Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Northern Light Health shifts 1,400 employees to Optum

    Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health is transferring 1,400 of its employees to Eden Prairie, Minn.-based health services company Optum, the Portland Press Herald reported Jan. 5. 
  2. 10 best, worst cities for an active lifestyle

    Honolulu is the best U.S. city for an active lifestyle, according to an analysis released Jan. 5 by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 
  3. Value-based care startup Herself Health lands $7M in seed funding, opens 1st clinic

    Startup healthcare technology company Herself Health landed $7 million in seed round funding and opened its first clinic in Minneapolis.

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  1. Lawsuit alleges Cedars-Sinai shared patient info with Meta, Google, Microsoft

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai is being sued over claims it transmitted patient data to Big Tech companies such as Meta, Google and Microsoft, City News Service reported.
  2. How 1 system is helping moms reenter the healthcare workforce

    The idea for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's MomForce Program came about while Linda Matzigkeit was mixing cement. 
  3. What hospitals can expect from GE HealthCare

    The new year began with a bang for GE HealthCare.
  4. Ascension taps Tim Adams as regional operating officer

    Tim Adams was named regional operating officer and senior vice president for St. Louis-based Ascension, according to a Jan. 5 memo shared with Becker's.

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  1. New Jersey earmarks $15M for healthcare facilities that offer abortion services

    New Jersey has set aside $15 million for healthcare facilities that offer a full spectrum of reproductive care to use for facility upgrades and security enhancements. 
  2. UCHealth and Intermountain forming 700-physician joint CIN

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and Colorado Springs, Colo.-based UCHealth are forming a joint venture clinically integrated network, Intermountain said in a Jan. 5 news release.
  3. J&J consumer health arm files for IPO, moves closer to spinoff

    Johnson & Johnson filed an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its consumer health unit, Kenvue, moving closer toward a spinoff, Bloomberg reported Jan. 4.
  4. Staffing shortages spur Massachusetts hospital to divert ambulances

    Framingham, Mass.-based MetroWest Medical Center diverted local ambulances from its hospital the past three weekends, citing staffing issues, the Framingham Source reported Jan. 4.

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  1. 10 states with the highest risk of rural hospital closures

    Rural hospitals have been facing immense financial pressures as they deal with rising inflation and the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  2. KeyCare snags $27M

    KeyCare, a virtual care platform built with Epic, raised $27 million in its series A financing round.
  3. FDA director of medical supply unit is 'over the moon' for cybersecurity measures

    The director of the FDA's medical supply division praised the recently passed spending bill for its "total product life-cycle approach" and cybersecurity measure allowances, Politico reported Jan. 3. 
  4. Paxlovid use ebbs amid lack of funds, unclear rebound risk

    Millions of Paxlovid packets haven't been used, which could be tied to COVID-19 rebound risks, less federal funds and diminishing public concern about the pandemic, according to an article published Jan. 3 in Nature. 
  5. Don't shy away from AI, says MUSC innovation leader

    Arman Kilic, MD, director of the Schiller Surgical Innovation Center at the Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina, is working on 25 different projects that utilize artificial intelligence. 
  6. Northwestern Memorial HealthCare taps CEO

    Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has named Howard Chrisman, MD, its next CEO. 
  7. 5 hospitals, health systems seeking chief medical information officers

    Below are five hospitals and health systems that posted job listings in the past month seeking chief medical information officers.
  8. Which health tech startups are predicted to go public in 2023

    Forty-five percent of health tech experts predicted that two or fewer health tech companies will go public in the new year, and those predicted to go public mostly focus on enabling people to receive care and manage their conditions from their homes, according to a recent survey by Health Tech Nerds.
  9. Google introduces chatbot for healthcare providers

    Google and DeepMind are lauching MedPaLM, an open-sourced large language model that exclusively addresses medical queries, Tech Times reported Jan. 4. 

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