Will Highmark and UPMC ever bury the hatchet? David Holmberg, CEO of Pittsburgh-based health insurer and integrated delivery system Highmark Health, weighs in on its fierce battle with UPMC for the region's healthcare market.
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is postponing the initial public offering of NantHealth, his precision medicine start-up, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Mobile medical applications increasingly are being used by patients and consumers. Now healthcare providers are evaluating whether and how to work with their patients in tapping these apps. But they're proceeding cautiously because of the dearth of clinical evidence for many consumer apps.
If your holiday shopping list includes a health-conscious someone who just has to have something unique, what could be more personal than an analysis of his or her genetic makeup?
A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms. By the time the shooter surrendered, three people were killed and nine others were wounded, authorities said.
Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Neb., discusses rural hospitals' challenges in recruiting staff, the problems created by Nebraska's refusal so far to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and how he motivates his employees. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Shannon...
Community health dividends: Systems hope social initiatives will produce better health outcomes and lower costs
A small but growing group of not-for-profit hospitals and health systems are spending more money on nontraditional community benefit programs. Besides carrying out their not-for-profit charitable mission, these systems hope that their efforts will pay dividends under value-based payment models.
A fifth health insurer has dropped out of an ambitious but struggling Medicaid reform program that targets New Yorkers with high medical costs.
Some say the growth in trauma centers reflects an increase in trauma cases and population booms, but financial incentives have clearly been a factor as a greater share of patients are now insured. If the growth leads to overcapacity, it could be problematic for patient care and hospitals' finances.
The recent election of a Democratic governor in Louisiana who is committed to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has given hope to hospitals and other advocacy groups that back expansion of coverage to low-income adults in the 20 states where Republican leaders so far have balked.
While the number and types of emojis seem to be ever-proliferating, there's one topic that doesn't yet have a face: safe sex.
If someone claimed they could cut the death rate among Americans under age 75 by almost half over the next four decades, it would be big news. Yet research shows that this has actually happened over the past 44 years.