Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

  1. Beaumont board voices support for merger with Advocate Aurora as physicians criticize leadership Becker’s Hospital Review

While some concerned physicians have circulated a no-confidence letter that the merger would remove local control, the Beaumont Health board is supporting the merger.

  1. Unencrypted stolen laptop costs Lifespan more than $1M Healthcare IT News

Lifespan Health System will pay over $1M and put a corrective action plan into place after an employee’s laptop was stolen from a car.

  1. Michigan reports nearly 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, citing lab backlog The Detroit News

Following a system backlog, Michigan has updated test results showing a positivity rate of 3.2%.

  1. Sanders delegates signing petition to vote against Dem platform that doesn’t include ‘Medicare-for-all’ Fox News

Sanders delegates are clashing with nominee Joe Biden over a single-payer system.

  1. Hospital margins could sink to a negative 7% this year: 5 things to know Becker’s Hospital Review

According to the American Hospital Association, half of US hospitals could be operating in the red in the second half of 2020.

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