The terms personalized medicine and genomic medicine pop up regularly in hospital marketing efforts. But there is no consensus on what to call this new brand of medicine, which is based on the medical effects of the human genome, the constellation of 25,000 genes that make up each person. And the...
Hospital closures typically cause upheaval in the communities they leave behind. It is less clear, however, that the closures lead to worse health outcomes for the community at large. A new study suggests at least some patients find better care.
IBM's new health analytics division will marshal its supercomputers against one one of medicine's biggest terrors: cancer. The company announced Tuesday that 14 cancer centers and health systems have signed on to use the technology.
NuVasive is officially operating with a new chief executive, and the San Diego-based manufacturer of spine devices posted a sizable turnaround in the first quarter thanks to favorable legal developments.
Community Health Systems, the largest chain by hospital count, has struggled in recent years to maintain patient volume at its rural facilities. But patients have started to return and the company is also capitalizing on cost savings from its 2014 merger with Health Management Associates.
Of the $360 billion in payments Medicare made to providers in 2013, 58% continued to flow through traditional fee-for-service models with no regard for quality or outcomes, according to a new analysis by the employer-backed Catalyst for Payment Reform.
Global spending on cancer drugs rose 10.3% from 2013 to reach $100 billion last year as a host of new expensive breakthrough medications hit the market and patents on existing drugs limited price competition from generics, according to a report.
HCA, the largest hospital chain by revenue, will increase its capital spending over the next three years to make room for the additional patients it is seeing thanks to market share gains and healthcare reform.
Some of the sickest patients with the most urgent need for stroke treatment may be the least likely to receive timely life-saving care because they're in the hospital when the stroke hits. A new study shows hospitalized stroke sufferers waited more than two hours longer for brain scans.
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Nearly three years after Congress called for medical devices to be marked and tracked with unique identifiers, data on the tracked devices are now available to the public.
The American Hospital Association has chosen Richard Pollack, its longtime lead lobbyist, to succeed Richard Umbdenstock as CEO. Hospital leaders say Pollack is the right pick, even though he never led a hospital or health system.