Exclusivity deals for hepatitis C drugs by pharmacy benefit managers and a major health plan have raised concerns that the decision of which drug is best for a patient is being taken away from clinicians.
IBM Corp. and Epic Systems Corp., likely hoping to show why their joint bid should win the Defense Department's $11 billion, 10-year EHR contract, Wednesday unveiled a 17-person group they've assembled to help advise the department and guide it through implementation if they win the work.
Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., president and CEO of Geisinger Health System, discusses how his organization is dealing with Medicaid and exchange-plan growth, his concerns about implementation of pay-for-performance and health IT, and his legacy at Geisinger.
The shift to performance-based payment is a key driver of the development and use of mobile patient-engagement systems and tools, but lack of insurance payment for these services remains an obstacle.
The race to enroll uninsured Americans in health plans has started again—but with only half as much time as the first open enrollment and a harder-to-convince pool of potential customers.
In early September, Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Center introduced a 90-day warranty for knee and hip replacement surgeries. The warranty covers the full-treatment cycle (diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation) if the patient receives all services within its system. Virginia Mason is a beacon of...
Health insurers are bullish on sign-ups for the upcoming open enrollment starting Nov. 15 and are adding personnel to handle the anticipated rush.
Despite Republican promises to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a number of smaller and larger health insurers say they are adding personnel to handle the three-month open-enrollment period established by the law, and are bullish on signups for 2015 coverage.
Geisinger Health System has invested in health information technology innovations to transform itself from a fragmented, hospital-centric model to one that actively courts patient involvement and access, CEO Dr. Glenn Steele Jr. said during an industry talk Thursday.
Geisinger Health System reported a lower operating margin for fiscal 2014, 3.4% compared to 4.9% last year, after a sharp rise in its expenses.
Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., 70, is retiring from Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., where he has been CEO since March 2001.
Crista Durand has been named president of Newport (R.I.) Hospital, effective Aug. 1.