Searching for a doctor in Chicago may soon be as easy as searching for the best Thai food on your block. At least that's the idea at Advocate Health Care. The health system's website will now contain patient star ratings on physician profiles, along with name, specialties and contact information.
A coalition of six physicians' groups sent a letter Wednesday to Congress critical of the latest version of the American Health Care Act, which would give states the option of scaling back essential health benefits such as mental health coverage.
Building a culture that encourages staff to constantly improve is a key trait among this year's 15 Top Health Systems. The list is published annually by Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health.
A new Manhattan company aims to make booking an appointment with a physical therapist as easy as reserving a table at that trendy Italian restaurant with your smartphone.
Hospitals are paying a high cost for ambiguity in heart attack care. Now, a new Troponin T assay promises to bring unprecedented diagnostic precision to the ER.
Envision Healthcare has rebranded its giant physician staffing business as Envision Physician Services to reflect the scope and breadth of its offerings. The company's 23,000 physicians and advanced medical practitioners can staff nearly every department of a hospital.
Consumers are increasingly turning to review sites such as Yelp to help them shop for quality healthcare in this age of high copays and deductibles. But do user ratings and reviews really help people find the best hospitals? A new report suggests they can make a difference.
Pennsylvania is considering legislation that would allow nurse practitioners to practice in rural or underserved areas without the supervision of a physician.
The bill introduced this week is in response to several moves by the Trump administration to more carefully vet foreign immigrants.
Epic Systems Corp. seemed to be getting into the doctor/patient connection game when it announced a new app this month: TinDr. The app would allow doctors and patients to swipe through a stream of...
As healthcare reformers search for the key to a successful accountable care organization, they should look very carefully at one important but overlooked factor that could significantly affect the model's effectiveness in lowering costs and improving quality, a new study suggests.
Learn more specifically about MIPS and how to properly prepare for CMS' new program - the Quality Payment Program.