Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. McLeod Health resolves overtime dispute in $600K settlement

    McLeod Health, based in Florence, S.C., has agreed to a $600,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by employees who claimed that the network deducted pay for meal breaks they were unable to take due to a heavy workload.
  2. AMA: Stop CC'ing your colleagues on EHR messages

    U.S. physicians get three times as many EHR messages as their counterparts in other countries but could cut back on them by not copying their colleagues on communications, the American Medical Association reported.
  3. Memorial Hermann plans to roll out IT automation across 17 hospitals

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System plans to roll out an IT platform that automates repetitive administrative tasks across its 17 hospitals.

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    Health system CIOs have a lot to be thankful for, from advancements in artificial intelligence to the colleagues who help them put technology into the hands of clinicians.
  2. Louisiana hospital's board ousted

    The Ascension Parish Council voted to replace the board of Donaldsonville, La.-based Prevost Memorial Hospital on Nov. 21 after raising concerns about the board's activity over the last 10 years, according to The Advocate.
  3. How Cedars-Sinai is adopting AI to fight burnout, cut costs

    Executives at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai told Becker's that the health system is leaning into large language models and artificial intelligence tools as a way to fight clinician burnout.
  4. 2,400 HCA nurses start 5-day strike in California

    More than 2,400 nurses at three HCA Healthcare hospitals in Southern California are set to launch a five-day strike Nov. 22 in the sixth month of contract negotiations. 

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  1. Florida hospital launches $29 virtual visits

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health has introduced a telemedicine service utilizing asynchronous messaging, enabling patients to engage in real-time conversations with Lee Health physicians for a fee of $29 per visit.
  2. 6 recent Texas hospital bankruptcies, closures 

    Several hospitals in Texas have filed for bankruptcy or closed since the start of 2022.
  3. CommonSpirit revenue broken down by 5 regions

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit recently reorganized its operations by consolidating its eight operating divisions into five regions. 
  4. Long COVID patients 76% likely to become reinfected: Study

    Patients who contracted COVID-19 in early 2020 and later got long COVID have a 76% chance of becoming reinfected, according to a study published Nov. 21 in The Lancet. 

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  1. 10 states where COVID-19 admissions are highest, rising fastest

    COVID-19 hospitalizations are ticking back up in the U.S. after more than two months of mostly trending downward or remaining flat, according to the latest available data from the CDC. 
  2. Another Texas hospital files for bankruptcy

    Lion Star Nacogdoches (Texas) Hospital, the group that operates Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Northern District of Texas, according to The Daily Sentinel. 
  3. Labor shortages, supply chain issues delay opening of Arizona hospital

    Phoenix-based Valleywise Health is pushing back the opening of its $603 million flagship hospital by six months as the health system deals with labor shortages and issues in the supply chain, Phoenix Business Journal reported Nov. 22.
  4. Healthcare billing fraud: 10 recent cases

    From two pharmacy owners and a physician convicted in a $145 million scheme to two NBA convicted for their roles in a scheme to defraud the league's healthcare plan, here are 10 healthcare billing fraud cases Becker's has reported on since Oct. 31: 
  5. How NP growth is changing healthcare hierarchies

    As nurse practitioners surge to 385,000 strong in the U.S., the growing profession is establishing itself as an even more prominent role in healthcare hierarchies. Simultaneously, the American Medical Association anticipates a looming shortage of 100,000 physicians in the next decade. So how will the growth of one and the shrinking of the other influence hospital dynamics?
  6. The most common medical debt collection complaints

    The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau sent more than 60,000 debt collection complaints in 2022, and 8,500 (15%) of those were about attempts to collect a medical bill, according to the agency's annual Fair Debt Collection Practices Act report released in November. 
  7. A short-lived CEO argued his job could be automated

    Emmett Shear led OpenAI for three days, between founder Sam Altman's exit from and return to the role. It was a 72-hour tenure for a CEO who is ambivalent about the role's future. 
  8. County reimbursement could help New York hospital reopen maternity ward

    Lowville, N.Y.-based Lewis County Health System is close to receiving a reimbursement for the county that could help reopen its maternity ward, CBS affiliate WWNY reported Nov. 21.  
  9. Providence's next step in 'consumer-centric vision'

    In October, Renton, Wash.-based Providence's Digital Innovation Group incubated its fourth technology, Praia Health, a platform-as-a-service technology for health systems to engage and re-engage consumers for a more personalized care journey.

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