Change Healthcare cyberattack called ‘most significant’ on health sector in U.S. history
Hospitals are facing ‘a financial cliff’ from the attack on the UnitedHealth Group subsidiary. Officials warn the crisis threatens the solvency of some providers.
Hospitals says UnitedHealth aid program for cyberattack is ‘not even a band-aid’
UnitedHealth Group created a temporary assistance fund, but the American Hospital Association says it comes with too many strings. Providers also say they want more communication.
Community Health Systems sees growth in remote patient monitoring
CHS has partnered with Cadence and is now monitoring thousands of patients. Lynn Simon of CHS talks about the development of the program, building buy-in and keys to success.
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HCA Healthcare has revamped its leadership team, and other leaders take new posts.
Healthcare cybersecurity budgets are rising, but workers are hard to find
The HIMSS annual survey finds most organizations are planning to spend more to protect their systems. But systems are struggling to recruit and retain cybersecurity staff.
Medical groups face serious problems from Change Healthcare cyberattack
Groups are seeing difficulties with billing, insurance approvals, and prescriptions, the Medical Group Management Association says. It’s creating extra work and cash flow issues.
UnitedHealth’s Change Healthcare identifies group behind cyberattack
The company says a ransomware group known as ALPHV Blackcat is claiming responsibility. The group has repeatedly targeted healthcare organizations, officials say.
Tenet plans sale of 2 California hospitals to Adventist Health in $550M deal
The announcement comes just weeks after Tenet announced plans to sell four other California hospitals.
In a Leap Year, Leapfrog Group hopes to see big jumps in patient safety
Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group, talks about patient safety, the link of safety to retaining workers, the patient experience, and why parking shouldn’t be an afterthought.
NIH spotlights four Black pioneers in health research
The National Institutes of Health hosted a panel discussion featuring trailblazers talking about their careers, the agency, and their hopes for the future.
New York, Connecticut health systems plan merger to create 28-hospital system
Northwell Health and Nuvance Health announced Wednesday that they plan to come together. Northwell said it would make substantial investments in Nuvance.
Hospitals see more problems from ‘unprecedented’ cyberattack of UnitedHealth’s Change Healthcare
Change’s systems are still down, and health systems are having difficulty processing claims and checking the insurance eligibility of patients, the American Hospital Association says.
Northwell Health gun violence forum aims to get hospital leaders more involved
The fifth annual event hailed progress in drawing more attention to gun deaths as a public health threat, and growing interest from healthcare executives to take action.
Hospitals donate $10 million for campaign with Ad Council to reduce gun violence
The initiative was announced at Northwell Health’s annual forum on gun violence. Officials said it’s a step in a goal of raising $40 million over the next two years.
Women’s health is starting to get more funding, finally
Historically, companies focused on women’s health haven’t received much attention from investors, but a new Deloitte report shows signs of progress.
Pennsylvania health system strikes deal to acquire hospital
WellSpan Health announces its plans to bring Evangelical Community Hospital into the system.
Prior authorization rule will bring change, but doesn’t solve major problems
The federal government approved new regulations to streamline the process of getting approvals. Critics point to major gaps, including the timelines for insurers to respond.
The doctor’s perspective: Battling with insurers over prior authorization
Physicians say the process of securing approval delays care for patients and leads to burnout and moral distress for providers.
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Boston Medical Center appoints new leaders to inaugural positions, and other leaders take new roles.
Foo Fighters to headline concert for hospital price transparency
The legendary band is slated to perform a show to benefit Power to the Patients, a nonprofit organization pushing to change the health system.
Hospitals affected by cyberattack of UnitedHealth subsidiary
Change Healthcare is grappling with a cybersecurity incident. Change, which is part of Optum, provides healthcare technology services to hospitals. Health systems are worried about potential ripple effects.
Should retailers have second thoughts on primary care?
Walgreens is shutting down some VillageMD locations, and CVS is closing clinics in the Los Angeles area. Both say they’re committed to primary care, but it’s not an easy road.
Alabama’s largest hospital, and others, suspend IVF procedures after court ruling
Providers are pausing procedures, saying they can’t risk prosecution of physicians or patients. The state’s Supreme Court has ruled that embryos have the same legal rights as children.
Hospitals show decline in Fitch’s early 2023 analysis, but should improve (a little)
Nonprofit health systems are showing improvements, but even with expected gains, they’re likely to remain below pre-pandemic levels.
How Penn State Health transformed its radiology scheduling
The system developed a new platform making it easier for patients to get appointments, stemming the loss of patients to other providers, and improving revenue.
Massachusetts governor urges health system to transfer hospitals: ‘The time has come’
Gov. Maura Healey pressed Steward Health Care to begin a ‘safe, orderly transition’ amid the system’s financial struggles, and warns that the state will close beds and transfer patients if needed.
Most doctors say they feel burnout regularly, many consider leaving medicine
Doctors say they’re doing 15 hours per week beyond normal work hours, according to athenahealth’s new survey of physician sentiment. Some doctors have optimism that AI could help.
Nearly half of healthcare workers say a patient’s race affects quality of care
Workers have seen discrimination against patients, according to a Commonwealth Fund report. Black and Latino workers are more likely to say they’ve witnessed racism.
Why listening is ‘the most important skill’ | Lessons for Leaders
Nicole Stallings, president and CEO of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, talks about coming to the table, identifying common ground, and listening.
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A Providence executive takes on new responsibilities, and other leaders take new roles.
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