Hospital Administration

The biggest nurses union in the country is teeing up a fight with hospitals run by HCA Healthcare, Sutter Health and CommonSpirit Health as it heads into negotiations for some 65,000 nurses this year. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed problems faced by nurses ranging from inadequate personal protective equipment to unsafe staffing levels, members of National Nurses
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Dive Brief: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an emergency temporary standard Thursday that healthcare employers specifically must abide by to better protect workers from the spread of COVID-19. The ETS requires hospitals, nursing homes and other sites of care to provide employees with paid time off to get vaccinated and to recover from
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Dive Brief: Medtronic abruptly pulled its HeartWare HVAD pump system from the market Thursday after a slew of Class I recalls and numerous reports of patient injuries and deaths associated with the device. The medtech cited ongoing device failures and “a growing body of observational clinical comparisons indicating a higher frequency of neurological adverse events,
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Dive Brief: Cyber threats to the medtech industry, including ransomware and other malware, are growing in sophistication, potentially putting patient safety at risk, according to Kevin Fu, acting director of medical device cybersecurity at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “It’s not just a kid in their basement causing trouble. These are actually
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Dive Brief: Ransomware attacks will continue among large providers for the foreseeable future, and “healthcare systems will need to deploy additional resources to thwart future cybersecurity breaches even as the pandemic continues to use up significant clinical, financial and strategic resources,” according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. The organization noted that nonprofit
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Dive Brief: Hospital operator HCA Healthcare is linking up with Google Cloud on a new data analytics platform to support provider decision-making, the companies announced Wednesday. The deal between the 186-hospital system and the technology behemoth will build on HCA’s existing use of technology to streamline both clinical and non-clinical operations, and represents “significant investments” in the
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Dive Brief: Physician trust in the U.S. healthcare system significantly declined during the pandemic, along with their confidence in the leaders and executives at the healthcare organizations employing them, according to a report from the nonpartisan research group NORC at the University of Chicago commissioned by the ABIM Foundation. The poll found that 30% of
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