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Partners HealthCare to close LTAC hospital in Massachusetts

Partners HealthCare to close LTAC hospital in Massachusetts

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 09, 2015

The Boston-based system will end inpatient operations at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore later this year because its leaders concluded it won't be able to survive under new CMS admitting criteria.

More health systems launch insurance plans despite caveats

More health systems launch insurance plans despite caveats

By Bob Herman  |  April 04, 2015

Provider-owned health plans continue to spring up or get larger as more hospitals and physician groups are moving to take on financial risk for their patients under value-based and capitated payment contracts.

Demand grows for care coordinators

Demand grows for care coordinators

By Melanie Evans  |  March 28, 2015

A growing number of health systems, accountable care organizations and medical home-style practices are deploying care coordinators—which some call navigators. That is changing how patients get care and it's changing the jobs of doctors, nurses and other front-line providers.

Massachusetts slams Partners' plan to buy physicians group

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 14, 2015

Boston-based Partners HealthCare, only weeks after it lost an antitrust battle regarding planned acquisitions, is in the crosshairs again, this time from the Massachusetts attorney general, for the planned purchase of a doctors group.

Partners HealthCare drops plans to acquire South Shore

Partners HealthCare drops plans to acquire South Shore

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 21, 2015

Boston-based Partners HealthCare has abandoned plans to acquire South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, Mass., in light of a court ruling spiking its deal with state regulators to address antitrust concerns.

Partners HealthCare drops plans to acquire South Shore

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 18, 2015

Boston-based Partners HealthCare has abandoned plans to acquire South Shore Hospital in light of a court ruling spiking its deal with state regulators to address antitrust concerns. Partners will also hold off on acquiring two other suburban hospitals covered in that agreement.

Contact-free patient sensor reduces alarm fatigue

Contact-free patient sensor reduces alarm fatigue

By Darius Tahir  |  February 07, 2015

Waltham, Mass.-based EarlySense invented a sensor that monitors heart rate, respiratory rate and patient movement without direct contact with the patient. When the product didn't take off with consumers, EarlySense refocused on hospitals and patient safety.

Partners taps its physician leader as new system CEO

Partners taps its physician leader as new system CEO

By Melanie Evans  |  February 07, 2015

Dr. David Torchiana will take the helm at Partners HealthCare, as the Boston-based system charts a new business course following a state judge's ruling blocking its planned acquisition of three hospitals

Partners HealthCare picks internal candidate as new CEO

Partners HealthCare picks internal candidate as new CEO

By Melanie Evans  |  February 05, 2015

Partners HealthCare's incoming CEO Dr. David Torchiana will take control of an organization he describes as “chastened” by the public criticism and a fresh legal rebuke of its planned expansion and is faced with turning around a steep loss in its new health insurance arm.

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