When we implemented a cost, quality, outcomes (CQO) initiative throughout our organization, we learned a tremendous amount about how to foster consensus among stakeholders — a critical component of any successful CQO roll-out.
Health insurer Cigna Corp. has agreed to settle multiple class-action lawsuits that alleged Cigna and its pending acquirer, Anthem, shortchanged investors and agreed to a bad deal.
Geisinger Health System is benefiting from acquisitions and a focus on high-acuity service lines, but the group still saw its expenses outpace revenue in its fiscal first quarter.
Temple University Health System substantially narrowed its net loss in the first quarter of its fiscal year compared with a year ago. But lower-than-expected outpatient revenue and lower surgical volume at its Jeanes Hospital prevented the system from realizing an anticipated surplus.
Payers and regulators need to create new financial incentives that can bring drug prices in line with their true medical value.
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $850,000 in a settlement with HHS' Office for Civil Rights to resolve alleged privacy and security violations stemming from the theft of a laptop computer with unencrypted patient records.
While this week's Radiological Society of North America conference in Chicago may pass by unnoticed for the average Chicagoan, global forces that are currently transforming healthcare will be felt by everyone.
Today's roundup of technology and pharmaceutical news includes a recall for a Boston Scientific device, China’s push to make more of its own drugs, the breakdown in development of drugs for rare diseases, and more.
Today's regional healthcare roundup includes plans for a $1.5 billion medical campus in Houston, a Missouri hospital's stab at price transparency, a dwindling number of birthing options in Georgia, and more.
A collection of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's files has been opened to the public at his alma mater, the University of Michigan. Kevorkian, a graduate of Michigan's Medical School, he sparked the national right-to-die debate.
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.
A patient's family is challenging a Texas hospital's decision to withdraw his life support, saying a state law that allows providers to halt such care is unconstitutional.