Investment firm brings on Bill Frist, eyes healthcare funds

Investment firm brings on Bill Frist, eyes healthcare funds

By Darius Tahir  |  December 19, 2014

Investment firm Carrick Capital Partners anticipates a busy 2015, with healthcare opportunities clearly in its sights. It has secured the advisory services of former Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, also a physician, and plans to start a new fund that will include many healthcare investments, according...

Webinar: How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

Webinar: How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

December 19, 2014

As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest growing physician specialty - hospital medicine - to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency. How this new role for hospitalists plays out varies according to the type, location and...

Half of Dr. Oz's medical advice is baseless or wrong, study says

By Washington Post  |  December 19, 2014

It's not hard to understand what makes Dr. Oz so popular. Called “America's doctor,” syndicated talk-show host Mehmet Oz speaks in a way anyone can understand. But has Oz, who often peddles miracle cures for weight loss and other maladies, mortgaged medical veracity for entertainment...

Sometimes, it's good to be Blue (Cross Blue Shield)

By Bob Herman  |  December 19, 2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield's clout in Washington was in evidence last week as Congress passed a massive spending bill to keep the government operating into next year. One of the last pages of the bill also included a line about the “modification of treatment of certain health...

Child being monitored in Chicago for Ebola infection

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 19, 2014

A child is under observation for Ebola infection at the University of Chicago Medical Center after presenting with a fever during screening at the city's O'Hare International Airport.

Stent average price drops in a competitive market segment

By Jaimy Lee  |  December 19, 2014

The average price paid by hospitals for drug-eluting stents fell 6% over the past year as hospitals continue to push back on the prices of physician preference items, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.

Md. health exchange digs into data to up enrollment

By  |  December 19, 2014

When you apply for health insurance on the exchange, you've got to put in some basic information. Age, location, gender and income are some of the data points that the health exchange collects from applicants-- race and ethnicity are optional on the application. Taken together, these data points...

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