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'This already happened in the US': Experts weigh in on China's respiratory virus surge

Experts say China’s current outbreak of respiratory illness is another example of what played out in the U.S. last year when COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus peaked simultaneously, allaying fears that a new virus is behind the surge. 

CHIME names CIO of the Year

The College of Health Information Management Executives has named its 2024 CIO of the Year and other digital health and IT awardees.

After nurse's slaying, home health workers call for increased protections

Visiting nurses in Connecticut are calling for increased state and federal protections for home healthcare workers following the homicide of Joyce Grayson, 63, of Willimantic, Conn., NBC Connecticut reported Nov. 28.

Providence posts $310M operating loss in Q3

Renton, Wash.-based Providence reported a $310 million operating loss (-4.3% margin) in the third quarter, down from a $164 million loss (-2.3% margin) in the same period last year, according to financial documents published Nov. 29. 

Florida pushes noncompete ban for physicians

A proposed bill in the Florida House would eliminate noncompete agreements for physicians, NBC affiliate WCTV reported Nov. 29.

Kentucky hospitals see dip in nurse vacancy rate

Kentucky hospitals reported a slight drop in nurse vacancy rates this year, though nurse staffing still remains a core challenge, according to the Kentucky Hospital Association’s 2023 Workforce Survey Report.  

New Jersey hospital adds security upgrades, training after patient dies by suicide

Mullica Hill, N.J.-based Inspira Health has ramped up security at its hospitals following a patient suicide earlier this year. 

10 most popular specialties for telehealth, per Epic

Telehealth visits are down from their peak in the second quarter of 2020 but remain above pre-pandemic levels, according to research conducted by Epic.

New York health system CEO to step down

Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, N.Y., will undergo a CEO change at year’s end as Tommy Ibrahim, MD, exits the top role. 

Global healthcare cost increases ease slightly in 2024

Already a pain point for many, global healthcare costs are expected to remain high over the next year, a WTW report found.