Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Trinity Health reports almost $300M operating loss as expenses continue to rise

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, reported an operating loss of approximately $298 million for the six months ending Dec. 31 as expenses continued to exert pressure.
  2. Lessons we learned in creating the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

    A decade ago, at a backyard cookout, we kicked around the bold idea of starting a medical school, one that would change the way future physicians practice medicine. We realized that you can’t make all improvements necessary to remodel a flawed American healthcare system at the point of care. You have to instill a new way of learning with a far more expansive view of health and healthcare and teach future physicians to become lifelong learners.
  3. Viewpoint: Improve physician resiliency with a 'badness' plan

    "Badness" events build the invisible graveyard of every physician's career, but with a plan, physicians can be prepared to manage emotional distress, Maryna Mammoliti, MD, wrote in a March 5 post on Medpage Today's
  1. North Dakota hospital gets $25M for expansion

    Northwood (N.D.) Deaconess Health Center received a $25.3 million loan from the United States Department of Agriculture to help cover the costs of the hospital's $34 million expansion and renovation project, the Grand Forks Herald reported March 5.
  2. Arkansas medical board chair resigns amid fraud allegations

    The chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board has resigned after the state's Medicaid inspector general found "credible allegations of fraud," the Arkansas Democrat Gazette  reported March 3. 
  3. Georgia hospital's new RCM tool leads to $5.4M boost in cash collections

    Augusta (Ga.) University Medical Center expanded partnership with revenue cycle software company AccuReg has increased point-of-service collections to $9 million, $5.4 million more than expected. 
  4. COVID-19 vaccine side effects linked to better long-term outcomes: Study

    Healthcare workers who had symptoms after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination had longer and stronger immunity than those who did not, researchers at Farmington, Conn.-based UConn Health, found, according to a March 6 news release.

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  1. What patients want most from providers

    In addition to quality of care, available appointments are what patients want most from their healthcare provider, according to a survey from digital health platform Tebra released March 6.
  2. Labor board ruling yields limits on confidentiality in hospital severance agreements

    The ruling in a case involving furloughed hospital employees in Michigan will make it harder for employers to include confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in severance agreements, reported.
  3. Why the FTC is cracking down on healthcare data sharing

    The FTC is taking a heightened interest in protecting the privacy of health data online and is cracking down on companies such as GoodRx and Amazon as it looks to take a new approach to regulating data collection. 
  4. Mayo, Atrium + more building new innovation hubs

    Here are three new healthcare innovation hubs being built:

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  1. Health IT investment plummets in Q4 to $451M

    Venture capital investment in health IT fell to $451.3 million in quarter four, down almost 75 percent from 2021's quarterly pace, according to a March 2 health IT report from market researcher PitchBook.
  2. From one store in Massachusetts to $105B healthcare giant: A timeline of CVS' disruption

    CVS went from one store in 1963 to a $105 billion healthcare behemoth that has thousands of pharmacies, hundreds of clinics and an insurance company — and continues to grow.
  3. Access to healthcare in New Mexico is 'drying up'

    New data reveals that New Mexico is in need of nearly 10,000 healthcare workers — ranging from physicians to nurses — in order to "bring the state up to national standards," Searchlight New Mexico found.
  4. Health experts monitoring H3N2 virus uptick in India

    An increase in cases of H3N2 influenza in India is drawing interest from health experts worldwide.
  5. 5 pharmacy execs recently promoted to C-suite roles

    Four health systems and hospitals have recently promoted pharmacy leaders:
  6. Illinois to probe drugmaker after it laid off hundreds

    Illinois plans to investigate Akorn Operating Co. after the drugmaker laid off hundreds of workers in late February, according to The Center Square. 
  7. Lifespan reports profit in final 2022 quarter, reversing loss

    Providence, R.I.- based Lifespan reported net income of $15.3 million for the final quarter of 2022, even as its expenses rose 7.4 percent higher than the same period in 2021.
  8. Signify Health to offer home-based medical management services

    Home health company Signify Health has partnered with Cardinal Health to offer home-based clinical and medication management services to patients. 
  9. Virginia hospital notifies patients of data breach

    Richmond, Va.-based Henrico Doctors' Hospital is notifying 990 patients that some of their protected health information was compromised in a data breach. 

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