The Boston-based health system is the first in the country to make clinical data from its electronic health records publicly available to consumers online.
Lifespan adds a new wrinkle to the potential three-way deal as Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts' largest healthcare provider, looks to expand its reach into Rhode Island beyond Care New England's locations.
Bumps in patient service revenue and provider activity lifted Partners HealthCare's operating margin in the first quarter of 2018.
The definitive agreement comes about two weeks after Brown University and Prospect Medical Holdings said they would intervene and take on Care New England if its deal with Partners fell through.
Wisconsin last week unveiled plans to overhaul Medicaid by requiring members to pay insurance premiums and undergo a drug screening.
Practice Greenhealth has made yet another move into supply chain with the expected launch of a tool that helps hospitals forecast the total cost of using and maintaining a product, beyond just the purchase price.
Nearly 400 physicians at Hallmark Health System in Medford, Mass., have voted to join the physician network of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, leaving Partners HealthCare's physician organization after acquisition plans fell through.
Kerry Shannon has been named senior VP of strategy and business development at the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle.
Massachusetts hospital leaders hope the CMS will overlook a miscalculation submitted by a small hospital there that could otherwise cost facilities across the state $160 million. Some experts, however, say the CMS may be reluctant to fix the mistake, out of fairness to other states.
As conversations in healthcare continue to focus on quality, patient safety and a system shifting to value over volume, Modern Healthcare's 12th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders increasingly reflects the industry players charged with making it happen.
Jeff Brown has been named senior VP and CIO of Seattle Children's Hospital. He had served as the interim CIO since April 2015.
Expect more acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and health plan expansion from U.S. hospitals this year. Executives of some the largest U.S. hospital operators revealed their plans Monday in pitches to investors and analysts in San Francisco.