• Misinformation vs. disinformation: What's the difference?

    In a digital era, falsehoods abound. But media consumers shouldn't think of all falsehoods on the same terms, Renée DiResta, technical research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory, said at the Machines + Media 2020 event hosted by Bloomberg in July.
  • Dollar General will pay staff to get COVID-19 vaccine

    Dollar General Corp. is offering its 157,000 employees four hours of pay if they receive a COVID-19 vaccine, reports The Wall Street Journal.
  • Moderna CEO says COVID is forever

    Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said Jan. 13 that COVID-19 will be around forever, reported CNBC.
  • Former NJ hospital CEO dies

    Sister Agnes Marie O'Brien, a former hospital CEO in New Jersey, died Jan. 6, according to TrentonMonitor.com. She was 94.
  • Hospitals questioned for including board members in 1st rounds of COVID-19 vaccines

    In some instances, hospital board members and trustees have received the COVID-19 vaccine alongside front-line workers, raising questions about whether some systems are following guidelines for distribution.
  • Oklahoma hospital exec runs 46 miles to honor nurses

    An executive at Ascension St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., ran 46 miles Jan. 13 to honor nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tulsa World reported.
  • 5 things COVID-19 taught quality experts about leading during an emergency

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led health systems across the country to activate their incident command system, a federal training system that outlines an organized structure meant to help hospitals respond to an emergency.
  • What hospitals are learning as they distribute the COVID-19 vaccine

    The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been a massive undertaking for hospitals and health systems as they work to inoculate healthcare workers and others based on state and federal guidelines. Among other things, they have had to ensure appointment scheduling is efficient and that shots are kept at the required refrigeration storage temperatures.
  • Small changes are often better than large-scale changes

    When the going gets tough, small changes are often better than large changes for putting an organization back on track, Boris Groysberg, professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and two other authors said in a Boston-based Harvard Business School post.
  • 7 healthcare priorities for big employers this year

    The Pacific Business Group on Health, which represents employers like Boeing, Walmart and Microsoft, outlined seven health priorities for large employers in 2021.
  • Bosses may become less authoritative, more emotionally aware: WSJ

    The incoming wave of bosses may be more emotionally capable and collaboration-fostering than the more dictatorial and rigid bosses of the past, reported The Wall Street Journal.
  • Cleveland Clinic changes mission statement

    "Caring for life, researching for health and educating those who serve" is the mission statement Cleveland Clinic intends to use for the next 100 years, CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, MD, said Jan. 13.
  • Utah health systems collaborate to combat systemic racism

    Hospitals and health systems in Utah declared systemic racism a public health crisis Jan. 12 and pledged to work together to address health inequities and disparities, The Salt Lake City Tribune reported.
  • Head of Operation Warp Speed resigns

    Moncef Slaoui, PhD, chief advisor of Operation Warp Speed, submitted his resignation at the request of President-elect Joe Biden's team, although he'll stay on for another month to oversee the transition to the new administration, CNBC reported Jan. 12. 
  • FDA deputy commissioner to step down

    Anand Shah, MD, deputy commissioner for medical and scientific affairs for the FDA, will step down Jan. 20, according to a resignation letter obtained and cited by Politico Pulse. 
  • Addressing racial bias in healthcare

    For many of us in medicine, racism is a deeply personal issue. As a Black healthcare CEO and emergency physician in an underserved rural community, social justice—and especially healthcare justice—is close to my heart. I am a firm believer that we are only as healthy as the most vulnerable among us.
  • What the incoming CDC director wants Americans to know

    Incoming CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said in a New York Times op-ed that she will lead "with facts, science and integrity" and work to restore public trust in the agency that she said has been undermined.
  • Former hospital CEO tapped as Detroit's lead public health nurse

    Iris Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN, former CEO of DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, was tapped as nursing director for the Detroit Health Department, according to a Jan. 12 news release from the city mayor's office.
  • Why California's primary care-focused healthcare model is struggling against COVID-19

    California's lean and efficient healthcare infrastructure, normally well-situated to provide modern care, has made the state particularly vulnerable to the punishing impact of COVID-19, reported The Atlantic.
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