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Intrado outage shuts down 988 mental health hotline

The nation's new 988 hotline, intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health emergency, has been out of service for several hours Thursday. Those...

MyChart messaging bills pose questions for hospitals, payers

More health systems are seeking compensation for services doctors provide via patient portals such as MyChart, raising questions among payers about the downstream...

Hospitals expected to end 2022 with negative margins

Higher expenses due to staff shortages and fewer patients are straining finances in the hospital sector, which is on track to end the...

Cleveland Clinic’s net loss tops $1.5B for first 3 quarters of 2022

Cleveland Clinic’s net losses for the year so far have exceeded $1.5 billion as labor costs remain elevated and investment losses mount. The Ohio-based...

Cleveland Clinic expands global network to five new countries

Cleveland Clinic, a growing player in international healthcare, is expanding its global network of in-country representatives to five new locations: Canada, China, Colombia,...

Twitter stops enforcing COVID misinformation policy

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts and social media researchers that the change...

Community health center malpractice cases leave taxpayers to pay up

A patient alleging medical malpractice by a health center must first submit claims to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for...

Google Health partners with iCAD on oncology AI

Google Health is licensing its mammography AI research model with iCAD, a medical technology company focused on breast cancer, the big tech firm...

Humana SeniorBridge home care centers to close

Humana is closing most of its SeniorBridge home care facilities by year’s end, a spokesperson said Tuesday. When Humana acquired SeniorBridge in 2012, it...

Former MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros sues health system

The dispute between MetroHealth and its former CEO, Dr. Akram Boutros, has escalated yet again. Boutros on Monday, Nov. 28, filed a lawsuit in...

Rural Colorado apprenticeship fills healthcare worker gap

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — During her 12-hour overnight shift, Brianna Shelton helps residents at BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many...

Why healthcare should be treated as a business

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if it were not being run by money? We earn money, we spend money,...

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CDC: Flu activity high in 44 states

NEW YORK — The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse. Health officials said Friday that 7.5% of outpatient medical visits last week were due...

Advocate Aurora and Atrium merger finalized

Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health completed their merger, the nonprofit health systems said Friday. The combined organization has more than $27 billion in...

988 mental health hotline resumes after national service outage

The nation's 988 hotline, intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health emergency, was back up and running Friday after a daylong outage. The...

Allianz publishes manual to encourage more inclusive film productions

Munich, December 2nd, 2022 Ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, Allianz has published a...