Week in Review: October 21

The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.

Industry News

Oracle Cerner unveils new tech capabilities: virtual nursing, tools to streamline charting, billing and data integration

Oracle Cerner has unveiled new tech upgrades for its health tech systems that will modernize administrative and documentation functions, including integrated charting and new problem summaries. Source: Fierce Healthcare

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White House marks rollout of over-the-counter hearing aids at retailers nationwide

Today, hearing aids are now available at major retailers like CVS, Walgreens and Walmart at various price points without a prescription. Source: The Hill

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USDA awards $100M toward improving rural healthcare

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding 208 rural facilities a total of $110 million to support telehealth, staffing and nutrition programs as well as renovation and building expenses. Source: Becker's

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Mayo Clinic News

Mayo Clinic wins Upper Midwest Emmy 

Mayo Clinic received an Upper Midwest Emmy for its video report titled “A Father’s Gift to His Son” about a young patient who received a kidney from his father. Source: Becker's

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Mayo Clinic Health System doctors bring awareness to depression

Doctors at Mayo Clinic Health System are pushing for awareness of depression during the month of October which is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. Source: News 8000

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Florida sees surge in deadly bacterial infections post-Hurricane Ian

Florida is reporting a surge in infections caused by the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus which has caused 11 deaths. Source: Axios

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.