Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, will retire in the second half of 2016, after 15 years with the Houston-based system.
The Obama administration, under pressure to ease its mandates for the use of electronic health records, issued regulations for the current and final stages of its incentive program for the technology. But officials also acknowledged the new rules are almost guaranteed to be revised.
A list of critical-access hospitals by state, ranked by the number of CAHs as of Sept. 1, 2015. Source: Flex Monitoring Team. Published Oct. 5, 2015, p. 34.
Three health systems in the Southeast announced Tuesday that they are forming an alliance to improve community healthcare.
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa's largest insurer, will start selling health plans on Iowa's exchange during the 2016 open-enrollment period after sitting out the first two years.
After months of foot dragging by state and local officials, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder last week finally took steps to reduce the heightened levels of lead in city of Flint's water supply.
Studies have shown that irrational prices exist in a variety of healthcare procedures—from MRIs and cholesterol tests to knee replacement surgeries and angioplasties. Now, we can add an array of women's health services to the list.
Consumers may be controlling more of their healthcare dollars, but people in digital health know who keeps their industry afloat: doctors, hospitals and insurers. Providers and payers are still at the center of healthcare's money flow, say investors at the Health 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley.
Kidney-care providers are still battling methods used by the CMS to help dialysis patients evaluate quality at more than 5,500 U.S. treatment centers. The ratings are difficult to understand and are not consistent with other online public-rating systems, according to a report released Tuesday.
Dr. Robert Califf, the White House's nominee for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, faces new challenges to his confirmation following the revelation that he removed his name from a series of scientific papers he co-authored that were critical of the agency.