What's in a name? A lot, according to groups battling over whether biosimilar pharmaceutical products should be allowed to use the same nonproprietary name as branded products.
For decades, the nation has poured hundreds of billions of dollars into basic and applied science to devise cures for diseases. But investing in research and development for new and better ways of delivering care in hospitals and physician offices remains a stepchild in Washington.
The 16 largest healthcare real estate investment trusts, ranked by market capitalization as of May 31, 2015. Source: National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Published July 6, 2015, p. 34.
Free-standing emergency room operators are exploring how to win state regulatory approval to expand their facilities nationwide despite opposition from hospitals.
Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni shrugs off pending and possible deals between large insurers. The system, he says, is preparing to take on risk itself for self-insured employers.
As low state reimbursement rates drive mental health providers away from Medicaid, managed-care plans taking over some state programs are looking for creative ways to deliver a service that many see as key to holding down overall costs.
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a $237 million False Claims Act verdict against Tuomey Healthcare System in Sumter, S.C. The sum is believed to be the largest ever levied against a community hospital and exceeds the hospital's annual revenue.
MRIs, CT scans and X-rays for low back pain patients dropped by half last year at the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh after doctors started seeing reminders in the electronic health record that such tests can be unnecessary, a move inspired in part by the Choosing Wisely campaign.
A nationwide survey of nearly 700 patients who either experienced harm themselves or whose relatives were harmed by medical errors reveals that trust makes a difference in whether those patients and families take legal action.
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder and CEO of Culver City, Calif.-based NantHealth, which seeks to use big data to deliver personalized medicine, explains how NantHealth will work with researchers, clinicians and payers to transform healthcare.