A new report calls for increasing the evidence base for what works in preventive health and incentivizing prevention and public health measures. One expert says the call for financial analysis of these efforts should end “foolish economic arguments” about the costs of living longer.
The longtime Pew Research Center expert on the impact of health information technology and social media on patient engagement and consumers will take over as HHS's top technology adviser.
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Chicago, has signed a letter of intent to affiliate with the two-hospital KishHealth System in DeKalb, Ill.
An 11-nation study of data loss across 16 industries finds healthcare breaches are the most expensive to remediate.
Rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Rhode Island, a trend the state's department of health attributes to better STD testing, as well as higher rates of high-risk sexual behavior.
The U.S. Supreme Court case over the Affordable Care Act's subsidies will be decided in the next month, and the nation's largest health insurer remains guarded about how it thinks a ruling would affect the healthcare industry.
Drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals will pay $1.2 billion to purchasers to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that a company it acquired stalled generic versions of its popular sleep-disorder drug Provigil from entering the market.
Lehigh Valley Health Network, the growing system in Allentown, Pa., would expand its geographic reach under a tentative deal with the Pocono Health System, based in Tobyhanna, Pa.
Before a controversial five-star rating system for dialysis facilities was released this year, kidney-care groups seemed unified in their opposition to the system. Some were against it until the ratings put them in a positive light.
The number of people who were uninsured for at least part of last year dropped to a low not seen in decades. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed the insurance landscape in the first nine months of 2014, only 11.9% of respondents said they were uninsured.
The total compensation for some of the highest-paid CEOs in the healthcare industry increased faster than their companies' profits last year. Here are the top five among publicly traded insurance companies.
The Affordable Care Act will add more than a quarter of a trillion dollars in additional insurance administrative expenses from 2012 to 2022, according to an analysis of federal data released Wednesday by two medical school professors.