Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Staffing companies must keep up amid healthcare cost-cutting pressure, report says

    The pressure healthcare providers face to reduce costs is forcing changes among staffing companies, according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings.
  2. 3 recent healthcare layoffs

    The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review so far in June:
  3. Salmonella infects 279 people in 41 states: 4 things to know

    Two hundred and seventy-nine people have been infected with salmonella in 41 states as of June 7, according to the CDC.

Cost containment is a top priority in 2019 for healthcare executives

In the past few years, healthcare annual expenses have continued to outpace revenue growth, spurring increased interest in cost containment strategies from hospital leaders across the country.
  1. Over half of Ebola outbreaks may go undetected, study finds

    At least half and as many as 83 percent of all Ebola outbreaks in West Africa go unreported, according to a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
  2. Internal memo shows Verma cautioned against ACA changes

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma warned HHS Secretary Alex Azar in a private memo last August that implementing three healthcare policy changes could collectively cause health insurance enrollment to drop by 1.1 million, Politico first reported.
  3. Report on UMMS board dealings reignites community frustrations

    A report on board governance at Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System has left many local leaders frustrated and skeptical, according to a report from The Baltimore Sun.
  4. House vote to block fetal tissue research ban unlikely to change policy

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved a healthcare spending package on June 13 that included an amendment to reverse the Trump administration's ban on using federal dollars for research using fetal tissue, The Hill reports.

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  1. Trump administration to expand health insurance options for small businesses

    The Trump administration expanded health reimbursement arrangements June 13 in a final rule that aims to help small businesses provide insurance coverage.
  2. Ties to the AMA 'solve the mission problem' for Health2047, a digital health catalyst

    As the number of new digital health startups continues to skyrocket, so does that of the health systems, established venture capital firms, Silicon Valley billionaires, university-based accelerator programs and any other party with money to spare who wants to buy in.
  3. Medical Center Health System taps CFO as interim CEO: 4 points

    Odessa, Texas-based Medical Center Health System selected Robert Abernethy to serve as interim CEO, effective June 17, according to an Odessa American report.
  4. St. Vincent's Health System appoints CEO for 3 hospitals: 3 things to know

    Birmingham, Ala.-based St. Vincent's Health System named Suzannah Campbell president of St. Vincent's East in Birmingham, St. Vincent's Blount in Oneonta, Ala., and St. Vincent's St. Clair in Pell City, Ala., according to The Trussville Tribune.
  1. Global consortium gets $35M NIH grant to advance vaccine development

    An international group of experts will work to accelerate the creation of new vaccines through a $35 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
  2. Ebola outbreak not global emergency, WHO says for 3rd time

    The World Health Organization on June 14 ruled that the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is still not an international emergency, reports Vox.
  3. Recruiting study participants via Facebook results in larger, more diverse pool

    The researchers behind the ongoing Genes for Good genetic study have found that recruiting participants from Facebook and offering them free DNA reports has solved many of the issues associated with study samples, they wrote in the American Journal of Human Genetics this week.
  4. GE Ventures selling stake in more than 100 startups: Vineti, Vitruvian Networks & more

    After experiencing a 23 percent drop in its stock price in the last 12 months and with an estimated $110 billion in debt as of the end of March, General Electric is reportedly looking to sell off its corporate venture arm's portfolio, which includes multiple digital health and life sciences startups, according to CNBC.
  5. 9 hospital, health system construction projects worth $300M or more

    Below are nine hospitals or health systems that recently announced or completed construction projects worth more than $300 million in the last two months, reported by Becker's Hospital Review.
  6. Beaumont nurses accuse hospital administration of interfering with unionization

    Nurses at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.) claim hospital administrators are participating in anti-union activities to prevent organizing, according to a union news release.
  7. Brigham and Women's announces $250M expansion

    Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Boston plans to construct a $250 million expansion including a five-story inpatient building, according to The Boston Business Journal.
  8. Florida pharmacy owner gets 6 year sentence for role in $2.2M fraud scheme

    The owner of a pain clinic and pharmacy in Florida was sentenced to more than six years in prison and three years probation for his role in a $2.2 million insurance fraud scheme, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
  9. 10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking pharmacy leaders in the last week:

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