Some say the growth in trauma centers reflects an increase in trauma cases and population booms, but financial incentives have clearly been a factor as a greater share of patients are now insured. If the growth leads to overcapacity, it could be problematic for patient care and hospitals' finances.
A small but growing group of not-for-profit hospitals and health systems are spending more money on nontraditional community benefit programs. Besides carrying out their not-for-profit charitable mission, these systems hope that their efforts will pay dividends under value-based payment models.
A list of the nation's top EHR vendors, based on total number of providers where vendor is the primary EHR vendor. Data is from March 2015 and March 2014. Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Published Nov. 30,...
A patient's family is challenging a Texas hospital's decision to withdraw his life support, saying a state law that allows providers to halt such care is unconstitutional.
Health insurer Cigna Corp. has agreed to settle multiple class-action lawsuits that alleged Cigna and its pending acquirer, Anthem, shortchanged investors and agreed to a bad deal.
The recent election of a Democratic governor in Louisiana who is committed to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has given hope to hospitals and other advocacy groups that back expansion of coverage to low-income adults in the 20 states where Republican leaders so far have balked.
Temple University Health System substantially narrowed its net loss in the first quarter of its fiscal year compared with a year ago. But lower-than-expected outpatient revenue and lower surgical volume at its Jeanes Hospital prevented the system from realizing an anticipated surplus.
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $850,000 in a settlement with HHS' Office for Civil Rights to resolve alleged privacy and security violations stemming from the theft of a laptop computer with unencrypted patient records.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expects to release new guidance by the end of February on a form of birth control that has been linked to more than 15,000 adverse events, including at least a dozen deaths.
Will Highmark and UPMC ever bury the hatchet? David Holmberg, CEO of Pittsburgh-based health insurer and integrated delivery system Highmark Health, weighs in on its fierce battle with UPMC for the region's healthcare market.