Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Sens. Markey, Sanders push Steward investigation, CEO subpoena

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will vote the week of July 22 to subpoena Steward Health Care CEO Ralph de la Torre, MD, and to conduct a "thorough and comprehensive investigation" into what led to the Dallas-based health system filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  2. Biden cancels $1.2B in student loan debt, including for healthcare workers

    The Biden administration is canceling an additional $1.2 billion in student debt for more than 35,000 public service workers, which includes nurses and other healthcare workers. 
  3. Midyear reflection with 4 CFOs

    From mitigating inflation to monitoring changes in volume and labor cost trends, hospital and health system CFOs have been tasked with navigating multiple financial challenges in the first six months of 2024. 

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  1. Why CommonSpirit Health is investing in the home

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health has grown into the country's largest Catholic provider of care at home.
  2. Women's health scorecard: Where each state ranks

    Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island are the top-performing states for women's health and reproductive care, according to a July 18 report from The Commonwealth Fund.
  3. 14 fastest-growing generative AI startups

    Two healthcare startups made a list of the fastest-growing generative AI startups to watch in 2024.
  4. Epic's dominance in 12 numbers

    Here are 12 numbers that display Epic's dominance in the EHR market.

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  1. Another system sues Wisconsin city over property taxes

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic filed a lawsuit against the city of Eau Claire July 17, claiming the city's 2023 property tax assessments on its properties are unlawful, ABC affiliate WQOW reported. The health system is seeking to recuperate around $1.1 million in property taxes it previously paid. 
  2. 9 notable CFO transitions this year

    Becker's has reported on more than 100 CFO transitions this year, including several at prominent hospitals and health systems. 
  3. Vaccination reduces risk of long COVID: Study

    Patients vaccinated against COVID-19 were less likely to develop long COVID following infection, regardless of changes in the virus over time, according to a study published July 17 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
  4. WellSpan wins AHA's quest for quality prize

    The American Hospital Association named York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health the nation's top system for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. 

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  1. Are meeting-free Fridays the future of work?

    Employers across the U.S. aim to create greater well-being and sustainability for their employees, and that means considering flexibility of hours and strategies around meetings.
  2. 3 recent CEO retirements

    Becker's reported on the following healthcare CEOs' retirement announcements in July: 
  3. Demand for hospital pharmacists dips

    The second quarter of 2024 saw about a 5% decrease in hospital pharmacist job postings compared to last year, according to a report from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. 
  4. Health systems, hospitals getting new IT execs

    Here are 25 hospitals and health systems appointing new IT executives to their teams, as reported by Becker's since Dec. 12:
  5. 9 hospitals, health systems recently creating new leadership roles

    Hospitals and health systems are making changes in their leadership ranks based on organizational needs in today's healthcare environment. Some of the changes have involved adding inaugural roles to their C-suites. 
  6. AI-powered revenue cycle automation company secures $20M in Series A funding

    Thoughtful AI, an artificial intelligence-powered revenue cycle automation company, has raised $20 million through a Series A funding round.
  7. CMS unveils payment option to ease prescription costs

    CMS has published the final part two guidance regarding plan outreach and education for the Medicare prescription payment plan, which aims to ensure that people with Medicare prescription drug coverage are aware of the payment option. 
  8. A delay in hospital closure is posing patient safety risks, execs say

    An ongoing exodus of healthcare workers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel is posing risks to patient safety "in the very near future," Politico reported July 17.
  9. Ohio hospital taps chief nursing officer

    Wilmington, Ohio-based Clinton Memorial Hospital tapped Debra Dozier, MSN, RN, as chief nursing officer, effective immediately.

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