Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Experts cast doubt on link between intermittent fasting, heart disease

    A recent study suggested that intermittent fasting could be linked to a 91% increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but experts are skeptical of the results.
  2. CEO political beliefs could spur workers to quit: Survey

    Organizations could see more workers exit based on the CEO's political beliefs, according to a survey released March 12 from job search platform Indeed, conducted in partnership with the Harris Poll. 
  3. The career backgrounds of 4 for-profit CEOs

    The CEOs at the helm of the nation's largest for-profit hospital operators bring a variety of backgrounds to their roles, and this includes other positions within their companies.

The present and future of patient marketing is personalization

4 factors guiding one health system's success here.
  1. Patients turn to weight loss meds to prevent pregnancy complications

    Physicians are seeing more women turn to weight loss medications before they become pregnant in hopes of lowering their risks of having a miscarriage and other complications, such as preeclampsia and preterm birth. 
  2. How many Americans have $0 in retirement savings?

    More than a quarter of Americans have not contributed a penny to their retirement savings, according to a recent survey from GoBankingRates. 
  3. Steward Louisiana hospital closes inpatient rehab unit

    West Monroe, La.-based Glenwood Regional Medical Center, part of financially troubled Dallas-based Steward Health Care, closed its inpatient rehabilitation unit March 20.
  4. Change Healthcare restores Amazon cloud services after cyberattack

    Change Healthcare said it has reinstated Amazon cloud services for two of its platforms a month into a cyberattack against the company.

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

ASCs are seeing an explosion of uncompensated care. Learn how rethinking collections can boost revenue + patient retention here.
  1. 4 Conifer RCM partnerships in 2024

    Conifer Health Solutions has added and expanded several revenue cycle partnerships in 2024, many of which were part of hospital sales involving its parent company, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. 
  2. 5 C-suite roles talent leaders are watching

    Becker's recently connected with HR and talent executives to learn how their health systems are strengthening leadership pipelines. 
  3. HCA's 5-pronged business strategy

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare outlined its business strategy in its 2023 annual shareholders report released March 15. 
  4. Banner reports $282.8M operating income, 2% margin

    Phoenix-based Banner Health posted an operating income of $282.8 million (2% margin) in 2023, a substantial mprovement on the $16.6 million operating gain (0.1% margin) reported the previous year.

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

Clinician retention starts on day 1. Learn how proactive hospitals are streamlining onboarding to save costs + delight new employees here.
  1. How CMS is digitizing prior authorizations to save $15B

    CMS is aiming to solve one of healthcare's most perplexing — and time-consuming — issues: the dreaded prior authorization.
  2. Intermountain posts $137M operating income, 0.9% margin

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health posted an operating income of $137 million (0.9% margin) in 2023, improving slightly on the $121 million gain (0.9% margin) reported the previous year. 
  3. Providence debt collector ordered to pay $827K for rights violations

    A Washington judge ordered a debt collection agency hired by Renton, Wash.-based Providence to pay $827,000 for violating patients' medical debt collection rights more than 82,000 times. 
  4. Healthcare workers included in new $6B student loan relief

    The Biden-Harris Administration announced March 21 the release of an additional $5.8 billion in student loan debt relief for 77,700 public service workers, including those in healthcare.  
  5. The systems, hospitals with the most top physicians, per Castle Connelly

    Castle Connolly released its 2024 accolades, recognizing health systems and hospitals that have the most top physicians.
  6. AdventHealth plans $254M hospital amid HCA turf war

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth has selected a location for its new $254 million community hospital in North Carolina, though the system is still awaiting the resolution of an appeal filed by Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health.
  7. Norton aims to raise $200M

    Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare and Norton Children's launched the "Just Imagine" campaign March 20 to raise millions in support of health equity and expanding specialty care.
  8. New York system names new CEO

    The board of directors for Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network unanimously voted to promote Staci Thompson from interim to permanent president and CEO.
  9. Stanford lightens cognitive EHR burden for physicians

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care researchers found that using AI in the EHR to assist clinicians with answering patient messages has been able to reduce clerical burden and lower feelings of burnout.

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