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.
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.
Boston-based Partners HealthCare is in the crosshairs again, this time from the attorney general of Massachusetts, for the planned purchase of a doctors group.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
Even as value-based contracting proliferates, the financial incentives for hospitals and medical groups to eliminate waste and improve care have barely changed.
HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has named Dr. Michael James McCoy its first chief health information officer as the agency shifts its focus toward improving the interoperability of EHR systems.
A Massachusetts judge last Thursday rejected an agreement that would have allowed Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals.
A Massachusetts judge rejected an agreement that would have allowed Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals, saying the expansion would allow the Boston-based system, already the largest in the state, "to exact higher prices from insurers for the services its providers render.”