The current measles outbreak is raising questions as to whether physicians should take a stronger stance against parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.
Virginia Mason Medical Center, responding Saturday after numerous press reports of deaths at its facility over a two-year period, said in a statement that the problem stemmed from endoscope cleaning guidelines that were inadequate.
A list of the nation's 20 largest healthcare finance companies, ranked by amount of loans underwritten in the healthcare sector underwritten in 2014. Source: Dealogic. Published Jan. 24, 2015, p. 34.
Community Health Systems is moving forward on a deal to add its first hospital in Michigan. Community said Friday it had signed a definitive agreement to buy 208-bed Metro Health near Grand Rapids. But the deal doesn't include the Cleveland Clinic.
The Iowa Insurance Division said Friday that not-for-profit health insurer CoOportunity Health could not be saved and ordered its liquidation by the end of February.
New recommendations on how to improve the safety of compounded, sterile drugs given in hospitals represent a step forward in the fight to prevent more patients from being sickened or killed by mishandled or improperly compounded drugs, experts say.
HCA, the largest hospital chain by revenue, had a strong 2014 that raised its share price more than 50%. And now it appears that performance was enough to earn it a spot on the elite Standard & Poor's 500.
Digital health companies often complain their work is choked by federal privacy and security rules that were developed for a different age. HHS' Office for Civil Rights signaled this week that it wants to help companies understand the law and is willing to be flexible to foster innovation.
Consumers can now evaluate the quality of care at more than 5,500 dialysis facilities online with a five-star rating system the CMS rolled out Thursday. The program is part of a broader federal initiative to boost transparency and help Medicare beneficiaries compare quality.