Modern Healthcare News
 

Healthcare business news and information

Vital Signs
California health insurance ballot measure gets dirty, literally
By Bob Herman | October 24, 2014
Summary goes hereIn less than two weeks, California voters will decide the fate of Proposition 45, a ballot measure allowing the state's insurance commissioner to approve or deny premium rate hikes proposed by health insurers. Consumer advocates made an unusual effort Thursday to persuade...
FULL STORY »
 

News
Latest motion filed in four-year Georgia hospital divestiture battle
By Lisa Schencker | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Phoebe Putney Health System filed a motion this week seeking to halt the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to force it to give up one of its hospitals until after the state of Georgia makes a decision about whether certain state laws might prevent such a move.
FULL STORY »
 

News
Ebola aid workers given mandatory quarantine in New York, New Jersey
By Harris Meyer and Adam Rubenfire | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday afternoon ordered mandatory quarantine of up to 21 days for health workers and anyone else arriving in the U.S. after direct contact with Ebola patients in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
FULL STORY »
 

Information
WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
Associated Press | October 24, 2014
The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.
FULL STORY »
 

News
LifePoint results point to strong quarter for all for-profit hospitals
By Beth Kutscher | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
LifePoint Hospitals again raised its financial guidance for full-year 2014 after booking higher revenue in the third quarter. The Brentwood, Tenn.-based chain, however, saw a similarly large increase in expenses that led to lower net income for the period compared to the third quarter of 2013.
FULL STORY »
 


Advertisement | View Media Kit

News
Aetna, Sam's Club project signals continuing shift toward private exchanges
By Bob Herman | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A new health insurance exchange announced Thursday by a large retailer is betting that analysts who predict that roughly 40 million people will buy their health plans through a private online marketplace by 2018 are right.
FULL STORY »
 

News
DeSalvo, other departures signal brain drain at ONC
By Joseph Conn | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The appointment Thursday of Dr. Karen DeSalvo as acting assistant secretary of health leaves the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, already hit hard by key staff departures, further depleted.
FULL STORY »
 

News
Texas nurse Nina Pham free of Ebola
By Virgil Dickson and John N. Frank | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola virus while treating Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was discharged from care, National Institutes of Health officials announced Friday morning.
FULL STORY »
 

Information
Cerner's Q3 profits climb as it preps to add Siemens Health
By Bob Herman | October 24, 2014
Third-quarter earnings at Cerner Corp. rose 12%, roughly in line with analysts' expectations, as the health information technology company continues to diversify and grow its business.
FULL STORY »
 

Information
Veterans get look at emerging VA telehealth system
FedScoop | October 24, 2014
The Veterans Affairs Department provided representatives of some of the nation’s leading veterans service organizations Thursday with a demonstration of the agency’s emerging telehealth system and clinical video telehealth scheduling software, both of which are designed to improve...
FULL STORY »
 

Search ModernHealthcare.com:


 

Switch to the new Modern Healthcare Daily News app

For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com on your iPad, switch to the new Modern Healthcare app — it's optimized for your device but there is no need to download.