Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. What NFTs need to achieve before healthcare implementation

    Medical ethicists have argued that non-fungible tokens in healthcare, specifically the use of NFTs in the healthcare record-keeping system, can give patients ownership of their records through its blockchain ledger. Allowing them to track the sale of their data, giving patients the opportunity to stop it or sell it themselves. But, technology leaders at healthcare systems say although this concept has potential, it is still evolving and requires a lot of refining before it can be implemented into the healthcare industry. 
  2. How health IT can ease staffing shortages

    Digitizing the patient experience to make it as convenient as online shopping or travel booking can help alleviate the labor shortages that have plagued healthcare, David Peterson, chief strategy officer for health IT consultant AccuReg, wrote March 23 in Medical Economics.
  3. 4 healthcare leaders on how healthcare will change

    From data analytics and wearables to a push for health equity, top healthcare leaders identified key trends and growth avenues for healthcare in Fortune May 13.

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  1. Gun violence in hospitals: 3 preventive measures

    Hospitals and health systems have seen several incidents of gun violence in recent months.
  2. Marshfield Clinic opens 12-bed Wisconsin hospital

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System opened its new hospital in Stevens Point, Wis., on May 13. 
  3. Hartford Healthcare app allows hospitals to access patient data before arrival via EMS

    Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare and its networks have begun using an EMS communication app that allows EMTs to quickly upload patient information, symptoms, vital readings and severity of ailment and transmit it to the emergency room.
  4. Brigham and Women's gets FDA warning for drug manufacturing

    The FDA issued a warning letter to a drug manufacturing facility owned by Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital after finding issues with the production of positron emission tomography drugs. 

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  1. Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare rebrands

    Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare unveiled a new brand identity May 16. 
  2. AI can tell a patient's race by only X-rays, stumping researchers

    Researchers have been able to train a deep learning model to accurately predict a patient's race from just medical images, like X-rays and CT scans leaving researchers confused, reported the Boston Globe May 13.
  3. 10 healthcare CEOs among 100 highest paid, as CEO pay hits new record high

    CEO salaries of the biggest corporations have hit record highs in 2021 for the sixth year in a row, with the annual average pay sitting at $14.7 million. Among the 100 highest paid CEOs of U.S companies were 10 healthcare leaders, according to a May 15 Wall Street Journal article.
  4. Where tech innovation is needed most in healthcare

    Healthcare has faced rapid change in the last few years amid the pandemic, and digital transformation is not slowing down.

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  1. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  2. There are lots of new primary care disruptors

    The market for primary care disruptors — retail clinics that typically have a hybrid menu of virtual and in-patient care — is being flooded with competitors, eMarketer reported May 16.
  3. Information security analyst pay by state

    Information security analysts, who ensure security controls are in place, make an average of $113,270 annually, according to the latest data released March 31 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. Amazon introduces 2 new features to its senior care service

    Amazon's subscription-based service that helps caregivers provide remote support to older loved ones now supports up to 10 caregivers and allows primary caregivers to set up routines. 
  5. California begins preparing statewide health information exchange

    Following a law signed last year by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California Health and Human Services Agency has started creating a health data exchange network that will give providers across the state real-time access to patient medical records, family physician Tarek Mahdi, MD, wrote May 16 in The Press-Enterprise.
  6. Cone Health hires chief strategy officer

    Chris Cornue has joined Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health as chief strategy officer.
  7. 'A backward step for patient safety': Medical groups respond to RaDonda Vaught sentencing

    RaDonda Vaught was sentenced to three years of supervised probation May 13 for a fatal medication error she made in 2017 while working as a nurse at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  8. COVID-19 admissions jump for 5th week: 9 CDC findings

    COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise nationwide, though deaths are still falling on the heels of this winter's omicron surge, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 13.
  9. Providence's operating loss hits $510M in Q1

    Citing inflation and labor cost pressures, Renton, Wash.-based Providence recorded an operating loss of $510.16 million in the first quarter of 2022, according to financial documents released May 13. In the same quarter one year prior, Providence posted an operating loss of $221.91 million.

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