About 40 health systems have started venture funds. The lure is the potential for big payoffs and the promise of getting in on the ground floor with effective new healthcare technologies and services. But most startups fail to deliver on venture capitalists' investment.
Hundreds of private-sector ACOs are taking shape across the country. For some, these deals will prepare providers and payers for fully capitated arrangements in which providers are paid a global fee per member for managing an enrolled population's healthcare.
An insurer's transformation: Humana's evolution into Medicare powerhouse offers strong lure to Aetna
An acquisition by Aetna would bring an end to the half-century of radical company makeovers by Humana and create an insurance giant in the fast-growing market for government-subsidized health plans.
Almost 2,200 healthcare construction projects have received some level of LEED certification or are seeking certification, but only a small handful have scored a rating of platinum.
As low state reimbursement rates drive mental health providers away from Medicaid, managed-care plans taking over some state programs are looking for creative ways to deliver a service that many see as key to holding down overall costs.
Taking a load off nurses: Hospitals eye installing patient lifts but face technical, cost challenges
Most hospitals have mobile, wheeled lifts. But busy nurses and aides typically move average-sized patients themselves. The sparse use of assistive devices is the biggest reason healthcare workers have one of the highest rates of occupational musculoskeletal injuries.
There's a boomlet underway in health information technology buying, triggered by provider organizations considering or launching their own Medicare Advantage or commercial health plans.
Hospitals continue to add physicians at a brisk pace, defying predictions that the practice acquisition binge would end in a fiscal fiasco.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., learned how high-deductible health plans change patient behavior when FedEx Corp. moved its 400,000 U.S. employees and dependents into the plans in January 2014.
Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.
Healthcare confronts climate change: Schools, providers focus on health effects to dampen political opposition
A number of medical, nursing and public health schools around the country are launching programs to train students about the effects of climate change on health and how to reduce its impact.
Median total pay for healthcare association chief executives earning $1 million or more increased 8.5% from 2012 to 2013, while total pay for all healthcare association CEOs jumped 18.9%, according to Modern Healthcare's analysis of the latest association tax reports.