Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Walgreens partners with DoorDash, Uber for fast HIV prescription delivery

    Transportation has been cited as a persistent barrier to healthcare access for many across the U.S. In an effort to curb that, a new partnership between Walgreens, DoorDash and Uber will now offer same-day delivery of HIV drugs to any patient within 15 miles of the pharmacy.
  2. 4 drugmakers short on methotrexate amid post-Roe restrictions

    Nationwide shortages of rheumatoid arthritis drug methotrexate, which some pharmacies have restricted because it can cause pregnancy complications or miscarriage, continue as four prominent pharmaceutical companies report shortages.
  3. Baptist Health reports $110M profit amid robust investment performance

    Jacksonville Fla.-based Baptist Health has reported an overall improved net income in its most recent quarter, as investment values received a boost and offset increased expenses.
  1. HCA Florida hospital names human resources executive

    HCA Florida JFK North Hospital in West Palm Beach has named Andrea Augst its vice president of human resources, according to South Florida Hospital News. 
  2. The gender 'confidence gap' is wide in the workplace

    Women are more confident than men in their management abilities in the workplace — however, they are less likely to agree they'll have opportunities to prove themselves, CNBC reported Feb. 27. 
  3. Hospitals plan for more outpatient care, some project 10%+ inpatient volume drop

    Most hospital and health systems expect outpatient volumes to increase this year, and 40 percent think inpatient volumes will drop, according to a Guidehouse Center for Health Insights analysis of a Healthcare Financial Management Association survey.
  4. Before its fall, Akorn settled a lawsuit for $7.9M

    Akorn Operating Co., a Gurnee, Ill.-based drugmaker that shut down in late February after years of manufacturing violations and dwindling finances, settled for $7.9 million in a lawsuit involving Medicare false claim allegations. 

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  1. MedusaLocker ransomware gang targeting US healthcare, HHS warns

    Russian-based MedusaLocker ransomware group is upping its tactics and the HHS is warning healthcare organizations to "holistically require" multiple levels of access and authentication controls to defend against this group. 
  2. Lawmaker: VA's Oracle Cerner rollout 'continues to burn money'

    Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., said that the Department of Veterans Affairs Oracle Cerner EHR rollout "continues to burn money and disrupt care," Nextgov reported March 1. 
  3. Some pharmacies don't carry Ozempic — but not because of the shortage

    Independent pharmacies across the country have stopped stocking diabetes drug Ozempic, a popular off-label weight loss aid, but not because of the ongoing shortages, NBC News reported March 2.
  4. CDC: 20,000 may have been exposed to measles at Kentucky gathering

    The CDC is urging Kentucky health officials to be on "high alert" for measles symptoms after determining about 20,000 people may have been exposed to the disease at a large religious gathering in the state, CBS News reported March 1. 

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  1. Why Western states are seeing COVID-19 hospital admissions rise

    Montana and Wyoming have seen increased hospital admissions due to COVID-19 over the last two weeks — 57 percent and 41 percent, respectively — giving some experts pause.
  2. Heart failure expert returns to Mount Sinai hospital as chief of cardiology

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Morningside named Sean Pinney, MD, an expert in advanced heart failure and transplantation, chief of cardiology.
  3. Feds open another probe into PBM practices

    Nine months after the Federal Trade Commission launched an inquiry into pharmacy benefit practices, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability opened an investigation March 1. 
  4. 'Havana syndrome' not caused by foreign adversary, feds say

    A new U.S. intelligence report has determined that "Havana syndrome," a mysterious illness first identified in 2016, was not caused by the actions of a foreign adversary, The Washington Post reported March 1. 
  5. Indiana hospital goes live with new Meditech tool

    Shelbyville, Ind.-based Major Health Partners went live with Meditech's new Expanse Patient Care tool.
  6. Texas' gold card prior authorization rule not worth its weight so far

    Texas' physician gold-card rule took effect in October, but providers are not seeing the results they hoped for, the American Medical Association reported March 1. 
  7. Some innocent nurses may be caught up in degree scheme

    Lawyers for some nurses in New York and Georgia maintain that their clients completed required coursework and legitimately earned their nursing diplomas, but are being lumped together in the national scheme involving the sale of thousands of bogus degrees. 
  8. Community Health Systems estimates 1 million patients affected by data breach

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems said about 1 million of its patients may have been affected by a recent data breach.
  9. 20 health systems reporting losses in 2022

    Several health systems recently posted financial results for 2022, with many seeing higher expenses and losses from investments contributing to sizable net losses for the year.

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