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FTC takes sharper look at hospital mergers in adjoining markets

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 04, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission's decision to take more time to examine the proposed merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Illinois is in line with what legal experts say is the agency's move to apply more scrutiny to deals between hospitals in adjoining markets.

Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study

By Associated Press  |  April 02, 2015

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent.

Prominent ACA experts to debate reform law's success

Prominent ACA experts to debate reform law's success

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 28, 2015

Two prominent voices in the debate over the legality of premium subsidies will go head to head Wednesday on the question of whether healthcare reform is succeeding, five years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law.

Judge rules Wisconsin abortion restriction unconstitutional

By Associated Press  |  March 21, 2015

A federal judge on Friday struck down a Wisconsin law requiring doctors performing abortions to get hospital admitting privileges, ruling that any benefits to women's health from the requirement are "substantially outweighed" by restricting women's access to abortion.

N.Y. e-prescribing delay sounds cautionary note for other states

N.Y. e-prescribing delay sounds cautionary note for other states

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 21, 2015

New York's attempt to become the first state to penalize physicians who don't use e-prescription software has been pushed back a year and an old health information technology villain is being blamed—software that has yet to be certified for provider use.

A human touch with patient complaints could mean fewer lawsuits

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 18, 2015

Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C., dramatically reduced the number of lawsuits it faces and its professional liability insurance premiums after adopting a specific methodology for handling patient complaints and grievances.

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