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FDA launches website to track medical devices with IDs

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 04, 2015

Nearly three years after Congress called for medical devices to be marked and tracked with unique identifiers, data on the tracked devices are now available to the public.

Athenahealth makes big Q1 revenue gain, but losses continue

By Joseph Conn  |  May 04, 2015

Web-based healthcare information technology services provider Athenahealth posted higher first-quarter revenue compared with the first quarter of 2014. Higher expenses, however, led to higher net losses as well.

Pollack draws praise as pick to lead American Hospital Association

By Paul Demko  |  May 04, 2015

The American Hospital Association has chosen Richard Pollack, its longtime lead lobbyist, to succeed Richard Umbdenstock as CEO. Hospital leaders say Pollack is the right pick, even though he never led a hospital or health system.

DaVita reports $111 million net loss in first quarter

By Melanie Evans  |  May 04, 2015

DaVita HealthCare Partners' first-quarter performance swung to a net loss of $111 million from a year ago, when the kidney-care and medical group operator posted net income of $183.3 million.

EHRs alone don't improve stroke care

By Darius Tahir  |  May 04, 2015

Installing an electronic health-record system doesn't by itself appear to improve quality of care for strokes, according to a large study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Henry Schein sees growth in medical supply business

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 04, 2015

Henry Schein, a major provider of supplies for medical, dental and veterinary offices, reported a slight uptick in earnings as growth in its medical business outpaced its dental stronghold in the first quarter.

Obama administration raises Medicaid expansion concerns

By Associated Press  |  May 03, 2015

The Obama administration has concerns about provisions in Montana's new law to expand Medicaid, but it is willing to work with the state to overcome them, a spokesman for HHS said on Friday.

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