Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a...
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder and CEO of Culver City, Calif.-based NantHealth, which seeks to use big data to deliver personalized medicine, explains how NantHealth will work with researchers, clinicians and payers to transform healthcare.
What's in a name? A lot, according to groups battling over whether biosimilar pharmaceutical products should be allowed to use the same nonproprietary name as branded products.
As low state reimbursement rates drive mental health providers away from Medicaid, managed-care plans taking over some state programs are looking for creative ways to deliver a service that many see as key to holding down overall costs.
Allscripts, a major EHR vendor, is furthering its relationship with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantHealth precision medicine startup, which plans to go public by year-end. The two companies hope to collaborate on a precision medicine platform for cancer care.
HHS' Office of Inspector General is gearing up to take more wayward providers to court in coming months and years, leaders within the OIG confirmed this week.
Provider-focused approaches to scheduling and failure to appropriately use nurse practitioners and physician assistants are among the reasons timely access to care remains a problem in the U.S., according to an Institute of Medicine report.
Genentech, the maker of Avastin and other expensive cancer drugs, paid physicians and teaching hospitals more than any other drug or device company in 2014, according to a new round of data posted to the CMS' Open Payments website.
A report from the Institute of Medicine suggests revamping the national strategy for cardiac arrest to standardize surveillance, coordination, data collection, public education and the sharing of best practices pertaining to the condition.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts on Monday discussed bills that seek to reduce boarding of behavioral health patients in hospital emergency departments and keep them out of correctional facilities.
Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults, mistreatment and abuse, a large government-funded survey found.
The CMS is making it easier for rural healthcare providers and small physician groups to participate in Medicare accountable care organizations.