The long-awaited sustainable growth-rate fix that passed the House on Thursday is wired to boost the use of health information technology, even beyond electronic health records.
Technology giant Google and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon announced they will work together to develop a platform integrating advanced robotic systems, imaging and data analytics.
The barely 2-year-old CommonWell Health Alliance, a group promoting EHR interoperability, is coming of age, demonstrating a new interoperability platform and hiring its first executive director.
The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.
There will be no doc fix until at least mid-April. The Senate adjourned for spring break on Friday morning without taking up legislation to permanently repeal Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors.
Aetna has changed how HIV drugs are listed within health plans sold on the exchanges after consumer groups criticized the health insurer's policy as discriminatory.
SelectHealth, the health insurance division of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, closed 2014 with a sizable top-line gain after it added thousands of members to its growing lineup of benefit options.
A medical endoscope manufacturer linked to outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria at several hospitals released new recommended procedures Thursday for reprocessing its devices.
Sandra Bruce, president and CEO of Presence Health, will retire at year-end after leading the Chicago-based health system since it was formed through a 2011 merger.
Laboratories that waive some patients' fees as part of agreements with physician practices risk running afoul of the federal anti-kickback statute, HHS' Office of Inspector General said in an advisory opinion released Wednesday.
Supreme Court justices are scheduled Friday to consider hearing another case challenging the Affordable Care Act, even as they prepare to issue an opinion in King v. Burwell.
Federal health officials Thursday unveiled a new strategy geared toward reversing the steady rise in drug overdose deaths seen over the past two decades.