Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni shrugs off pending and possible deals between large insurers. The system, he says, is preparing to take on risk itself for self-insured employers.
Five potential development groups have submitted plans to rescue New Orleans' Charity Hospital — the huge art-deco style building vacant since the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina.
Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved people from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic posing as U.S. patients.
Free-standing emergency room operators are exploring how to win state regulatory approval to expand their facilities nationwide despite opposition from hospitals.
For decades, the nation has poured hundreds of billions of dollars into basic and applied science to devise cures for diseases. But investing in research and development for new and better ways of delivering care in hospitals and physician offices remains a stepchild in Washington.
Florida Hospital DeLand is one of three hospitals in the state testing an experimental anti-venom for coral snake bites. The brightly colored snake rarely bites, but just a drop of its venom is a lethal dose.
Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a...
The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in Colorado on Friday has died, but a flight paramedic and flight nurse aboard the crash are being treated at Denver-area hospitals and are expected to survive.
Losses from underpriced policies mean some people buying health insurance for the coming year will be paying as much as 47% more.
The power of placebos is well-known. But placebos are now being tested as an actual treatment for a very real disorder—the crushing fatigue that often follows cancer treatment, even years later. And the participants will know they're taking placebos.
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder and CEO of Culver City, Calif.-based NantHealth, which seeks to use big data to deliver personalized medicine, explains how NantHealth will work with researchers, clinicians and payers to transform healthcare.
MRIs, CT scans and X-rays for low back pain patients dropped by half last year at the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh after doctors started seeing reminders in the electronic health record that such tests can be unnecessary, a move inspired in part by the Choosing Wisely campaign.