Hospital Administration

Lawmakers and government agencies are exploring greater protections for healthcare workers amid outcry over pandemic-related safety concerns that have persisted for a year. During a House Education and Labor subcommittee hearing Thursday on strategies for protecting workers from COVID-19 infections, a registered nurse with National Nurses United urged greater federal protections for healthcare workers, first
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Dive Brief: Demand for artificial intelligence tools is rising, with 90% of hospital executives reporting they have an AI or automation strategy in place, up from just 53% in 2019, a new survey found. COVID-19 is one factor spurring heightened urgency, with 75% of respondents saying strategic initiatives around AI and automation are more important
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Dive Brief: A new JAMA Network Open study has concluded that most hospital workers are no more at risk of contracting COVID-19 from their jobs than being out in the community. Researchers from Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Rush University Medical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention questioned
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Dive Brief: Some 800 registered nurses at Tenet’s St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts are set to strike Monday following a breakdown in negotiations over a new contract they’ve been bargaining for since November 2019. The strike is open-ended, with no set duration, according to the Massachusetts Nurses Association. St. Vincent will remain open and
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Dive Brief: Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, a bankrupt hospital that serves some of Chicago’s poorest residents and is owned by giant Catholic system Trinity, may wind up keeping its doors open after entering a nonbinding agreement to be acquired. Insight, which operates a small surgical hospital and biotechnology venture outside of Detroit, will be filing
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Dive Brief: The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of the merger between Atrium Health Navicent and Houston Healthcare System following news the two have abandoned their plans for a deal. FTC staff had recommended commissioners challenge the merger on grounds that it would have led to “significant harm” for area residents and businesses
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Dive Brief: A hospital-sponsored affordable housing program targeting social determinants of health in Baltimore is having a positive social impact on the community, according to a study published Monday in Health Affairs. Rather than quantifying traditional return on investment, Health Affairs researchers used a social-return-on-investment (SROI) analysis to evaluate broader social, environmental and economic benefits
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The past year has been ripe with antitrust activity in the health sector, with ripple effects likely to spill into the near future and beyond. The Federal Trade Commission is poised to get even more aggressive in enforcement against anticompetitive deals in the years to come, legal experts told Healthcare Dive, while state legislatures are
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Dive Brief: The Mayo Clinic saw a modest uptick in revenue but a significant decline in profit for calendar 2020, the Rochester, Minnesota-based nonprofit hospital system reported Friday. Overall, Mayo Clinic’s revenues were up 1.5%, including donations, while net income was down 23.5%. However, total assets increased 19% and now are well over $12 billion.
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