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Study links antibiotic overuse to diagnostic mistakes

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 18, 2015

Diagnostic errors may be an overlooked factor in the battle to drive down the unnecessary use of antibiotics. In nearly every case where an initial diagnosis was undetermined or wrong, according to a new study, patients were given antibiotics they didn't need.

Tufts, Boston Medical Center decide against merger

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 14, 2015

Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center have backed off from their proposed merger. The two academic medical centers announced in December that they would explore a deal, which state regulators said would "constitute a significant change" in the Boston market.

Lancaster General to join Penn Medicine

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 27, 2015

Lancaster (Pa.) General Health, a single-hospital system about 70 miles west of Philadelphia, will become a part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

A 25% uninsured rate won't come back, says UAMS chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn

A 25% uninsured rate won't come back, says UAMS chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 25, 2015

Dr. Dan Rahn, chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, discusses how Arkansas' Medicaid expansion has affected his medical center, the uncertain political prospects for preserving the expansion, and how his state is working to increase the number of primary-care physicians.

Nurse union, hospitals clash over reasons for scheduled strikes next week

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 20, 2015

More than 6,400 registered nurses are expected to strike next week at the University of Chicago Medical Center and eight hospitals in California to highlight what they say are their concerns about staffing and patient care. But hospital officials say money is the real issue.

Northwestern Memorial earnings climb after Cadence merger

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 17, 2015

Six months after its merger with Cadence Health, Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is reporting improved second-quarter operating earnings, though its total surplus declined.

Standardizing care reduces costs, improves quality

Standardizing care reduces costs, improves quality

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

Joe Landsman, president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, discusses his system's work on developing clinical pathways, how academic centers can compete with other hospitals and the prospects for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.

MD Anderson looks for new ways to resolve faculty conflict

By Andis Robeznieks  |  April 09, 2015

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is considering the addition of a new layer to its faculty tenure-renewal process, but it also plans to keep its current system of renewing faculty appointments every seven years,

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