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Tufts operating surplus slips

By Michael Sandler  |  January 29, 2016

Tufts Medical Center reported a drop in its operating surplus for fiscal 2015, as the not-for-profit saw a rise in total operating expenses.

USC's virtual doctors will see you now

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 27, 2016

The University of Southern California is bringing virtual reality to specialty care. Keck Medicine, USC's academic medical center, has launched a virtual care clinic that it believes will improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Blog: Better nursing-staffing equals lower mortality

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 20, 2016

The biggest difference between hospitals with more nurses and those with fewer was felt by the sickest patients getting the riskiest surgeries. The better staffed the hospital, the less likely the patient would die or need to be sent to intensive-care services.

Ohio State University Health names new CEO

Ohio State University Health names new CEO

By Michael Sandler  |  January 11, 2016

David McQuaid has been appointed CEO of Ohio State University Health System and COO of the Wexner Medical Center, the university announced on Monday in a news release.

Researchers say changes to human subject rule too burdensome

By Michael Sandler  |  January 08, 2016

Many researchers and industry trade groups say HHS' proposal of a single institutional review board and new consent to reuse human specimens could delay new cures from reaching patients and might be too costly to implement.

Wayne State University Physician Group names new president

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  January 05, 2016

Lisa Keane has been named president and COO of Wayne State University Physician Group, Dr. Jack Sobel, dean of Wayne State University School of Medicine, announced Monday.

Hospital consolidation gains speed in Atlanta

Hospital consolidation gains speed in Atlanta

By Dave Barkholz  |  January 02, 2016

Hospital systems in and around Atlanta are now moving swiftly and far from their traditional territories to fuse together a market that has been slow to consolidate.

Krispy Kreme clinic has its critics

Krispy Kreme clinic has its critics

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 19, 2015

If doughnuts bring Homer Simpson to mind rather than pediatric healthcare, you might wonder why there's a Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic.

UChicago moves plans for South Side trauma center to its own campus

UChicago moves plans for South Side trauma center to its own campus

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 17, 2015

University of Chicago Medicine will establish a Level 1 adult trauma center at its Hyde Park campus on Chicago's South Side, scrapping plans to develop one in collaboration with another hospital and giving activists exactly what they demanded from the start.

Kaiser plans to take care model to the source: physician training

Kaiser plans to take care model to the source: physician training

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 17, 2015

Kaiser Permanente is preparing to instill its integrated model for high-quality care at sustainable costs in the minds of future physicians. The Oakland, Calif.-based system plans to open an independent medical school in Southern California, with its first class expected to enroll in fall 2019.

University of Washington Medicine reaches $750,000 HIPAA settlement

By Lisa Schencker  |  December 14, 2015

The steady stream of such settlements illustrates HHS' concern over providers' compliance with the security provisions of HIPAA, experts say. HHS' Office for Civil Rights said this newest settlement shows the need for organizationwide risk analyses.

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