Nearly 60% of Hospitals and Health Systems Have More Than 100 Job Vacancies

Nearly 60% of Hospitals and Health Systems Have More Than 100 Job Vacancies

What You Should Know: – More than 57 percent of health systems and hospitals have more than 100 open roles to fill across their operations, according to new AKASA survey where more than 400 healthcare finance leaders identified vacancies across their healthcare organizations and the revenue cycle. – The findings reveal how insufficient staffing is … Read more

Cerner Collaboration to Increase Access to Cancer Clinical Trials

Cerner Collaboration to Increase Access to Cancer Clinical Trials

What You Should Know: – Cerner, Elligo Health Research┬« and Freenome are collaborating to enable a clinical trial through the Learning Health Network to help advance early cancer detection. – Together they will be using the research-activated network of health systems, real-world data (RWD) and multiomics technology, developed by Freenome, with the goal to help … Read more

Here are the Republicans who bucked the party on baby formula bills

Here are the Republicans who bucked the party on baby formula bills

A handful of Republican lawmakers bucked their party on Wednesday in votes on two separate bills aiming to address the nationwide baby formula shortage causing rising concern for parents across the country. The main bill, dubbed the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, passed in a 231-192 vote that mainly broke along party lines. Four Republicans … Read more

Better Patient Input for Better Trial Output

Better Patient Input for Better Trial Output

Kris Gustafson, Vice President and Global Head Patient Centered Technologies, IQVIA During the pandemic, electronic clinical outcomes assessments (eCOAs) gained prominence as sponsors looked for more agile tools to help them capture patient data remotely through decentralized clinical trials (DCTs). From the adoption of virtual models like eCOAs and DCTs, a new opportunity emerged to … Read more

House passes bills to address baby formula shortage

House passes bills to address baby formula shortage

The House on Wednesday passed two bills aimed at addressing a nationwide shortage of infant formula. The main piece of legislation, sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Would provide $ 28 million in emergency funding to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to beef up inspections of formula made at foreign plants and to guard … Read more

Cerebral CEO pushed out amid company scrutiny

Cerebral CEO pushed out amid company scrutiny

Kyle Robertson is out as CEO of digital mental health company Cerebral, the company said Wednesday. His departure, which he reportedly contests, comes weeks after mounting criticism of the startup’s prescribing practices, including three lawsuits by former employees and a federal investigation. Cerebral President and Chief Medical Officer David Mou will take over as the … Read more

HealthQuest Capital Closes $ 675M for Fund IV to Invest in Transformational Healthcare Companies

HealthQuest Capital Closes $ 675M for Fund IV to Invest in Transformational Healthcare Companies

HealthQuest Capital Team What You Should Know: – HealthQuest Capital, a sector capital capital firm focused on companies optimizing value in healthcare, today announced the close of HealthQuest Partners IV, LP, at its hard cap of $ 675M. – The oversubscribed fund will enable HealthQuest to continue to invest in growth-stage companies that are revolutionizing … Read more