Ghostface Killah is pharma bad boy's newest target

Ghostface Killah is pharma bad boy's newest target

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 06, 2016

In the mid-1990s, hip-hop artists Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. engaged in a legendary feud that involved both sides of the country, the East and West coasts. Both men wound up dead.

Huron Consulting acquires digital health firm MyRounding

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 04, 2016

MyRounding makes software for use during hospital rounds. It can collect data on patients, create checklists on safety issues such as preventing hospital-acquired infections, track patient issues and assign tasks to specific employees.

Could Massachusetts have the tool to fix high drug costs?

Could Massachusetts have the tool to fix high drug costs?

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 03, 2016

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.

House GOP fails anew to repeal ACA

By Associated Press  |  February 03, 2016

Republicans failed in their latest futile attempt Tuesday to kill President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a Groundhog Day vote by the House that was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.

Palmetto Health surplus booms

By Michael Sandler  |  January 29, 2016

Palmetto Health, a six-hospital system based in Columbia, S.C., reported an operating surplus in fiscal 2015, after experiencing operating losses the prior year.

Carle to appeal to Illinois Supreme Court on tax exemptions

By Associated Press  |  January 28, 2016

The Urbana, Ill.-based Carle health system plans to appeal a court ruling involving whether hospitals should pay taxes. The Illinois 4th District Appellate Court ruled this month that part of a 2012 law allowing hospitals to avoid taxes is unconstitutional.

Health systems adapt EHRs, cultures to meet LGBT patients' needs

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 27, 2016

From gender identity checkboxes on EHR platforms to properly identifying sex to determine, for instance, what's considered a normal range for certain blood tests, hospitals and other providers are experiencing a cultural change in meeting the needs of LGBT patients.

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