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    8 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    By Kelly Gooch for Becker’s Hospital Review The following leadership moves by women have been reported since Feb. 26: Nwando Anyaoku, MD, was chosen as the first chief health equity officer of Seattle-based Swedish Health Services. Cristina Contreras was named CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in New York…

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    A primer on Dr. B, the site matching Americans with leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses

    By Katie Adams for Becker’s Hospital Review Zocdoc founder and former CEO Cyrus Massoumi recently launched Dr. B, a platform that matches Americans seeking COVID-19 vaccines with leftover doses so they don’t go to waste, The New York Times reported March 9. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines must be…

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    Majority of young nurses overwhelmed, exhausted over the last year: 5 key survey findings

    By Erica Carbajal for Becker’s Hospital Review About 71 percent of young nurses said they felt overwhelmed over the past year, according to survey results published March 10 — just ahead of the March 11 anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic’s start. The American Nurses Foundation, the charitable branch of…

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    Guest post: Identifying the source of truth

    By Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS for ACDIS CDI Blog Many are familiar with the scene from A Few Good Men where Jack Nicholson’s old-school marine tells Tom Cruise’s younger antagonist, “You can’t handle the truth!” My favorite application of that same line comes from Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks’ 2000-Year-Old…

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    CMS identifies billing codes for Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 antibody therapy

    By Katie Adams for Becker’s Hospital Review CMS published specific codes for billing Medicare for Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 antibody cocktail. The FDA granted emergency use authorization Feb. 9 to the antibody cocktail, a combination of antibodies bamlanivimab and etesevimab. The agency granted emergency use authorization to bamlanivimab Nov. 9.…

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    A new machine learning approach may find treatment options for COVID-19

    By Jeff Lagasse for Healthcare Finance News When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, doctors and researchers rushed to find effective treatments, and since developing new drugs takes time, there was little of it to spare. In the short term, the most expedient option was to repurpose…

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    Who profits from medical records?

    By Paul W. Glimcher, Ph.D. for Medical Economics Medical records, which most patients think are private and protected, are in reality lucrative commodities in a multibillion-dollar industry. As hospitals and health networks assemble these records, they routinely strip away names and other identifiers and sell millions of HIPAA-compliant…

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    Researchers underestimated the toll of EHR-related clinician burnout, study finds

    By Hannah Mitchell for Becker’s Hospital Review The informatics community did not accurately predict the major role EHRs would play in the clinician burnout crisis today, according to a study published Feb. 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. In 2009, the American Medical Informatics…

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