Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UofL Health outlook revised to negative after 'meaningful' operating decline

    Louisville, Ky.-based UofL Health saw its outlook revised to negative after nine-month financials ending March 31 revealed operating income slumping to $821,000, S&P Global said May 24. The rating agency affirmed its "A-" long-term rating on a series of bonds.
  2. 44 statistics on specialty physician pay and productivity

    A majority of physician specialties experienced a moderate increase in compensation from 2019 to 2022 while productivity remained relatively consistent, according to the 2023 MGMA data report on provider compensation. 
  3. What Epic is doing to accelerate interoperability

    Epic has been working on interoperability for years and announced new efforts in recent months.
  1. 11 women making moves in healthcare

    The following leadership moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Feb. 10:
  2. 11 nurse leaders-turned-CEOs in 2023

    Hospital CEO exits in the first few months of 2023 were up 72 percent from the same time frame in 2022. As hospitals search for someone to take the helm, some argue that they should look inward — particularly, toward nurse leaders. 
  3. 'The great inheritance': How generational wealth transfer might affect young workers

    Baby boomers are poised to pass down $16 trillion in the next decade and $84 trillion through 2045. That financial cushion could influence millennial and Gen Z workers' choices, according to management consulting firm Korn Ferry. 
  4. 570K breathing circuits, anesthesia kits recalled

    Draeger Medical, or Dräger US, recalled more than half a million airway devices because of a manufacturing error that can lead to hypoxia and death, the FDA said May 24. 

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  1. 12 common long COVID symptoms: Mass General, NIH

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham partnered with the National Institutes of Health to conduct a study of nearly 10,000 adults in an effort to standardize a research framework for long COVID-19, according to a May 25 news release. 
  2. How Mercy uses EHRs to improve diabetes patient outcomes

    St. Louis-based Mercy is using an algorithm to search electronic health records and identify patients with high blood sugars levels and help them navigate a path to improved health. 
  3. Global digital health funding hits $3.4B — 4 takeaways

    After digital health funding plummeted for four quarters straight, it has stayed steady, reaching $3.4 billion in the first quarter of 2023, according to a May 23 report from CB Insights. 
  4. 4 health systems piloting Microsoft, Epic's generative AI

    EHR vendor Epic Systems and Microsoft are training Azure OpenAI on a large collection of information so it can asynchronously draft responses to patient messages for providers, and hospitals and health systems have already begun piloting it. 

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  1. $1.8B was spent in medtech deals in Q1

    Mergers and acquisitions in the medtech industry are accelerating with venture capital firms making investments of $1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2023, according to a May 23 report from capital market company PitchBook. 
  2. CommonSpirit revenue broken down by division

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit posted an operating loss of $658 million for the three months ended March 31 — down from $591 million for the same period in 2022 — as rising costs and labor challenges persist. 
  3. 126 hospital and health system CFOs to know | 2023

    The chief financial officers honored on this list are leading financial operations for health systems and hospitals throughout the nation. 
  4. Texas Children's to end transgender care

    Texas Children's Hospital will stop offering hormone therapy and other transgender care, according to the Houston Chronicle and ABC affiliate KTRK. 
  5. VA hospital promoted supervisor 1 month after feds recommended he be fired

    A hospital supervisor at the VA Loma Linda (Calif.) Healthcare System was promoted shortly after a federal investigation that deemed him "problematic," the Orange County Register reported May 17. 
  6. Hackensack Meridian, St. Joseph's open 2nd cancer center

    St. Joseph's Health and Hackensack Meridian Health opened a new cancer center in Totowa, N.J., on May 25.
  7. Indiana physician to face board after providing abortion to 10-year-old

    The Indiana attorney general is prosecuting an obstetrician-gynecologist for violating patient privacy and mandatory reporting laws in the case of a 10-year-old rape victim, the Indianapolis Star reported May 24.
  8. Mass General Brigham gets $5.8M to train nurse educators

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham received more than $5.8 million from the Labor Department to expand its nurse educator program.
  9. Baltimore hospital breaks ground on $95M cancer center

    Baltimore-based Sinai Hospital broke ground on its $95 million cancer center, Baltimore Business Journal reported May 24.

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