pay has increased for some nurses, and the same can be said for the number of nurses seeking a higher degree or additional certification — but workplace violence also is on the rise, a report found.
  4. Healthcare's crush on Apple

    A majority of healthcare organizations have embraced Apple's iPhone and iPad as their go-to shared-use smart devices, an April 10 report from KLAS found. 
  5. Sparrow Health System rebrands as University of Michigan Health-Sparrow

    Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System has officially transitioned to University of Michigan Health-Sparrow.
  6. 25 New York hospitals have been cited for staffing violations

    To date, 25 hospitals have received citations or violations of New York state's clinical staffing law.
  7. Isolated California hospital gets $2M from payer to stave off closure

    L.A. Care Health Plan is giving Avalon, Calif-based Catalina Island Health hospital a $2 million grant to help stay afloat as the hospital looks to make an affiliation arrangement. 
  8. Kaiser's mental healthcare faces scrutiny

    A union is accusing Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente of mishandling decisions about mental health services, the Los Angeles Times reported April 9. 
  9. Tower to outsource 675 employees to Ensemble Health

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health has partnered with Cincinnati-based Ensemble Health Partners to manage the health system's revenue cycle operations.

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