Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. The pros and cons of patient surveys, per 3 physicians

    Some physicians take issue with patient surveys because they're often outdated and may not always be a true representation of physicians' practice behavior, Medscape reported Jan. 19. 
  2. 6 Wisconsin hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Wisconsin hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  3. ProHealth opens 4th hospital

    Waukesha, Wis.-based ProHealth Care opened ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital-Mukwonago (Wis.) on Jan. 24, the city's first hospital and the health system's fourth.
  1. Dr. Walensky: Overhauling US healthcare system 'too big for the CDC alone'

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said the U.S. needs to rethink its approach to public health and that the CDC alone cannot fix the system, Politico reported Jan. 21. 
  2. COO to succeed Bill Sisson as president of Baptist Health Lexington

    Chris Roty has been appointed president of Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.).
  3. Demand for Pennsylvania's nursing loan forgiveness exceeds funds

    More than 4,800 nurses have applied for a one-time student loan forgiveness program for licensed nurses in Pennsylvania, prompting state policymakers to ask for an increase in the amount of funding allocated for the program, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported Jan. 24. 
  4. Employees sue Sutter Health over use of 'corrosive' cleanser

    Five employees have filed a lawsuit against Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, alleging the health system had them use a "corrosive" cleanser to help mitigate high rates of Costridioides difficile in its hospitals, The Sacramento Bee reported Jan. 19. 

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  1. 16 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are 16 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  2. Omicron's full burden on children is still unknown, Texas Children's leader says

    Children's hospitals nationwide have seen record levels of COVID-19 patients amid the omicron surge, despite children having the lowest risk of hospitalization from the virus.
  3. 2 Wyoming hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Wyoming hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  4. FBI raids COVID-19 test company that collected $124M while trashing tests

    The FBI on Jan. 22 raided the headquarters of a nationwide string of COVID-19 testing sites known as the Center for COVID Control, USA Today reported Jan. 23.

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  1. Nemours Children's Health names chief value officer

    Karen Marie Wilding has been appointed chief value officer for Jacksonville, Fla.-based Nemours Children's Health. 
  2. John Ferguson Jr., leader of Georgia hospital for 4 decades, dies

    John Ferguson Jr., former president and CEO of Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System, died Jan. 23 at age 82, The Gainesville Times reported. 
  3. Yale New Haven inks deal to automate 6M patient encounters annually

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health is deploying Rx.Health's EHR-integrated unified messaging platform throughout the health system.
  4. Integrating text analytics into EHR helps alleviate clinician burnout, study shows

    Using advanced text analytics to assess EHR inbox messages can help clinicians improve their workflow and eliminate unnecessary workloads, according to a study published Jan. 20 in the American Journal of Managed Care.
  5. Elon Musk's Neuralink to implant brain chips into humans: 4 things to know

    Elon Musk's company Neuralink is searching for a clinical trial director to lead the testing of its artificial intelligence-powered chip's implantation into human brains.
  6. Former UAMS employee exposes 518 patients' health information

    Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is notifying patients that a former employee sent an email from her UAMS account to her personal email, exposing 518 patients' protected health information.
  7. AARP calls for nursing homes to require COVID-19 boosters

    AARP called on nursing homes across the nation to require COVID-19 booster shots for residents and staff amid a rise in infections and lag in booster rates, the organization said Jan. 20.  
  8. OIG to audit hospital compliance with Provider Relief Fund surprise-billing rule

    HHS' Office of the Inspector General said Jan. 20 it would conduct a nationwide audit of hospitals' compliance with the terms and conditions related to the Provider Relief Fund. 
  9. 65% of people who had COVID-19 in 1st wave still have smell dysfunction: 3 study findings

    In a small study of 100 people who contracted COVID-19 in the first wave, more than half have long-term changes to their sense of smell, according to preliminary research published Jan. 20 by MedRxiv.

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