Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Amazon Web Services pledges $3M to pediatric healthcare

    Amazon Web Services has pledged to commit $3 million to three different healthcare organizations in a bid to advance pediatric and children's healthcare. 
  2. The No. 1 issue on Ochsner CFO's mind

    It has been just over a year since Jim Molloy took over as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer at New Orleans-based Ochsner Health. Since then, the 46-hospital health system has shifted its focus from external to internal growth in an effort to primarily focus on better serving its existing patients.
  3. Why a Florida system places sensors in patients' shoes

    After patients undergo foot surgery at the University of Florida Health, they're given a Bluetooth device to wear their body or in their shoes. If people put too much weight on their recovering feet, the sensor immediately alerts patients and their physicians. 

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  1. Northwell program saves $200M in 10 years

    A New York City-based Northwell Health staff program that started to hire medical assistants in ambulatory practices has expanded to a pipeline that has saved the system $200 million and brought in thousands of employees in the last 10 years.
  2. Cleveland Clinic exec joins UH hospital as chief medical officer

    Cleveland Clinic's former associate chief experience officer, Judith Wolfe, MD, is joining UH St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio. The facility is part of Cleveland-based University Hospitals. 
  3. 10 recent healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From Arkansas' attorney general filing a lawsuit against Optum Rx and Express Scripts to Sutter Health beating a whistleblower's double-billing allegations, here are 10 recent healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements and legal developments Becker's has reported since June 17:
  4. Baptist Health opens 1st new hospital in 33 years

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health and Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health opened a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Louisville.

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. AHA urges legislators to halt nursing staffing laws

    The American Hospital Association sent letters to the Senate and House June 25 urging them to stop CMS from enforcing its final rule on minimum staffing requirements for long-term care facilities.
  2. Mail-order medications pushing employers' costs up: Report

    Mail-ordered prescriptions were supposed to be cheaper, but these medications are costing more than those picked up at pharmacy counters, The Wall Street Journal reported June 25. 
  3. Roper St. Francis names new president, CEO

    Charleston, S.C.-based Roper St. Francis Healthcare System has named Joseph DeLeon president and CEO, effective Aug. 5. 
  4. Lee Health taps Advocate Health VP as innovation chief

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health has named Reema Narang as its new chief strategy and innovation officer.  

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. Massachusetts hospital names dual chief nursing, administrative officer

    Jodi Stack, RN, MSN, has been named chief nursing officer and chief administrative officer of Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass., where she began her nursing career in 2000. 
  2. How Froedtert ThedaCare Health laid 'the groundwork' to grow post-merger

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert ThedaCare Health launched Jan. 1 as a newly combined, 18-hospital system and has big plans to continue to grow and improve care access and quality across Wisconsin. 
  3. Cost-adjusted surgical tech pay in the best, worst states for healthcare

    Multiple states deemed best for healthcare by U.S. News & World Report do not rank in the top half in terms of hourly mean wage for surgical techs, adjusted for cost of living, according to Becker's analysis. 
  4. Cancer drug shortages 'a moving target,' cancer centers say

    A year after multiple popular oncology treatments were in short supply, U.S. cancer centers are still struggling to stock enough cancer therapies. 
  5. Hackers targeting healthcare in order to divert payments

    The FBI and HHS have issued a joint alert to healthcare leaders about a social engineering campaign targeting healthcare organizations.
  6. The role of nurses in UW Health's AI messaging pilot

    Nurses play a crucial role in shaping the use of AI-powered patient communications at UW Health, Chero Goswami, chief information and digital officer at UW Health, told Becker's. 
  7. Publix Pharmacy launches $25 virtual care visits

    Publix Pharmacy, which has over 1,300 locations across eight states, has launched a virtual care service for patients.
  8. New Jersey health system to implement Epic following merger

    New Brunswick, N.J.-based Saint Peter's Healthcare System plans to move to an Epic EHR following its merger with Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System.
  9. 10 most exciting digital health startups

    Abridge, a company founded in 2018 that uses AI to automate medical records based on conversations between clinicians and patients, was named the No.1 most exciting digital health startup in a June 25 report by TechCrunch.

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