A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry came to serve on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues.
Healthcare providers looking to upgrade to the latest government-approved electronic health record systems got a signal this week that the products are in the pipeline, though they may be six or more months away from reaching the market.
Federal and state enforcement officials charged 301 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals across the country for alleged healthcare fraud Wednesday in what the U.S. Justice Department described as the largest coordinated takedown in history.
An alarming 50% of American physicians and caregivers experience burnout—and that number is growing. Burnout produces dissatisfied and unfulfilled patients, families and care teams while also compromising care quality, including increased medication errors and hospital-associated infections.
As little as one free meal from a drug company can influence which medicines doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a study using Medicare records and recently released data from the healthcare law's Open Payments program.
Commercial payers save $38 billion annually when patients get care in ambulatory surgery centers, according to a study done in collaboration with the Ambulatory Surgical Center Association. The AHA is challenging its methodology.
Federally qualified health centers that serve mostly poor and low-income families in distressed or rural communities have always had a tough time recruiting physicians. And now, it's getting even harder.
Dr. Clifford Hudis, 57, is the CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, effective June 27. He succeeds Dr. Allen Lichter, 70, who is retiring after 10 years in the top job.
Accountable care organizations are viewed as the leading government-backed approach in the transition from volume to value. Boston-based company Iora Health is helping providers invert ACO models and deliver strong results.
Regarding the recent online commentary “Yelp CEO says online reviews could beat 'gold standard' healthcare measures," patients' perceptions of their care do have value, and their complaints can be drivers for systemic change. A key word is “perception.” And reality for many people...
A federal jury found the former president of Warner Chilcott not guilty Friday of conspiring with members of the drug company's sales force to pay kickbacks to doctors in exchange for writing prescriptions.
Unionized hospitalists at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend have agreed to terms of an initial contract with the Oregon hospital, less than a week before an informational picket was scheduled outside the hospital. The hospitalists at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart are the first such...