In an industry that's been rapidly consolidating, Catholic Health Initiatives has had a particularly rapid growth trajectory. The Englewood, Colo.-based system has struggled to contain costs associated with acquiring new hospitals. But CHI is improving in its core business, which could bode well...
A report from the Institute of Medicine suggests revamping the national strategy for cardiac arrest to standardize surveillance, coordination, data collection, public education and the sharing of best practices pertaining to the condition.
Read how the successful delivery of accountable care—whether defined as care coordination, population health management or delivering better outcomes at lower cost—will depend heavily on a well-coordinated health information technology system to achieve its goals.
Provider-focused approaches to scheduling and failure to appropriately use nurse practitioners and physician assistants are among the reasons timely access to care remains a problem in the U.S., according to an Institute of Medicine report.
High deductibles have already been linked to an increase in bad debt at some health systems, but now they may be responsible for holding down volume as well.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in every state will have mixed effects for same-sex couples when it comes to Medicaid. The ruling will affect coverage rules for both medical and long-term-care benefits.
Leading biotech firm Celgene Corp. will pay $1 billion to enter into a 10-year collaboration with Juno Therapeutics. The move broadens the company's cancer drug portfolio by gaining access to Juno's budding pipeline of oncology immunotherapies.
The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research wants ideas on how to link previously "siloed" systems for gathering data in an effort to quicken the pace of clinical innovation.
Kidney-care providers could see their Medicare payments reduced by up to 2% in the next few years if they do not score high enough on quality measures.
Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, a Baton Rouge, La.-based home-care and hospice company, discusses a recent management shake-up, the firm's expansion strategy and its moves toward risk contracting. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.