Shareholders at McKesson's annual meeting sided with the board and management in rejecting proposals to require greater disclosure of political contributions and limit golden parachutes for senior executives in a change of ownership.
The helium shortage is no more—thanks to a device using some duct tape, plastic piping, a folding table and some other decidedly low-tech components.
Research suggests there may be gender, racial and socio-economic disparities when it comes to robotic surgery.
The heads of the CMS and the Food and Drug Administration want universal health insurance claims forms to include unique device identifiers. The UDI would improve post-market surveillance and provide for better value-based reimbursement based on device performance, they say.
Several physicians and experts interviewed don't see a significant benefit to the device, especially when research suggests that stents may be overused in treating patients with coronary artery disease anyway. One expert believes the innovation is just meant to spark interest in a stale market.
The Food and Drug Administration has made strides in preventing new drug shortages but the agency is still struggling to address the glut of ongoing deficits, the GAO says.
UPMC will own the majority of the for-profit company named Pensiamo, which will manage a hospital's entire supply-chain operation, including sourcing, contracting, purchasing and payment for drugs and supplies.
A calculation of healthcare revenues and expenses from 1997 to 2012 revealed decreased spending on labor compensation and a rise in spending on services and goods such as drugs and devices.
Steris has sold its UK Linen Management Services business to STAR Mayan Limited for about 50 million pounds, or about $66.5 million.
Drugmaker Merck and Premier, the GPO and performance improvement company, are teaming up to develop app-based solutions to assist providers in improving their population health outcomes.
Members of a Northeast alliance of health systems are forming their own group purchasing organization to better manage procurement and sourcing of supplies.
Leigh Anderson has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer at Premier.