In a Democratic primary debate Thursday night, Hillary Clinton said the numbers in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' single-payer healthcare plan don't add up, and reiterated her call for Democrats to rally around protecting and improving the Affordable Care Act.
Carolinas HealthCare has named Eugene Woods president and CEO of the 39-hospital, not-for-profit health system, effective April 28. He will take the reins of the system from Michael Tarwater, who is retiring after serving as CEO since 2002.
A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.
The board voted 5-2 to delay a discussion over an e-mail from Wayne Black, a corporate private investigator hired by Broward Health, alleging the system's lawyers were hindering an FBI investigation into the system.
The health plan, a subsidiary of Northwell Health, signed up 91,193 members. Last year, it had 26,567 members. Much of that bump was likely the result of the demise of startup insurer Health Republic, which left 200,000 members without coverage when regulators shut it down.
Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has launched "Save Kentucky Healthcare," a tax-exempt organization that will pay for an online campaign to "educate voters about what is happening to healthcare in Kentucky."
Home health and hospice company Amedisys will acquire Associated Home Care for up to $38 million, including up to $10 million to be paid to Associated's CEO.
The up-and-coming SMART and FHIR health information interoperability protocols got another boost this week. Cerner Corp. on Wednesday unveiled an online sandbox for mobile app and other developers to use the twin tools to interact with its electronic health records.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ceased clinical trials for a CTI BioPharma cancer drug this week after several participants died from the drug's side effects.
Peter Butler, president of Rush University Medical Center, is retiring after six years at the helm of the Chicago hospital.
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