Ascension is looking to its Caribbean joint venture with India's Narayana Health to provide a model for enhancing hospital productivity. But bringing the model home would require major changes in physician and nurse behavior, an overhaul in surgical and postoperative care, and regulatory reforms.
Eric Weaver's healthcare epiphany came in Cuba. He's no Communist and says much of the Cuban system wouldn't work in the U.S. But on a 2014 research trip with other healthcare executives, Weaver, 39, saw how Cuban primary-care doctors and nurses are embedded in neighborhoods.
When partners with the private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management turned to healthcare for promising acquisitions, they rejected the industry's latest, hottest trends. They saw greater potential in healthcare's highly fragmented and high-growth market for outsourced revenue-cycle services.
Healthcare is the great equalizer. Patients aren't wearing power ties or factory uniforms when they come under our care. The protocols and communication skills necessary to safely and effectively treat their illnesses cross all social boundaries.
Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish told analysts and investors in San Francisco on Tuesday that the company is overpaying for its drugs by $3 billion a year and is renegotiating prices with Express Scripts, the company that manages its pharmacy benefits.
The 66 nurse anesthetists who lost their jobs Dec. 31 at two Michigan hospitals were caught up in a push by area hospitals to reduce costs and increase reimbursement potential by outsourcing support staff.
Daughters of Charity Health System's long, fraught search for a buyer has ended. BlueMountain Capital Management closed on a deal last week for the failing six-hospital system, now named Verity Health System.
Daughters of Charity Health System's fraught search for a buyer has ended. BlueMountain Capital Management has closed on a deal for the failing six-hospital system, now named Verity Health System.
Shares of troubled revenue-cycle management firm Accretive Health spiked as much as 50% Tuesday after the firm reached an equity and contract agreement with Ascension Health.
As the need for charity care drops, some hospitals and health systems across the country are targeting funds to address societal ills such as poverty, violence, hunger, poor nutrition and lack of housing.
Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, outlines the goals of her system's health plan joint venture with Ascension Health, Froedtert's Medicaid experience in a state that has not expanded eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, and her views on risk-based...
More than 450 hospitals have settled with the government for more than $250 million as part of a yearslong, nationwide investigation into the suspected overuse of implantable cardiac devices, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.