Trinity Health will add three-hospital St. Francis Care to its portfolio to expand its footprint in New England.
Despite claims about improving safety and efficiency, EHRs are mostly designed for volume-based reimbursement, ensuring that information needed to bill for appointments and procedures is collected.
As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve quality and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest-growing physician specialty—hospital medicine—to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency.
Birmingham, Ala.-based Baptist Health System, seeking to position itself for a future of value-based healthcare, expects to form a joint venture with a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. that will include all of Baptist's hospitals and related businesses.
Nearly 740,000 people have selected or re-enrolled into a qualified health plan across 13 state based-exchanges, according to state-released estimates.
More than a million people signed up for health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov in the past week, bringing the overall total of signups for the first four weeks of the current open-enrollment period to nearly 2.5 million.
The number of credit rating downgrades on not-for-profit hospitals is likely to outpace upgrades in 2015, Standard & Poor's forecast in a new report that assigns a negative outlook to the sector.
Federal and local law enforcement officials are investigating a healthcare data-for-ransom security breach at 18-bed Clay County Hospital in Flora, Ill.
The indictment of 14 people Wednesday—including two pharmacists on charges of second-degree murder—was the latest in a string of actions taken in response to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounder.