Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. ChatGPT's promising progress in healthcare

    ChatGPT, the AI-based chatbot developed by OpenAI, was released in November and has already been showing promising results for the healthcare industry as it can pass several benchmarking exams and was found to be more empathetic than physicians in answering patient questions. 
  2. Tennessee medical center begins accepting some patients amid cyberattack

    Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter said all surgeries remain canceled due an ongoing cyberattack, but that it has been accepting patients at some of its walk-in clinics.
  3. Texas Children's launches search for new president

    Texas Children's Hospital is searching for a new president for the Houston-based organization.
  1. Viewpoint: Send in the clowns to help patients — and physicians

    Bedside manner advice for physicians is coming from an unlikely source: hospital clowns. New research from Tel Aviv University in Israel and the Ramat Gan-based Israel Center for Medical Simulation identified 40 skills medical clowns use to bring joy to difficult situations.
  2. St. Luke's begins construction on $58M cardiac expansion

    Duluth, Minn.-based St. Luke's is beginning construction on a $58 million cardiac expansion.
  3. UCSF to be 1st California hospital to offer pharmacogenetic testing

    Starting May 9, UCSF Health will provide pharmacogenetic testing, which can lower adverse drug reaction risks by 30 percent. 
  4. Federal pharmacist scope expansion bill is inappropriate, AMA says

    The American Medical Association wants to block a House bill that, if passed, would expand pharmacists' scope of practice. 

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  1. CommonSpirit names southwest division president

    Tim Bricker was named president of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health's southwest division, effective immediately.
  2. California nurses press lawmakers to support $500M investment in nursing schools

    A half-billion-dollar investment in California's community nursing schools would double the state's capacity to graduate new RNs, according to the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals. 
  3. New York health system takes to billboard in search for OB-GYNs

    Lewis County Health System, which includes a hospital in Lowville, N.Y., is advertising on city billboards to recruit OB-GYNs.
  4. FDA: Healthcare supply chain troubles existed before COVID-19, and they could get worse

    While COVID-19 caused the largest disruption to supply chains across industries, officials at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health said some of the issues within the healthcare supply chain existed before the pandemic. Now, experts say, is the time to proactively correct issues into the future, the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society reported May 2.

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  1. Cleveland Clinic recognized for treatment of rare diseases

    The National Organization for Rare Diseases has designated Cleveland Clinic as a Rare Disease Center of Excellence, making it one of 40 U.S. medical centers with the distinction. 
  2. Michigan hospitals need to fill 27K+ jobs as state ponders staffing legislation

    As of March, there are more than 27,000 open hospital jobs in the state of Michigan. 
  3. How CDC's COVID-19 tracking will change as PHE expires

    Six days out from the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration, hospitalizations and deaths are down and the CDC has released details about what will change in its surveillance of the virus going forward. The major changes? Reporting cadence will shift, three surveillance reports will be discontinued and the agency will launch a redesigned data tracker.
  4. HCA plans another freestanding ER in Florida

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is planning a new emergency room facility in downtown Orlando, according to a May 4 Orlando Business Journal report.
  5. 10 best, worst states for mental healthcare

    Seven of the 10 worst states in the U.S. for mental healthcare are in the South, while seven of the 10 best states in the U.S. for mental healthcare are in the East, according to a new Forbes Advisor study.
  6. 5 states where young people are moving: US News

    Young people are on the move — but the states they're choosing to call home aren't urban epicenters like one might expect. 
  7. Mayo Clinic goes global with data-sharing network

    Mayo Clinic Platform, the data analytics and digital health arm of the Rochester, Minn.-based medical center, is going global and is expanding its reach to Brazil, Canada and Israel. 
  8. California hospital cutting length of patient stays in half using home-based care

    Los Angeles General Medical Center's home-based care program has cut patient stays by at least three days per patient, compared to the typical stay of around five days, LA Times reported May 5. 
  9. 12 top healthcare companies by revenue

    UnitedHealth Group is the top healthcare company by revenue, with the average revenue for the last four quarters hitting $333.5 billion.

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