Hurricane Idalia causes Florida hospitals to evacuate, move patients
Some hospitals had to close facilities and delay procedures due to the powerful storm.
Hospitals see drop in patient volume and revenue
Health systems saw declines in both inpatient and outpatient care in July. Hospitals are likely to still see some challenges in the near future, according to Kaufman Hall.
University of Tennessee Medical Center president: ‘It’s not about me’ | My Favorite Mistake
Keith Gray, who became UTMC president in July, says he learned that he needed to focus on the needs of others as a leader.
Biden administration unveils 10 drugs for price negotiations: Takeaways and reactions
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services named the first prescription drugs selected for negotiation. The president has made lowering healthcare costs a top priority, but the impact of this remains to be seen.
James Quarles: Build a ‘culture of scrappiness’ | Lessons for Leaders
A venture chair at Redesign Health, Quarles says young companies should start small, stay focused, and be sure they have a product that fits the market.
‘Unprecedented decline’: Here’s how much the hospital patient experience fell in the pandemic
A RAND Corporation study found patient satisfaction scores plunged across the country, among all types of hospitals.
Stress U: Many college students struggle with mental health
Some are battling anxiety and depression, including worries about paying bills and loans. Seli Fakorzi of TimelyCare, a telehealth company that works with colleges, talks about mental health on campus.
Catholic Health names new CEO after leader steps down, and more | MED MOVES
Cincinnati Children’s hires a chief philanthropy officer, and other leaders take new roles.
Mississippi hospital system hit by cyberattack
Singing River Health System says it’s had to take computer systems offline. The system continues to see patients, but some services have been disrupted.
Employers cite growing concerns about mental health of workers, survey finds
More large companies reported greater challenges with anxiety and depression. Some employers are expressing a bit less enthusiasm for telehealth.
Gender-affirming surgeries have risen 'dramatically': Study
Researchers point to the need to ensure the appropriate care for transgender patients, even as the procedures have been restricted in some states.
Lessons from a doctor fighting cancer: ‘It’s really scary to be a patient’ | Data Book podcast
Arti Masturzo, the chief medical officer of CCS, talks about her diagnosis of breast cancer and how the healthcare industry needs to do better for patients.
ChatGPT fares well on eye care questions, study finds
Researchers found that the answers generally matched responses from ophthalmologists in terms of accuracy. They stress that more study is needed.
Fewer breaches, more victims: Health systems face evolving threats from cyberattacks
The number of health data breaches dropped in the first half of 2023, but more people are being affected, a new report from Critical Insight says. Analysts say attackers are shifting tactics.
Long covid symptoms and risks can persist for two years: Study
Those who had been hospitalized face higher risks of death and complications, but even those with milder infections could see organ damage, researchers say.
Kristine Olson of Yale New Haven Hospital on wellness: If it's not addressed, people will leave
She talks about the importance of improving the health of the workforce, the links to patient care and financial health, and the value of a wellness officer.
Sparrow Health System CEO plans to step down, and more | MED MOVES
The University of Chicago Medical System appoints a chief operating officer, and other leaders take new roles.
Healthcare mergers: Expecting more in 2024
Despite a few big deals and a flurry of hospital transactions, healthcare merger activity has dipped. KPMG’s Ross Nelson sees potential for the pace to pick up.
Oregon Health & Science University, Legacy Health plan to merge
Legacy, which has been struggling financially, will become part of OHSU. If the deal is approved by regulators, they would form a 10-hospital system.
As maternal deaths rise, NIH establishes new research centers
The nation’s prime source of federal aid for medical research hopes to address the nation’s high rate of maternal mortality and complications.
Improving pediatric emergency care: ‘We need to do better’
Hospitals should be more prepared to care for children in emergency departments, researchers say. Terry Foster of the Emergency Nurses Association talks about what can be done.
More cancers found in those under 50, with women seeing higher increases
Researchers also found higher rates among Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans. They say the findings should be a ‘call to action’ for more research and different treatment
Emergency Nurses Association president: Violence has reached level ‘I’ve never seen’
Nurses are being assaulted and treated with hostility with alarming regularity, Terry Foster says. He calls violence in emergency departments 'a tremendous problem.'
How WellSpan Health is reducing harmful events: ‘Safety is everyone’s obsession’
The Pennsylvania system’s chief quality officer discusses how they saw significant improvements in patient safety, from empowering employees to improving processes.
Medical groups say they need relief from insurers’ 'predatory' EFT fees
Two out of three practices say they didn’t agree to the fees for electronic payments. The MGMA is asking Congress for help.
Hospitals are seeing better margins, but how much can they improve?
Health systems are starting to see higher volumes and revenue. Steve Wasson of Syntellis Performance Solutions thinks a return to pre-pandemic levels is possible.
Ochsner Health’s chief wellness officer ties health of hospital staff to patient safety
Nigel Girgrah of Ochsner talks about expanding wellness efforts, building support, and how it relates to improving care for patients.
Nursing leader welcomes $100M to train nurses, but says industry still faces crisis
The president of the American Nurses Association applauded the Biden administration for the grants, but said nurses still face violence, burnout and low wages.
CommonSpirit Health appoints chief people officer, and more | MED MOVES
Cleveland Clinic announces its first chief analytics officer, and other leaders take on new roles.
Hospital workers and well-being: ‘It’s a problem with our industry and it’s ours to fix’
The health of an organization’s staff has a direct impact on both patient care and the bottom line, wellness experts say. They outline some steps to help.
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