A recently filed lawsuit alleging that a faulty electronic health record system caused patient harm may be among the first in a wave of such cases, even though most experts say the latest EHR systems are better designed than older models.
Demands for constant upgrades to already-installed electronic health record systems are slowing investment in other important digital technologies like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and online billing.
The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.
Federally qualified health centers that serve mostly poor and low-income families in distressed or rural communities have always had a tough time recruiting physicians. And now, it's getting even harder.
Drugmakers are making increased use of consumer coupons, which are designed to thwart the high copays used by pharmacy benefit managers and insurers to channel consumers to less-costly generic drugs.
Are the drugs excluded from formularies by pharmacy benefits managers really no better than what's available at a cheaper price?
Patently perturbed: Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal raises fears about drug patent periods, higher costs
Multilateral trade deals—such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership touted by President Barack Obama on his recent trip through Asia—are usually of little concern or consequence to healthcare stakeholders. But the TPP could affect pharmaceutical pricing around the globe.
Corporate CEOs, attorneys, real estate moguls and other business leaders routinely serve on the boards of not-for-profit hospitals, systems and insurers. But some top executives at not-for-profit healthcare organizations also hold board seats at some of the largest publicly traded companies in the...
Over the past two decades, especially in the years since the ACA passed, there has been a gradual movement toward paying board members at national or regional hospital systems, integrated provider-payer organizations and insurers. And some of the payouts are quite substantial.
A half-century after formation of the Federation of American Hospitals, for-profit hospital chains have moved beyond a scandal-plagued past to forge a permanent place in the healthcare landscape that features both collaboration and competition with not-for-profit systems.
The investigation was groundbreaking in many respects, and providers will likely feel its effects for years to come—in ways that are both potentially positive and negative for the hospital community.
Physicians have increasingly looked to 3-D printing for unique implants and surgical models, and some manufacturers are now using the method to mass produce medical devices and even drugs that are more precise, customizable and biocompatible than conventionally produced products.