The Vatican has given the ecclesiastical green light to the proposed merger between Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, a deal that would create the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital company by revenue.
Analysts predict HCA Healthcare will once again outshine its investor-owned hospital peers in the upcoming third-quarter earnings season.
The Kentucky Hospital Association launched a program allowing hospitals to share patient information so they can better coordinate care for babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms.
The services offered at 250 outpatient facilities and medical offices will be consolidated among 125 ambulatory-care locations over the next two years, said Mark Frey, CEO of Amita Health.
UnitedHealth Group recorded higher revenue and profit in the third quarter of 2018, as it served more members, including those with higher-acuity health conditions.
Echoing industry concerns over "Medicare for all," providers warn that Medicaid buy-in proposals may drive more cost-shifting in the healthcare system.
A new Kaufman Hall report finds hospitals and health systems are making only limited progress when it comes to cutting costs, and aren't prioritizing areas like service rationalization or clinical variation.
Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million for a data breach that affected almost 79 million people. It's the largest data-breach settlement to date, and it signals the importance of conducting deep risk assessments.
Leapfrog Group is expanding its safety and quality performance ratings to hospital outpatient surgery departments and ambulatory care centers. Quality performance is opaque in outpatient settings, which have exploded in popularity.
Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
Meharry Medical College President Dr. James E.K. Hildreth says healthcare stakeholders should help disadvantaged students find a path in the industry to improve the system and the communities where they come from.