Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Vaccine mandate would cause staff shortage, Ballad Health CEO says

    Dozens of hospitals and health systems across the country are requiring COVID-19 vaccines for all employees, but Ballad Health President and CEO Alan Levine says there are a few reasons his system isn't mandating vaccines yet, according to TV station WJHL. 
  2. CDC reports 1st cases of untreatable fungus

    Two clusters of untreatable Candida auris infections have been detected in Texas and Washington, D.C., since January, according to the CDC's latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published July 23. 
  3. 'We just got caught up in a broader attack': UVM Medical Center details $50M ransomware strike

    Burlington, Vt.-based UVM Medical Center revealed how an October 2020 ransomware attack costing it at least $50 million in lost revenue and other expenses originated, VTDigger reported July 21. 

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  1. Rush, Cerner + 7 other recent health IT exec moves

    The following health IT moves were reported since July 9:
  2. Aledade ACOs save Medicare $300M in 2020

    Aledade's ACOs saved Medicare an estimated $300 million in 2020, according to a July 22 news release. 
  3. 3 states responsible for 40% of COVID-19 cases

    Florida, Texas and Missouri accounted for 40 percent of new COVID-19 cases reported nationwide this week, Jeff Zients, the White House's COVID-19 response coordinator, said July 22.
  4. Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS: How telehealth costs, offerings compare

    From therapy to a sprained ankle, retail giants are offering on-demand virtual care for as little as $15 without insurance. Here is how the cost, accessibility and offerings compare at Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens and CVS.

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  1. Ellis Medicine, St. Peter's put merger on hold

    Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peter's Health Partners and Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Medicine have paused their merger, according to a July 22 report in The Daily Gazette.
  2. 4 reasons South Carolina nurses are leaving the field

    Amid both a state and national nursing shortage, more than 50 nurses talked about the profession with NBC affiliate WYFF.
  3. Hospitals, health systems mandating vaccines for workers

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees is growing.
  4. CDC director: Pandemic reaching 'another pivotal point'

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said the COVID-19 pandemic is at "another pivotal point" in the U.S. as hospitals in areas with low vaccination rates deal with fewer beds and more COVID-19 patients.
  1. 14 latest hospital closures

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to shut down. In the past year, financial damage linked to the COVID-19 pandemic has put many hospitals in a fragile financial position and forced a few to close. 
  2. Class action targets CaptureRx over breach that exposed 2.4M+ patients' data 

    CaptureRx, a health IT company that helps hospitals manage their 340B drug discount programs, is being accused of failing to properly protect health information stored on its network after a ransomware attack exposed at least 2,400,000 patients' information, according to court documents cited by Bloomberg Law. 
  3. Union protests NewYork-Presbyterian vaccine requirement

    Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East protested July 22 over New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for employees, according to local news station ABC7. 
  4. HHS to invest $1.6B in COVID-19 testing, mitigation in vulnerable communities

    HHS will invest more than $1.6 billion from the American Rescue Plan for testing and mitigation measures in high-risk congregate settings, according to a July 22 news release.
  5. Respiratory viruses on rise amid pandemic, per CDC

    Clinicians should be aware of increasing respiratory virus circulation and consider multipathogen testing, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published July 23.
  6. NewYork-Presbyterian gives $20M to help establish new health school

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian has donated $20 million to Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., to help establish a new school of health sciences, according to The Journal News. 
  7. 9 numbers that show the reach of R1 RCM

    Here are nine quick notes that show the reach of R1 RCM, a revenue cycle management company serving hospitals, health systems and physician groups across the U.S.
  8. Altru Health System wants to buy North Dakota hospital

    Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., has approached CHI St. Alexius Health about purchasing its 25-bed critical access hospital in Devils Lake, N.D., according to the Devils Lake Journal.
  9. Sexual harassment can cost victims hundreds of thousands

    Sexual harassment doesn't just affect survivors' emotional well-being, it can cost them up to $1 million over their lifetime, according to a July 21 report by The Institute for Women's Policy Research.

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