Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.
Tufts Medical Center and neighboring academic facility Boston Medical Center have announced talks to “explore a partnership.”
The Chinese government has relaxed foreign ownership rules to attract private hospital operators who offer better quality care to consumers widely dissatisfied with the current public hospitals.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. last week said it was abandoning plans to acquire five hospitals in Connecticut. Its decision also will end its partnership with Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System.
Partners HealthCare said Friday that it lost $22 million from operations in its most recent fiscal year, but the Boston-based health system would have recorded a surplus if it weren't for its struggling health insurance arm.
In a Q&A with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner, Gary Gottlieb describes his push to bring Partners HealthCare into the accountable-care era and why he agreed to cap price increases to win approval to buy suburban hospitals.
For many systems across the country, the expense side of the balance sheet is growing almost as fast as the revenue side, prompting providers to look for new ways to cut costs.
Eric Schultz, CEO of Wellesley, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discusses his organization's experience with the Obamacare insurance exchanges, narrow provider networks, re-entering the Medicare Advantage program, and his views on the expansion of Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts.
Some hospitals are reaping savings from buying green energy, though savings depend on market conditions and geographic location.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb, 59, will be CEO of Partners in Health, a not-for-profit that operates globally to address healthcare access where poverty is prevalent, including recent work in the West African nations fighting Ebola.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb, CEO of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts, will be leaving that position next year to join not-for-profit medical services provider Partners in Health as its new CEO, Partners HealthCare confirmed Saturday.
Providence Health & Services, the fifth-largest not-for-profit system in the country by revenue, has started a venture capital fund to develop innovative, consumer-driven technology. A former Amazon.com executive will run the new undertaking.