It's been nearly three years since former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin stepped away from the public eye as the nation's top doctor. As the driving force behind the creation of the White House's National Prevention Strategy, she worked to reduce preventable illness as a means of...
The number of healthcare systems setting up venture capital arms has exploded as they seek commercial success and technologies to help solve their business problems.
Cerner President Zane Burke said Friday that connectivity between clinicians remains an issue despite about $30 billion spent by the federal government over the past five years to improve electronic health records technology at hospitals and physician offices.
The proliferation of high-deductible plans is making consumers more price sensitive. Tech-savvy patients also want to shop online. MDSave, which has its roots in Nashville but hires developers in Silicon Valley, offers providers a way to package services into a single bundle for purchase online.
The campaign tag lines—"Veterans have a choice in healthcare" and "You honored your oath, and so do we"—emphasize consumer preference and the shared values of medical professionals and the military. Some veterans groups think that private sector marketing could weaken the VA healthcare...
Many faith-based health systems may soon be pouring millions into underfunded employee pension plans as federal appeals courts continue to side against them in cases over whether those plans are subject to federal protections.
Margaret Dimond has been named president of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, replacing acting president Terry Hamilton, who took over leadership of the hospital after Ascension Health Michigan completed the acquisition of the formerly independent hospital based in Rochester Hills.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) wants tougher rules to reclaim overpayments of health plan tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act as part of a package to cut spending by $98 billion over 10 years.
Michigan's 83 acute-care hospitals posted higher total profit margins in 2014 than in 2013, averaging 8.2%, but health plans' profits dipped slightly to 0.9%, according to the 2015 Michigan Health Market Review.
The 17 IT companies that made the pledge include Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner Corp., Epic Systems and Meditech. They provide record systems to 90% of U.S. hospitals. Providers include Ascension, Geisinger, HCA, Intermountain and Kaiser Permanente.
Beaumont Hospital-Farmington Hills (Mich.) on Wednesday appointed Constance O'Malley as president. She will be the first woman to lead the hospital.
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.