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Some Ohio hospitals may have failed to report abortion procedures to the state after an inquiry by a news organization found one hospital failed to do so for several years.
A number of doctors who face malpractice payments or hospital sanctions for sexual misconduct escape disciplinary actions from their state medical boards, according to a study.
There might be another tool in the battle against high drug costs: state consumer protection laws. A potential lawsuit in Massachusetts against drugmaker Gilead over its costly hepatitis C drugs could, if successful, forge a new path for states working to combat the high costs of certain drugs.
The FBI is looking into claims of corruption following evidence gathered by a corporate private investigator allegedly hired by CEO Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, according to news reports. Florida's chief inspector general is reviewing all contracts the system has entered into since July 1, 2012.
Like other GPOs, HealthTrust's contracting team has always convened a number of boards composed of practicing physicians or nurses to review products. But they were lacking specialists who could offer in-depth, practical expertise on new products, said Dr. Michael Schlosser, the company's CMO.
Just how long medical residents should be allowed to work during a shift has been hotly debated by professional organizations and patient safety experts. But policies that restrict residents' hours may cause more harm than good, according to a controversial new study.
Athenahealth, a developer of cloud-based electronic health record and financial systems for office-based physicians and hospitals, has named IT veteran Prakash Khot chief technology officer, the Watertown, Mass., company has announced.
Watch how robot-assisted technology allows a Medline Industries distribution center to break down bulk cases of medical products into smaller shipments for providers across the care continuum.
Since 2014, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has routinely screened all admitted patients for depression, making it one of the first U.S. hospitals to do so. About 1% of the patients screened are found to be at risk for suicide, which hospital leaders say would have been hard to detect in the past.
A growing number of medical schools in the U.S. are immersing students in the nitty-gritty of direct patient contact and care from the start of their training. The schools' aim is to produce physicians who are more in tune with team-based and patient-centered care.
New federal requirements aimed at revealing wage inequalities could have significant implications for the healthcare industry, which is made up largely of female workers who historically have been paid less than their male counterparts.