Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Behind Northwell Health's telehealth program: 5 insights on scaling virtual care

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health has developed a comprehensive telehealth center that offers virtual care services across its 23 hospitals, from stroke care to trauma consultations and pediatric emergency care.
  2. 7 ways businesses can strengthen public health

    Businesses could be the driving force for real change in public health in the U.S., according to a study published Feb. 23.
  3. LCMC Health expands RCM partnership with Conifer

    Conifer Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, which offers revenue cycle management and care services, on Feb. 23 expanded its partnership with New Orleans-based LCMC Health to include physician accounts receivable management and COVID-19 vaccine scheduling.

Giving physicians the personal touch back with conversational AI

Administrative burden is one of the primary drivers of clinician frustrations and ultimately burnout. However, solutions powered by conversational artificial intelligence (AI) may help greatly reduce this stress and improve both the patient and provider experience.
  1. Lawsuit alleges Icy Hot, Salonpas patches are marketed deceptively

    A Sorrento Therapeutics unit filed a lawsuit Feb. 23 alleging Sanofi deceptively marketed its Icy Hot pain patch by purporting it to be more effective than Sorrento's patch, Bloomberg reported.
  2. Elon Musk co-authored COVID-19 study of 4,300 SpaceX employees

    Tech billionaire Elon Musk joined researchers to track COVID-19 infections and antibody levels among 4,300 SpaceX employees for a study published Feb. 15 in Nature Communications.
  3. Why opening offices in new places may help execs close racial gaps

    Opening offices in new counties may be an untapped strategy businesses can adopt to create more racially diverse workforces, The Wall Street Journal reported Feb. 21. 
  4. COVID-19 vaccine scams on the rise: 4 things to know

    Scams involving the COVID-19 vaccine are growing in the U.S., as scammers seek to exploit personal information or money from consumers researching how to get the vaccine, according to an article published Feb. 23 in The Wall Street Journal.

In Consultants’ Words: Why We Left the Big Firms to Join Premier

In their own words, here are three reasons consultants have opted to join Premier and supercharge its members’ improvement efforts.
  1. Hospice administrator sentenced for role in fraud scheme

    A Southern California hospice administrator was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme, the Department of Justice said Feb. 19. 
  2. Google, Ascension continue EHR collaboration by launching new search tool

    Google and Ascension are continuing the collaboration they began in 2018 by rolling out a tool to help clinicians better organize and search for patient information, the St. Louis-based health system announced Feb. 23.
  3. Fake whistleblower sentenced for framing Georgia hospital employee in HIPAA violation scheme

    Jeffrey Parker, who falsely portrayed himself as a whistleblower and framed a Georgia hospital employee of violating HIPAA, was sentenced to six months in federal prison, according to a Feb. 23 Effingham Herald report.
  4. Hennepin Healthcare names chief health equity officer

    Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, was named chief health equity officer of Minneapolis-based Hennepin Healthcare.

Cepheid: Lab-quality tests for hospitals, ER's, clinics, nursing homes, and other settings

Fast, accurate, easy: This is what Cepheid’s PCR diagnostic testing looks like.
  1. American Medical Association names chair of RUC committee

    Ezequiel Silva III, MD, a radiologist in San Antonio, Texas, was tapped as the new chair of the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee, the association said Feb. 23. 
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering, Carrum Health launch bundled cancer care

    New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center teamed up with Carrum Health Feb. 23 to roll out bundled cancer care for employers that collaborate with the cancer center. 
  3. Outpatient visits were stable in late 2020, despite COVID-19 surge

    Outpatient care visits per week in the U.S. remained relatively stable over the last three months of 2020 and unchanged from the week of March 1, despite a COVID-19 surge over November and December, according to new research released Feb. 22 by Harvard University, healthcare technology company Phreesia and healthcare policy research firm the Commonwealth Fund. 
  4. Why some Chicago patients are paying COVID-19 vaccine appointment fees

    At least one Chicago COVID-19 vaccine provider has charged uninsured patients for consultations before they receive their vaccines, according to a Feb. 23 report from local NPR affiliate WBEZ.
  5. University of Chicago Medicine nurses approve first contract

    Registered nurses at University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill., have approved their first contract, a four-year agreement that includes paid family leave, a commitment from the hospital to hire associate degree nurses and pay increases, the union that represents them said Feb. 22. 
  6. Tips to establish a VTE prevention program and foster nurse champions: Thoughts from Doylestown Health's clinical educator

    Venous thromboembolisms (VTE), or blood clots in the veins, affect as many as 900,000 Americans in the U.S. each year, about 50 percent of them are healthcare-associated, and as many as 70 percent of cases are preventable, according to the CDC. 
  7. Oncologist lifestyle report: 5 survey findings

    The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges to the lives of many oncologists, including outside of the workplace, according to Medscape's 2021 Oncologist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report published Feb. 19. 
  8. Flu shot may help reduce severity of COVID-19 illness, study suggests

    People who received a flu shot were 24 percent less likely to test positive for COVID-19 than those who did not, according to research published Feb. 22 in the American Journal of Infection Control. 
  9. Aetna protests Oklahoma managed Medicaid picks: 4 things to know

    Aetna Better Health of Oklahoma is protesting the selection of four other private insurers to manage Oklahoma's Medicaid program, according to The Frontier.

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