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    The Biden administration has informed Congress it will end the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies May 11 — signaling an end to the pandemic's crisis era and an unwinding of federal flexibilities that reshaped the nation's healthcare system. 
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    Twelve medical schools have withdrawn from U.S. News and World Report's rankings, beginning with Harvard Medical School on Jan. 17. 
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  • Utah 1st state to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth

    Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed legislation Jan. 28 that prohibits transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming healthcare.
  • Duke becomes 9th medical school to exit US News rankings

    Durham, N.C.-based Duke University School of Medicine withdrew from U.S. News & World Report's medical school rankings on Jan. 27, becoming the ninth school to make the move. 
  • ChatGPT can't be an author, scientific journal editors and publishers say

    In the last week, thousands of scientific journals have updated their policies to clarify that ChatGPT — an artificial intelligence chatbot that generates humanlike responses — cannot be listed as an author on research papers. Some have also moved to outlaw its use in the preparation of articles, according to a Jan. 26 report from The Guardian. 
  • The ins and outs of Optum partnerships

    In a matter of days, Optum inked two major deals with health systems. Mike Valli, president of Optum's Northeast Region, says the organization is poised for more — that such quick succession is not mere coincidence. 
  • 8th medical school backs out of US News rankings, requests stakeholder meeting

    Three more institutions have withdrawn from U.S. News' medical school rankings in the past three days, bringing the grand total up to eight. 
  • Reorganization at Jefferson Health the key to efficiency, CEO says

    Joseph Cacchione, MD, became CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in September, and he brought with him experience as an executive with St. Louis-based Ascension.
  • Low turnover, more diversity among hospital boards, AHA report finds

    In recent years, some progress has been made in terms of racial/ethnic diversity and gender diversity on hospital and health system boards, according to a report released Jan. 19 from the American Hospital Association. However, the report also found a growing number of older board members and low board turnover. 
  • CDC director gains more oversight amid structural shifts

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, will hire new leadership and reshape parts of the agency in an effort to gain more visibility and direct oversight into key areas, according to a Jan. 24 Bloomberg report.
  • The CEOs who 'unretired'

    A number of retired CEOs have sprung back on the scene in recent months, typically taking the reins at small community hospitals. 
  • 5 medical schools withdraw from US News' rankings

    As of Jan. 24, five medical schools have withdrawn from U.S. News & World Report's ranking system. 
  • American Hospital Association revises human trafficking resources for healthcare professionals

    As many as 88 percent of human trafficking victims access healthcare services at some point during their situation, the Polaris Project, a nonprofit organization that aims to prevent sex trafficking, found. That number is the impetus driving the American Hospital Association's effort to revise human trafficking resources for healthcare professionals.
  • Health executives are patients, too: What 11 leaders experienced

    Leaders of hospitals and health systems are focused on ensuring patients have a positive healthcare experience and receive the care they need. But they are also patients themselves at times, which can provide greater understanding of what patients go through during treatment.
  • Stanford Medical School exits US News rankings, crafts its own system

    Approximately one week after Boston-based Harvard Medical School withdrew from U.S. News & World Report's rankings, Stanford (Calif.) School of Medicine has done the same. 
  • What will save rural healthcare?

    Rural hospitals and healthcare facilities face amplified financial challenges amid persisting workforce shortages, rising costs and leveling reimbursement. Reserves are dwindling and without urgent action, hundreds of facilities face closure. 
  • 9 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  • How Gen Z sees healthcare: 10 stats

    Generation Z is known among their predecessors for demanding difference: different workplace norms, different social initiatives, different technological approaches. They'll want a different healthcare industry, too, as many literally wear their health metrics on their sleeve. 
  • California hospital chair speaks out after CEO, CFO resign; clinicians still skeptical

    The chair of El Centro (Calif.) Regional Medical Center's board of trustees has spoken out after the resignation of its acting CEO and CFO on Jan. 14. 

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