Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Nurses union calls for incentive pay, bonuses from Washington hospitals

    As many nurses and front-line workers go on strike during the staffing crisis, the Washington State Nurses Association laid out several actions Oct. 19 it recommends hospitals take to improve working conditions.
  2. What we know about mixing COVID-19 vaccine doses

    The FDA is planning to allow Americans to receive a COVID-19 booster made by a different drugmaker than the one that made the vaccine with which they were initially inoculated, despite little peer-reviewed efficacy data on the practice.
  3. CDC updates list of underlying conditions that raise risk of severe COVID-19

    The CDC made several additions to its list of underlying medical conditions associated with a higher risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in an Oct. 14 update, including certain lung diseases and mental health conditions. 

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  1. Ambetter, Teladoc Health partner on virtual health plan

    Ambetter, a Centene healthcare program, and Teladoc Health are partnering to launch a virtual access plan. 
  2. Amazon's freshly launched innovation hub to use AI in antibody design

    AION Labs, the artificial intelligence innovation hub backed by Amazon Web Services and other leading pharmaceutical companies, is seeking to use AI to find antibodies.
  3. Meet the tech exec and the neuroscientist joining forces to disrupt women's healthcare

    Before they met each other, Laura A. Pace, MD, PhD, and Fidji Simo belonged to very different industries. Now, they've joined forces to found the Metrodora Institute, an integrated women's neuroimmune clinic and research center.
  4. FDA moves to allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter

    The FDA Oct. 19 proposed a rule that would allow some hearing aids to be sold over the counter, a move the agency says would boost accessibility and lower costs of the devices. 
  1. Roche, Atea COVID-19 antiviral pill fails midstage trial

    Atea Pharmaceuticals said Oct. 19 that the COVID-19 antiviral drug it is developing with Roche failed to benefit nonhospitalized patients in a midstage trial. 
  2. CEO Andy Daniels to resign from Memorial Regional Health

    Andy Daniels will resign from his role as CEO of Craig, Colo.-based Memorial Regional Health, the Craig Press reported Oct. 18. 
  3. 18 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are 18 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking CMOs in the last two weeks.
  4. Chicago hospital nurses issue strike notice

    Registered nurses at Community First Medical Center in Chicago plan to strike for three days amid contract negotiations with the hospital, according to an Oct. 18 announcement from the union that represents them.
  1. 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs in the last month.
  2. Sanford Health sees net income of $205M

    Sanford Health's net income fell to $205.5 million in the nine months ending Sept. 30, a 6 percent decrease from 2020, according to its quarterly financial report.
  3. COVID-19 ICU visitation restrictions add to staff stress, burnout, small survey finds

    Strict visitation restrictions in intensive care units had a  negative effect on the job satisfaction of hospital workers, according to a small Medscape survey published Oct. 19.
  4. Amazon boosts healthcare policy efforts

    Amazon confirmed Oct. 19 that it has hired Claire Winiarek, PhD, as director of healthcare public policy.
  5. Microsoft links with Cerner, Epic to unveil 5 telehealth capabilities

    Microsoft has unveiled several capabilities for virtual healthcare visits, which can be used through Epic and Cerner EHR, according to an Oct. 19 Microsoft Teams blog post.
  6. Steward to move forward with building new Utah hospital

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care is moving forward with its plan to build a new hospital in Washington City, Utah, despite some concerns from community members that the project would be abandoned. 
  7. 4 oncologists on the move

    These four oncologists joined new practices or received new appointments over the last few weeks. 
  8. Pfizer vaccine 93% effective at preventing hospitalizations in 12-18 year olds, CDC says

    Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was 93 percent effective at preventing hospitalizations from the virus in children ages 12 to 18 in a real-world study conducted by the CDC, the agency said Oct. 19. 
  9. Hospital Leaders: Build Your 2022 Strategy Around These 5 Priorities

    The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched hospitals thin. Hospital leaders are now trying to understand how to leverage their remaining resources to rebuild and move forward.

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