About a half million individuals evenly split between first-time and returning customers signed up for health insurance on federally-run exchanges during the first week of the open-enrollment period.
A pre-Thanksgiving clash emerged between healthcare experts who believe wellness programs sponsored by employers offer long-term savings and create a healthier workforce, and those who think such programs provide no value whatsoever.
Modern Healthcare Insights-Special problems in the fight against hospital-acquired infections: Defeating Superbugs
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a worldwide problem. A special subset, called "superbugs," can withstand antibiotic defenses. This issue brief details the most common pathogens that are causing them and strategies used to combat them.
An OB-GYN who is the president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society has had his license suspended by the state's medical board for several alleged offenses, including drinking on the job and leaving a birthing mother unattended while having sex with another patient.
Eric Schultz, CEO of Wellesley, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discusses his organization's experience with the Obamacare insurance exchanges, narrow provider networks, re-entering the Medicare Advantage program, and his views on the expansion of Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts.
The plan, backed by Republican Gov. Matt Mead, will require a waiver from the federal government since it imposes monthly co-insurance and other co-pays on the low-income beneficiaries who opt into the plan.
Daughters of Charity Health System's financial situation has continued to deteriorate, newly released earnings reports show, as the six-hospital group awaits attorney general approval for its controversial sale to Prime Healthcare Services.
An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.
The editors of the Journal of Patient Safety found that five of 10 articles on operating room sterilization practices authored by disgraced former editor Dr. Charles Denham failed to disclose his financial conflicts of interest relevant to those articles.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—who is slated to help decide the fate of the healthcare reform law next year—reportedly was resting comfortably Wednesday morning after having a stent placed in her heart.