As four not-for-profit health systems unveiled plans to create their own generic-drug company, experts say they'll face an uphill battle to make a significant dent in rising drug prices and shortages.
The Salt Lake City-based health system will pay the federal government $1 million to settle allegations that a former medical assistant illegally diverted thousands of painkillers and other pills for personal use by herself and family members.
Organizations like Humana and Intermountain Healthcare are using existing assessment tools to gauge success of nonmedical health.
Innovations in quality measurement focus on ways to gather information on patients and communities that go beyond clinical processes and outcomes.
Many healthcare organizations have improved health outcomes while forging community partnerships that focus on prevention and accountability. But how will these endeavors evolve in the future?
The Salt Lake City-based integrated health system is replacing its geographically defined administrative regions with a systemwide structure made up of community care and specialty care groups to better align internally to deliver more efficient and effective care, CEO Marc Harrison said.
Intermountain Healthcare is the first major U.S. health system to pledge a major reduction in opioid prescribing by setting a target of 5 million fewer opioid prescriptions by the end of 2018.
A panel of CIOs discuss a variety of issues bedeviling healthcare systems and their vendors.
Intermountain, whose telehealth system is among the most advanced in the country, is using the technology to extend its specialists' skills into the smaller community hospitals and rural locations in its network
It may seem counterintuitive to hire newcomers in a field that's more complicated than ever, but experts are urging healthcare organizations to consider recruiting supply chain leaders who can apply expertise from other industries.
In a roundtable discussion held earlier this month, four prominent nursing executives discuss the myriad challenges facing their profession, including an aging workforce.
Intermountain Healthcare allows patients at four of its smaller hospitals to consult with infectious disease specialists through video and phone conferencing.