Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Florida children's hospital pens 10-year deal with Philips

    Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Health System secured a 10-year deal with Royal Philips, the companies announced April 30. 
  2. CEO pay growth reverts to historical norms

    Median CEO pay climbed at many S&P 500 companies for the 2023 to 2024 filing period, indicating a return to historical norms in the growth of this compensation, according to early findings from ISS-Corporate, a provider of compensation, governance, cyber risk monitoring and sustainability offerings.
  3. Oracle Health in the last 30 days

    Oracle Health had a busy April, with its parent company revealing relocation plans and its intentions to surpass Epic. Here are 10 times Becker's reported on the EHR company formerly known as Cerner in the past month.

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  1. Kaiser Permanente names 2 new C-suite leaders

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has named two new C-suite leaders to oversee business development and innovation.
  2. Lessons from Cleveland Clinic's 1st year of 'hospital at home'

    Cleveland Clinic's hospital-at-home initiative has patient experience scores that rival any of the health system's inpatient units, the program's leader told Becker's.
  3. VA still committed to Oracle Health EHR rollout

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is still committed to its Oracle Health EHR rollout despite the need for additional improvements, The Spokesman-Review reported April 29. 
  4. Ascension taps 2 hospital presidents

    Two Ascension hospitals in Indiana have named new presidents.

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. Kaiser Permanente to roll out AI platform for value-based care

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with healthcare technology company Innovaccer to deploy its AI platform to aid its value-based care initiatives. 
  2. 51 most livable US cities

    Two of the five most livable American cities are located in Indiana. 
  3. Harris Health shares plans for $1.6B Texas hospital project

    Bellaire, Texas-based Harris Health has filed plans with the state of Texas for a $1.6 billion hospital project at the Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston. 
  4. A busy month for revenue cycle vice president moves

    April saw a number of health systems name revenue cycle leaders. 

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. World's 1st case of brain disease from fentanyl inhalation: Case study

    Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University documented the world's first known case of brain disease from fentanyl inhalation.
  2. Tenet posts $2.2B net income in Q1

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare posted a net income of $2.2 billion in the first quarter of 2024 up from $143 million posted in the same period last year, according to its April 30 financial report. 
  3. States ranked by cancer death rates

    Mississippi had the highest cancer mortality rate in 2019 — over 20% above the national average, a USAFacts report found.
  4. Best, worst states for nurses in 2024

    WalletHub has deemed Washington the best state for nurses to practice in 2024 — a recognition based on an analysis of earnings, job growth and working conditions. 
  5. Tornado closes 1 hospital, injures 100 people

    Tornadoes in Oklahoma injured at least 100 people and killed four, and damaged a Mercy hospital, according to a report published April 29 on EMS1 and local news stations.
  6. West Virginia health system's inaugural CEO to retire

    Kevin Yingling, RPh, MD, will retire as CEO of Huntington, W.V.-based Marshall Health Network in 2025. 
  7. Ochsner sees $200M operating improvement in 2023

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health, a 46-hospital system, reported a $104 million operating gain in 2023, a more than $200 million improvement on the $96.4 million loss posted in 2022. 
  8. UnitedHealth CEO: Hackers used stolen credentials to access Change systems

    The ransomware group responsible for the Feb. 21 cyberattack on UnitedHealthcare subsidiary Change Healthcare used stolen credentials to remotely access the company's systems, according to testimony from UnitedHealth CEO Andrew Witty. 
  9. Northwell operating income jumps 68% to $197.7M

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health reported an operating income of $197.7 million in 2023, a 68% improvement on the $117.6 million operating gain posted the previous year.

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