Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. AtlantiCare names new CIO

    Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare named Jordan Ruch as its new CIO. 
  2. Children's National names AI chief

    Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Hospital has created a new C-suite role: vice president and chief data and artificial intelligence officer. 
  3. CEO named for 2 HCA Texas hospitals

    Skyler Reed has been appointed CEO of Medical City Women's Hospital Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's Medical City Healthcare in Dallas. 

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  1. Healthcare billing fraud: 10 recent cases

    From a Massachussettes hospital settling allegations it knowingly billed for procedures that didn't follow Medicare rules to the conviction of a Texas physician in a $70 million scheme, here are 10 healthcare billing fraud cases Becker's has reported since May 10:
  2. 16 recent hospital, health system COO moves

    The following hospital and health system COO moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's since Dec. 14:
  3. Viewpoint: The 'fast food' model of healthcare

    Healthcare has evolved from a fine-dining-like model to one that more closely resembles that of fast food; but fast-food medicine doesn't work, Mary Meyer, MD, an emergency physician and former director of emergency management for Oakland, Calif.-based Permanente Medical Group, wrote in an opinion piece posted June 2 on MedPage Today.
  4. HCA Idaho hospital names new COO

    Caldwell, Idaho-based West Valley Medical Center, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has named Isabella Chisholm COO. 

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  1. Amazon opens 1st California pharmacy

    Amazon has opened its first pharmacy in California, the Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram reported.
  2. U of Arizona, Banner Health program to cut 45 positions

    The All of Us Research Program run in collaboration by the University of Arizona in Tucson and Banner Health in Phoenix plans to lay off 45 employees due to reduced federal research funding, according to an Arizona WARN notice filed May 28. 
  3. Maryland hospital names senior VP, COO

    John Greely has been named senior vice president and COO of the University of Maryland Baltimore (Md.) Washington Medical Center, part of the University of Maryland Medical System. 
  4. Why MD Anderson's telehealth strategy stands out

    More cancer centers are turning to telehealth to expand their reach, with promising results for patients.

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  1. Scripps Health CEO: Fear keeps systems from reporting cyberattacks

    Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of San Diego-based Scripps Health, which was hit with a ransomware attack in May 2021, discussed in an American Hospital Association podcast that healthcare organizations often hesitate to speak publicly about such incidents out of fear.
  2. Lifespan taps chief of hospital operations, president of 2 hospitals

    Sarah Frost was named chief of hospital operations for Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan and president of Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital. 
  3. Hospital hasn't paid ransomware settlement, patient says

    A hospital that agreed to a settlement over a baby's death amid a 2019 ransomware attack has not paid, the plaintiff alleges.
  4. Mayo Clinic strikes deal with virtual nursing education company

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has struck a deal with virtual nursing education company Kahuna.
  5. Digital cancer care startup lays off staff

    Virtual cancer care startup Jasper Health has laid off staff, TechCrunch reported.
  6. FDA approves Moderna's RSV shot for older adults

    The FDA has given the green light to Moderna's mRNA-based respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, specifically for older adults, the drugmaker announced May 31.
  7. Froedtert ThedaCare reports 3% operating margin

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert ThedaCare Health posted an operating income of $111.6 million (3% margin) in the nine months ending March 31,compared to $40.3 million (1.5% margin) in operating income during the same period the previous year. 
  8. Franciscan Health completes Epic migration to Microsoft cloud

    Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health migrated its Epic environments to Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform developed by Microsoft. 
  9. AHA pushes back on noncompete ban

    A coalition of 230 national associations, including the AHA, is pushing back against the Federal Trade Commission's ban on noncompete agreements.

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