The dictionary defines vaporware as a product that has been widely advertised but has not and may never become available. Last week's twin announcements on the imminent move to widespread value-based reimbursement in healthcare bring the concept to mind.
Healthcare IT community leaders are reacting favorably to the government's new plan to improve the interoperability of health information technology systems.
A list of the nation's 25 largest teaching hospitals, ranked by the total number of residents and interns based on Medicare cost report figures, 2013. Source: American Hospital Directory. Published: Feb. 2, 2015, p. 36.
Partners Healthcare soon might find itself back in court after a Massachusetts judge rejected an agreement that would have allowed the Boston-based system to acquire three hospitals. But Partners may not have better luck the second time around unless it tries a completely different approach.
Healthcare providers, insurers, community health centers and not-for-profit groups around the nation that are helping Americans sign up for exchange coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are working overtime leading up to the Feb. 15 open-enrollment deadline.
President Barack Obama will unveil an ambitious budget blueprint on Monday that pays little heed to the constraints of dealing with a Republican-controlled Congress.
Health spending increased 4% in the fourth quarter from the same period a year ago, the first estimate for economic growth in the final months of last year shows.
The White House is proposing $215 million in new funds and new regulations in a sweeping effort involving the NIH, the FDA and the ONC to help fulfill the promise of what President Barack Obama has termed precision medicine.
Dozens of patients at the Seattle hospital were infected with a deadly bacteria spread by a type of endoscope essential for treating certain conditions but hard to disinfect because of its design. That has raised questions about who is responsible for preventing and correcting the problems.
Pamela Paulk has been named president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, a division of the academic medical system that develops international collaborations and provides medical concierge services for patients who come for treatment from abroad.